KYMCO USA Teams With Progressive To Offer Customers 24×7 Insurance Service

Spartanburg, SC, June 12, 2009 -(Motor Sports Newswire)- KYMCO USA, a longtime leader in quality, fuel-efficient scooters, motorcycles and ATVs, has announced an agreement with Progressive, the #1 name in motorcycle and scooter insurance.  With Progressive on board, KYMCO dealers will now be able to get insurance for new customers with a phone call or at the web site

“This partnership with Progressive is a win-win for both dealers and people purchasing our products,” said Steve Lazoff, Director of Sales, KYMCO USA.  “We’re going to make getting insurance quicker and easier, especially for buyers who come in on evenings or weekends.”

“As the largest seller of motorcycle and scooter insurance in the country, it makes sense for us to partner with a fast-growing company like KYMCO,” said Marcy Gray, Motorcycle Product Manager for Progressive. “We want to make it easy for riders to buy affordable insurance on all KYMCO models, and to really understand what they’re buying. Progressive representatives are available 24/7 to answer any questions dealers and customers have about scooter, ATV or motorcycle insurance.”

Low rates, specialized coverages, and around-the-clock service are just some of the benefits that customers will receive. Progressive will offer insurance coverage for the entire KYMCO product line, from the People S50 scooter to the UXV500 side-by-side UTV to the Quannon 150 and Venox 250 motorcycles.

To support their efforts, KYMCO dealers are receiving a welcome packet from Progressive, including vehicle and insurance FAQs, and a sample annual premium for KYMCO models.

About Progressive
Progressive, founded in 1937, is a leading insurer of cars, motorcycles, recreation vehicles, boats, personal watercraft and commercial vehicles.  The company offers competitive rates and products that meet drivers’ needs throughout their lifetimes as well as 24/7 online and in-person customer and claims service. Progressive’s products and services are available locally through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies in the U.S., online at and by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE (1-800-776-4737).

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 KYMCO 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.