I like the clicking noise the turn signals make because I'm horrible at remembering to turn them off. The little cricket buzzing in my ear is a nice reminder to do so. I also like the corning in the Kymco, it seems to take a curve at a better angle then the Burgie ever did. Of course, I might have just gotten better at cornering.
Two things really surprised me, one was the windshield. While certainly on the replacement list, it seems to direct the air up and over me much better than the stock Burgie shield ever did and there is a definite reduction in buffeting because of it. At higher speeds the Burgie's stock windshield seemed to "quake" a little. No such issue with the Xciting's windscreen.
One of the other things that surprised me is how well it handles cross winds. Maybe I've gotten better at driving in them, but the Xciting seems to cut through a cross wind easily. I remember having to feel like I was practically leaning on one side of the Burgie to keep it upright one day during some punishing Easterly winds. While I've not had the experience of taking the Xciting out during a day like that, I've been impressed with it's ability to handle the winds so far.
|The fuel tank is the Silver Circle on the right.|
The convenience of the fuel tank is nice as well. I an pop the lid open, fill up the tank, replace the nozzle and put my wallet away all without having to dismount the bike. The only issue I have with it is the very small tank, it only takes a little over 2 gallons to fill it completely. Frankly I've not down the MPG calculations yet but a rough guess puts my MPG around 65? Certainly not a shabby number.
Finally the seat is very comfortable, surprisingly so. No matter what I did, including adding a beaded seat, to the Burgie I suffered from the dreaded "Monkey Butt." Some days were better than others of course, but the seat on the Kymco is firmer I guess? So far all I have done is commute on the bike, so this impression might change but for now I've no complaints.
Another positive is there is a hook to attach a grocery bag to in the pass through. A thermos on a carabiner might work as well on those hot days.
Unless something changes drastically in the next year or two I think I'll be on the Kymco for at least three years. Lots of time to let it grow on me I suppose. Plenty of time to...oh go ahead and sing it you two: