Kymco launches new bike
News from Sun.Star:

KYMCO Philippines recently launched in Mindanao the KTR 125, the latest among the quality but affordable motorcycles that are tailored fit for the bikers in the island.

Allan B. Santiago, national sales manager of Kymco Philippines, said a team of researchers from Taiwan and Kymco Philippines came up with the concept of the motorcycle that sought to eradicate the gap between a quality expensive motorcycle and low-cost less quality model.

“We want to offer the market with an alternative all-new purpose motorcycle that is value-packed on a more affordable cost,” he said.

He said many of the features of the KTR 125 are also found in the more advanced and more expensive brands of motorcycles in the Philippines.

“The all-new Kymco motorcycle was conceptualized months ago with the idea of bringing the competition to a new level, by providing a product with more distinct features and a clear advantage that can’t be found in the leading brand,” he said.

The latest motorcycle sports a European-inspired design, with a sleek, fluid lines, and a modern head lamp, in what Santiago described as the model that has “more value than its cost.”

Other sturdy features of this motorcycle include the perfect square engine, safety reflectors, stylishly-designed tail lamp and full-knuckle guard.

He said the full-knuckle guard protects the hands…………… continues on Sun.Star

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