After the test of Kymco G-Dink 125i we found it a little light in terms of lengthening-piece, bikescatalog takes the handlebar of the more powerful variation today, Kymco G-Dink 300i. With 11 additional horses and only of 14 kg become the ideal weapon to face the city? Let us see that!
The Kymco scooter that we test today amusingly keeps its cards hidden well! Compact, presenting a neat but discrete look, which could believe that under its fairings hiding place a swift mechanics of almost 23 horses?
Moreover, in this morning of October, the maxi scooter of 400 Cm3 and the motor bike of rolled average frames your servant with a Parisian red light fell into the panel! As opposed to what they imagined, I take off more quickly than them. Following fire their reaction in known as length.
Seeking to understand why they could observe only the back part of my mounting on several meters, they questioned me on the origin of my vehicle. Index I show them the inscription Kymco G-Dink 300i.
Kymco G-Dink 300i: A cordial reception
Kymco G-Dink 300i 2012 is also very accessible. Its saddle placed at 765 mm of the ground is more accessible, the broad flat floor leaves much freedom to place the feet and the provision of the apron is such as the knees of the pilots of large gauge are never constrained.
It is not always the case at Kymco, but on this model the saddle is comfortable, for the pilot like the passenger. The maintenance on the level of the lumbar ones is appreciable for the pilot, as for the host, it is happy to have a splash plate of series, well arranged handles and independent retractable footrests.
As on model 125, we here are also filled with enthusiasm to find a handlebar placed a little too much in height and too isolated levers a tiny bit, ergonomics brown abrasive over the duration.
Without being a revolutionist, the digital instrumentation “full” is pleasant, readable and visible of day like night. A gauge with segmented petrol, a clock and a partial trip are found there. But as on the model 125i, we always wonder about the utility of a rev counter extremely imposing. The handling of the buttons of this instrument panel are in particular to give the partial trip to zero being not too simple.
A nose gear a little too light
With hardly 14 kg more than G-Dink 125i, the model 300i is quite as nimble. Proof against the city, Because of a low center of gravity, of a major turning radius and presence of small wheels (13 inches with front, 12 inches in the back), the compact GT threads in the traffic with ease, presenting the same handiness have a scooter license available to the B.
With its two crutches, it pulls over anywhere, as for its setting on power station; it is the one that is not easier. The brake of Kymco G-Dink 300i is another reason for satisfaction. We find it powerful and progressive in the back as with the front one.
This purpose is particularly to have an effective and reassuring scooter on urban and suburban grounds, however watch some Weaknesses at high speed. Indeed, if we do not have anything to repeat as for its handling in the majority of the situations (her firm suspensions being of good invoice), its nose gear particularly sharp appeared one to us nothing too light to offer rigor in fast curve, or even in straight line when 120 km/h meter are exceeded.
Damage, because in addition to its convincing recoveries, Kymco G-Dink 300i has a beautiful lengthening-piece. We indeed measured his top speed to 135 km/h (149 km/h meter). With this pace one also notes a perfectible protection. The helmet remains preserved turbulence’s; on the other hand the pressure of the air is quickly made feel on the shoulders of the pilot.
The frame boxes the 11 additional horses
Because of the 11 additional horses developed by the one-cylinder one of 270 Cm3, installed in the same frame that model 125, one could have feared to reach its limits, but not as whole. The framework boxes the constraints imposed by the surplus of power and the suspensions remain adapted. And even if an emergency braking were to take place at raised speed, Kymco G-Dink 300i 2012 remains perfectly in line, stable it preserves an optimal plate.
Case under saddle for a crash helmet, glove box in the apron, carry-packages, and the throw weight is not as impressive as that of a genuine scooter GT, nevertheless this Kymco G-Dink 300i 2012 helps perfectly. Lighting with Leeds of the trunk gives a little sophistication, like the system of the side-lights employing the same type of bulbs.
It is also appreciable to find hazard lights on this com-mutating, whose order laid out with the handlebar is actuated without leaving the road of the eyes. The easy access to the filling of the petrol tank laid out in the apron is well seen, however the mouth is not best designed. Indeed, the liquid drives back instantaneously since one presses thoroughly on the trigger of the gun.
Assessment: A price which makes reflect
Kymco G-Dink 300i is an attaching scooter. Admittedly, it is not adapted more to roll thoroughly on the road axes, but for which would com-mutate between centers and zones peri-, it has great qualities. Easy to tame, obliging the daily newspaper, its motorization makes it possible to have performances of first order, in any discretion.
For a scooter 300 Cm3, its consumption is perfectly reasonable. Without to have spared our mounting of test, we indeed establish it with 4.5 l/100 km, a requirement out of petrol comparable with the model 125 Cm3, the approval of the engine 300 Cm3 moreover. Its price, less Than That low of a scooter GT 125 of Japanese or French origin is a last asset. And not the least! Indeed, posted with 3,799 € G-Dink unquestionably makes reflect… those who have already the motorbike license out of pocket.