Kymco RKS 150 Debuts At Beijing Auto Show 2021

Modified On May 28, 2021 02:56 PM By Manaal Mahatme

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The maxi-style scooter is the brand’s maiden offering in the 150cc segment



At the ongoing Beijing Motor Show, Taiwanese two-wheeler brand Kymco has unveiled the RKS 150, which joins its growing fleet of maxi-scooters and also marks its onslaught in the 150cc segment.

The design of the scooter is inspired by the other maxi-scooters in Kymco’s portfolio. It looks quite aggressive thanks to the dual-LED headlamp and integrated indicators. In fact, if it weren’t for the badge, this could easily be mistaken for a bigger scooter. Interestingly, its seat is rather different from what we have seen on other maxi-scooters from the brand, including the X-Town CT 125. Instead, it looks straight off the Aprilia SXR 160.



The Kymco RKS 150 is powered by a new 149cc liquid-cooled 4-valve single-cylinder engine, producing 15PS at 8,000rpm and 13.2Nm at 6500rpm. Kymco claims the RKS can sprint from 0 to 50kmph in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 120kmph.

The RKS 150 comes with beefy 13-inch wheels at both ends. Suspension duties are handled by a telescopic fork and dual shocks at the rear, while braking is taken care of by disc brakes at both ends.

Kymco has equipped the maxi-scooter with dual-channel ABS from Bosch. The scooter also features an LCD instrument console, keyless ignition, and a USB charging socket.

Two years ago, Kymco showcased its products, including the X-town 300i, in India but it never saw the light of the day. We do not expect the Kymco RKS 150 to debut here either. It goes up against the likes of the Yamaha NMax 155 and Honda PCX 160.

 

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