In eastern Idaho, Kymco is not a common name in the UTV industry. In fact, unless you knew where to look, you likely couldn’t find one. Although there are a few dealers scattered about the region, most people know little or nothing about the Taiwan powersports company.
So when the editors of Dirt Toys Magazine got a chance to spend some quality time on the Kymco 2017 UXV 700i LE, we jumped at it.
At face value, the UXV 700I LE is most comparable (price, size and market) to the Polaris Ranger 570, Can Am Defender 800, Kawasaki Mule 800 and the Honda Pioneer 700. It is slightly less expensive, perhaps not quite as fast, and definitely not as visible on the trail as its competition.
But don’t be fooled, the Kymco is quality built and offers a great ride in rugged terrain as all the competition. It just hasn’t been around out West as long and is slow to break into the mountain market.
So what are the selling points of the Kymco?