The Kymco Like — “Classic is one scooter …”

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OK, Kymco’s already got scooters with names like the People and the Xciting so I guess the Like isn’t that far out there. In fact, it’s the kind of name that definitely sticks with you. What’s the Like look like? It’s profile is even more memorable. This is a pretty sleek looking scooter.

Future retro? Sleek? Whadda ya think?

I don’t have much info on the new 125cc scoot unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, but what I can gather from the Italian blog Motoblog it’s a 4-stroke machine that cruises around on 12 in. wheels. It also appears that a 2-stroke 50cc version is somewhere around the corner. Can anybody translate some Italian for me because here’s how the translation tool in Sherlock reads the info:

Kymco Like 125/50 is new scooter a style retrò, cured from designer
the Italian Zaniboni Maximum; classic is one scooter, but with one
modern and personal, dry and compact line, ricercatissima in finishes
and the details evoked to you.

Like is born from one deepened study of the history of the scooter of
years fifty and sixty; the new Kymco is a comfortable vehicle and
adapted to every requirement: the wheels from 12 inches render it
perfect for the city traffic, but also ideal for gite outside the door
in the weekend.

Like is introduced in the versions 125cc and 50cc, both movements from
powerful single cylinder 4 times 2 valves, with cooling to air; in
future, version 50cc with motor to 2 times will be also available one.
The refraining system is to double disc (monodisc for the 50cc) and
the equipments are to the top of the category, with complete
instrumentation, beacons you halogenated and wide space portacasco.



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3 Responses to “The Kymco Like — “Classic is one scooter …””

  1. Gabbo Says:

    Looks like a combination of a Vespa GT and a Riva. The profile looks exceedingly like a GT, in fact. Homage or derivation or design lift?

  2. Dennis J. Says:

    I thought there was a bit of the Yamaha C3 thrown in … just less ice-chesty than the C3. Isn’t the GT a bit more swoopy?

  3. 大人のいい趣味ホビーホビー。熱中さんを応援中! Says:

    Useful information. Lucky me I discovered your website unintentionally, and I’m stunned why this twist of fate didn’t came about in advance!
    I bookmarked it.

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