Wednesday, October 9, 2013

KAWASAKI to make new Scooter with Kymco

I saw the BMW CVT system before it came out when I visited Kymco in Taiwan a few years ago, but this is huge news. A real shame that Kawasaki does not sell scooters in the USA.

A statement from Kawasaki says the machine comes as an answer to “an obvious gap in its product offering.” The suspicion that this machine was designed in conjunction with Kymco is correct; Kawasaki says they worked on the styling, but Kymco worked on the drivetrain and chassis.

The scooter (known as the J300) will be available at European dealers in late 2013, but there’s no word yet as to whether it will make it to North America.

Kawasaki says they will officially unveil this machine at EICMA.

Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda all sells scooters in the states and now BMW. Maybe Kawasaki USA is missing out on this maxi segment by not having anything to offer. In Europe the 125 - 150cc Kawasaki and Suzuki models do well in most countries.

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