2012 KYMCO MXU 500i IRS 4x4

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2012 KYMCO MXU 500i IRS 4x4 Specifications

Model Type  Utility
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,999.00
Dealers KYMCO Dealers
Warranty  12
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  36 / 26.9
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  92 / 3.62
Stroke (mm/in)  75 / 2.96
Displacement (cc/ci)  498.5 / 30.4
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission Type  Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Front Wheel)  Shaft
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Belt
Reverse  Yes
Hi / Low Range  Yes
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Tire Diameter (in)  25
Rear Tire Diameter (in)  25
Chromed  No
Front Tire Width  8
Front Wheel Diameter  12
Rear Tire Width  10
Rear Wheel Diameter  12
Front Tire (Full Spec)  AT 25 X 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  AT 25 X 10-12
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Suspension Type  Independent Double A-Arm
Front Travel (in/mm)  7.5 / 190.5
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Front Stabilizer Bar  Yes
Rear Suspension Type  Independent Double A-Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  7.5 / 190.5
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Stabilizer Bar  Yes
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Type  Manual
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.25
Width (in/mm)  48 / 1219.2
Height (in/mm)  47 / 1193.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  51 / 1295.4
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  9.5 / 241.3
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  661 / 299.8
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)  1050 / 476.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.7 / 17.8
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.79
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  31.8 / 807.7
Number Of Seats  1
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  Yes
Shock Cover  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Front Bumper  Standard
Front Fender Flairs  Standard
Rear Fender Flairs  Standard
A-Arm Skid Plate (Front/Rear)  No / No
Bash Plate (Front/Rear)  Yes / No
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Hour Meter  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  Utility
Manufacturer Country  Taiwan
Introduction Year  2012
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  KYMCO
Display Name  MXU 500i IRS 4x4
Towing & Hauling:  
Rear Hitch  Standard
Drive Line:  
Driveline Type  Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes  2
Rear Unlocking Differential  No
Rear Solid Axle  No
Differential Lock Location  Front
Power Outlet  Standard
Capacity (lbs/kgs)  100 / 45.4
Fender Storage  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No

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By ron(Owner), Aug. 13, 2014
I bought a 2012 kymco irs 500 and Dec 28 2013 never rode it Sept for on the trailer noticed a week later there was a leak brought it back was in the shop for a month brought it home woke up next day still leaking brought it back to the shop had it 3 weeks still didn't fix the problem brought it to a... Read Full Review


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By Mike ross(Owner), Aug. 10, 2017
Bought a used 2012 mouth 500 IRS with 400 miles, fit n finish is top notch . This thing is very comfortable and quite the looker , operation is flawless . I would say it rides and feels Suzuki like , howerever there are some complaints. This bike needs more power ! It feels very sluggish for a 50... Read Full Review


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By Nigel(Owner), Mar. 30, 2015
Was shopping around for a few months for a smaller (300cc) trail machine for occasional use. Didn't take long to discover Kymco builds for Kawasaki, yamaha, Artic cat, and has been building Honda engines for 30 years. Bought a pre-owed 2012 500irs from a senior with about 300 miles on it. Works flaw... Read Full Review


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