KYMCO has dropped the entry price of its Taiwanese-made Downtown 350i ABS maxi-scooter to $6,490 plus on-road costs, marking a $1,000 drop over its 2015 counterpart.


The price realignment comes as part of a significant model update which offers a host of revised performance and safety features, including a fresh 320cc fuel injected engine.


KYMCO Australia’s Michael Poynton said Downtown 350i ABS now represented better value than ever thanks to the combined price drop and enhancements.


“Downtown has long been a winning package for KYMCO and our new entry-level price will further underline the formidable value that it represents.


“A long list of new updates on this year’s model is another significant plus for Downtown that we expect will push it way beyond any competition in the market,” said Poynton.


The update list is headed by a fresh fuel injected, liquid-cooled, 320cc four-stroke engine that has been carefully mapped to deliver more responsive power across a lower rev range.


Aside from the new engine, buyers of the refreshed model will also note the restyled cowling and lighting features, widened foot board and smoother CVT automatic transmission configuration.


Advanced safety features carry over unchanged from the previous model with Bosch ABS braking technology returning.


Poynton noted the inclusion of ABS technology reflected the company’s commitment to rider safety and further demonstrated their drive toward delivering unequalled value.


“Our competitors will always offer ABS technology at a considerable premium but we choose to offer it as a standard inclusion and really believe it’s a must have feature for this type of product.”


Other features that remain unchanged include the segment leading under-seat and in-dash storage, advanced integrated lighting with LED highlights and superior instrumentation cluster featuring LCD multifunction display.


The suspension again features dual five-position adjustable rear shocks and telescopic forks to deliver responsive handling and advanced road holding ability.


The updated Downtown 350i ABS maxi-scooter is set to roll into Australian showrooms as early as next week and is supported by the factories three-year warranty program.