January 8 2013.

The eagerly awaited K-Pipe 125cc motorcycle from KYMCO has arrived in the UK, with its unique semi-automatic transmission and price tag of just £1699 it promises to open up a brand new market and sales opportunities for dealers.

Firmly aimed at young riders and first time bikers, the K-Pipe 125 delivers on stylish looks, ease of use and affordability. Plus, it innovatively combines the sports features of a motorcycle with the fun, freedom and economy of a scooter.

With its 4-speed semi-automatic gear box and naked looks, the K-Pipe 125 sets a new genre for two-wheel transportation says Ian Kidson, managing director of MASCO Ltd, the sole UK distributor for KYMCO.

Ian said: "The K-Pipe is an excellent example of how KYMCO keeps innovating within the global two-wheel market. The uniqueness of this bike's style will appeal to those aged 16-24 years old, and those looking for an affordable alternative to scooters. This has also been confirmed by our dealers, who are not only impressed with the bike's radical styling and price tag, but also because it is so different and easy to ride, they are confident it will encourage more youngsters to get onto 2-wheels."

Style is the key word for the K-Pipe. Every element of the bike, from the triangular structure of the frame to the ergonomic cut of the fuel tank and the dynamic shape of the LED rear and vertical twin headlights, has been designed by KYMCO to make it visually stand out in the market.

The striking Yellow-Gold and White livery and the 17" spoked alloy wheels complete the bike's edgy naked design. In 2013, riders will also be able to personalise their bike using KYMCO's range of K-Pipe accessories.

The K-Pipe has a cleverly designed spinal column framework made from cast alloy, which has an overall weight of just 11.8kg. It is therefore lighter, stronger and more responsive compared to most other small capacity bikes. The wheel base has also been shortened to give extra manoeuvrability, and the seat lowered to make it even easier for beginners. The bike's mono-shock rear absorber and telescopic front forks add to the K-Pipe's manoeuvrability and rider comfort and stability.

Additional features include electric and kick start and a digital display with built-in IC processor, so that the fuel gauge, clock and speedometer are easy to read at a glance.

With a RRP of only £1699, the K-Pipe 125 is a money saver too. It is powered by one of KYMCO's most fuel efficient 4-stroke air cooled engines, which can achieve well in excess of 100 miles per gallon (40kms per litre).

Like all KYMCO machines, the K-Pipe also comes with a trusted 2-year unlimited mileage parts and labour manufacturers' warranty.

Early in 2013, MASCO will be introducing the eagerly awaited 50cc version of the K-Pipe.

For further details of the KYMCO product range and dealer opportunities, call MASCO Ltd on 01743 761107 or visit  

Visit MASCO at Motorcycle Trade Expo on Stand No. 400.