KYMCO USA Press Release - August 27, 2009

2009-08-27 21:41
From May 1 through July 31, KYMCO USA challenged its dealers to a sales shoot-out that would determine the brand’s top producers for the summer season.

After three months, the two top sales producers were determined. The winner in the two-wheel market segment was Robbie DeMeulenaere of K&W Cycle in Utica, Michigan. He sold the most scooters during the three-month period. Dustin Sweeten of Powerhouse Motorsports in Pleasant Grove, Utah took the four-wheel title by moving the most KYMCO ATV and UXV side-by-side models out his dealership’s door.

The two winners will take delivery of the grand prize in their segment. For DeMeulenaere, that’s a new KYMCO Xciting 500Ri Scooter. Dustin Sweeten will receive a KYMCO UXV 500 Side X Side.

“I was totally caught off guard,” said Robbie DeMeulenaere. “I didn’t think I had a chance.” A veteran of 19 years at K&W Cycle, he believes that KYMCO USA’s two-year warranty on all scooters and motorcycles “puts them ahead of everyone else.”

Dustin Sweeten said that the contest motivated him to make sales. “I called customers, gave test rides like crazy. I was trying to win it. I’m not going to deny that. I sold a lot of Mongoose 90’s and the UXV 500 side-by-side, a very popular model.”

In addition to the grand prizes, monthly winners were named for the east and west sales regions. The monthly prizes were KYMCO Super 8 150 scooters and MXU 375 ATVs. As the top producer in the west for both June and July, Dustin Sweeten takes home two MXU 375’s in addition to his grand prize. And Robbie DeMeulenaere gets a Super 8 150 to park next to his Xciting 500Ri.

Under the contest rules, in order to participate, salespeople were required to take an online course at KYMCO University, the company’s web-based training system. They could then register each sale they made at the same web site.

“We wanted to motivate our sales force to close deals,” said Steve Lazoff, Director of Sales for KYMCO USA. “But we also wanted to encourage them to use the sales training tools that we have made available online. KYMCO University is an easy way for new sales people to get familiar with our products and for experienced people to refresh their knowledge.”

KYMCO USA is also offering financial support for a special motorsports training package developed exclusively for KYMCO by The Glenn Roller Institute of Scottsdale, AZ. Without leaving their dealership, sales people can complete online exercises for review, and, with an investment of only 30-40 minutes per day, they can graduate in about 6 weeks.

The monthly winners were:


4 WHEEL - Scott Greenberg - Lincoln Powersports, Moscow Mills, MO
2 WHEEL - Jason Trott - The Motorcycle Shop, San Antonio,TX
4 WHEEL (Tie) - Terry Brown - Rocky Top Motorsports, Greeneville, TN and
Greg Wilson - Jamups Cycle of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
2 WHEEL - Dean Johnson - Station Park Honda, Louisville, KY


4 WHEEL - Dustin Sweeten - Powerhouse Motorsports, Pleasant Grove, UT
2 WHEEL - Clark Peterson - Cities Edge Motorsports, Shakopee, MN
4 WHEEL - Cecil Little - Mar-Cel Co. Inc., Clinton NC
2 WHEEL - Bill Otto - Otto Brothers Honda KYMCO, Cicero, IL


4 WHEEL - Dustin Sweeten - Powerhouse Motorsports, Pleasant Grove, UT
2 WHEEL - Jolly Hood - Columbia Scooters, Portland, OR
4 WHEEL - Phil Lithgow - Lithgow Motorsports, Hoopeston, IL
2 WHEEL - Robbie DeMeulenaere - K&W Cycle, Utica, MI


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