It was only a matter of time before the SUV fashion reached the two-wheel market. Honda was the first to explore it with its X-ADV, and recently applied it to the mid-range with the ADV350. Now kimco introduces a rival to the Japanese model with the DTXwhich will be available from March on 125 and 350cc versions. Their prices have not yet been announced.
The brand has made a move in the market and has made the decision to replace its best-selling model, the Super Dink (65,000 units in Spain since 2009), for this newly minted scooter, with a more country image and, according to the firm, with the possibility of even ride on tracks in good condition.
The model offers a robust look with a two-tone fairing and mounts tires designed to leave the asphalt (14 inches in front and 13 behind). It reaches 2.16 meters in length and has a large seat for the pilot and co-pilot, under which, in addition, they fit two full face helmets.
The Kymco DTX employs a steel frame, a hydraulic telescopic front fork with a diameter of 37 millimeters and 110 millimeters of travel, and a double shock absorber with adjustable preload in 5 positions with 100 millimeters of travel at the rear. The brake system with ABS It has a double 260-millimeter disc (with a three-piston caliper) on the front wheel and a single 240-millimeter disc with a two-piston caliper on the rear.
version of 125cc develop 12.87 hp at 9,000 rpm and that of 350cc arrives at 28.16 hp at 7,500 rpm, but neither their consumption nor their autonomy have been announced at the moment.
As usual, Kymco Spain has also carried out a series of specific settings for the model: the mirrors are larger and have a greater adjustment angle, the suspensions better absorb the irregularities of the asphalt and the seat has a new foam.
In terms of technology, the Kymco DTX has an LCD digital panel, keyless start, Full LED headlights and two USB ports. The 350cc model adds the TCS traction control systemwhich acts when the lag in the rotational speed of the rear wheel exceeds that of the front wheel by 5 km/h.