Above: Barry prepares to throw a KMX at the camera. Below: KMX Kart being ridden at a Get Cycling roadshow
Exhibitor Profile: KMX Karts
In 2000 English fire fighter Barry Smith, a former helicopter engineer, decided to build his son something “a bit different” from parts salvaged from a skip. Little did he dream it would blossom into a global business.
But it did – because those first efforts produced a three-wheeled vehicle resembling a cross between a BMX and go-kart, which created quite a stir when he and son Dean took it for a spin. It was fast, it was easy to ride, it was fun and Barry was “hooked.”
After two years of fine tuning, Barry and wife Yvonne launched KMX with a recumbent trike for children, the “K Class.” Similar machines sized for adults soon followed and today the company sells seven different models — from entry-level to more serious performance machines. Whether someone wants to race on the flat, cycle up and down mountains, do stunts, ride to work in the open air or leisurely tour the countryside, there’s now a KMX designed to do it.
Today, KMXs are being sold in the UK, Ireland, on the European continent and in America, Australia, Japan and other parts of Asia.
All KMX trikes are manufactured with three basic qualities in mind: value for money, quality and fun.
Cycle promotion companies particularly like KMXs for their fleets because of these qualities. Children love them, and on any given weekend in the summer there are likely to be 40 or so KMXs being ridden around tryout tracks in the UK.
Visit this exhibitor's website: http://www.kmxkarts.co.uk/
T: +44 023 92 750000
Unit 6a, Pompey Centre
Hampshire, PO4 8ER
The editor says
KMXs are a great value-for-money entry point to the world of recumbent tricycles.