Though 2008 is not yet behind us, Kymco USA has already revealed an ATV for the 2010 model year at the Long Beach Cycle World International Motorcycle Show.

The 2010 MXU 500 IRS is Kymco’s largest and most powerful ATV to date. Powered by a liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 498cc engine, the MXU 500 IRS has its sights set on the popular 500cc middleweight class.

Along with its new engine, Kymco’s latest creation features shift-on-the-fly 4×4 traction and independent rear suspension. The CVT automatic transmission has forward, neutral, reverse, park, low and high gear with a front differential lock that, according to Kymco, will ‘get you in, out or over any trail conditions.’

Kymco has its sights clearly set on lucrative middleweight utility market with the the MXU 500 IRS.Kymco has its sights clearly set on lucrative middleweight utility market with the the MXU 500 IRS.

Stopping power is provided by front and rear hydraulic disc brakes and you can take your gear with you on front and rear racks or tow it behind you thanks to a standard trailer hitch with a half-ton capacity. Large 12-inch Kenda Pathfinder tires help provide 10.2 inches of ground clearance.

According to Kymco, the MXU 500 IRS will retail for $6,199 when it hits dealerships and will be available in black, green, blue, red or True Timber Conceal Green.

Like all Kymco ATVs, the MXU 500 IRS is backed by a limited one-year warranty and up to a four-year Kymco Extended Protection Plan is also available from any authorized dealer.

2010 Kymco MXU 500 IRS Specs
Engine Type: 4-stroke water-cooled, DOHC
Displacement: 498cc
Horsepower: 33
Bore x Stroke: 92mm x75mm
Starting System: Electric w/pull start backup
Cooling System: Liquid
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Gearbox: Automatic CVT F-N-R-P
Drive System: Shaft with 2WD/4WD & H-L
Chassis: Steel
Front Suspension: Independent dual A-arm
Rear Suspension: Independent dual A-arm
Front Brakes: Hydraulic dual disc with front brake lock
Rear Brake: Hydraulic disc
Front Wheel/Tires: 25×8-12
Rear Wheel/Tires: 25×10-12
Length x Width x Height: 84” x 48” x 47”
Wheelbase: 50.8 in
Ground Clearance: 10.2 in average
Fuel Capacity: 4.7 gal
Weight: 661 lb
Colors: Black, Green, Blue, Red or True Timber® Conceal Green™
MSRP: $6,199

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