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2012 Kymco MXU 450i First Ride Photo Gallery
We were confident in the MXU enough to tackle every black diamond trail we encountered on the Carolina World network.
We test out the new Kymco sport utility ATVs. The MXU 450i is an all-new machine with fuel injection. See the full details in the
2012 Kymco MXU 450i First Ride
Kymco jumps into the 450 sport-utility segment with the all-new 2012 MXU 450i.
Once we got better at wheel placement the MXU became much more pleasant to ride on Carolina World’s winding trail system.
The floorboards are flat and even with the footpegs. The metal pegs need to be wider and taller to provide better traction, especially when mud starts to accumulate.
Independent rear suspension is great for navigating boulder fields or logs, but the 450i needs a sway bar.
The LE version comes with alloy wheels, hand guards with mirrors and utility grips and a 2500-pound winch. It also sports a rear cargo box.
The racks offer utility and we can see hunters really enjoying this machine.
Styling on the 450i is modern and attractive, we really like the multi-function digital display and how protective the bodywork is.
Skidplate protection helps the MXU get over rough terrain.
Despite its weight, the 450 is most at home crawling over nasty terrain. Dual A-arm suspension on front and rear allows for plenty of articulation without upsetting the rider.
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