KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 – on) Review

KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 – on) Review

MCN rating 4 out of 5 (4/5)

Owners’ rating 4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)


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At a glance

Owners’ reliability rating:4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Annual servicing cost:£90
Power:24 bhp
Seat height:Medium (30.9 in / 785 mm)
Weight:Medium (430 lbs / 195 kg)


New £4,599

Used £3,500 – £3,800

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Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes

4 out of 5 (4/5)

Author:Alison Silcox

Published: 04 August 2017

Updated: 04 August 2017

All-new model for 2017, Kymco’s X-Town 300i is fun, economical, spacious and comfortable for longer journeys, while being nimble and nippy around town. If you are on a budget this maxi-scooter won’t disappoint, good for daily commutes and longer trips.Kymco’s new A2 licence-friendly, X-Town 300i is an evolution of their popular Downtown model. It has an updated chassis and re-designed bodywork, which is slimmer and more angular. The engine complies with Euro4 regulations and ABS is fitted as standard. 

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine

4 out of 5 (4/5)

The long wheelbase makes the X-Town 300i stable and at slow speeds it’s manoeuvrable enough to weave through busy city streets. It has petal discs that look the part but there is one slight niggle, the stopping power of the front brake, when used in isolation, is poor.


Next up: Reliability

4 out of 5 (4/5)

Around town the engine is smooth, nippy, responsive and once out on the open road it gets up to speed quickly and sits easily at motorway speeds.  

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value

4 out of 5 (4/5)

Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco has vast experience in building good value maxi-scooters. Build quality and finish of the new model is good. Based on the predecessor, the Downtown 300, which has few reported issues, expectations are good for the X-Town.

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment

4 out of 5 (4/5)

Maintenance costs are low with service intervals every 6,000 miles, other scooters in the same class need servicing every 3,000 miles. It also returns 70mpg, which definitely makes this maxi-scooter economical to run.


4 out of 5 (4/5)

The X-Town 300i has span adjustable levers, angled tyre valves and petal brake discs.
A tinted screen and large fairing offer great weather protection. The twin LED headlights are stylish, while the eye-catching X shaped tail light is a nice addition to the rear. 
There is a roomy under-seat compartment, which will hold two full faced lids and incorporates a light. The glove box has a USB charger.

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Engine size276cc
Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4 stroke SOHC single
Frame typeTubular steel
Fuel capacity12.5 litres
Seat height785mm
Bike weight195kg
Front suspensionTelescopic forks, non adjustable
Rear suspensionTwin rear shocks, non adjustable
Front brake260mm single disc with three-piston calipers. ABS
Rear brake240mm single disc with twin-piston caliper
Front tyre size120/80 x 14
Rear tyre size150/70 x 13
Mpg, costs & insurance
Average fuel consumption
Annual road tax£47
Annual service cost£90
New price£4,599
Used price£3,500 – £3,800
Insurance group6 of 17
How much to insure?
Warranty termTwo years
Top speed & performance
Max power24 bhp
Max torque
Top speed
1/4 mile acceleration
Tank range192 miles

Owners’ reviewsfor the KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 – on)

2 owners have reviewed their KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 – on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 – on)

Summary of owners’ reviews
Overall rating:4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Ride quality & brakes:4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Engine:4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Reliability & build quality:4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Value vs rivals:5 out of 5 (5/5)
Equipment:4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Annual servicing cost:£90

4 out of 5 Great middleweight Maxi Scooter

09 August 2022 by Neil955i

Version: Euro 4

Year: 2019

Annual servicing cost: £110

Ride comfort affected by average OEM suspension, particularly at the rear. Since investing £200 in some YSS items this has greatly improved. Thanks due to Brook suspension. Best feature by far is the fuel economy, consistently returning mid 80’s mpg.

Ride quality & brakes4 out of 5

Quality acceptable following suspension upgrade. Next to tackle will be the seat which should benefit from gel inserts. As standard, 200 miles is my limit before numb bum makes things unpleasant.

Engine4 out of 5

A bit buzzy at motorway speeds, so I stick to the A roads. Round town it’s plenty nippy enough.

Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5

Very reliable so far.

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

Easy for home maintenance too.

Equipment4 out of 5

Everything you’d expect and one or two (eg ambient temperature gauge, voltage meter) you might not expect. I added aftermarket Oxford hotgrips to extend my riding season. All bikes should have these imho.

Buying experience: Bought at a discount so pleased enough with that. List price was £4200 I paid £3500. After sales good too, right at the end of the warranty a new rear brake caliper supplied and fitted foc as mine was “dragging”.

5 out of 5 Don’t let the Badge put you off!

04 November 2019 by Neil

Year: 2019

Annual servicing cost: £77

The real plus on this bike after using a PCX125 for three years was the very welcome hike in power after the running in period. Maybe only another 15-20 mph top end, but the added midrange and not running out of puff climbing hills was most welcome. Economy is in the 60-75 mpg range, but then I do cane it a bit. Which is easy given, the size of the tyres and suspension which encourages motorcycle-like angles of lean into the bends.

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5

200 mile day? Not a problem and in fact I’m sure it will do more in equal comfort. Front brake (ABS) occasionally needs a hand from the rear in panic stop situations, but for 95% of the time it’s fine.

Engine5 out of 5

Grab a handful at low speeds and you know it’s a biggish single, but quickly smooths out until getting a bit buzzy over 70 mph. Maybe the latter will smooth out with added miles?

Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

Dropped a star here owing to a breakdown 750 miles into my ownership. Total loss of power and horrible smell like a fried clutch! Top marks though to the dealer, DK Motorcycles in Newcastle-under-Lyme, who picked the scooter up and transported it back to base for warranty claim and then repair. Top guys and absolutely no issues with Kymco UK after sales service. Turns out it was the variator nut not torqued up correctly at the factory – not something covered in anyone’s PDI !

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

First, 500 mile service.

Equipment 5 out of 5

Storage (with optional Givi Blade top box) is second to none. Easily able to cope with a trip to the supermarket for mid-week top ups. It’s now my main transport which means the Street Triple can stay in the garage over winter. Result. Instrumentation is great too with even a external temperature gauge built into the white LCD screen. Nice touch.

Buying experience: Bought from a dealer locally who offered a fantastic deal on both price and trade-in value. I’d been looking at both the Honda Forza and the Kawasaki J300, but DK blew them both away on price.


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