KYMCO AGILITY CITY 50
Kymco’s Agility line of scooters were never sold in Canada until 2012, despite being popular in the USA since 2007. For Kymco Global, the Agility scooters are one of their major lines, with a huge number of versions being produced. In addition to the entry level Agility 50 and 125 sold in the USA, Kymco Global also manufactures the Agility in RS, RS Naked, City, Wide and Carry variants, all of which come in a variety of engine sizes.You can read more about all of these versions at Kymco’s Global website.
For 2012, Kymco Canada introduced the Agility City to the Canadian market with a 4-stroke 50cc engine. Unlike the base Agility sold in the USA, the Agility City isn’t quite as focused on being as cheap as possible, but rather it’s a more fully featured scooter. Compared to the base Agility, the Agility City gets larger and nicer 16” rims (vs. 12”) with low profile tires. It also boasts an integrated windscreen, integrated blinkers, a rear top case and glovebox. The USA market Agility foregoes the glovebox and rear case, so storage is far more abundant in the Agility City.
Storage & Convenience
The Agility City 50 is quite an easy scooter to live with. Kymco included a 12V accessory outlet inside the glovebox which comes in handy for charging your cellphone. There’s also both a side stand and center stand, so there’s no need to haul the Agility City’s 238 lbs onto the center stand every time you park. At 238 lbs, the Agility City is one of the heaviest 50cc’s out there. Part of the reason for the Agility City’s generous weight is its overall size,
which is a bit bigger than your typical 50cc. The Agility City 50 looks more like a 150cc scooter when judged by its silhouette. Smaller riders may find the Agility City a bit cumbersome with it’s very high (33.1”) seat, but larger riders are going to find the Agility to be a nice change from the typically cramped cockpit of a 50cc scooter.
The saddle is also changed from the base Agility model. The City gets a longer one piece seat, as opposed to the flip up ‘buddy’ seat on the regular Agility. Two people will find ample room and comfort on the Agility City (for a 50cc), which is a nice advantage.
Providing propulsion for the Agility City 50 is Kymco’s standard 4-stroke motor that’s been around for about a decade now. Its air cooled, carburated and 2-valve design is nothing special, but it’s reliable and gets the job done. Total output is 3.7 HP (at 7500 RPM) which is enough for 60km/hr. Performance lags behind 2-strokes from Kymco and others, while MPG is better than a 2-stroke but not quite as good as some of the more technologically advanced 50’s out there (with fuel injection and 4-valves). Overall it’s a fair engine, although it would be nice to see Kymco slip in their fuel injected 50cc version of this motor that finds it’s way it’s Kymco’s New Sento 50i.
The Agility City 50 slots into Kymco’s lineup as their mid-range 50cc. They offer the Vitality 50 as a lower cost scooter ($100 less) and the New Sento 50i and Super 8 50 as their premium 50’s at $350 more ($2845).
Overall, the Agility City shines for buyers looking for a scooter that’s fully featured and sized for taller riders. The ample storage, stable handling from the 16” rims and convenience features are going to be what sells this scooter. Kymco has priced this scooter a bit cheaper than its Japanese and Italian competition, which is in line with Kymco’s general strategy of providing a good set of features at a lower price, in exchange for a bit less technology in the motor. In addition to other Kymco’s (Vitality 50, Super 8 50), the Agility City competes with scooters like Yamaha’s C3 and BWs 50 and Piaggio’s Fly 50.
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- Excellent storage capacity
- Larger size fits taller riders well
- Full set of amenities like side stand and 12V outlet
- High seat for shorter riders
- Heavier than average
- Entry level motor
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Key Specs - Agility City 50
* Engine: Air cooled, 49cc single cylinder, 4-stroke
* Power: 3.7 HP @ 7500 RPM, 2.6 ft/lbs torque @ 6500 RPM
* Transmission: CVT
* Bore & Stroke: 39mm x 41.4mm
* Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
* Fuel Delivery: Carb with Auto Choke
* Drive: Belt
* Wheelbase: 53.7”
* Weight: 238 lbs
* Starter: Electric and Kick
* Seat height: 33.1”
* Fuel Tank: 1.5 Gallons / 5.8 Liters
* Brakes: Single Piston Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
* Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork
* Rear Suspension: Adjustable Single Shock
* Tires: 100/80-16, 120/80-16 (Front / Rear)
* Years Sold: 2012 (Canada)
* MSRP: $2495
2012: Black, Grey, Blue
2013: Black, Grey, Blue