The long-awaited KYMCO AK 550 Premium scooter has arrived in Australia with a host of technical updates and refinements, making it safer, smoother and more comfortable than ever before.
From the streamlined modern styling design with full LED lighting to the multi-textured seating surfaces, the AK 550 Premium stands out from the crowd.
Jam-packed with the latest technology, including an electronic throttle, cruise control, traction control, multi-stage heated grips, cornering ABS, the choice between two riding modes: Standard & Rain, plus an innovative electronically adjustable windshield and upgraded daytime-running headlights.
Other notable features include a 14.5-litre fuel tank, capacious under-seat storage, 800mm seat height, keyless ignition, and a full-colour LED digital screen plus two USB ports.
• Streamlined muscular design
• Linear power delivery via an electronic throttle
• Dual power mode – Standard & Rain
• Keyless ignition control
• Cruise control
• Three-stage heated grips
• Traction control system
• Advanced Intelligent Braking System (AIBS)
• Low vibration
• Low seat height (785mm)
• Noodoe System connectivity
• High power-to-weight ratio
• Intoxicating exhaust sound
• Horizontal rear suspension system
• Low centre of gravity
• Optimised weight distribution
The KYMCO AK 550 Premium sets the benchmark for the perfect blend of sport and superior designs with its utmost attention to every detail. From the streamlined muscular body lines with full LED lighting to the nicely sculptured emblems and multi-textured seating surfaces, it not only stands out from the crowd but also provides the owner with pride of ownership.
The new AK 550 Premium is equipped with advanced cornering (lean-sensitive) anti-lock brake system. AIBS elevates safety to another level by incorporating a bank angle sensor to constantly regulate brake force applied on each wheel during cornering, when traction is already at its limit.
Every component is engineered with the aim of achieving maximum strength with minimum weight. The lightweight aluminium frame provides the rigidity necessary for spirited riding. The lightweight radial tyres and the hollow-designed low-pressure die-casting aluminium wheels further reduce the unsprung weight.
The AK 550 Premium has the lowest centre of gravity in its class. All body components have been engineered to deliver a vehicle with a near 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution for perfect balance. This strategic placement of the centre of gravity provides the most solid foundation to pursue ultimate handling capability.
Inverted front forks paired with dual Brembo brakes keeps this maxi-scooter agile and stable during cornering and delivers superior stopping power whenever needed.
Three-stage reducer technology separates the weight of the engine from the transmission, reducing the unsprung weight of the rear suspension, which helps keep the rear wheel firmly planted to the ground.
The 550cc parallel-twin cylinder, DOHC, 8-valve. liquid-cooled engine produces a silky smooth and highly responsive power curve. Its 37.5kW maximum output generates brisk acceleration as well as impressive top speed. The power delivery is tuned to suit both spirited adventures as well as pleasant touring.
The system operates ever so smoothly and naturally that it does not interfere with the scooter’s handling, even when the rider wishes to engage in aggressive riding.
The heated grip set is standard fitment on the AK 550 Premium and features 3 levels of adjustable heat temperature to keep your hands warm in cooler conditions.
Enthralling acoustics roar from the twin-cylinder engine through the carefully structured exhaust chamber.
Equipped with the choice between two power modes for the riders to enjoy every journey, regardless of the conditions. Other than the normal “Full Power” setting, the “Rain Mode” provides the rider with milder power output and softer throttle response that is best suited to wet surfaces with poor grip.
The low 785mm seat height provides comfortable ergonomics for riders of all sizes. Moreover, it keeps the whole centre of gravity low when the rider is on board. The lower riding position not only gives the rider more confidence when manoeuvring, but it also enhances the whole riding experience.
The capacious underseat storage compartment is capable of storing one full-face helmet and one open-face helmet*, striking the perfect balance between the need for large storage space for extended journeys, whilst being compact enough for spirited riding. There are also two glove compartments for storing smaller items.
*Certain helmet shapes may not fit in the underseat storage compartment.
Noodoe puts the rider at the centre of everything and makes every moment – from when you approach your KYMCO, through the journey, the parking, when you return, even stopping at a red light – an amazing and more enjoyable experience. It’s a brilliant interplay of technologies and human needs that elevates your every interaction with your scooter into a heart-winning experience.
The KYMCO AK 500 Premium Ride meets the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) requirements in all states and territories.
KYMCO’s 3-Year Factory Warranty program* provides advanced product coverage and delivers a superior ownership experience.
|Engine||In-line twin-cylinder, 4-Stroke, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
|Max. Power||50.9hp (37.5kW) @ 7500rpm|
|Max. Torque||52Nm @ 6000rpm|
|Fuel system||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Transmission||Wet Clutch, CVT Automatic|
|Front suspension||41mm Up-Side Down Fork|
|Rear suspension||Horizontal Trailing Arm Rear Suspension|
|Front tyre size||120/70 – R15|
|Rear tyre size||160/60 – R15|
|Front brakes||Brembo 4-piston calipers, dual 270mm floating discs
|Rear brakes||Twin-piston caliper, single 260mm disc|
|ABS||Advanced Intelligent Braking System (Cornering ABS)|
|Size / Weight|
|Length x Width x Height||2220mm x 795mm x 1450mm|
|Colours||Black or Calm Blue|
|Warranty||3 Year Factory Warranty Program*|
*KYMCO products are supported by our 3-year factory warranty program. The program provides warranty for a period of two years from the date of purchase. However, if you have your vehicle serviced exclusively at an authorised dealer and retain an accurate service history, you may be eligible for a further one year extension. For more details, contact your local KYMCO dealer.