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April 2, 2007 – Frequently asked questions on scooter suppliers

April 2, 2007
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Company: E-Ton America
Contact information: 800/582-1858, www.etonamerica.com
Type of engine models: 50cc with a 150cc coming soon
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: Meets or exceeds EPA requirements
Warranty information: Limited 6 month parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Spartanburg, S.C.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,699-$1,899
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: Not specified
Co-op advertising? Depends on the distributor
Flooring terms: Floor planning is available; terms not provided


Company: Schwinn Motor Scooters
Contact information: 866/803-4646, www.schwinnscooters.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc (all are 4 stroke)
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: 50cc models are 50-state approved for DOT/EPA; 150cc model is 49-state approve for DOT/EPA; waiting for final approval of 150cc CARB
Warranty information: One year parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Olney, Ill.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,499 – $2,399
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP:35-40 percent
Co-op advertising? Co-op advertising 2 percent on purchases
Flooring terms: GE/Financing available to approved accounts


Company: United Motors of America
Contact information: 800/886-8599, www.umcycles.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc, 250cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT/EPA/CARB approved
Warranty information: 3 years powertrain, 18 months fender to fender up to 15,525 miles
Parts warehouse in the United States? Miami, Fla.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,599-$4,299
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 20–23 percent
Co-op advertising? Co-op advertising 5 percent of purchases, 50/50 split
Flooring terms: Free flooring up to 180 days on initial order


Company: Manco PowerSports
Contact information: 800/643-7332, www.mancopowersports.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 4-strokes
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT and EPA rated. Unsure of CARB rating as of press deadline.
Warranty information: 6 months engine, 90 days frame, 30 days parts
Parts warehouse in the United States? Fort Wayne, Ind.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $999- $1,099
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 25 percent before potential discounts
Co-op advertising? Co-op advertising 2 percent, 50/50
Flooring terms: GE flooring, 120 days with account


Company: Adly Moto
Contact information: 877/7GO-ADLY, www.usa.adlymoto.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT/CARB/EPA approved
Warranty information: 2-year warranty includes parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Irving, Tex.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,499 -$2,250
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 29-35 percent
Co-op advertising? 1 percent co-op advertising available based on yearly sales
Flooring terms: Flooring terms available soon


Company: Cobra Powersports
Contact information: 770/423-2827 ext. 130, www.cobrasales.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc, 425cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT/CARB/EPA approved for 2007-2008
Warranty information: 2 year unlimited miles warranty
Parts warehouse in the United States? Kennesaw, Ga.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,699 – $5,999
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 20-41 percent
Co-op advertising? Regional multi-dealer advertising and event sponsorship on case-by-case basis.
Flooring terms: GE 90-day flooring


Company: SYM
Contact information: 800/523-5278, www.cartersym.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 125cc, 200cc (250cc coming soon)
DOT/CARB/EPA approved:DOT/CARB/EPA approved
Warranty information: 2-year warranty parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Brundidge, Ala.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,698-$3,598
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 28 percent
Co-op advertising? Up to $1,000 in co-op advertising
Flooring terms: Up to 210 days flooring, free freight


Company: Daelim Motor USA
Contact information: 305/639-5000, www.daelimusa.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 100cc, 125cc, 250cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: EPA and DOT certified. CARB is pending
Warranty information: 2 years warranty, parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Miami, Fla.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,450-$3,990
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 20-28 percent
Co-op advertising? Available based on percent of purchases and sales
Flooring terms: Flooring available through GE and DSC. Programs up to 120 days.


Company: Genuine Scooter Company
Contact information: 877/MY-STELLA, www.genuinescooters.com
Type of engine models: 50cc 2-stroke, 110cc 2-stroke, 125cc 4-stroke, 150cc 4-stroke, 200cc 4-stroke
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT, CARB, EPA approved
Warranty information: 2-year unlimited mileage parts and labor plus one year of roadside assistance
Parts warehouse in the United States? Chicago, Ill.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,899-$3,499
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP:30-32 percent
Co-op advertising? Co-op advertising is available
Flooring terms: 60-day free flooring via GE


Company: KYMCO USA
Contact information: 864/327-4744, www.kymcousa.com
Type of engine models: 49cc, 125cc, 150cc, 200cc, 250cc, 500cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT, CARB, EPA approved
Warranty information: 2 year parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Spartanburg, S.C.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,599-$5,999
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 20-30 percent
Co-op advertising? Up to 75 percent of co-op advertising covered up to 5 percent of gross yearly wholesale purchases.
Flooring terms: Up to 150 days flooring, depending on stocking level


Company: CMSI, Inc. Motorsports
Contact information: 800-529-6642, www.cmsiinc.com
Type of engine models: 49 cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke, 49cc, 150cc and 250 cc; 4 stroke water cooled
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: EPA, CARB and DOT approved
Warranty information: 2 year parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Preston, Wash.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,595-$2,995
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 35-55 percent
Co-op advertising? Co-op advertising 2 percent of purchases.
Flooring terms: Up to 90 days free flooring with GE or cash discounts up to 30 percent off normal dealer cost.


Company: Hyosung Motors America
Contact information: 770/447-5571, www.hyosungmotorsusa.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 100cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT, EPA and CARB approved
Warranty information: One year parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Atlanta, Ga.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,399-$1,699
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 17-25 percent
Co-op advertising? Co-op varies from 0.5-0.75 percent depending on commitment level
Flooring terms: Flooring terms are 60-150 days free depending on commitment level.


Company: Vento North America
Contact information: 858/427-1450, www.vento.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT, EPA and CARB approved
Warranty information: One year
Parts warehouse in the United States? Texas
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,199-$1,499
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 35 percent
Co-op advertising? Co-op advertising 5 percent annual purchase
Flooring terms: 90 days


Company: Tank Sports
Contact information: 866/969-8265, www.tank-sports.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc, 250cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT, EPA and CARB approved
Warranty information: 3 years parts
Parts warehouse in the United States? Phoenix and El Monte, Calif.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $799-$4,999
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 30-40 percent
Co-op advertising? Co-op advertising 2 percent of sales.
Flooring terms: Several flooring options available


Company: Diamo USA
Contact information: 866/617-6140, www.diamousa.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc, 250cc, 300cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT, EPA and CARB approved
Warranty information: 2 year parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Houston, Tex.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,495 – $4,495
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 30-60 percent
Co-op advertising? Unlimited co-op advertising
Flooring terms: Free flooring for 90 days


Company: Keeway America
Contact information: 214/441-9661, www.keeway-america.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 150cc, 250cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT, EPA and CARB approved
Warranty information: 2 years manufacturer defects, 6 months labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Irving, Tex.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,099-$3,399
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 34-36 percent
Co-op advertising? Not available
Flooring terms: GE 30-60-90 days free flooring


Company: Qlink
Contact information: 866/415-6655, www.qlinkmotor.com
Type of engine models: 50cc, 100cc
DOT/CARB/EPA approved: DOT and EPA approved, applying for CARB
Warranty information: 2 year parts and labor
Parts warehouse in the United States? Grapevine, Tex.
MSRP range for the company’s line up? $1,050 – $2,999
Dealer profit margin on full MSRP: 28-38 percent
Co-op advertising? 50 percent/50 percent and up to 2 percent of purchase amount
Flooring terms: GE/DSC from 60-180 days

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