Although the adventure scooter market is still modest, it is steadily expanding. Kymco unveiled the DTX360 in November 2020, with dual-purpose tires, a 3.3-gallon gas tank, and a weight of 195 kilograms. Kymco is extending the DTX line to include 125cc and 300cc variants to cater to the rising novice market, particularly in Europe. Let's have a look at them quickly, shall we?
At a glance, the DTX125 looks very similar to the DTX360, with that same angular, off-road-esque aesthetic. The DTX 125 has a 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine instead of the 321cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder mill found in the DTX 360. When accelerated to 8,750 rpm, it claims to generate 13 horsepower. The seat height is a comfortable 785 millimeters, or little under 31 inches. In comparison to the 360, the weight is also lower, at just 176 kilograms. Surely, the DTX125 will appeal to young, first-time riders looking for a practical runabout that can handle uneven road surfaces and tackle the city with ease.
Moving on to the DTX300, it's a maxi adventure scooter just like its smaller and bigger siblings, that boasts similar rugged styling and go-anywhere capability. It serves as something of a middleground between the 125 and 360, although I can only imagine that it exists simply to offer younger riders more choices, as well as in adherence to motorbike licensing regulations in Europe. That said, it gets a 276cc, liquid-cooled, two-valve, single-cylinder engine. With 23.1 horsepower on tap at 7,500 rpm, it's fairly zippy, and will make for a fun all-rounder for city and commuting duties.
When it comes to pricing and availability, the new Kymco DTX125 is surprisingly pricey, starting at 5,640 Euros, translating to about $5,865 USD. Color options consist of Matte Odolo Black/ Orange for the little 125 ADV-scoot. Meanwhile, the DTX300, available in the same Matte Odolo Black/ Orange, but with another color option—Matte Odolo Black/ Scalve Sand—retails for 6,640 Euros, or the equivalent of around $6,905 USD.