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Eicma 2009

Downtown 200i

Sharing many design and technology elements with its bigger brother, the new Downtown 200i makes for a great highway tourer.

Scootersales.com.au

The new Kymco Downtown 200i is designed to offer a luxurious modern city cruiser through the practical application of user friendly technologies and modern styling concepts.

The Downtown 200i aggressive eagle eye twin headlight delivers high class illumination especially for night riding. The new and improved headlight layout has been designed to offer a superior spread of light on low beam, and a penetrating light on high beam. The twin integrated headlight units also incorporate high intensity LED park lights for maximum visibility. Class leading headlight performance from this new highway tourer from Taiwan’s leading manufacturer. Around the headlights air inlets are designed for both aesthetics and practical function.

The multi-functional instrument panel includes fuel gauge, clock, speedometer, temperature gauge, trip meter (shows the total distance, and trip A and B distance), warning lights (R/L indicators, high beam, fuel indicator, oil service, engine check, battery charge). The needle indicator driven by a digital micro step motor is complimented by the digital LCD monitor for a combined digital/analogue display.

Sharing much of the technology of its bigger brother, the Kymco Downtown 200i engine is a 205cc 4-stroke, Single cylinder, 4-valve, liquid cooled, driving a constantly variable transmission system. The electronic fuel injection system helps bring the max horsepower 15/8000 (kw/rpm), and max torque to 18.9/7000 (Nm/rpm). Utilising the most advanced scooter-oriented programmed fuel injection system for, the People GT easily passes EPA for USA and EURO-3 regulation. This upgraded engine has twin balance shafts designed to reduce engine vibration and improve rider comfort.

At idle, low or high speed conditions, the twin balance shaft design and lower piston weight reduces engine vibration which would normally reduce engine strength. The all new 205cc Kymco engine also uses roller bearings on the rocker arms to increase valve train efficiency, and thus increase power output and reduce fuel consumption.

The high performance CVT system uses Kymco’s brand new high strength material belt designed to promote transmission shift efficiency and to match up efficient ways of utilizing CVT space and weight reduction, the transmission layout has been shortened. The redesigned aluminium radiator and engine head increase cooling capacity, lengthening engine life.

The 260mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes combined with the 14” front and 13” rear wheels, offers a new level of stability to this market segment. The high friction brake linings combine with high strength callipers to enhance heat dissipation and improve the efficiency of brake. The long stroke suspension front and rear offers preload adjustment for a more comfortable ride and the Bosch wheel speed reader provides the electronic data required for the digital dash assembly.

For storage, the Downtown 200i has a front mounted key operated glove compartment with a 12v power outlet, as well as enough underseat storage for two full face helmets. The seat covering is designed to offer the soft leather feel of a luxury sedan which Kymco believe will appeal to the touring customer.

The new Downtown 200i is dressed in an elegant multi layer metallic paint coating, which emphasizes the luxury styling accents. The colours on offer include ivory white and dark metallic grey.

published 11/11/2009

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