The all-new Xciting 400i ABS is the performance king of the lot. It will replace the current Xciting 500 ABS as the company’s flagship touring model, offering a lighter chassis and improved power delivery for sportier performance. At 451 lbs. wet, the Xciting 400i is the lightest of the bikes in its class. The engine offers smooth, abundant power, putting out a claimed 35 hp at 8,000 rpm and 26.6 lb-ft. of torque at 6,500 rpm. Unlike scooters that emphasize low-end torque for in-town speeds, this model’s 399cc, 4-valve single is tuned for mid- to high-end power for highway cruising and passing. This explains why the 400i gets on the pipe — or, rather, on the band — at 5,000 rpm, where the scooter suddenly feels noticeably faster and lighter. Despite this bias towards high-rpm power, the continuously variable transmission essentially ensures you’re always in the right gear, even when powering the bike up hills from a near-stop.