Kymco is on a constant expansion of its range of offerings for Europe. After recently announcing the introduction of the Kymco Downtown 350i scooter, Kymco is now ready to introduce a smaller engined motorcycle for Europe.
The Kymco CK1 is a new 125 cc motorcycle which is powered by a single-cylinder 125 cc, four-stroke engine producing 10.5 bhp of power and 10 Nm of torque. The motorcycle would be priced at €1,999 ($2,270) and would be available through Kymco’s dealerships by the end of March 2015.
The latest offering from the Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer would compete with the likes of the KTM Duke 125 and the Yamaha MT-125. Both the competing motorcycles have much better build quality and a more sophisticated engines that produces close to 15 bhp. Although, both these motorcycles come for a much higher price tag of around €4,000 ($4,550), double the price of the CK1.
While the Kymco CK1 is half the price of the KTM and the Yamaha machines, it still tries its best to retain its appeal. the large tank with integrated turn signals on its shrouds and multi-spoke alloy wheels actually are quite appealing and the motorcycle looks well proportioned from every angle.