Modenas has been the official distributor and assembler of Kymco products in Malaysia since 2016, and has done a splendid job at it.
Growing from strength to strength, Modenas has now introduced the AK550 Premium.
The 550cc puts out some impressive numbers as well – 51hp, 52Nm and a twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a final belt drive for a smooth delivery. The fuel tank measures in at 15 litres, which will cost about RM30.75 for a full tank based on today’s RON95 prices.
The features on offer are equally as impressive as well such as upside down forks, twin-discs measuring 280mm at the front and 260mm at the rear grabbed by Brembo callipers with ABS.
The ABS system is said to be the fastest acting system on the market and and are lean-sensitive as well.
Besides that, there are also dual power modes as well – Power and Rain. This works in conjunction with the Traction Control system that ensures you never run out of grip in any situation.
For those who spend a lot of time on the highway, there is a cruise control system as well as an electronically adjustable wind shield for added comfort.
And just to ensure your devices don’t run out of power, the AK500 comes with USB ports as well.
Practicality is of course to be expected for any scooter of this category, and the AK550 does not disappoint with underseat storage that is good for a full face helmet and one open facer. Besides that, there are also two glove compartments up front which can be used to store smaller items as well.
Tech is also central to the AK500 experience with a system called Noodoe that is basically a navigation system which Kymco says allows riders to focus on the road. But there’s always Waze and Google Maps in case you don’t want to download another navigation system,
One handy piece of tech though is the Find My Ride function that is part of the Noodoe app. This lets you locate your AK550 in a crowded parking lot, something that all of us have surely experienced in a crowded shopping mall.
The Kymco AK550 Premium is now in Malaysia for RM65,600.