July 24 2010.

Next month Kymco UK will be introducing the new Downtown 300i Sports-Tourer Scooter. Already a big hit in Europe, notably France & Italy, the Downtown is credited for offering a genuine 300cc capacity and a highly technical specification.

Price positioned at £3999, the Downtown 300i has been engineered and aesthetically designed to deliver maximum technological performance and comfort. At the heart of the machine is Kymco's new liquid cooled four-stroke, single cylinder, fuel injection engine, which Ian Kidson, the managing director of Masco Ltd., the sole concessionaire for Kymco in the UK, says, "Has served to significantly enhance the machine's performance, and give the scooter a genuine 299cc capacity that can achieve a top speed of 85mph wthanks to a powerful 29.5bhp at 8000rpm. We firmly believe these impressive statistics will rival all other scooters in the same class, and are why it's already proved to be a top seller in mainland Europe."

The Downtown 300i also benefits from additional technical enhancements, including a new transmission and ignition system with a high performance chassis which Kymco has designed to increase rigidity and provide a safer ride, a twin balance shaft that reduces engine vibration and improves rider comfort, and a redesigned CVT transmission system to enhance efficiency. For added security and stability, the robust chassis also features generously sized wheels; 14-inch at the front and 13-inch at the rear, and there is even a tyre pressure warning gauge on the instrument panel. 

Kymcl has created a high quality sports exterior for the Downtown 300i that is both stylish and practical. The modern styling is the work of Italian designer' Massimo Zaniboni, and every detail from the 'eagle-eyed' twin headlights, to the elegant instrument panel, the 12v phone / battery charger, the design of the air inlets on the body and the large underseat storage that can easily hold two full-face helmets, has been carefully considered to ensure that it can satisfy the needs of both city and leisure riders worldwide.

In the UK, the Downtown 300i will be available from the beginning of August 2010 in a fashionable pearlescent white with contrasting black features. Furthermore, as with all Kymco machines, it will benefit from the manufacturer's two-year unlimited-mileage warranty, and the support of Kymco's National dealer network.

For further information, please visit www.kymco.co.uk  or telephone 01743 761107.