The Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Judging it by its design, one could think that is just a normal, unexciting scooter which is slightly bigger than the rest of its siblings. However, the reality is a bit different because once you jump on the saddle and start the engine you’ll be amazed of its unexpected agility. This being said, we’ll have to admit that Kymco couldn’t find a better name for its mega scooter which busted the myth that all scooters are boring and unexciting.

So what’s the secret behind Kymco XCITING 500 Ri’s sporty performance? You don’t need to be rocket scientist to guess that is fitted with a stronger than usual engine. How strong? Well, it’s a 498.50 cc, electronic fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled unit which cranks out 38 hp and is mated on a fully automatic CVT transmission.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS.

  • Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS
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    Single cylinder, four-stroke
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    498 cc
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2012 Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS

Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS High Resolution Exterior
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Refined, and surprisingly fast, the Xciting 500Ri ABS is oen of the best models developed by KYMCO. The bike comes with many comfort features, such as a fully automatic transmission, adjustable back rest, 4 position brake levers and a pretty forgivable suspension.

The scooter is distinguished by its chrome finishing, red accents, texturized black satin side panels, and a useful ABS system.

The scooter also comes wih a well-padded driver’s seat (30.25" seat height) with adjustable backrest, four- position adjustable brake levers, and the aerodynamic, sport style windscreen all add up to an incredibly comfortable and safe ride.

At the heart of the Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS lies a liquid-cooled 498cc double overhead-camfuel injected engine mated on a flawless CVT automatic transmission. Power enough to carry you and a passenger up to freeway speeds without sacrificing the fuel economy.

The bumps are kept in check by 15" front and 14" rear tires, adjustable hydraulic rear shocks and telescopic front forks.

As far as practicality goes, the Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS is offered with an extra large lockable underseat storage compartment that includes a cell phone holder and 12V accessory plug for charging on the go.


Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS Exterior
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  • 499cc DOHC fuel-injected engine
  • Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Odometer
  • Multi-Function Trip Meter
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Temp Gauge
  • Magnetic Key Lock
  • Secured Gas Cap
  • Parking Brake
  • 12-Volt Accessory Outlet
  • 2-Year Factory Warranty


Kymco XCITING 500 Ri ABS High Resolution Exterior
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Displacement 498.50 ccm (30.42 cubic inches)
Engine type Single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore x stroke 92.0 x 75.0 mm (3.6 x 3.0 inches)
Fuel system Injection
Fuel control DOHC
Ignition Electric
Cooling system Liquid
Gearbox Automatic
Frame type Steel
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Rear suspension Adjustable hydraulic shocks
Front tyre dimensions 120/70-15
Rear tyre dimensions 150/70-14
Front brakes Double disc. ABS
Rear brakes Single disc. ABS
Dry weight 214.6 kg (473.0 pounds)
Seat height 768 mm (30.2 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase 1,570 mm (61.8 inches)
Fuel capacity 12.79 litres (3.38 gallons)
Starter Electric
Factory warranty Two Year Limited Factory Warranty
Color options Red, Pewter
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