KYMCO USA says retail sales of the Venox 250 for the first six months of 2008 were up 50 percent compared to the same period last year.
The Venox (MSRP $4,299) was introduced in 2004. Powered by a California-compliant, liquid-cooled and carbureted 249cc eight-valve DOHC V-twin, the 418-lb. bike offers a 29-inch seat height, an estimated range of 62 miles per gallon and a two-year factory warranty.
With the recent success of the Venox, any chance KYMCO USA plans to expand its line with a model like the 125cc Quannon sportbike that's already available in Europe?
"I can't comment on specific models until we make new product introductions to our dealers, but I think it's safe to say that when we sit with KYMCO Taiwan and do our product planning we will look at the latest market trends and consider additional small displacement motorcycle options," responded Rick Pawelka, director of marketing, KYMCO USA.