Written on: 30/03/2013 by Amancio
I like motorcycles, but a scooter like Kymco Exciting 500, ABS or not, is easier and enough for the speed in any higway. Good sond, solid, good engine, excellent brakes, very economic as confortable to a long trip and no need to worry about shifts, like foot side levers as clutch. Atractive and very nice bike style. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2012 by scooter60 (1 review written)
I bought a 2007 Xciting 500 with only 6,000 mile on it. After a month of riding it (normal riding) I began to notice a small oil leak coming from the right side of the motor. Took the bike to a local Kymco dealership and they confirmed it was a bad head gasket. Very disappointed!! I thought Kymco made reliable bikes. otherwise, the bike ran fine and the handling was sufficient. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2012
I'm Bill and I've been riding the Orange crush (Kymco xciting 500 2007) around Arizona streets for 2 years now. The bike is as fun as ever and now has 20,000 twenty thousand miles on it. A Couple of sets of tires, several oil changes, and an air filter change is all the maintenance that was required. Runs as strong as the day I bought it. This has been one impressive bike. Reliable reliable, reliable. More heads turning and interest in this scoot than any of the... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2011
I've been riding a used 2007 xciting 500 I picked up over a year ago. I racked up more than 8000 additional miles with nothing more than occaisional oil changes and two new tires. (mileage over 13,000 so far) It feels like it runs better and better with each use. This scoot has a maximim fun factor that is beyond the scope of geared motorcycles. It handles exceptionally well, and the bright orange color combined with the upright riding position make it arguably safer in... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2011
I test rode this bike as an upgrade to my Kymco 250 Bet&Win. Terrible handling in cross winds. I live in Wellington, New Zealand and I found the bike downright dangerous in the breeze. Could be the windshield. I had test-ridden the same one in Cape Town, SA where I also found the windshield turbulence off-putting. Sorry Kymco, this one's not for me. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2011
My 500 has been down for 7 months and I not happy. since I brought the unit the dealer went out of business and the closes dealer is 150 miles away. Get it repaired and a week later it will not start. the ride is very nice but I can not trust it to go to for no more. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2010 by mrjlube (1 review written)
Bought my 2009 ri the summer of 2010 and put 3000 miles on her before putting her up for the winter. Very smooth ride both highway and around town! Power is good for a scooter, no wheelies on this machine but plenty of power there! I was very comfortable on a 200 mille freeway ride. Only complaint is starting in the morning when cold! Should start right up as it is fuel injected, but takes a few attemps to start! Not bad but noticable! Overall ii love my x500 and am very happy with my... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2010
2009 FI Xciting 500, almost 600 miles. Was parked in a garage for a year and I purchased it with 21 miles on the tach. Speedometer went out-replaced under warranty. Hauls lilke crazy, getting 67mpg on the highway between 70 and 80mph. Mid 30s in town with plenty of stop and go but I am also still in the break-in period. Sort of. Takeoff is great, storage is awesome (although not as good as the 95 Helix I replaced) but sound, power, fueleconomy - everything is so much better.
I do not trust... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009 by USR Beckers
Have put more than 28,000 miles on my X500 in 15 months of actual riding time. She has been da bomb! Added orange led lights in the wheel wells, Laminar Lip, Jack Vinson back rest, Givi box, 2 running lights in back, Laminar rain cover, and deer whistle. She is the best! (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by mjshaffer7 (1 review written)
In 2007 I purchased a new Xciting 500cc. I've driven it 3,000 mi. It's a sound, soild, and attractive crossover bike and a bargan for the price. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2009 by galasso
The Kymco Xciting 500 is a very confortable ride. Lots of power easy to handle, good looking machine, just plain happy to have purchased. One good all round maxi (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2008 by DASHER101 (1 review written)
08 Kymco xciting 500Ri. No abs but fuel injected. I prefer no abs as I want to do the handling, not abs taking over for me. Love the color and easy to get accessories for. Everyone looks!
Added laminar lip/ airhawk seat/chrome foot boards/wind flares/Kymco backrest with chrome bar, 2 cortech tail bags that they said don ' t hook together but do with the saddlebags. So change the buckles and all is great! They sit on top of each other as bottom one is round while top one is flat. Mpg from... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2008 by pooba42 (1 review written)
Love my Kymco Xciting 500. Easier and more convenient than a geared motorcycle. Lots of conveniences like cell phone charger, very secure ignition lock, great looking, and decent mpg.
Quick off the line; so quick in fact I had to adjust my throttle twist.
It takes a couple of minutes to warm up, nothing wrong with that. I either clean windscreen and gear-up or just look at her handsome lines.
Heavy weight gives it great stability on occasional freeway jaunts. I generally prefer the back roads as... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008
Size, weight, and shape well matched to power, excellent performance compared with the other maxi-scooters I have owned including the Burgman 650 and Burgman 400 and Honda Silver Wing. Adjustable spanners and good brakes. 2009 Model also has fuel injection for 50+mpg. Very good value for the money and maybe the most fun you can have on a maxi-scooter. Dealer maintenance is very expensive....paid $424 for 600 mile checkup including new oil filter. Added a Roketa top box so now have enough... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008 by Oldhummer
I test drove one today and did about 10 miles around town and thru traffic. I was a good handling large scooter and the weight was alot lighter than I thought. The throttle response was very good and the transmission was very positive in take off, it did not hesitate and was smooth responding. This is a good maxi scooter for the money. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008 by fishingfever (1 review written)
Bought the Kymco Exciting as my wifes first bike. It was very easy for her to learn to ride. We took it to the mountains in Colorado and it not only kept up but was out in front a lot of the time. Great around town and roadworthy as well. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2008 by ecmcdougall (1 review written)
Have been riding my Kymco Xciting 500 for about 1 month now, time for a review.
First, the good:
It's been a blast to ride, it's heavy but surprisingly fast and very smooth. The upright position is good on the back, and it gives you "presence" on the road - you're able to look through the windows of even larger pickups ahead of you. The seat is too hard, but otherwise it's quite comfortable to ride, it's not fatiguing at all and requires very little muscle compared to a Honda motorcycle I... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2008 by lgennett (1 review written)
I got my 2008 Kymco Xciting 500 two weeks ago from a gentleman who had put 1200 miles on it, but the bike was to heavy for him, he was shorter than I am. He dropped it twice at stop signs, because his feet did not touch the pavement. I an 5'11" and I have no problem. This bike (scooter) is fantastic. If I am riding alone or with my wife on the back, it handles just fine. We also have a Kymco Peoples 200 (163 cc's) for in town getting around, and it is also a Great scooter. Back to the... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2008
I knew what I was looking for when I choose the Kymco Xciting scooter among others, I was not specting a master piece, but a fun machine with a good design and reliable engine...and that was Kymco Xciting 500. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2008 by fallenhero (1 review written)
Hi I liked this bike the looks are fab...head turner... I got a 56 model. With 1026 miles on it. Not the injection version...so maybe speed and fuel are better. I up grader from my SYM Joyride 200. Which is a super bike to ride. But on to this review. Very disappointed on MPG thought it be a lot better but I think weight is an issue here...I do like the charger for phone. The clock for speed is a bit of pain as the KMH is the main one used...and the smaller in RED! Mph is very hard to... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2008 by kmunyard (1 review written)
Kymco 500 no question best value for money maxi on the market at least here in OZ. I am coming off a Sym 250 which has been very good and fitted me nicely with my custom made seat (I am 6'2, old and cranky) but the Xc 500i (yes injected, spoilt I know)) is something else again. The big plus is freeway travel, just sits like a brick but flies like a bee. I have just 2600 km i.e on the clock and really starting to loosen up. Last night decided to change oil (have a big group ride tomorrow)... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2007 by powergramp (1 review written)
Great bike. Extremely fun twist and go. Easy to maintain if you are familiar with a wrench. I think its very fast! Reliable as a Honda and £2000 cheaper than a 580cc Silverwing. More pulling Torque too! No problems with mine after 4800 miles summer of 07! Over 50 mpg. I've had more fun on this road bike than any other I've had, including Honda 450, 750, and Yahama 1100. Fully Automatic! (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2007 by learningcurveschool
The Kymco Xciting 500 is a lovely big scooter. My first foray into scooter ownership, after many years of geared bikes. Just wish I had done it years ago. So effortless to ride. The bike is quite heavy at just over 203kgs but once on the move it feels very light and agile. All the weight is situated very low down in the frame. Low speed handling is spot on.
Mirrors are the only real downside to this bike, they give a nice view of your gloves and very little else. If only they had fitted... (read more)