KYMCO USA and Kolpin Powersports sign ATV and UTV accessories agreement
SPARTANBURG, SC—KYMCO USA has announced an agreement with Kolpin Powersports that will expand the accessories options available for KYMCO ATVs and UTVs. This exclusive partnership gives KYMCO dealers across the US the ability to sell Kolpin’s industry-leading line of accessories. It also calls for the two companies to develop a line of co-branded items exclusive to KYMCO.
The program will be rolled out in three phases over the next 12-18 months. Initially KYMCO USA will distribute the full line of Kolpin ATV/UTV accessories through its dealer network. In phase two Kolpin will develop specialized packages specific to KYMCO models, specifically the new MXU 375 4×4 and UXV 500 side-by-side. KYMCO and Kolpin will then go on to jointly develop proprietary accessories unique to KYMCO. These will be co-branded by the two companies.
“We are very pleased to partner with an industry leader like Kolpin. We’ve been developing a strategy to offer our dealers best-in-class products and Kolpin is clearly a great choice to assist us in solidifying this strategy”, said Eric Bondy, President & CEO of KYMCO USA.
According to Tom Lutes, President & CEO of Kolpin Powersports, “When we decided to strategically go after an import brand as an additional avenue in the market, KYMCO was the only one we considered. That’s a testament to what they have achieved as far as credibility. They were our first target and our only target.”
The joint agreement was announced by Bondy and Lutes at the KYMCO USA national dealer meeting, where it was met with an extremely positive reception. At that time KYMCO also unveiled its new UXV 500 side x side and the all-new MXU 375 with electronic, shift-on-the-fly 4 WD and fully independent suspension front and rear.