• The XCiting 400i rolls with a number of sport-touring design features to include a tall, smoked-and-vented windshield and recessed headlights in a broad front fairing.
  • A sportbike-like cowling scoop doubles as legguards to protect the lower legs, and the upper fairing has broad shoulders to punch a hole in the weather for your thighs and waist area.
  • Recessed turn signals complete the forward lighting and keep the entry clean and uncluttered.
  • A high-rise handlebar and long footboards define a comfortable and relaxed rider's triangle, but the 32-inch high seat may cramp the style of shorter riders just a bit.
  • A tall tunnel blocks much of the step-through area and eliminates the 'tween-feet storage area.
  • You can charge your devices while you ride via the 12-volt outlet in the glove compartment, but you'll have to provide your own USB adapter to plug your stuff in.
  • The under-seat storage provides to 12 gallons of space, and the fuel filler is positioned so that fueling accidents won't splash your cargo with gas.
  • A wide seat is heavily sculpted for comfort, and it comes complete with a butt-stop to keep you from scooching aft when you twist it with a vengeance.
  • If you like to share the fun with a friend, there's a generous pillion pad with fold-up footpegs and large grab handles to provide some security.
  • Overall, the XCiting 400i carries itself with an urban-professional look that puts it far outside the classic Italian-style build with strong masculine overtones.
  • The main structure is a proper tubular-steel underframe unit that relies on the hidden members rather than using the stressed-skin (monocoque) method. This simplifies bodywork repairs.
  • A 61.6-inch wheelbase pushes into proper-motorcycle territory and gives the XCiting big-bike handling characteristics.
  • Handling is made sharp by the 28-degree rake angle and 4.2-inch trail. The 3.3-gallon fuel tank is set low to keep the center-of-gravity low and deliver a 42-degree lean-angle capacity that's deeper than most of us would ever dare fully use.
  • Right-way-up hydraulic forks float the front end on fixed metrics and 4.3 inches of travel.
  • Coil-over rear shocks are adjustable for spring preload and provide 4.2 inches of travel.
  • Curb weight is 451 pounds. That contributes to the overall stability without making it top-heavy and hard to manage in the parking lot.
  • Cast-aluminum wheels round out the rolling chassis with a 120/70-15 up front and 150/70-14 out back. These hoop sizes also contribute to the agreeable handling characteristics.
  • The brakes mean serious business with dual 280 mm discs and four-pot calipers up front complete with the Bosch 9.1 M ABS feature to prevent front-wheel skid.
  • In the rear, a 240 mm disc and single-piston anchor take care of business, but without the ABS protection, so the rear wheel is prone to hopping/slipping under hard braking. It comes with a parking brake to aid in parking on a grade.
  • Power comes from a liquid-cooled 399 cc thumper to the tune of 35 horsepower (claimed) at 7,500 rpm with 26 pound-feet of torque that come on at an even six grand.
  • A SOHC keeps the top end uncomplicated, and it times a quartet of valves to allow for efficient aspiration and elimination.
  • A throttle body with electronic fuel injection manages the induction and helps the mill meet emission standards.
  • As you'd expect, the engine and transmission come bolted together and are used as a stressed unit in lieu of a motorcycle-like swingarm.
  • The Continuously-Variable Transmission and centrifugal clutch deliver the twist-and-go operation scooter riders expect from their machines, and this makes it a simple and easy machine to ride.
  • Power-delivery isn't very punchy like you'd expect from sportier models, but it builds consistently through the range for predictable riding characteristics with plenty of top-end for making passes, even at highway speeds.
  • The compression ratio is typical at 10.8-to-1, and it'll require mid-grade fuel or an octane booster additive.
  • There's raw power delivery with nothing in the way of extra electronics such as TC and rider modes to complicate things.
  • KYMCO claims an estimated 64 miles per gallon, which makes it an economical commuter.
  • The $5,999 sticker is toward the bottom of the maxi-scoot range, but still high enough to put it in competition with some of the big-name commuter-scooters in the U.S. market.

Nimble and Eager in the Corners; Not What You Expect from a Maxi-Scooter

The Taiwan-based Kwang Yang Motor Company grabs a slice of the U.S. commuter-scooter pie with a machine that hit our shores in time for MY2018: the XCiting 400i ABS. This all-new model replaces the outgoing 500 Ri ABS, but retains the same sporty nature, professional looks, and eagerness in the corners that we associate with the XCiting family name. To top it off, the 400i powerplant delivers a claimed 35 horsepower to drive it up to interstate speed, which is of paramount importance in the American commuter market.

  • 2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
  • Year:
    2018- 2019
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    400 cc
  • Top Speed:
    100 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    5999
  • Price:

KYMCO XCiting 400i Design

2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852704
The XCiting 400i rolls with a number of sport-touring design features
to include a tall, smoked-and-vented windshield and recessed headlights in a broad front fairing.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852692
A sportbike-like cowling scoop doubles as legguards to protect the lower legs,
and the upper fairing has broad shoulders to punch a hole in the weather for your thighs and waist area.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852740
Recessed turn signals complete the forward lighting and keep the entry clean and uncluttered.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852749
A high-rise handlebar and long footboards define a comfortable and relaxed rider’s triangle,
but the 32-inch high seat may cramp the style of shorter riders just a bit.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852729
A tall tunnel blocks much of the step-through area and eliminates the ’tween-feet storage area.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852725
You can charge your devices while you ride via the 12-volt outlet in the glove compartment,
but you’ll have to provide your own USB adapter to plug your stuff in.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852714
The under-seat storage provides to 12 gallons of space,
and the fuel filler is positioned so that fueling accidents won’t splash your cargo with gas.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852747
A wide seat is heavily sculpted for comfort,
and it comes complete with a butt-stop to keep you from scooching aft when you twist it with a vengeance.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852698
If you like to share the fun with a friend, there’s a generous pillion pad with fold-up footpegs
and large grab handles to provide some security.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852716
Overall, the XCiting 400i carries itself with an urban-professional look
that puts it far outside the classic Italian-style build with strong masculine overtones.

KYMCO XCiting 400i Chassis

2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852699
The main structure is a proper tubular-steel underframe unit that relies on the hidden members rather than using the stressed-skin (monocoque) method.
This simplifies bodywork repairs.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852712
A 61.6-inch wheelbase pushes into proper-motorcycle territory
and gives the XCiting big-bike handling characteristics.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852697
Handling is made sharp by the 28-degree rake angle and 4.2-inch trail.
The 3.3-gallon fuel tank is set low to keep the center-of-gravity low and deliver a 42-degree lean-angle capacity that’s deeper than most of us would ever dare fully use.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852693
Right-way-up hydraulic forks float the front end on fixed metrics and 4.3 inches of travel.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852731
Coil-over rear shocks are adjustable for spring preload and provide 4.2 inches of travel.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852751
Curb weight is 451 pounds.
That contributes to the overall stability without making it top-heavy and hard to manage in the parking lot.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852744
Cast-aluminum wheels round out the rolling chassis with a 120/70-15 up front and 150/70-14 out back.
These hoop sizes also contribute to the agreeable handling characteristics.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852743
The brakes mean serious business with dual 280 mm discs and four-pot calipers up front
complete with the Bosch 9.1 M ABS feature to prevent front-wheel skid.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852732
In the rear, a 240 mm disc and single-piston anchor take care of business, but without the ABS protection,
so the rear wheel is prone to hopping/slipping under hard braking. It comes with a parking brake to aid in parking on a grade.
Front Suspension: Telescopic
Rear Suspension: Double Swing with 5-steps preload adjustment
Front Wheel: 120/70-15
Rear Wheel: 150/70-14
Wheel Material: Aluminum Alloy
ABS: Bosch 9.1
Front Brake: Dual 280 mm Discs
Rear Brake: 240 mm Disc

KYMCO XCiting 400i Drivetrain

2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852710
Power comes from a liquid-cooled 399 cc thumper
to the tune of 35 horsepower (claimed) at 7,500 rpm with 26 pound-feet of torque that come on at an even six grand.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852739
A SOHC keeps the top end uncomplicated,
and it times a quartet of valves to allow for efficient aspiration and elimination.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852721
A throttle body with electronic fuel injection manages the induction
and helps the mill meet emission standards.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852745
As you’d expect, the engine and transmission come bolted together
and are used as a stressed unit in lieu of a motorcycle-like swingarm.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852696
The Continuously-Variable Transmission and centrifugal clutch deliver the twist-and-go operation scooter riders expect from their machines,
and this makes it a simple and easy machine to ride.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852717
Power-delivery isn’t very punchy like you’d expect from sportier models,
but it builds consistently through the range for predictable riding characteristics with plenty of top-end for making passes, even at highway speeds.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852709
The compression ratio is typical at 10.8-to-1,
and it’ll require mid-grade fuel or an octane booster additive.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852718
There’s raw power delivery with nothing in the way of extra electronics such as TC and rider modes to complicate things.
2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852695
KYMCO claims an estimated 64 miles per gallon,
which makes it an economical commuter.
Engine: OHC, 4 Stroke , 4V, Single Cylinder
Cooling System: Liquid cooling
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Displacement: 400 cc
Max.Horsepower Engine: 35.5 hp (26.5 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Max.Torque: 28.3 lb-ft (38.4 Nm) @ 6,000 rpm
Starter: Electric
Transmission: CVT

KYMCO XCiting 400i Pricing

2018 - 2019 KYMCO Xciting 400i
- image 852711
The $5,999 sticker is toward the bottom of the maxi-scoot range,
but still high enough to put it in competition with some of the big-name commuter-scooters in the U.S. market.
Color: Blue, White, Black, Gray
Price: $5,999

He Said

“This is an ambitious ride that will get pressure from some of the big-name Japanese builders that enjoy more name-recognition than this Taiwanese marque, but I think KYMCO hit all the right high points with this model. Some riders may find the price to be too close to the “real bikes” out there, but in fairness, it’s easier to handle than the bikes that fall in that category, and is still less expensive than, say, Honda’s automatic-transmission DCT models, but just barely.”

She Said

My wife and fellow motorcycle writer, Allyn Hinton, says, “The body frame is more rigid now and you can expect better performance than the maxi-scooters of old. This new generation is agile, braking is balanced, and overall, you have a better riding experience. I used to think of KYMCO as lacking fit-and-finish, but they are coming out as a contender in the global market.”

KYMCO XCiting 400i Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain:
Engine: OHC, 4 Stroke , 4V, Single Cylinder
Cooling System: Liquid cooling
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Displacement: 400 cc
Max.Horsepower Engine: 35.5 hp (26.5 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Max.Torque: 28.3 lb-ft (38.4 Nm) @ 6,000 rpm
Starter: Electric
Transmission: CVT
Chassis:
Front Suspension: Telescopic
Rear Suspension: Double Swing with 5-steps preload adjustment
Front Wheel: 120/70-15
Rear Wheel: 150/70-14
Wheel Material: Aluminum Alloy
ABS: Bosch 9.1
Front Brake: Dual 280 mm Discs
Rear Brake: 240 mm Disc
Dimensions & Capacities:
Dry Weight: 430 lbs (195 kg)
Length x Width x Height: 85.6 in x 31.7 in x 55.7 in (2,175 mm x 805 mm x 1,415 mm)
Seat Height: 31.9 in (810 mm)
Wheelbase: 61.8 in (1,570 mm)
Fuel tank: 3.3 gal (12.5 liters)
Emission Regulation: EURO 4
Top Speed: 100 mph (est)
Details:
Color: Blue, White, Black, Gray
Price: $5,999

Further Reading

KYMCO XCiting 500 Ri ABS

2014 - 2017 KYMCO Xciting 500 Ri ABS
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See our review of the KYMCO XCiting 500 Ri ABS.

KYMCO XCiting 400i

2018 KYMCO Xciting 400i
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See our review of the KYMCO XCiting 400i.

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