The AK550 concept, shown at Milan last year, established the company’s take on “Super Touring,” which aims to “provide both the comfort and convenience of a scooter together with the attitude and performance of a sport bike.”
Kymco AK 550
Kymco’s new scooter is billed as “a flagship maxi scooter that makes no compromise between everyday comfort and sheer riding pleasure. The 550 integrates “innovation and breakthrough, lifestyle and performance, luxury and practicality, and comfort and convenience in perfect unison to provide the riders with unparalleled riding experience.”
The AK 550 is the company’s take on “Super Touring,” which aims to “provide both the comfort and convenience of a scooter together with the attitude and performance of a sport bike.”
With a two-cylinder engine, 4-valve 550cc the AK550 includes the latest technology firm (dry sump, oil-bath multi-plate clutch, crankshaft cross plane). It develops 53.4 hp and has been tuned to achieve excellent acceleration capacity. An interesting point is that the driver can choose between two modes, "Full Power" and "Rain Power", the latter indicated to exit without abruptness.
The sport scooter features an aluminum frame and wheels, low center of gravity and near 50-50 weight balance, inverted fork with Brembo dual discs, and low unsprung weight at the rear wheel. The 550 also boasts ABS and full LED lighting.
We will keep you up to date with Australian release dates towards the end of 2017. We can't wait for a test ride.