Kymco unveils the new AK 550 Premium 2023, a version, which supports the “standard” AK 550, which mixes comfort and sportiness. For this reason the AK 550 Premium 2023 has a more tourer connotation, characterized by a new shield profile and a higher electric windscreen.
The technical basis of the AK 550 confirmed: horizontal 550 cc 8-valve engine, capable of delivering one maximum power of 51 CV at 7.50 rpm. and a peak of torque of 51.9 at 5,750 rpm, which propels the scooter over 160 km / h of top speed. The final transmission adopts a new belt designed to reduce noise and maintenance. The throttle is equipped with the ETS control system, Electronic Throttle System (Ride by Wire), which is used to manage the new traction control (TCS), which debuts on the AK 550 Premium together with cruise control. Also standard is the AIBS Advanced intelligent brake system, which also integrates the ABS cornering function to the ABS function.
The chassis is also confirmed: aluminum frame, to which the engine is centrally fixed, connected to a 41 mm double plate hydraulic telescopic fork and an aluminum single-sided swingarm at the rear.
The instrumentation has been renewed: always made up of 3 digital dials, it is now equipped with superior brightness and definition. The border of the dials changes color according to the selected drive mode. The central circular display houses the Kymco Noodoe navigation and entertainment system, which allows you to connect to your smartphone and have Turn by Turn navigation on the display.
The bridge has also been updated and the key blocks on the handlebars have been redesigned. Starting is with a second generation smart key: the starter rotor disappears and is replaced by a central “click and go” ignition button which automatically unlocks the electric steering lock. The old options provided by the knob selector are replaced by separate buttons present in the back shield. Heated grips confirmed as standard equipment.