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October 27, 2015

2015 KYMCO Like 200i Quick Look

That's what scooter enthusiasts will experience with the 2015 KYMCO Like 200i, the company promises. [more]

January 21, 2015

KYMCO launches Naked scooter, side-by-side with built-in generator

KYMCO Canada is announcing big upgrades for 2015 including a brand new UXV 500i G side-by-side vehicle that combines all the features and benefits of the UXV series with a fully integrated Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) 5kW generator. [more]

January 19, 2015

2015 KYMCO UXV 700i LE Preview

After introducing the MXU 700i ATV in 2013, it only made sense for KYMCO to follow that up with the launch of the UXV 700i side-by-side utility vehicle. Returning for 2015, the latter comes in four trim levels, all powered by the same engine and built on the same platform. [more]

May 17, 2014

2014 KYMCO UXV 700i Preview

After introducing the MXU 700i ATV in 2013, it only made sense for KYMCO to launch the UXV 700i side- by-side utility vehicle for 2014. The latter comes in four trim levels, all powered by the same engine and built on the same platform. [more]

February 25, 2014

2014 KYMCO MyRoad 700i Preview

In an effort to keep pace in the all-important large scooter segment, KYMCO is building on the success of the Xciting 500Ri with the more upscale and technologically advanced MyRoad 700i. [more]

August 08, 2013

Kymco renews partnership with two Canadian TV shows

Kymco Canada will once again sponsor a pair of hunting shows, Hunting Canada & Beyond and Canadian Whitetail Television. [more]

March 25, 2013

2013 Kymco MXU 700i Preview

Kymco celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013 by taking its ATV lineup to a whole new level. With the completely redesigned MXU 500i and the all-new MXU 700i, the Taiwanese manufacturer wants to make a statement to customers and competitors alike: "Let's show you how it's done!" [more]

March 18, 2013

2013 Kymco Downtown 300i Review

The 2013 Kymco Downtown 300i loves hitting the open road as much as tackling city streets. Nice weight distribution and handling make it fun to ride at all times. [more]

January 20, 2013

2013 Kymco New Sento 110i Review

The 2013 Kymco New Sento 110i, known as "Many" across Asia, proves to be discreet, yet oh-so fun and functional. It also has outstanding balance and agility. I've tested a Canadian prototype, and I must say that it stole my heart. [more]

November 12, 2012

2013 Kymco People GT 200i Review

Kymco has played it smart once again, endowing the 2013 People GT 200i with a fuel-injected 205cc engine that supplies enough power to excel both in the city and on the highway. [more]

September 03, 2012

2012 Kymco Agility City 50 4T Preview

The 2012 Kymco Agility City 50 4T is a well equipped urban scooter with a number of extras that make it possible for city dwellers to keep their car in the garage for 7-8 months a year. [more]

August 12, 2012

2012 Kymco Sento 110i Preview

Kymco is adding to the Sento range with a brand new scooter. This 111cc retro style scooter is easy to ride, whether in heavy traffic or on more free-flowing city roads. With 50cc scooters, you're often limited to riding in low-speed areas. [more]

June 25, 2012

2012 Kymco Sento 50i Preview

First launched in 2009 in Taiwan, the Sento 50i has been restyled in 2012, and the changes are both of a practical and technological nature. This retro-style runabout with a modern touch features a revamped 49 cc single cylinder, injection-fueled and air-cooled engine. [more]

June 04, 2012

2012 Kymco Mongoose 300 Preview

Kymco's reputation of quality, reliability and styling now extends well beyond Asian markets. Consumers in Canada can appreciate its safe and attractive ATVs such as the 2012 Mongoose 300 at a very affordable price. [more]

November 04, 2011

2012 Kymco MXU 450i Preview

Following the huge success of its first full-size ATV, the MXU 500i, Kymco strikes back with the all-new 2012 MXU 450i. This unique machine from the Taiwanese giant is ready to hit North America and delight medium-displacement ATV enthusiasts. [more]

April 14, 2011

2011 Kymco MXU 500i IRS Review

More of a workhorse than a pleasure pony, the old solid-axle MXU 500 needed to up the ante in terms of comfort, stability and ergonomics. It has matured since then, and today has got everything a trail rider could ask for, thanks mainly to the new IRS chassis and direct injection engine. Presenting the latest evolution of Kymco's utility ATV: the 2011 MXU 500i IRS. [more]

March 24, 2011

2011 Kymco Maxxer 450i Review

Critically acclaimed for its stability and capability, the Maxxer chassis with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) seemed like an ideal platform to receive a more modern and more powerful engine. Say hello to the 2011 Kymco Maxxer 450i. [more]

February 11, 2011

2011 Kymco UXV 500i Review

The Taiwanese giant couldn't ignore the public's infatuation with side-by-side UTVs. With the new 2011 UXV 500i, Kymco is set to conquer a new segment, where the outdoor enthusiast is king. [more]

December 31, 2010

2011 Kymco Maxxer 450i Preview

Kymco's ATV lineup evolves with the addition of a sporty 450-cc model for 2011. Last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer launched the new Maxxer 375 whose design and independent rear suspension (IRS) technology marked a radical departure from the small Mongoose 300. Critically acclaimed for its stability and capability, the Maxxer chassis seemed like an ideal platform to receive a more modern and more powerful engine. [more]

August 10, 2010

2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri Review

At $6,995, the Xciting 500Ri is worth it, a larger displacement scooter as they should be, with a higher level of performance, balanced road dynamics and aggressive brakes - a real player in this category. [more]

July 09, 2010

2010 Kymco Super 8 50cc Review

Well-built and reasonably priced, this 50cc Taiwanese scooter offers an interesting alternative for mostly urban use. What's more, the braking system puts the competition to shame, capable of stopping the little machine on a dime and adding to rider safety. [more]

June 03, 2010

50cc Scooter Comparo - It's true, great things do come in small packages!

If we learned one thing during this comparo, it's that 50cc scooters really have a role in the world of two-wheelers. The smaller machines are what we call "neighborhood scooters" -- great to run errands, see friends and have fun, while developing useful civilized riding habits. [more]

April 03, 2009

2009 Kymco Frost 200i First Impressions

A cute new 200-cc scooter will make its debut next spring. It's called the Frost 200i (or "Dink" in Taiwan). I recently performed a brief track test with a pre-production model and found the fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine to be a highly-skilled worker. This machine will likely become a great match for beginners and intermediate riders criss-crossing the city. [more]

April 02, 2009

2009 Kymco Xciting 500 Ri Review

Canadians now have a new maxi scooter to get excited about - the... Xciting 500 Ri, a model that Kymco believes will redefine the sport scooter segment. At $7,995, the Xciting 500 Ri occupies an enviable price point, below the Japanese competition, in the growing maxi-scooter segment. The classic design is intended for intermediate as well as experienced riders, with build quality, fit and finish leave little to be desired. [more]

March 26, 2009

2010 Kymco Myroad 700i First Impressions

Kymco recently took the wraps off a new maxi-scooter it plans on launching in 2010. The classic design is credited to Italian stylists who've been working with the Taiwanese manufacturer for a number of years. [more]

March 20, 2009

2009 Kymco Sento 50 and Frost 200i Preview

Kymco is now offering its most comprehensive lineup ever thanks to the addition of two all-new models that will surprise many people with their extensive list of standard features and can't-miss styling. One of them pioneers a new market segment: 200-cc urban scooters. [more]

January 08, 2009

2009 Kymco MXU 500 IRS and MXU 375 First Impressions

Gangtzai Desert, Taiwan. Kymco invited us to test two new ATVs they've added to the range of machines imported here by Beco Motors. The Gangtzai Desert is shaped like a bay and faces the Pacific Ocean on the southwest side of the island. Its dunes are impressive and the view of the sea is sublime. [more]

January 01, 2009

2009 Kymco UXV 500 First impressions

Kymco looks forward and targets a new market segment: side-by-side utility vehicles. The new, highly-anticipated UXV 500 is the first Kymco that's primarily designed for work. With modern styling and a powertrain sourced from the brand's ATVs, this new machine is up to the challenge of taking on a very competitive segment dominated by large-displacement models. [more]

December 17, 2008

2009 Kymco Sento 50 First Impressions

Finely executed and traditionally styled, the 2009 Kymco Sento 50 banks on attractive colors and design quality to appeal to consumers. This model will target first-time buyers, particularly women. Lightweight and easy to handle, the urban-oriented Sento navigates through traffic like a fish in the ocean. [more]

December 15, 2008

2008 Kymco Xciting 500 Ri Review

Canadians now have a new maxi scooter to get excited about -- and not just because it's called Xciting 500 Ri. This machine is what Taiwan's Kwang Yang Motor Company (Kymco) believes will redefine the sport scooter segment. At $7,995, the 2008 Xciting 500 Ri benefits from an enviable position in a market segment that continues to grow in Canada. It's a classic design intended for intermediate riders. [more]

November 18, 2008

Sauvetage A.G. essential for the safety of backwoods sports enthusiasts

The growing popularity of rural sporting activities (ATV and motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, swimming, diving, biking and rock climbing) brings an increase in the number of accidents and a growing need to treat and transfer victims to an ambulance-accessible road. [more]

July 21, 2008

2008 Kymco MXU 500 4x4 Review (video)

Before developing its first-ever full-size ATV chassis, Kymco spent a long time studying the competition. As it turns out, the design of the 2008 MXU 500 looks to be inspired from the Honda Rincon 680. The lines are sleek, modern and almost SUV-like. Build quality is not on par with segment leaders yet, but Kymco is showing a real commitment to higher-quality fit and finish. It becomes increasingly difficult to criticize the Taiwanese manufacturer with regard to overall styling, plastic finish and ergonomics. [more]

July 18, 2008

2008 Kymco Venox 250 Review

Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco has been selling motorcycles since 1963. Today, its global product lineup includes not only motorcycles but also scooters and ATVs. Unlike domestic rivals who sell vehicles under no specific brand names, Kymco (Kwang Yang Motors Company Ltd) is very serious about its business, with a well-established dealer network offering great service for parts and accessories. Moreover, every Kymco product is backed by one of the best warranties in the industry. [more]

April 18, 2008

Kymco, the proud Taiwanese

Headquarted in Taiwan, a small island in East Asia that's officially administered as a province of the Republic of China, KYMCO stands for Kwang Yang Motor Co. Ltd. At the Montreal Motorcycle Show, we had the opportunity to meet with Jim Yang, Global Marketing Director at Kymco. We asked him to explain us what his company was all about. Here's what we have learned from our discussion. Kymco was founded in 1963. Scooters represent about 70 percent of the total production, while ATVs and motorcycles account for 20 and 10 percent, respectively. The first Kymco-branded scooters were introduced in 1992. Today, the company builds ATVs for both Yamaha and Arctic Cat as well as motorcycle engines for BMW. In fact, Kymco engineers created BMW's latest motorcycle engine. [more]

February 27, 2008

2008 Kymco Bet&Win 150 First Impressions

Newly introduced in Canada, this lovely Kymco stands out as a modern and nimble scooter. It will appeal to beginners and intermediate riders who look for a decently-sized machine to criss-cross the city, even on service lanes. Basically, it's easy to access and easy to ride. [more]

February 19, 2008

2008 Kymco People S 125 Road Test

The Kymco People S 125 falls into what I like to call the "other" type of scooter. In Canada, we're used to small-wheel machines, but in Europe and Asia, a different breed of scooters, inspired from engine-powered bicycles, recalls the famous mopeds of yesteryear. [more]

November 13, 2007

Yamaha Raptor 250 vs Kymco Mongoose 250 : comparative test

It's never easy to set up a comparative test matching up various ATVs. The most important part is the planning. As is often the case, preparation is the key to success. We have to call the manufacturers and request models that target about the same customers. Then, we must gather our staff and equipment, in addition to finding the perfect location to fully assess the performance of the machines. [more]

October 04, 2007

2007 Kymco Super 9 Road Test

Late last summer, I had the opportunity to try out the new Kymco Super 9. This model exceeded all my expectations in terms of what an urban scooter should be. Its top speed performance and accelerations as well as its handling and riding position make it one of the segment leaders. It easily dethrones the BW's from Yamaha and manages to keep up with the Derbi Atlantis. [more]