Kymco for sale in the Philippines
Kymco is a Taiwanese brand of motorcycle, scooter, and all terrain vehicles (ATVs) manufactured by the Kwang Yang Motor Corporation (Kymco). The company was created in 1963 after it separated from Honda, where it used to create the Japanese brand’s motorcycle parts. By the early 2000s it had become the fifth largest producer of scooters worldwide.
Kymco is the only non-Japanese brand member of the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA), which includes Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. In promoting the brand as an innovative producer of motorbikes, the brand uses the slogan “Better than Best.”
Currently, Kymco markets 12 motorized vehicles in the country- eight are scooters and four are motorcycles. Among the brand’s top sellers is the Kymco Super8 which has a 4 stroke, 150 cc displacement and runs on a smooth-shifting CVT automatic transmission. This motorcycle was dubbed the "sport bike for scooter lovers."
Another great product from this Taiwanese motorcycle company is the standard motorcycle Kymco Visa R. This unit uses a 4 stroke OHC air cooled engine with 110 cc displacement. Features include high brightness headlamps with blinkers, an easy to operate gear pedal, glove and toolbox compartments, an extended flat seat and fuel reserve system. It is available in two variants- an alloy wheeled unit which uses aluminium rims and a spoke-type which uses chromium spokes.
Price range and brand particulars
Kymco has always been known as an affordable alternative for quality motorcycles and scooters. The company produces an average of 570,000 vehicles a year. A quick comparison shows that their products are at least P5,000 cheaper than the leading Japanese brands. A brand new Super8 costs P73,000 while the Visa R is valued at P37,900 for the spoke variant and an additional P1,000 for the alloy variant.
Rivalry with SYM
Sang Yang Motors or SYM, is another Taiwanese brand that has penetrated the local market. SYM is a member of the Chamber of Assemblers and Manufacturers of Motorcycles of the Philippines (CHAMMP). Both motorcycle brands are known for their affordable prices.