22 Kymco iFlow And Like 200 Launch: Picture Gallery
22Kymco's two new scooter's details explained in images
22Kymco, a collaboration between electric startup Twenty Two Motors and Taiwanese scooter maker Kymco, have launched three bikes in India today. Of them, you have the iFlow, an electric scooter; and Like200 which is a petrol scooter. While one is a futuristic scooter, the other one gets a neo-retro avatar. Both have their own charm. Let's check out more details about these scooters. The more interesting iFlow electric scooter then.
iFlow electric scooter:
Initially a creation of Twenty Two motors, the iFlow was called the Flow and first debuted at the 2018 Auto Expo. Since then it has seen quite a few updates.
The front apron has seen a few changes since the electric scooter's first appearance at the 2018 Auto Expo. It gets cleaner creases than before. You get LED headlamps and LED turn indicators as well. Like the Ather 450, the iFlow too features a narrow profile.
In comparison, the rear section has more conventional scooter lines. You gave a large pillion grab rail. The pillion footpegs sit flush into the bodywork.
You get a large tail lamp assembly with large LED tail lamp and integrated LED turn indicators.
That solid looking rear alloy wheel is actually an electric hub-motor. It is a 2.1KW electric motor capable of a top speed is 60kmph. You get 2 rider modes: Cruise and Drag with Reverse and even Hill Assist function.
This is Kymco's Ionex portable battery. This swappable Lithium-ion battery weighs just 5kg and with fast charging, can be charged upto 70 percent in an hour.
The iFlow can take upto two of the Ionex batteries. You can ride the scooter on one battery as well. Interestingly, you do not get the batteries with the scooter. Instead, you lease the batteries for a monthly charge of Rs 1,000 for two batteries (or Rs 500 for one battery).
This is a Kymco IONEX battery swapping station. Under this ecosystem, you do not plug in your scooter to charge the battery. Rather you swap your scooter's batteries for one from the battery rack. This way you do not waste time waiting for your scooter to charge. Simply swap your depleted battery for a fully charged one and go. It isn't free though. You will be charged a service fee of Rs 50 for every battery swap.
While the 22Kymco does not get a fancy colour TFT touch screen like the Ather 450, it gets Bluetooth and cloud connectivity. Inbuilt Geo fencing features allow you to track your scooter's location via an app and in case of theft, disable your scooter remotely.
The iFlow has been priced at Rs 90,00 (on-road, Delhi) and will be on sale September 2019 onwards.
Unlike the iFlow, the Like200 is a Kymco product which the company sells abroad in the form of the Like150. This neo-retro scooter is styled like the Vespa scooter. It, however, gets modern touches like an LED headlamp.
Retro styling comes in the fom of boxy panels, chrome single piece grab rail and a tan leatherette seat.
It gets premium looking switchgear with motorcycle-like elements in the form of a pass light switch.
The retro-looking instrument console actually has a colour LCD speedometer display! In addition, you get digital readouts for fuel level, trip odo and a battery voltage indicator.
In addition, you also get a closed glove box in the front apron. Don't let the 150 moniker fool you. The scooter displayed is the Like150 but it is the Like200 22Kymco are planning to get here.
Another highlight is the 7-fuel tank placement in the floorboard. Along with the extra space for fuel, you also get better mass centralisation for better handling.
Placing the fuel tank under the floorboard also liberates a lot of underseat storage. While the boot easily accommodates a half face helmet, we believe it you should have no trouble getting a full-face helmet in there.
The Like200 will get a 163cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. While the company is yet to reveal the power and torque figures for this motor, we expect it to be higher than the Like 150. That scooter makes 13.4PS of power and 11.8Nm of torque. Considering this, we expect the Like 200 to make somewhere around 15PS of power and 13Nm of torque.
The scooter gets telescopic forks and rear dual shock absorbers. Braking is via a 220mm front disc and a 200mm rear disc, aided by single-channel ABS.
The Like200 has been priced at Rs 1.3 lakh (on-road Delhi). It will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Bhiwadi, Haryana, and will be available for sale from September 2019.