Introducing a UTV/generator combo, along with other new
models and colors
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
❏ Kymco is a company that makes
great machines, but it sits just outside the spotlight of the big-name
Japanese ATV/UTV manufacturers.
Surprisingly, Kymco manufactures
machines for some of these Japanese
companies, so that adds to their credibility of producing great products.
We’ve tested a number of Kymco
models this year.
Kymco’s 2015 UTV category spotlights their new generator model, the
UXV 500i G, along with other versions of their 500i model including a
50th anniversary edition. Completely
revised designs of their UXV 450 line-up have arrived this year with recreational and work-related packages. New colors and packages round
out Kymco’s lineup of their UXV 700i
UTVs, giving buyers a great selection
of their new vehicles this year.
MXU AND KIDS’ ATVs
Fans of 4x4 ATVs as well as hunters
or camouflage enthusiasts will not
be disappointed with Kymco’s line-up this year. The big-bore MXU 700i
comes in three packages for 2015,
and it’s an impressive machine. They
have a 50th anniversary edition, the
MXU 700i EPS LE 50th, that comes in
a painted gold finish for $9799. They
also have the MXU 700i Camo with
($9399) or without ($8,799) Electronic
Power Steering (EPS). Power is
always important, and the MXU is
fitted with a powerful 695cc engine. To
handle the power, fully independent
suspension is fitted on each corner of
the 700i. The 50th-year anniversary
edition sports a 3000-pound winch,
Kenda Bounty Hunter tires mounted
on 14-inch alloy wheels and EPS.
On-demand 2WD/4WD with engine
braking and differential-locking abilities comes standard on the CVT-driven ATV.
Kymco’s 2015 MXU 500i comes in
the same three package choices that
their 700i does. The only differences
in the machines are the prices and
the engine size. They all have dig-
ital instrument panels that light up
when you turn the headlights on for
night riding. EPS comes on four of the
available packages, which lessens
arm fatigue and makes controlling
the big 4x4 much easier. The 499cc
dual-overhead-cam, four-stroke, four-
valve engine of the MXU 500i is pow-
erful, yet easy to handle and tackles
tough trails with ease. Kymco’s MXU
700i/500i ATVs are durable, tough
and comparable to other 4x4 ATV
manufacturers with a very affordable
Kymco’s 2015 MXU 450i ATV comes
in two choices this year—the MXU
450i LE 50th and the MXU 450i Camo.
Kymco’s 443cc engine is powerful,
responsive and has a lot of torque.
Like its bigger brothers, the 450i
has independent suspension on all
four corners and can tow up to 1050
pounds. The 50th LE model of the
The MXU 500i and 700i utilize the exact same frame with a difference of engine size
and price. The 500i camo is $8299, while the 700i costs $9399.
True Timber New Conceal Camo comes on a lot of Kymco’s new machines. The MXU
450i comes in this camo, as well as the LE 50th Edition model.