Kymco

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KYMCO Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd
Industry Powersports
Founded 1963
Headquarters Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Products Motorcycles, Scooters, ATV's
Website www.kymco.com
A Kymco G3
2009 Kymco Sento 50cc

KYMCO or Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd (Chinese: 光陽工業; pinyin: Guāng Yáng Gōng Yè), is a Taiwanese company that manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs for worldwide distribution. Founded in 1963 after splitting from Honda, KYMCO originally made parts for Honda. The company built its first complete scooter in 1970 and began marketing under the "KYMCO" brand name in 1992. In the 2000s, Kymco became the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, and the fifth largest scooter and manufacturer worldwide.[1] KYMCO's headquarters and factory are located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with about 3000 employees, and producing more than 570,000 vehicles per year. The company has production facilities in Jakarta, Petaling Jaya, Shanghai, Changsha and Chengdu.

In early 2008, KYMCO was chosen by BMW to supply the engines for their G450 X Enduro bike.[2]

In late 2013, Kawasaki announced that their new J300 scooter is manufactured in partnership with Kymco. It is based on a Kymco Downtown 300i.[3]

Products[edit]

Scooters[edit]

  • 150XLS
  • Activ 50/125
  • Agility 50/125
  • Agility City A/C 125/150/200
  • Bet & Win 50/125/150/250 (also known as Ego)
  • Caro 100
  • Cherry 50/100
  • Cobra Cross 50
  • Cobra Racer 50/100
  • Dink 50 A/C
  • Dink L/C
  • Dink/Yager 125
  • Dink 150/200
  • DJ 50 S
  • Downtown 125i/200i/300i
  • Nikita 300/125 (known as Downtown in the U.S., Canada and Europe)
  • Easy 100
  • Ego 125
  • Espresso 150
  • Filly 50LX
  • Grand Dink (known as Grand Vista in the U.S.and the Frost in Canada) 125/150/250
  • Heroism 125/150-豪漢
  • Jockey 125
  • Like 50/125/200i/200i XL
  • Miler 125
  • Movie 50
  • Movie XL 125/150
  • MyRoad 700i
  • People 50
  • People S 50
  • People 125
  • People S 125
  • People 150
  • People S 200
  • People 250
  • People S 250
  • People S 250i
  • People S 300i >2008
  • People GT 200i/300i
  • My road 700i
  • Sento
  • Sooner 100
  • Super 8 125/150
  • Super 9
  • Top Boy 50 On/Off Road
  • Vitality 50 (2 stroke and 4 stroke models)
  • Vivio 125
  • Xciting 250/300/300 Ri/400I/500/500 Ri
  • Yager 125
  • Yager GT 125
  • Yager GT 200i
  • Yup 50/250
  • ZX 50

Motorcycles[edit]

  • Activ 110/125
  • Axr 110
  • Cruiser 125
  • Grand King 125/150
  • Hipster 125 2V
  • Hipster 125 4V (H/Bar and L/Bar)
  • Hipster 150
  • Jetix 50/125
  • KTR/KCR 125/150
  • K-Pipe 50/125
  • 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)
  • Visa R110
  • Venox 250
  • Zing 125/150

ATVs[edit]

  • KXR 50/90
  • KXR 250 (on-road)
  • Maxxer 300
Maxxer 450i
  • Mongoose KXR250
  • MXer 50
  • MXer 125
  • MXer 125 (on-road)
  • MXer 150
  • MXer 150 (on-road)
  • MXU 50/150/250/300/400/500/500i IRS
  • MXU 550i/700i
  • UXV 500i/700i

Kymco in the United States[edit]

Kymco's product line in the United States includes 15 scooters, 9 ATVs and the Venox 250 cruiser. Kymco USA Inc. is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina with around 600 dealerships. And is the Official Scooter and ATV for the NHRA.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is KYMCO?". ScooterUnderground. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  2. ^ "BMW Taps KYMCO". DealerNews. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/kawasaki-j300-scooter-confirmed/23696.html

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