KYMCO or Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd is a Taiwanese company that manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs for worldwide distribution. KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan.
Founded in 1963 after splitting from Honda, KYMCO originally made parts for Honda. Initially working as a motorcycle part manufacturer for Honda, Kymco managed to launch its first scooter in 1970.
Company 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. Majority of the company's vehicles were produced between 2004 and 2008.
These late models are equipped with both a powerful engine and advanced features. For example, the Kymco 125 Stryker, a motorcycle manufactured in 2004, comes with a single cylinder engine equipped with an air cooling system which could produce 11.8 horsepower at 9000rpm and a torque of 9Nm at 7500rpm. In addition, the motorcycle has disc front brakes and drum rear brakes as well as a 5-speed gearbox.
The Venox 250 cruiser is one of the most known bikes ever produced by Kymbo, being equipped with a single cylinder engine producing 27 horsepower at 10500rpm. Just like the other models, the bike has disc front brakes and drum rear brakes. In addition, the bike comes with a wet, multidisc clutch and a 5-speed gearbox as well as with a tubular steel structure frame.
Tue, 20 May 2014
HeliBars, one of the leaders in replacement motorcycle handlebars and riser systems, is pleased to announce that installation labor of its innovative, patented products will be just $100–half price–during the Americade rally, in Lake George, New York from June 2nd to 6th. Americade attendees will have their new HeliBars installed and custom-tailored during the rally by factory certified HeliBars installer, Sportline Power Products, in nearby Queensbury. The shop will have on hand a wide selection of Heli comfort kits, headlined by the just-released Luxury Sport Touring Horizon handlebars for Honda Goldwings and F6Bs.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014
You may not have heard of ZEV electric scooters and bicycles, but if these three models are any indication, this may change. ZEV has announced big changes to the 10 LRC scooter, as well as updates to the 6000 L and T-10 scooters as well. Starting with the $13,990 10 LRC, it features a 10kWh battery pack.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013
Kymco had one of the larger booths at the 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Fla. and taking up center stage was the largest displacement scooter available in the United States – the MYROAD700i. This maxi-scooter is powered by a 59-horsepower, fuel injected, parallel twin, 699cc engine.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013
The inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is just weeks away and promoter Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group today announced the details of AIMExpo Outdoors! The nearly 400,000 square-foot outdoor interactive and experiential space located on the grounds of Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will feature a variety of activities throughout the five-day event geared towards trade, media and consumers. The centerpiece of AIMExpo Outdoors! is the exclusive demo areas designated for testing the newest models.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013
AMA members and motorcyclists from across the country celebrated the people, machines and sport of motorcycling at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring the riders and champions of Husqvarna, over the July 19-21 weekend. The annual gathering of tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts participated in vintage racing, took in numerous bike shows, met their motorcycling heroes, purchased vintage parts and motorcycles in the massive swap meet, spent time with old friends, and met new ones, all at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The AMA and the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, extend their appreciation to AMA members, racers, enthusiasts, collectors, restorers, fans, clubs, companies and others who supported the three-day celebration of motorcycling’s history and heroes.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013
The automotive world has been buzzing of late about BMW‘s upcoming i3 electric car having an optional range extending gas-powered motorcycle engine. As our sister site Autoguide.com reports, the i3 will be available with an optional two-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine to power a generator which can recharge the electric motor and extend the vehicle’s range to 250 miles compared to a range of 60-90 miles relying just on the battery. It turns out that two-cylinder motorcycle engine will actually be provided to BMW by Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012
Kymco USA announced four new models for 2013, bumping its scooter lineup to 16 models. Joining Kymco‘s offerings are the Compagno in 50cc and 110cc iterations, the Movie 150 and the Xciting 500Ri ABS. The Compagno 50i and 110i (pictured above) feature a traditional Italian-style scooter design.
Fri, 02 Dec 2011
Kymco USA President and Chief Executive Officer Eric Bondy has resigned, stepping down from a position he has held for seven years. Bondy is leaving Kymco to explore a new, but unspecified, opportunity, but will remain with the company until Dec. 15 to help ensure a smooth transition.
Wed, 26 Jan 2011
Well, it's the end of winter, there's no snow around and I'm riding a lot more. Because the roads are wet and generally 'orrible, my bikes are looking like they've been rolling around in a field. I knew that Meguiar's were well established in the car world, but I didn't know they did a motorcycle specific range, so I thought I'd get some in to try it out.
Fri, 17 Jul 2009
What is the cheapest scooter? We’ll show you! Cheap doesn’t mean bad, in fact due to tremendous competition in the 2009 market scooters are better and more affordable than ever!