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KYMCO (trade name for the Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd is a Taiwanese company that manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs for distribution throughout the world. Founded in 1963, the company was originally aimed at making parts for Honda. The company built its first complete scooter in 1970 and began marketing under the "KYMCO" brand name in 1992. With time, Kymco has come to be the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, and the 5th largest scooter and manufacturer worldwide.[1] KYMCO's headquarters and factory are located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, having roughly 3000 employees, and producing more than 480,000 vehicles per year. The company has overseas production factories in Jakarta, Shanghai, Changsha and Chengdu. In early 2008, KYMCO was chosen by German manufacturer BMW to provide them with the engines for their G450 X enduro bike.[2]

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Products

Scooters

  • 150XLS
  • Activ 50
  • Agility 50/125
  • Agility City A/C 125/150
  • Bet & Win 50/125/150/250
  • Caro 100
  • Cherry 50/100
  • Cobra Cross 50
  • Cobra Racer 50
  • Dink 50 A/C
  • Dink L/C
  • Dink/Yager 125
  • Dink 150/200
  • Ego 125
  • Espresso 150
  • Filly 50LX
  • Grand Dink (known as Grand Vista in the U.S.and the Frost in Canada) 125/150/250
  • Like 50
  • Miler 125
  • Movie XL 125/150
  • People 50
  • People S 50
  • People 125
  • People S 125
  • People 150
  • People S 200
  • People 250
  • Sento
  • Sooner 100
  • Super 8
  • Super 9 A/C 50 (air-cooled)
  • Super 9 L/C 50 (liquid-cooled)
  • Top Boy 50 On/Off Road
  • Vitality 50 (2 stroke and 4 stroke models)
  • Vivio 125
  • Xciting 250/300/300 Ri/500/500 Ri
  • Yager 125
  • Yager GT 125
  • Yager GT 200i
  • Yup 50/250
  • ZX 50

Motorcycles

  • Activ 110/125
  • Cruiser 125
  • Grand King 125/150
  • Hipster 125 4V (H/Bar and L/Bar)
  • Hipster 150
  • KTR/KCR 125/150
  • Pulsar/CK 125
  • Pulsar Luxe 125
  • Quannon (known as KR Sport in the U.S.)
    • Kymco Quannon 125/150/150 Fi
    • Kymco Quannon Naked 125
  • Spike 125
  • Stryker 125 (on- and off-road)
  • Stryker 150 (on- and off-road)
  • Venox 250
  • Zing 125/150

ATVs

  • KXR 90
  • KXR 250 (on-road)
  • Maxxer 300
  • Mongoose KXR250
  • MXer 50
  • MXer 125
  • MXer 125 (on-road)
  • MXer 150
  • MXer 150 (on-road)
  • MXU 50/150/250/300/500

Kymco in the United States

Kymco offers a reduced product line in the United states which includes 15 scooters, 9 ATV's and the Venox 250 cruiser which has been reviewed as one of the best starter cruisers in the US market in one test.

Kymco sales in the United States are coordinated through Kymco USA Inc., headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Kymco USA Inc. currently serves over 600 US dealerships which offer various levels of the US line-up.

Additionally, in a recent Consumer Reports survey, the Kymco Agility 125 scooter ranked 1st (alongside the Vespa LX150) for the best choice in a 150 cc scooter.

References

  1. Who is KYMCO?. ScooterUnderground. Retrieved on 2009-12-26.
  2. "BMW Taps KYMCO", DealerNews, 2008-02-02. Retrieved on 2009-12-26.

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