KYMCO introduces two new ATVs for 2009

OEM releases its first side-by-side vehicle

Story by ATV.com, Jun. 03, 2008

KYMCO USA of Spartanburg, SC introduced a pair of new off-road vehicles for 2009 at its first annual dealer meeting.

Both the UXV 500 and MXU 375, according to KYMCO, are designed to appeal directly to consumers who are more closely considering the pocketbook when purchasing a new ATV or UTV.

With the UXV 500, KYMCO made the leap into the burgeoning side-by-side market. The vehicle, which will have a base MSRP of just under $8,000, is powered by a 498.5cc 4-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled engine that pumps out 33 horsepower and has a towing capacity of 1,200 pounds. You can also carry an additional 420 pounds in the cargo bed.

“The UXV 500 brings the side-by-side utility everyone wants into a price range that everyone can afford,” says Bruce Ramsey, KYMCO USA sales and marketing vice president.  “When we unveiled it at our annual dealer meeting, it truly impressed the crowd. The UXV is definitely one of the best received products KYMCO has ever released.”

KYMCO is hoping its new UXV 500 will be among the class leaders.

Also standard on the UXV 500 is a digital dashboard, side fabric half doors, fully independent front and rear suspension and electronic, shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive with high and low gear.

KYMCO UXV 500 Specs
Engine 4-stroke DOHC
Displacement 498.5cc
Horsepower 33
Bore x Stroke 92x75
Cooling System Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Electric
Gearbox Automatic CVT L-H-N-R Differential lock
Drive System Shaft with low/high gear, 2WD/4WD
Chassis Steel
Front Suspension Independent Dual A-arm
Rear Suspension Independent Dual A-arm
Front Brake Hydraulic dual disc
Rear Brake Hydraulic disc
Front Wheel/Tire 25x8-12
Rear Wheel/Tire 25x10-12
Dimensions (LxWxH) 113”x59”x72.8”
Wheelbase 75.2 in.
Ground Clearance 12.2 in.
Fuel Capacity 8.45 gals.
Weight 1157 lbs.
Available Colors Green, Red, Silver, True Timber Conceal Green Camo

KYMCO’s other new offering for 2009 is the MXU 375, a more traditional utility ATV.

“The MXU 375 delivers technology and toughness at a price point never before seen in the industry,” KYMCO says in a release.

The low price point of the MXU 375 should get consumers to take notice.

With a base MSRP of $5,299, the MXU 375 is powered by a 366.9cc 4-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled engine. The vehicle, which has a towing capacity of more than 1,000 pounds, comes standard with fully independent front and rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, digital dash and front and rear gear racks

KYMCO MXU 375 Specs
Engine 4-stroke DOHC
Displacement 366.9cc
Horsepower 26
Bore x Stroke 81x71.2
Cooling System Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Electric
Gearbox Automatic CVT L-H-N-R
Drive System Shaft with low/high gear, 2WD/4WD
Chassis Steel
Front Suspension Independent Dual A-arm
Rear Suspension Independent Dual A-arm
Front Brake Hydraulic dual disc
Rear Brake Hydraulic disc
Front Wheel/Tire 24x8-12
Rear Wheel/Tire 24x10-12
Dimensions (LxWxH) 83”x43.4”x46.9”
Wheelbase 47.9 in.
Ground Clearance 10.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.96 gals.
Weight 606 lbs.
Available Colors Green, Red, Silver, True Timber Conceal Green Camo

These two models joint a 2009 lineup that includes the utility models; MXU 500, 300, 250 and 150, as well as the sport models; Mongoose 300, 250, 90, 70 and 50.

 
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