Broaden horizons with the new DT X360
Kymco’s DT X360 adventure crossover scooter has arrived in Australia, based on the excellent Downtown 350i platform but with the wherewithal to take on light off-road terrain thanks to its dual-purpose tyres.
Other standout features on the DT X360 include the wider handlebar to assist in maximising leverage, especially on unpaved surfaces, while the higher seating position (800mm) maximises rider visibility.
Compared to the Downtown 350i, the DT X360 also has a shorter wheelbase and isn’t as high or long.
Other highlights include traction control, keyless ignition, all-LED lighting, a full-colour LCD digital screen and two USB ports.
Underseat storage is roomy as well: enough to accommodate at least two helmets.
The retail price for the DT X360 is $8790 plus on-road costs, available in an orange and black livery.
The DT X360 produces power and torque figures of 28.4hp (21.2kW) and 30Nm from the punchy 321cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-valve single-cylinder engine. There’s an effective range of about 300km between fuel stops.
And because it’s based on the second-generation Downtown 350, the technology, performance and comfort markers are already class-leading.
“There’s been plenty of interest around the DT X360, and for good reason with its wider remit than your normal scooter,” said Michael Poynton, the director of Kymco Australia.
“And with all that outstanding Downtown DNA, the foundations for an excellent scooter are already there – but this time with the ability to take on a wider variety of terrain.
“Kymco’s engineering prowess is exceptional – and recently endorsed by Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle arm choosing the Taiwanese manufacture as a strategic partner – and the DT X360 is yet another shining example of its ingenuity.”
The DT X360 is now on sale at Kymco scooter dealers nationally.
SPECIFICATIONS: KYMCO DT X360
Type: Liquid-cooled, four-valve, SOHC single-cylinder
Bore x stroke: 75.3mm x 72mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Fuel system: EFI
Power: 28.4hp (21.2kW) at 7250rpm
Torque: 30Nm at 5750rpm
Type: Continuously Variable Transmission
CHASSIS & RUNNING GEAR
Frame: Steel tube
Front suspension: 37mm fork, 110mm travel
Rear suspension: Twin shocks with preload adjustment, 108mm travel
Front brakes: 260mm discs with three-piston floating calipers, Bosch ABS
Rear brake: 240mm rear disc with twin-piston caliper, Bosch ABS
WHEELS & TYRES
Wheels: 14-inch (f), 13-inch (r)
Tyres: 120/80-14 (f), 150/70-13 (r)
DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES
Seat height: 800mm
Fuel capacity: 12.5 litres
Price: $8790 plus on-road costs
Warranty: Three years unlimited kilometres