Kymco Teams Up With Ford for Limited Edition ATV

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Kymco USA has entered a partnership with Ford Motor Company that will result in a limited edition ATV to complement the F-150 SVT Raptor off-road performance truck.

The Kymco Built Ford Tough F-150 SVT Raptor Limited Edition MXU 500i ATVs will be placed on display at participating Ford Truck dealerships during the promotional period. However, they will be offered for sale exclusively through the Ford Collection website ( and participating Kymco brand retailers will handle delivery of the ATVs purchased.

The 2011 Kymco MXU 500i is at the heart of this Limited Edition ATV. This unit is powered by a fuel-injected 498cc four-stroke, four-valve liquid-cooled engine producing 36 hp, offers 7.5 inches of suspension travel at all four corners via a front and rear independent dual A-arm suspension connected to five-position adjustable oil damped shocks with dual rate springs, and features a tough 25×8-10 front and 25×10-12 rear tire/wheel combination. What makes this machine a Limited Edition is a package that includes custom Metallic Blue finish with Ford F-150 Raptor Graphics, the Built Ford Tough badging and alloy wheels.

“This Kymco ATV is a perfect brand extension for our F-150 SVT Raptor customers who have an affinity for outdoor adventure, and it’s built to help them practice their adrenaline-filled activities,” says John Nens, director of Ford Global Brand Licensing. “It also looks the part, with graphics inspired by the same extreme sports and activities customers and enthusiasts of our high-performance truck find so alluring.”

“We’re very excited to work with the Ford people on this project,” says Kymco USA president & CEO Eric Bondy. “The team has been a pleasure to work with and we believe both Ford and KYMCO customers will be pleased with the offering.”

The KYMCO Built Ford Tough F-150 SVT Raptor Limited Edition MXU 500i ATV made its debut as part of the Ford F-150 Truck display at the Woodward Dream Cruise, a classic car show in Detroit, Mich.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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