Photos by Kit Elton Pilla
KYMCO has somewhat achieved a level of mastery in the science of making scooters. The Taiwanese firm has become a formidable contender in the international scooter market through the popularity of what are known as their “global products”. Such are scooter models that are sold in different parts of the world. One of which is the KYMCO Agility RS 125.
At P65,900, the Agility RS 125 is currently the most affordable scooter in KYMCO Philippines’ stable. Yet, do not be easily put-off by the fact because this capable commuter was designed with emphasis on value for money. Also, the exact same model is sold in Europe and North America, markets that have more astringent requirements than our own. There must be something good about this scoot.
The Agility is propelled by a forced-air cooled 124.9 cc mill which produces 6.9 kw of power at 7500 rpm and 9.1 nm of torque at 6500 rpm. With the Agility’s simple design, weight is kept to a minimum at 105 kilograms. Hence, the easy handling and zippy performance. The Continuously Variable Transmission also helps keep you at the ideal rev range to achieve maximum fuel efficiency. KYMCO claims 75 miles to a gallon or 26.55 kilometer to a liter for the Agility.
The 12-inch wheels enhances the Agility’s maneuverability. In addition, the meaty 120/70 (front) and 130/70 (rear) rubbers get you significantly more grip compared to the narrow 14-inch tires on most ASEAN scooters. A 5-way adjustable rear shock help ensure a smooth ride. Like most Taiwanese scooters, it has a generous under seat compartment that can store a regular open face helmet or even a small full face lid. Yet, the most endearing feature of the Agility has to be its seat configuration. The rear saddle folds up to function as a back rest for the rider and at the same time, it frees up more cargo space at back where you can tie-down a box or a large bag. This scoot seems to be proving itself to be functional as it is nimble. Maybe they should rename it as the Utility. If you are in the market for a perky and functional commuter with a price tag that will not break the bank, the Agility RS 125 is worth looking into.
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