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A brand of motorcycles & scooters used by the Kwang Yang Motor Co. since 1992.

Model names used by Kymco throughout its history include: Agility.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Kymco page on 24 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

KYMCO or Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd (Chinese: 光陽工業), is a Taiwanese company that manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs for worldwide distribution. 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.

The company was 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 KYMCO originally made parts for Honda.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 manufacturer worldwide. In early 2008, KYMCO was chosen by BMW to supply the engines for their G450 X Enduro bike. The optional range extender in the BMW i3 is also supplied by Kymco. In late 2013, Kawasaki announced that their new J300 scooter is manufactured in partnership with Kymco. It is based on a Kymco Downtown 300i.


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DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
20 November 2012Design for All Terrain Vehicle
United States Patent US D671,037
Wen-Yung Wu, Kuo-Feng Huang, and Chieh-Mao Chang for Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 467KB - 8 pages
20 November 2012Design for Scooter
United States Patent US D671,038
Kuo-Feng Huang and Jung-Chung Chen for Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 420KB - 7 pages


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