KYMCO Sponsors Femmoto for A Third Consecutive
KYMCO USA is once again proud to be a sponsor of the Femmoto Women’s Track Event, October 5-7, 2007 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). This is the company’s third year as a sponsor for the event, which last year more than doubled the 2005 turnout by welcoming 330 women from across North America .
KYMCO is expanding its presence by offering on-track, street, and off-road demo rides throughout the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday participants will be able to ride the Venox 250cc motorcycle, Xciting 500cc, People S 250cc and Grandvista 250cc scooters. KYMCO-sponsored Street Demos on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature the same model mix of motorcycles and scooters. And — new for this year’s Femmoto — KYMCO USA will offer Off-Road ATV Demos all three days. Riders will have access to MXU 500cc 4x4 ATVs, Mongoose 300cc ATVs and Mongoose 250cc ATVs.
Femmoto is the creation of Bonnie Strawser, who, along with Monte Lutz, operates the major U.S. track day organization, Sportbike Track Time. Commenting on the KYMCO-Femmoto relationship, Strawser said, “KYMCO has been a part of our family since 2005, and many of our attendees have had their first experience with KYMCO at Femmoto. The addition of the ATV demo program is very exciting for us and increases the diversity as Femmoto expands to include more riders on every kind of powersports product.”
The company’s Venox 250 motorcycle continues to be a very popular bike with Femmoto participants. Light in weight and easy to handle, this entry-level V-twin machine has the look of a big cruiser and plenty of visual appeal.
“We’re very happy to continue our association with Femmoto, and actually expand our sponsorship with increased demo rides on the track, street and dirt,” said KYMCO USA VP of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Ramsey. “The event has certainly proven its popularity, and we get important feedback on our products from the female riders who participate.”
KYMCO USA Event Coordinator John Stoddart will be on hand with the hauler to provide KYMCO products and support for demo rides.
In addition to promoting women’s riding ability and safety, Femmoto also raises money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year the Femmoto donation topped $10,000.
Femmoto began in 2001 as a women-only track day but has quickly evolved into an organization that fills the void for women motorcycle riders who are looking not only to improve their riding skills with on-track instruction, but who also need information, contacts, and specialty services/products. Year-round, Club Femmoto gives members special discounts, products, and information for women riders. Femmoto works with the manufacturers so their products can be more effective, appealing, and useful to women riders. More at www.femmoto.com