The only things hotter than this summer’s weather are the new Kymco products I got to ride on the property of Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC last week. Kymco, a Taiwanese ATV manufacturer, is a relative newcomer to the UTV and SxS market in comparison to larger manufacturers like Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Polaris, Arctic Cat, and Can Am. However, in recent years, Kymco has shown they are serious about wanting a piece of the North American off-road market. In fact, several manufacturers, including some high-end European motorcycle manufacturers, have been selling rebadged Kymco’s as their own brand for years.
Don’t confuse Kymco with the numerous Chinese ATV manufacturers that sell their products through the internet, auto parts stores, or the side of the road. Unlike those sketchy machines, Kymco has a legitimate dealer network, a one-year warranty, easy to find replacement parts, and products that were actually designed and produced with quality and safety in mind.