Everything about KYMCO
KYMCO Brand History
Kymco is a Taiwanese company founded in 1963 and headquartered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Although the company is usually described as the largest scooter manufacturer in the country, Kymco also developed motorcycles and ATVs.
Initially working as a motorcycle part manufacturer for Honda, Kymco managed to launch its first scooter in 1970. What's interesting is that Kymco set up a separate production line for the United States, operated by the local subsidiary headquartered in South Carolina. The Kymco USA subsidiary introduced no less than 15 scooters and 9 ATVs which recorded a moderate success on the local market.
Talking about the motorcycles manufactured by Kymco, it's worth mentioning that the majority of the company's vehicles were produced between 2004 and 2008. For instance, the 125 Stryker, the Agility, the Dink, the Maxxer, the People, the Venox 250 and the Xciting were all produced in the last few years. However, note that the company operates under the Kymco brand since 1992.
The interesting aspect is that these motorcycles 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.
Latest News about KYMCO
Kymco is teasing their new Agility 16+ scooter, a two-wheeler powered by an 125cc engine and bringing forth new frame design and updated performance specs. The mass will be positioned more towards the center of the machine as the fuel tank was pushed more to the front. The new frame will also support a bigger load... Continue Reading →
After becoming the largest maxi scooter to be imported in the US, the 2014 Kymco MyRoad 700i has set forth to break the ice north of the US border, as an imminent launch in Canada is expected soon. While bigger maxi scooters are being sold in other countries, such as the mighty Aprilia SRV 850, MyRoad 700i will be... Continue Reading →
We kind of saw this coming, as it was only natural that Kymco should not miss a great opportunity to show their new machinery in growing event such as the 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo. Following in the steps of Suzuki, which has also announced their participation in the Orlando event recently,... Continue Reading →
We're still not sure whether a 700cc two-wheeler should be allowed to bear the name "scooter" but until such matters are cleared, here's the great news. The 2014 KYMCO MyRoad 700i is the largest-displacement maxi-scooter in the US market... and it looks fabulous! This monster scooter packs a DO... Continue Reading →
Great news comes from the US branch of Kymco, as the new big-bore 2014 SxS family was recently announced. The 2014 Kymco UXV 700i arrives in 5 trims, including the base model, and addresses a wide palette of purposes. All new machinery comes with the same technology under the hood: a fuel-injected SOHC 695cc 4-str... Continue Reading →
TARC stands for the Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium, and the purpose of this organization is to prove the viability of electric transportation using local components. And since the best way to prove something is often "show and tell", here is TARC's 96V e bike. This machine is 100% MIT, with ... Continue Reading →
The name says it all: in case you ride a scooter, feel like racing a rally and you just know you're not entirely sane, this is the place to be - the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally (MBSR). This is a Canadian event and some will not be surprised. However we totally dig the idea of racing a 50cc scooter during a ful... Continue Reading →
With cities being busier and busier each passing year and driving a car to work taking increasingly more time, people start re-considering the 2-wheeled commuting. And if a 50cc scooter may seem not enough for some, here's Kymco's new offer: the Compagno 110i, a classic scooter loaded with all the niftiest ... Continue Reading →
If you thought Kymco's bikes looked cool, be prepared to see their latest creation, the K-Pipe, a small-displacement bike sporting awesome looks and offering exceptional mileage, too. Built with Kymco's Spinal Column chassis, the bike is extremely sturdy while being actually lighter. This chassis weighs ... Continue Reading →
When combining the need for an agile and swift vehicle which could easily squeeze through he crowded city traffic with the need of a machine which will also be suitable for longer trips, scooters like the Kymco Downtown 300i come into discussion. If riding a motorcycle is not exactly your game, but still you could us... Continue Reading →