Video Review: Kymco AK550
Recently we published the written review of the Kymco AK550 – here is our video review, taken around Newcastle City. The AK550 is a sports touring scooter that has the highest power to weight of the maxi class. Check out ur video review…
KYMCO AK550 Tech Talk
The AK550 is a large and heavy scooter but at 785mm has a low seat height, to give the rider comfortable ergonomics and confidence. The AK550 also has a low centre of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution, creating neutral handling characteristics.
Performance braking is also featured with twin Brembo radial-mount four-piston calipers on dual 280mm floating petal rotors up front, and a single Brembo caliper and a 260mm rotor on the rear. The Bosch 9.1 ABS is the lightest, shortest stopping and fastest acting ABS system on the market.
Underneath the bodywork there is a 550cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine that produces 39.3kW and 55.6Nm, while power-to-weight is .236:1. Bore x stroke is 69 x 73.6mm and the gearbox is a CVT automatic. Two power modes are available on the fly from Normal (performance) to Wet, which offers a more reserved power delivery.
Up front 41mm inverted forks are matched to three-stage reducer technology that separates the weight of the engine from the swingarm/gearbox, and a horizontal trailing arm rear suspension system on the rear. The wheels are lightweight alloy with 120/70-15in and 160/60-15in Metzeler tyres. There is no TC.
The AK550 is equipped with KYMCO’s Noodoe dashboard technology. Noodoe is an interactive dash that connects your smart phone to the scooter providing on board notifications, smart navigation options, customisable dash display options as well as the ability to create your own unique layout.
For further information on KYMCO’s AK550, get in contact with your local KYMCO dealer or head to the website www.kymco.com.au.
KYMCO AK550 Highlights:
- 550cc, in-line twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8 valves
- New Noodoe dashboard technology
- Aluminium lightweight frame
- 41mm Upside down (USD) front fork
- Horizontal trailing arm rear suspension
- Twin 280mm front rotors, twin Brembo calipers, 260mm rear rotor, 9.1 Bosch ABS brake system
- 15-inch front alloy wheel with 120/70 METZELER tyre
- 15-inch rear alloy wheel with 160/60 METZELER tyre
- Low centre of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution
- Low seat height, great ergonomics and confidence when manoeuvring
- Carefully structured exhaust system to enhance the distinctive twin-cylinder sound
- Spacious under seat compartment (easily fits two helmets) and twin front glove box compartments
- LED lights, on board USB ports
- 3 year factory warranty
- Available colours in Space Grey and Matt Black
KYMCO AK550 Specifications
Price: $12,990 Ride Away
Colours: Space Grey or Matt Black
Claimed Power: 39.3kW[52.7hp]@7500rpm
Claimed Torque: 55.64Nm[41lbs-ft]@5500rpm
Dry Weight: 226kg
Fuel capacity: 15L
Engine: Liquid-cooled, inline parallel twin, DOHC, 8-valve, four-stroke, bore x stroke 69 x 73.6mm, 550.4cc, EFI, Electric start, Euro4, Ride Modes
Gearbox: CVT Automatic
Clutch: Wet clutch
Chassis: Alloy lightweight perimeter frame, engine isolated from horizontal trailing arm rear suspension/swingarm, alloy sub-frame.
Suspension: 41mm up-side down fork, N/A travel, horizontal trailing arm, N/A travel
Brakes: 270mm Brembo dual floating petal rotors (f), Brembo radial-mount four-piston calipers and conventional master-cylinder, 260mm rotor, Brembo caliper (r), Bosch 9.1 ABS system
Wheels & Tyres: 15in cast alloy, (f) 120/70 – 15, cast alloy (r) 160/60 – 15, Metzeler tyres.
Seat height: 785mm
Ground clearance: N/A
Overall width: 795mm
Overall length: 2165mm
Overall height: 1400mm
Instruments: Multi-function LED dash display with dual clocks, Noodoe Bluetooth connectivity.
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The Verdict | Video Review: Kymco AK550
Boasting the most features in the class for the lowest financial outlay, the KYMCO AK550 is a Maxi scooter, or just a sports-tourer in general, that should not be overlooked. It’s super fast, smooth, comfortable, capable and just so easy to ride… Here’s our review…