Kymco Introduces Its First Adventure Scooter – The CV-L6!

Kymco, a renowned name in the realm of technologically advanced scooters and a manufacturer for brands like Kawasaki and BMW, made a significant impact at this year’s EICMA show in Milan. Among the array of models presented, the spotlight shone on the CV-L6.

In recent years, the adventure scooter segment has witnessed remarkable growth, with key players such as Honda, Yamaha, SYM, and Keeway introducing new models. Kymco has now joined the fray with the CV-L6, a maxi-scooter infused with rugged styling and off-road capabilities. Embodying the principles of freedom, toughness, and adventure, Kymco’s CV-L6 offers design cues from the adventure bike world — characterized by its pointed and aggressive bodywork, tall windscreen, and integrated luggage — while retaining the accessibility and user-friendly nature of a maxi-scooter.

Positioned as a versatile ride suitable for both urban commuting and long-distance adventures, the CV-L6 boasts a blend of technology emphasizing comfort, safety, convenience, and performance. Powering this adventure-ready scooter is the same robust 550cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected parallel-twin engine found in the impressive AK 550 maxi-scooter, delivering 51 horsepower.

Beyond sheer performance, the CV-L6 rides on alloy wheels fitted with dual-purpose tires. Its front suspension features sturdy inverted forks with substantial travel, complemented by an offset rear monoshock. Braking prowess is managed by dual Brembo radially mounted discs up front and a single disc brake at the rear.

Kymco has ingeniously crafted the CV-L6 around a new lightweight frame, providing a lower seat height to cater to a diverse range of riders. Enhancing the adventure-ready design are integrated luggage accessories from Givi, comprising side panniers and a top case. This thoughtful addition allows riders to customize their experience for varying distances, with the flexibility to remove the side panniers and top case for a more agile city ride.

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