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Kymco Scoots Into Land Speed Trials

Scooter Speed Trials

KYMCO USA is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the First Annual Scooter Land Speed Trials. This unique event will take place on Historic Route 66, Devore, Calif., on Nov. 21, 2010.

The Motor-Scooter International Land Speed Federation (MSILSF) is the newly created and self-appointed sanctioning organization of motor-scooter land-speed records.

The need for this organization came about due to motor-scooter riders’ desire to participate in the AMA/BUB land speed trials at Bonneville.

When their proposed changes to allow scooters and create a separate scooter class were rejected, the Motor-Scooter International Land-Speed Federation (MSILSF) was formed. While there may be some changes in the AMA/BUB rules for 2011, the MSILSF decided to host a scooter only event this year.

KYMCO USA, with its reputation for quality scooters, was an obvious choice for a sponsor. This alliance goes nicely with their involvement in the recent Scooter Cannonball Run. The MSILSF will have several different classes and KYMCO has scooters that could participate in nearly all of them.

In fact, four riders have already registered to ride in four different classes on KYMCO scooters. Daniel Smith of San Diego, CA will be riding a KYMCO Super 9 50cc in the 50cc class. Also from San Diego, Alan Spears will cover the 70cc class on a S9 Malossi 70cc.

Michael Tockey, a KYMCO Dealer in Indianapolis, IN will be riding a Super 8 in the 150cc class. And in the 250cc class, Richard Newman from Oceanside, CA is entering on a Grandvista 250cc.

Rick Pawelka (Director of Marketing at KYMCO USA) says: "We are excited to be part of this historic race and to be a sponsor for the first ever Motor Scooter World Land Speed Record being set. KYMCO USA is moving to the forefront of the scooter world, so it only makes sense for us to be involved."

The race will be run one scooter at a time over a measured half mile course marked by cones and trophies will be awarded to persons attaining the highest top speed in each class. The records will stand until broken at the next annual event.

For more information and to register for this event, go to the Motor-Scooter International Land Speed Federation’s website at motorscooterlandspeedfederation.org/.

About KYMCO USA

KYMCO’s roots in the motorsports industry go back to its founding in 1963 as the Kwang Yang Motor Company, Ltd., with headquarters in Taiwan. Long a leader in quality, fuel economy, and versatility, today they manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs at five plants in Asia, including the main facility in the city of Kaohsiung.

KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan and currently exports to 88 countries worldwide. All KYMCO plants use the latest technology for the engineering and production of reliable engine, chassis, and other components.

Since 2004, KYMCO has been officially accredited for ISO-9001 quality in manufacturing. KYMCO is committed to maximum customer satisfaction and constant innovation, making use of the most advanced CAD/CAE tools to bring superior engineering and design to their products.

The company’s partner in the United States is KYMCO USA with headquarters, marketing and distribution centered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. KYMCO USA is dedicated to building the brand’s reputation and market share through superior value, frequent new product introductions, strategic industry partnerships, and excellence in dealer network support. KYMCO USA has a reputation and expertise gained through over 30 years in the U.S. motorsports industry.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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