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    2015 Kymco UXV 450i LE

    Kymco enters the 2015 model year with 32 off-road models, including four versions of the all-new midsized UXV 450i side-by-side vehicle and a UXV 500i outfitted with a 5kW generator sure to help operators with a variety of utility applications and chores. Also on the list of new vehicles are four EPS models in the MXU Series ATV line and two newly designed Youth Quads in the Mongoose 90S and 70S.

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      AIMExpo Outdoors

      One of the big features of the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), which opens its doors on Oct. 16, is AIMExpo Outdoors!, the event’s interactive and experiential outdoors space. The nearly 400,000 square-foot area located on the grounds of Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will feature a variety of activities throughout the five-day event geared towards trade, media and consumers.

      The centerpiece of AIMExpo Outdoors! are the demo areas, designated for testing the newest 2014 models for dirt and street. Off-road enthusiasts can enjoy key Suzuki ATVs, while Yamaha will showcase its brand new Viking Side-by-Side. Additionally, Kymco and Massimo Motors will feature a selection of ATVs and Side-by-Sides. For the street, Yamaha will showcase its newly introduced 850cc FZ-09 triple by offering the product’s first public demo rides. Suzuki and KYMCO will also offer demo rides on select road bikes and scooters.

      Yamaha Viking Forum

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        Kymco UXV 500 Hard EnclosureIf you’ve got a Kymco UXV 500 in the garage and want some protection from the elements for foul-weather riding, take a look at the Kymco-designed hard enclosure. 

        According to Kymco, the hard enclosure features an integrated modular design for simple installation. The kit comes with complete molding and weather stripping and is constructed of TPO, Lexan, steel framing and automobile-grade glass.

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          Kymco UXV 500 RecallKymco USA, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of the UXV 500 side-by-side due to a potential fire hazard.

          According to the recall notice, an exposed portion of the exhaust system could potentially allow debris such as leaves or brush or other flammable materials to catch fire and burn. To date three cases have been reported of vehicles that have caught fire, causing damage to the vehicle. No injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of these incidents.

          Kymco says about 1876 vehicles are affected by the recall. The recall includes all Kymco UXV vehicles (Standard, LE and SE) produced as 2009 through 2011 and a limited number of model year 2012 Standard, LE and SE models.

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            Eric Bondy has resigned his position as president & CEO of Kymco USA to pursue a new opportunity. To assist in the transition to new leadership, Bondy will continue with the company until Dec. 15, 2011.

            Ming Hsin Lee, current senior vice president of Kymcop USA, will assume the title of president and CEO effective Dec. 16, 2011. A native of Taiwan, Lee spent the past four years stateside working as a liaison between Kymco USA’s team of experienced U.S. powersports professionals and the overseas factory. He joined Kymco in 1984 and has since amassed experience in production, R&D, sourcing, quality control, IT, accounting and dealer development.

            Bondy assumed day-to-day responsibility for all operational aspects of Kymco USA in 2005 following nine years in various sales and marketing roles with Arctic Cat, Inc.

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