2011 KYMCO Utility ATVs

Kymco, Utility — on March 29, 2011 at 6:43 am

The following ATV information was taken from the 2011 Buyer’s Guide Issue of ATV Reviews. For more information on any of the following models, please visit KYMCO USA’s Website.

2011 KYMCO MXU 500i IRS – $6,999

2011 KYMCO MXU 500i IRS

2011 KYMCO MXU 500i IRS

Now available with or without EFI (a KYMCO first, and $700 option), KYMCO’s largest displacement ATV can be had straight up or in an LE that includes a 2,500-pound winch, aluminum wheels, a Kolpin box, hand guards and gear grips. Updates from the previous model include an anti-sway bar, IRS, updated suspension tuning and an automatic choke on carb models for better cold-weather starting. OUR TAKE: A much better ATV than it used to be, thanks to fuel injection and IRS, but no longer the least expensive model in its class.

Engine: 499.5cc single
Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 7.5 inches/Dual A-arm, 7.5 inches
Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds
Towing Capacity: 1,005 pounds
Dry Weight: 661 pounds

2011 KYMCO MXU 375 IRS – $5,999

2011 KYMCO MXU 375 IRS

2011 KYMCO MXU 375 IRS

The MXU 375 is a spunky quad that loves trail riding and tough jobs. Sharing its platform with Arctic Cat’s 366/350, the MXU 375 is shaft driven, has a backlit digital dash, a front brush guard, disc brakes all around and fully independent suspension. Its engine puts out a competitive 26 horses. Available in a black LE package for an extra $700 that includes up-level wheels, a rear cargo box, gear holders and more. OUR TAKE: Affordable, handsome and capable, the MXU 375 is a solid midsize choice.

Engine: 366.9cc single
Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 7 inches/Dual A-arm, 7 inches
Rack Capacity (F/R): 75/150 pounds
Towing Capacity: 985 pounds
Dry Weight: 606 pounds

2011 KYMCO MXU 300 Shaft Drive – $3,799

2011 KYMCO MXU 300 Shaft Drive

2011 KYMCO MXU 300 Shaft Drive

Ringing up well below $4,000, the value-driven MXU 300 Shaft Drive is aimed at the small utility markets of construction, farming and sportsmen with gear to haul. A liquid cooled 18 horsepower engine powers it, electric start gets things moving, shaft drive provides long-term durability and larger tires give the 300 and more ground clearance than some machines in its class. Other features include a digital and backlit display, a smooth CVT transmission, disc brakes and a front brush guard. OUR TAKE: No advanced technology, but the price is right.

Engine: 270cc single
Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 5 inches/Swingarm, 5 inches
Rack Capacity (F/R): 50/70 pounds
Towing Capacity: 500 pounds
Dry Weight: 478 pounds

2011 KYMCO MXU 150 – $2,999

2011 KYMCO MXU 150

2011 KYMCO MXU 150

KYMCO’s smallest displacement ATV is aimed at the most cost-conscious segment of the market. An air-cooled four-stroke puts out 11 hp, while many other features mimic the larger MXU 300: backlit digital display, front and rear racks, drum brakes in front, a single disc out back, electric starting, 6 inches of ground clearance and a front brush guard for blazing your own trails. OUR TAKE: If you’re looking to haul some cargo or check out the back 40, this is one of the least costly ways to get it done.

Engine: 149cc single
Suspension F/R (type, travel): Single A-arm, 3.5 inches/ Swingarm, 3.5 inches
Rack Capacity (F/R): 40/50 pounds
Towing Capacity: 220 pounds
Dry Weight: 349 pounds

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