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Check out Kymco’s new KRV200 scooter launched overseas

Could this premium commuter eventually find its way to Philippine roads?

Check out Kymco’s new KRV200 scooter launched overseas

In the Philippines, Kymco has established a reputation for its maxi-scooters, which are gaining popularity due to their combination of performance and convenience. Models like the AK550 and Xciting 400i from Kymco have become quite popular in the country, often seen being used for long-distance travel on highways. However, in Europe, Kymco also offers smaller scooters that specifically cater to urban residents and daily commuters. A prime example of this is the recently introduced Kymco KRV200.

Right off the bat, the Kymco KRV 200 showcases contemporary design with a focus on a sporty appearance. The front of the scooter is equipped with full-LED headlights that bear resemblance to those found on larger models within the Kymco brand. In terms of its visual appeal, the KRV 200 embodies the bold and athletic characteristics of the AK series, albeit in a more compact form. The dimensions of the scooter are compact, with a wheelbase measuring 1,400 millimeters and a seat height of only 800 millimeters.

Kymco KRV200 Dashboard

The KRV200 is equipped with a 175cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve engine. This powerful engine generates 17 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and delivers 15.6 Nm of torque. With a fuel capacity of 7.4 liters, the scooter boasts impressive fuel efficiency, with Kymco stating that it can achieve up to 33 kilometers per liter. The top speed is claimed to be 107 km/h. Notably, the scooter features a traction control system that regulates the throttle, and the rider can switch it on or off using a button located on the left-side switchgear array.

In terms of suspension, the KRV features a rear setup consisting of a single shock with a generous 42 millimeters of travel. At the front, it is equipped with a telescopic fork that offers up to 33 millimeters of travel. The scooter is equipped with an ABS module that governs the braking system, which includes a 270-millimeter disc in the front and a 234-millimeter disc at the rear. Both the front and rear tires of the KRV are tubeless and come in sizes of 110/70/R13 for the front and 130/70/R13 for the rear. These tires are mounted on five-spoke alloy wheels, adding to the scooter's overall aesthetic appeal.

Kymco KRV200

Launched initially in the European market, the new Kymco KRV200 carries a price tag of 4,890 Euros, or approximately P295,000. Given its rather expensive price tag, chances are that Kymco won’t offer this scooter here in the Philippine market, as it will face stiff competition from the likes of the Aprilia SR GT 200, as well as even smaller displacement models like the Yamaha NMAX and Honda ADV 160. 

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