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Founded in 1963 after splitting from Honda, KYMCO originally made parts for Honda.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.
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Taiwan-based Kymco unveiled three new products earlier this month at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA., including the Quannon 150. The air-cooled 149.3cc single-cylinder “sportbike” weighs 299 lbs and produces 14 hp allegedly allowing it to reach speeds of 72 mph. Speed is unlikely to be the main goal for beginners or commuters who purchase such a bike, but the claimed 70-75 mpg fuel efficiency will surely strike their fancy.