2009 KYMCO Super 8 150

2009 KYMCO Super 8 150 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$2,299
Type
Scooter
Insurance
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Model Type
Scooter
MSRP
$2,299
Dealers
Warranty
24
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Scooter
Manufacturer Country
Taiwan
Introduction Year
2008
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
KYMCO
Display Name
Super 8 150
Year
2009
Make
Kymco
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Air
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
57.4 / 2.26
Stroke (mm/in)
57.8 / 2.28
Displacement (cc/ci)
149.7 / 9.1
Starter
Electric / Kick
Fuel Requirements
Regular
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
75
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
1
Carburetor Size (mm)
22.1
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Speed Governor
No
Transmission Type
Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Belt
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
100
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Front Wheel Diameter
14
Rear Tire Width
120
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Wheel Diameter
14
Front Tire (Full Spec)
100 / 80 - 14
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
120 / 80 - 14
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Drum
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
6.36
Width (in/mm)
29.3 / 744.2
Height (in/mm)
48 / 1219.2
Wheelbase (in/mm)
53.7 / 1364
Length (ft/ft)
6
Length (ft/in)
4.3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
258 / 117
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
1.3 / 4.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.63
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
31 / 787.4
Number Of Seats
2
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Adjustable
No
Chain Guard
No
Chassis Protectors
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Engine Case Guard
No
Fork Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
Yes
Exhaust Guard
Yes
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Stand Type
Center
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)
24 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Metallic
No
Decal Kit
Standard
Folding
Yes
Tinted
Yes
Height
Low
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Rear Rack
Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
User Reviews
10 reviews
  • Kymco Scooter Parts, ATVs Scooter Parts, Performance Scooter Parts- KymcoPartsOnline
    By  (I am an Enthusiast) on Aug 25, 2010

    This means scooter owners can often find suitable parking almost anywhere along their planned routes. Scooters can also maintain city traffic speeds, making them less of a potential hazard than bicyclists or pedestrians. Finally, in terms of economy, maintenance for scooters are far more practical ...

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  • Just as good as honda (WAY BETTER VALUE THEN HONDA!) You cant go wrong with a kymco!!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 14, 2010

    I have had my 2009 kymco super 8 150 for a 3 months now. i bought it used with 230 miles on it. i currently have 1030 miles on it now, and let me tell ya, i love my kymco! everyone complements it! (and these are the same people that made fun of scooters) i havnt had a problom yet besides the factory ...

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  • Excellent Scooter for me!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 14, 2009

    I from the Philippines and and I am the user of Super 8 also but in different displacement, I got my Super 8 125 last Sept. 8, 2009, for me its a excellent scooter and my wife like it also, we used everyday as a mode of transportation, Super 8 further differentiates itself from other 'hybrid' underbone/scooter ...

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  • WOW what a deal and an awesome scooter
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 12, 2009

    I picked up the scooter for $2509 including tax title and registration fees from my local honda suzuki dealer. i LOVE this bike ...i get alot of looks and complements about it and i have only ridden it for the past three days... i have put almost 300 miles on it in the past 3 1/2 days and am averaging ...

    my 11 yr old son wants me to leave it to him in my will....he rides on it with me and it still pulls away quickly with him on too. i cannot say enough about this bike...

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  • Great but getting parts is a Pain
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 18, 2009

    I like the ride and convenience of my kymco 150 super 8. However at 45 miles the lights went out. It took the Honda dealer (an authorized kymco dealer) who sold it to me, 3 months to get parts and repair it. I was told that this is not uncommon due to the fact that all parts must be ordered online. ...

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  • altitude and gravel questions
    By  (I am an Enthusiast) on Jun 08, 2009

    We are considering the purchase of scooters. How do they handle on gravel roads? How do they handle at 11,000 feet elevation. We live in the mountains.

    Thank you

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  • Rides great
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 04, 2009

    Very lightweight, so sways a lot in a crosswind. Can do well over seventy MPH on flat land with 140 lb. rider. No problem getting up steep hills. I don't know why it says "sport" model - it can't be for racing and I've never taken it offroad but it doesn't seem designed for that either. It is eye-catching, ...

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  • Awesome scooter for the money!!!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 13, 2009

    Bought this bike brand new from a Honda dealership with great recommendation from a Vespa dealer. THATS RIGHT A VESPA DEALER SENT ME TO THIS BIKE!!! So far its worth every penny of $2990 cash. It will maintain 45mph up a 30* incline and will cruise at 55mph even in a 15mph head wind, and it will ...

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  • great little scooter
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jan 19, 2009

    I have had bikes before but this is the 1st motor scooter. I wanted a scooter to ride to the store and on errands and just 4 fun. I found all that and more in this 150 scooter.

    I'm 64 yrs old and weigh just south of 250-lbs. I found this to be a very easy vehicle to handle and ride on the ...

    It has plenty of power and with the 14" tires it handles great. Only complaint is ft end bottomes out in rough roads a little to much and seat was uncomfortable at first untill it wore in.Current top speed is 58mph but I'm putting a new racing exaust on that will improve that as well as low end torque.

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  • Great Scooter!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 20, 2008

    I think I was lucky enough to get one of the first Super 8 150's available in the US--my dealership got three of them, and they were all sold (to overly eager people like me apparently :) before they hit the show floor. Prior to this, I have ridden (not owned) a Sym Mio, a Benelli Andretti, a Yamaha ...

    There are a lot of things I like about the Super 8 and a few things I don't. Let's get the "bad news" out of the way first. The under-seat storage is not particularly useful. I have a size small 3/4 helmet with a face shield that goes down to the chin, and it will not fit in the storage (primarily because there is a sizable raised area in the middle of the storage, effectively removing a good bit of its depth). Kymco's solution for this is to put two metal pegs in front of the storage area, but still under the seat. You can lift the seat, hang your helmet outside by putting the helmet's retaining ring over the peg, then locking the seat down. This seems to work fine, unless it rains, or some desperate thief decides he doesn't need the retaining clip, cuts the strap, and makes off with your helmet. The other complaint I have is that the rear brake is a drum (the front is disc), and it seems to affect the overall stopping performance (i.e. the Vespa had discs front and rear, and seemed to stop slightly faster). Lastly, the manual is clearly a translation. In general, you can determine what phrases like "comeback it to original position" mean. But there are a couple spots that could be more clear. For example, the manual states a gear oil capacity of .2 liters. There are standard drain and fill/check bolts in the casing, but if you filled the casing to the check bolt hole, it would be much more than .2 liters--closer to .4. I've never seen a casing with a check bolt hole that you wouldn't fill up to that hole. But in this case I'm left wondering what the right amount of gear oil is. Is the manual a misprint, or is this a strange casing you don't fill all the way up?

    Now, to the good stuff... The scooter rides great! It's got a sporty feel to it, for sure--more like a motorcycle. The 14" wheels are nice and smooth out the bumps, manhole covers, etc. much better than the 10" - 12" wheels you find on most scoots. The scooter feels much more stable at speed than the Vino or Mio--not quite as good as the Vespa, but the Super 8 is also 1/3 the cost. The acceleration is solid, and mine tops out around 55-57 (actual--the speedometer is a little optimistic and reports about 63-65), getting about 80 mpg. At this point, I should add one caveat about the ride... the first 300 or so miles will be very different from what I said above. In fact, you'll probably think the seat is made from iron and wonder why the shocks seem to do nothing but relay impact directly to your bones. But stay the course and it will all work out fine. The seat will soften up and the ride will improve significantly (as will the engine performance and gas mileage--I only got about 65 mpg on the first tank). By the way, the break-in period is tough--it's no fun to reign in the throttle on a scoot that's so much fun to run. But once you're through that, you'll love it. The look of the scooter is great. The body style really stands out--I don't think there's another design that's even close, so you'll definitely turn heads. I have the red/black combination, and think the green/black looks slick, too (the yellow/blue is a bit much for my taste, sorry!). Personally, I love the sport bike styling, and it seems to fit the personality of the scooter.

    A few other general notes... the rear suspension is adjustable. The US version has an evap system (presumably to meet CARB requirements?), which ties in at the top of the fuel tank and can become a problem if you overfill the gas tank (simple solution: quit trying to cram that last bit of gas in there!). The scooter takes 15W-40 oil, which I think it typical for diesel engines. I only had two options for 15W-40 at my auto parts store, neither of which was synthetic.

    Overall, this is a great scoot and I would highly recommend it!

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