The Kwang Yang Motor Company, also known as Kymco is a Taiwanese company that builds a wide range of two wheel vehicles and ATVs. The company builds engines too and one of its best sold units is the 647 cc parallel twin that powers the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT maxi-scooters.
Like you’ve probably guessed, Kymco’s lineup also includes a maxi scooter – the all new 2014 MyRoad700i.
This large capacity touring scooter features a large wheelbase, a massive headlight, a full size windscreen and LED tail lights.
It is propelled by a 4 stroke, dohc, 699.5 cc, parallel twin, liquid cooled engine which puts out a maximum power of 44 kw (59 hp) at 7250 rpm and 63 Nm of torque at 5500. The engine’s power is kept under control by an automatic transmission (CVT) and the stopping power is handled by front and rear disc brakes (ABS is also available).
Hit the jump for more information on the Kymco MYROAD 700i.
Designed with the European and American markets in mind, the MYROAD 700i is a large capacity touring scooter. Within a longer wheelbase, compact design, full size windscreen, triple eyes like headlamp, and elegant body shape following the big fusion design principle, MYROAD 700i expresses noble and elegant characteristics. From the wing like, rear rack, to headlamp, to cutting edge LED rear tail lamp design, the MYROAD is a real ‘ head-turner’
|Engine type||4 stroke / dohc / 4v|
|Bore x stroke (mm)||φ 76.9x75.3|
|Cooling system||liquid cooled|
|Fuel tank capacity (l)||15|
|Overall length (mm)||2330|
|Overall width (mm)||830|
|Overall height (mm)||1510|
|Saddle height (mm)||780|
|Dry weight amount(kg)||265|
|Tire wheel material||AL|
|Type (fr/rr)||double disk/disk|
|Diameter fr/rr (mm)||280/240|
|Type (fr/rr)||telescope / double swing|
The MyRoad is a welcomed addition in the maxi scooter’s class and its liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 699.5cc parallel twin, is the largest displacement engine in the segment.
Though, the engine needs to deal with a pretty heavy dry weight of 608 pounds so the acceleration is sluggish. However, once it manages to build some speed the engine is able to offer a decent top speed which is able to keep it up with the open road traffic without too much fuss.
Like most of the maxi scooters, the MyRoad’s engine vibration is minimal and exhaust noise is practically non-existent. However, the Scooter won’t impress you with its build quality and some details make it look dated in terms so style.
The suspensions are more on the average side of things, but are able to keep your back pretty safe when you have to deal with bumpy roads.
The 120/70-15 front and 150/70-14 rear Maxxis radial tyres will help you cut corners without too much fuss, but don’t expect to too much agility due to the heavy weight and the long wheelbase.
In the end the 2014 Kymco MyRoad 700i has a lot to love. It features a large capacity engine, good wind protection a comfortable ride and a long list of comfort features. It also comes with a pretty low price tag of $9,699 which gives it an edge over rivals such as the BMW C 650 GT ($9,990) or the Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS ($10,999).