Vento motorcycles, scooters and spare parts for them were created by the American motor brand since 1996. This company was founded in the country neighboring with the USA - Mexico. Vento has Italian roots. It can be translated into the native language as “wind”. It is interesting that in the above country, steel horses were assembled, spare parts for which were brought mainly from the Middle Kingdom (China and Taiwan). In addition, most parts were shipped from Italy and Japan. Many partners of this manufacturer of motorcycles actively cooperate with the legendary American brand Harley-Davidson, selling the latter a host of structural units.
With the beginning of 1998, a large Vento plant opened in the United States itself (in Texas). This decision of the company’s management is caused by the need to strengthen quality control of the manufactured two-wheeled and their spare parts. As a result, the level of competitiveness of the manufacturer of foreign motorcycles Vento Ranger, Verso and Gladiator has significantly increased. The installation of components in Laredo was an important step in the development of the American company.
Vento's headquarters were in the same USA. It was located in a large California city called San Diego. All design work was carried out in this place. The same goes for customer support.
The aforementioned brand placed its stake in sales of its products on the domestic American market. Nevertheless, the network of manufacturer’s dealers was quite extensive, including representative offices in 30 countries of the world. And the volume of sales of such motorcycles was impressive. In the USA alone, in 2003, almost 20 thousand bikes of this company were sold. Nearly 5 times more two-wheeled during this time, Vento sold in Latin America and Russia. In addition to foreign motorcycles of this brand, compatriots bought scooters and all-terrain vehicles.
In the Mexican place of production of small two-wheeled vehicles, this manufacturer was able to overtake even all the legendary Japanese motorcycle brands in sales. This is not surprising, because the foreign Vento bikes fully met all the requirements of the very picky American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This organization constantly finds flaws in iron horses and contributes to their recall to the factories, regardless of how much the hyped motorcycle brand has produced them, whether it be Aprilia, BMW or Honda.
Most foreign Vento motorcycles have a small-sized (250 cm3) V-engine. This is quite enough to disperse such a light bike (on average up to 170 kg). Whatever it was, but the next crisis still "killed" the manufacturer. He completely stopped the motorcycle production in 2008.
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