Kymco Agility RS 125 Review
An honest scooter that could fill your commuting dreams for under 3 grand. Doesn't half look bad either!
Scooters like the Kymco Agility RS 125 offer tremendous value for money, they will do most things well for under 3 grand. So could you seriously commute for this kind of money? We find out.
Generally at this price-point things can be basic, but full points to the Agility as it does tick a fair few boxes. In doing so it feels like a scooter that could be worth a fair bit more than the list price suggests.
Sports stripes, striking colour schemes, the RS 125 is a real step up from the Agility of old. The style is modern and sporty, a look that got the thumbs up from many a passing admirer.
The angular styling transcends into areas like the dash, again looks smart. You have the regular speed and fuel, and the added bonus of a digital clock (nice). The blinkers have an audible warning when in operation, switchgear is good quality.
The 5 spoke alloy wheels match the modern style. The wave disc brake on the front is a nice touch, the rear gets a drum.
The Agility's layout provides the basis for good storage. A flat floor is always a good start, you have fairly good helmet storage, a useful bag hook.
The seat provides enough support and you can carry a passenger if required. Integrated footrests work well enough, and the rear wing doubles as a very sturdy grab handle. Other features include a centre and side stand, the latter not having a cut out, though it is spring loaded.
Need to make mention of quality, fit and finish. Everything is integrated, blinkers and lights. Sit on the Agility and you get a nice reassuring feeling that this is a well built scooter.
On The Road
Surprisingly given the price-point, the Agility RS is reasonably quick for a budget scooter. Off the mark acceleration is brisk and you do have ample power for those around town jaunts. The Agility RS 125 will pull easily to 90 km/h and mid-range punch is sufficient.
Remember that the Agility costs $2500, performance is willing and surprising for a scooter in this price range. Though, ask it to do motorway runs on a regular basis and you are most likely starting to head outside this scooters boundaries. Be realistic.....
The Agility RS 125 is significantly small so "turn in" is sharp. Getting in and out of traffic is a breeze and man-handling the Agility for those of a smaller stature will be easy. This is a lightweight package and very simple to live with.
For taller people you might want a little more legroom but even then you
could manage. As you do add weight, some of the larger bumps on our
roads can tend to unsettle the momentum, make some adjustments on the rear shock if you add a passenger. One up the Agility handles on
the firm side, though it is direct and where you look is where you end
up going. The Agility runs a 12 inch wheel and tyre combo and this makes certain the Agility feels very nimble.
The Agility's front brakes are excellent. On budget scooters, especially the no name variety, you can sometimes get front brakes that feel, well, woody. Not with the Agility, the front brake worked a treat and always felt solid, the RS would pull up on a dime. The rear brake is a standard drum, use it for steadying purposes only and you'll be fine.
I think really from an everyday perspective the Agility will adapt easily to anything you can throw at it. I used the Agility a great deal for short trips around the city and found it very handy for those holiday shop runs. The Agility becomes an extremely practical tool, especially when you take into account the flat floor, this was very handy for carrying a few cases over the holiday period. Not to mention bucket loads of groceries......
I like the way that everything feels like it's bolted on, and that only comes
from Kymco's experience in building some of the best scooters available.
The "Scooterman" Says,
These Kymco 125’s are honest scooters. They beat along with the traffic and have a feeling of reliability about them.
The Agility 125 lives up to its name. It is really agile on the road and lots of fun to ride. Feisty enough to keep ahead of the cagers, very easy to toss around, and handles the gridlock with ease. Cruises at 80kph, top speed 100kph with a tailwind.
This scooter is a bit small for me and the couple of times I caught my reflection it looked comical but despite this the Agility would make an ideal city runabout, and at the price, an excellent entry level scoot.
And really here is the whole point of the Agility. It's cheap, very easy to ride, will start, stop and go like a scooter should. The Agility is practical and when it comes time to filling the tank, you smile.
With the RS you actually have a scooter that looks good too. Actually it looks pretty smart when you look at how everything is nicely integrated and put together.
This could be said for many a scooter, but in this case you have one that wears the Kymco brand name. This can add a great deal of reassurance when you're buying scooters in this price range.
So the Kymco Agility RS fits the low cost commuter task perfectly. We asked initially: Could you commute for under 3 grand ? The answer is a resounding yes, with confidence and a little flair thrown in for good measure. Good one Kymco.....
Review scooter supplied by Scooterworld Redfern
For more info go to www.kymco.com.au