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 article.
- 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.
- 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.
- We were confident in the MXU enough to tackle every black diamond trail we encountered on the Carolina World network.
- 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.
- 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.