KYMCO USA demo fleet headed to AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that powersports distributor KYMCO USA will provide scooter demo rides at the sixth AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference. The conference will take place in Carson City, Nev., July 26-29.

"KYMCO scooters are fun, practical and easy to ride," said Tigra Tsujikawa, AMA marketing manager. "With their automatic transmissions, they offer riders with little or no shifting experience a great opportunity to participate in the sport, and for more-experienced riders, they are an enjoyable and sensible approach to the motorcycling lifestyle. We are very pleased to have KYMCO on hand in Carson City to show off their exciting new lineup."

The KYMCO USA scooter line includes a wide range of models and colors, including the Xciting 500 Ri ABS, powered by a 500cc fuel-injected dual overhead cam engine and featuring anti-lock brakes and a two-year limited factory warranty. Other models range in engine size from 50-300cc, and many feature sleek European and retro styling. The Spartanburg, S.C.-based company has been on the U.S. powersports scene for more than three decades, and today it distributes motor scooters, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and side-by-sides manufactured by its parent company in Taiwan.

"The women motorcycling market is an important segment to KYMCO USA, and we're looking forward to bringing our demo fleet of scooter models to Carson City this summer," said KYMCO USA Director of Marketing Rick Pawelka. "We'll have models on hand designed for everything from around-town errands to touring. Plus, you never know, we just may have a surprise in store."

In addition to the demo ride lineup, the 2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference will feature a number of motorcycling seminars, the marketplace and Moto Action center, featured speakers, the Friday Night Cookout and Saturday Night Celebration Party, and a Women's Health Fair where women can get a variety of health screenings such as mammograms and cholesterol and blood pressure checks. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to donate blood to the Red Cross. Registrants also receive a conference t-shirt and gift bag.

Through Tuesday, May 15, AMA members can rack up significant savings through AMA member-only pre-registration, which offers a discounted price of $125 to attend the conference. After May 15, the fee for AMA members increases to $175, and registration opens for non-AMA members. Attendees can register now here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07e5b2rc65a3dc83f3

"In addition to the dozens of benefits we already enjoy as AMA members, the conference adds yet another," Tsujikawa said. "With non-member registration rates at $235, a $49 AMA membership pays for itself and opens the door to anyone who wants to take advantage of the early registration discount."

Full conference details, as well as information about how to become an AMA member, are available at WomenandMotorcycling.com. Watch for updates on the conference Facebook page at Facebook.com/AMAWomenAndMotorcycling. ** **

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