Zontes launches the new Maxi-Scooter E125 for beginners in Spain

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Although not exactly the most popular on the US market, maxi-scooters are incredibly popular in Europe thanks to their functionality, adaptability and affordability. 

Maxi-scooters are described as a mix between a touring bike and a scooter. Thanks to strict licensing regulations in Europe, we find small maxi-scooters designed for young, novice riders. These two-wheeled bikes, equipped with a 125 cc engine and many practical features, are often the first vehicle for young people living in the city. Thanks to the growing popularity of maxi-scooters, we’re seeing more and more new models hit the market. This is the case with the new E125 from Chinese manufacturer Zontes.

We’ve already talked about Zontes several times and, of all the Chinese manufacturers aiming for worldwide success, Zontes is one of the few that seems to be getting it right. The new E125 is its entry-level offering in the maxi-scooter segment and shares the same platform as its bigger sister, the E350. Zontes says the E125 aims to provide riders with maximum comfort on short and long journeys. The company says that the style of the E125 is intended to convey the idea of comfort, while at the same time conveying a sporty and athletic feel.

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On the technological front, the Zontes E125 is equipped with a compact 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder with a four-valve cylinder head. With this, the scooter produces 14.6 hp of power – the limit when it comes to A1 licensing parameters. For reliable driving, it uses Bosch’s MSE 8.0 electronic fuel injection system. The driver is kept up to date with all the relevant driving statistics via a full color TFT display with four modes and a “Screen Mirroring” function. There is also a practical tire pressure monitoring system and an ambient temperature reading on the instrument panel.

In terms of underpinnings, the E125 is fairly basic in its construction, with a standard telescopic front fork and a set of double rear shock absorbers with adjustable preload to take account of riding with a passenger or extra load. The E125 is equipped with front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS for added safety. Meanwhile, at the front, a six-beam LED headlight illuminates the road ahead and a built-in DRL ensures that we are always visible to other road users. Other standard features include an electronically adjustable windshield and hand guards for added protection against wind and falls.

When it comes to price and availability, the Zontes E125 is expected to start rolling out of showrooms in Spain at the end of January 2024.

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