2017 Mule SX

Most Depenable Compact Mule

Kawasaki’s compact MULE models are equipped with everything they need to get the job done. Japanese durability ensures these models are built tough. Revamped for 2017, the new MULE SX models feature the rugged styling of the PRO Series models, giving it a strong MULE family resemblance. A number of other PRO Series inspired features increase convenience.
The line-up includes two variations: the standard model Mule SX (2WD) offer highly reliable performance in work situations; the “Bigfoot” 4WD XC model offers increased utility potential.


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Automatic Transmission

Belt-driven automatic transmission with forward and reverse provides excellent off-road riding capability. Rear differential lock (all models) allows rear wheels to be locked for maximum traction in mud or snow. Ground disturbance is minimised when unlocked. Oil seal improves water/mud resistance.


Smooth, Reliable Power

The MULE SX is powered by a 401cm³, 4-stroke, OHV, air-cooled engine. Compact, lightweight and durable, the engine is extremely reliable. Overhead valves designed for efficient running and good fuel economy are durable and operate quietly. Highly efficient carburettor delivers excellent fuel economy.


Impressive Carrying Capacity

The Mule’s SX 1,044mm x 905mm x 245mm cargo tray holds a sizable 181kg. Cargo bed features a two-lever tailgate release system for easy opening and closing. 1” square pipes running along the top of the cargo bed side walls provide easy tie-down points for bungee hooks, and are compatible with the optional KQR accessory mounts (brackets that allow a toolbox or other items to be snap-mounted to the cargo bed rails).

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Tough Rugged Styling

Beefy all-steel front bumper is a standard feature, offering protection to the front of the vehicle and contributing to the MULE SX’s tough, rugged image. Its position close to the body gives it a highly integrated look.


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Seat material has superb elasticity, offering increased comfort and holding performance. The material is also resistant to cold, allowing it to maintain its suppleness when temperatures drop and reducing the chance of tearing/ripping when exposed to cold temperatures.  Sturdy passenger-side grab rail mounted on the cab frame provides additional passenger security in rough off-road conditions.

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Handy Horn Button

PRO Series style headlamp and horn switches are positioned just to the right of the driver.  Blank spots allow switches for accessories to be seamlessly integrated into the dash. Pre-cut space in the dash console prepared for an accessory audio system.


Ample Fuel Range

A 16-litre fuel tank gives the fuel-efficient MULEs ample operating range. Redesigned fuel tank filler inlet position makes refuelling much easier.



Bright Headlamps

Dual halogen headlamps cut a bright path through the dark for clear visibility when driving at night. The Halogen headlamps (the same sporty units used on Kawasaki’s Teryx and Teryx4 models) contribute to the no-nonsense styling.

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Tilt Steering Wheel

Steering wheel has a stepless adjustability range of approximately 29o, allowing drivers to set its position to suit their preference, as well as lift it out of the way to facilitate getting in and out of the vehicle.


60 Litre Front Storage

Removable front hood allows quick access to a spacious 60-litre sealed storage area. The hood releases are on the cabin side, allowing access from inside the cabin.

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High Mount Air Intake System

The engine’s air supply enters the air cleaner box via a snorkel intake routed through the tubing of the overhead frame, ensuring the engine is provided with a steady supply of clean air, even in dusty operating conditions.

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Thick Grip Steering Wheel

Thick-grip steering wheel is the same one used on the PRO Series models. Automotive-style dashboard designed based on that of the PRO Series models puts all controls within easy reach of the driver. Digital fuel gauge and hour meter are built into the dashboard for easy reference.

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High Grip  22 Inch Tyres

On the Mule SX, meaty 22" tyres with new front and rear tread patterns provide great off-road traction, ensure ample ground clearance and complement the tough, rugged styling.  Front: 22 x 9.00-10; rear: 22 x 11.00-10.

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Handy Strorage

Passenger-side glove box provides enclosed storage for small items. Two drink holders are built into the bodywork in front of the dashboard. Accessory storage bin can be fitted to the space under the bench seat for convenient covered storage.

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Optional Tow Hitch

Additionally, an optional trailer hitch offers a 500 kg towing capacity. Optional winch mount accommodates a number of after-market Warn winches.

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Front Suspension

Independent MacPherson strut-type front suspension allows each wheel to track over uneven ground for maximum traction with light steering effort. Minimal wheel camber change throughout the suspension stroke contributes to stable handling.

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Rear Suspension

Unit swing_arm with dual shocks with adjustable spring preload. Front and rear suspension settings were selected to offer a balance of off-road performance and ride comfort.


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Skid Plates

Skid plates for the engine and rear differential are fitted as standard equipment. Centre skid plate greatly reduces the chance of getting stuck when driving over obstacles.


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Retractable Seat Belts

New retractable seat belts are user-friendly and clutter-free.

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Hand Brake

Pulling the parking brake lever (conveniently located to the left of the driver’s seat) operates a mechanical internal expansion type brake for the rear wheels.

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12V DC Socket

A DC socket integrated into the dashboard provides a power supply (up to 120 W) for accessory items or personal devices.

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Compact Dimensions

Like its Mule SX XC sibling, the Mule SX compact dimensions allow it to easily fit in the back of a full-sized utility / truck. Its track measures 1,055 mm (front) and 1,000 mm (rear) with a wheelbase of 1,780 mm. The Mule SX has a turning radius of 3.3 metres (differential unlocked) for compact manoeuvring in tight spaces.

Kawasaki Strong:

Japanese durability to work hard & play hard. Kawasaki's "little" Mule is very capably meet market needs for lightweight, compact utility vehicles capable of filling a variety of roles.  Robust construction and reliable components ensure the durability to get the job done day after day, while enjoying the great outdoors on weekends. 

ROPS Approved and Safe Operation

The Mule SX's cab frame is ROPS approved and the Mule SX is fitted with 2 retractable seat belts. The Mule SX's vehicle speed is restricted to 40 kph.  Always adhere to the warnings in the Owners Manual and always wear the seat belts and a suitable helmet.

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Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke Single, OHV                
Displacement 401 cm³
Bore and Stroke 82 x 76 mm
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system Carburettor: Nikki 6C1026
Ignition Magneto & transistor
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump       


Transmission Automatic forward / reverse
Primary drive Belt converter
Final drive Gear, Dual-Mode differential                       
Primary reduction ratio 3.653 ~ 0.794 (belt converter)
Gear ratios:  
  Forward 2.916 (35/24 x 36/18)
  Reverse 3.750 (30/16 x 36/18)
Final reduction ratio 4.000 (64/16)


Type Ladder type, tubular steel
  front Independent, MacPherson strut
  rear Unit swing, dual shocks
Wheel travel:  
  front 78 mm
  rear 79 mm
  front 22 x 9.00 - 10 Tubeless
  rear 22 x 11.00 - 10 Tubeless
Caster (rake)
Trail 40 mm
Steering angle (left, right) 43° (IN) / 38° (OUT), 43° (IN) / 38° (OUT)                            


Front brakes Dual hydraulic drum
Rear brake Dual hydraulic drum
Parking brake Mechanical drum


Overall length 2,710 mm
verall width 1,335 mm
Overall height 1,780 mm
Wheelbase 1,780 mm
Ground clearance 155 mm
Seat height 765 mm
Curb mass 439 kg (includes full tank of fuel and all liquids at optium levels)
Fuel capacity 16 litres                                                 


Maximum power 9.2 kW {12.5 PS}/ 3,800 rpm
Maximum torque 27.9 N·m {2.8 kgf·m}/ 2,200 rpm
Minimum turning radius 3.3 mm
Cargo bed load capacity 181 kg
Cargo box (inside) L x W x H 1,040 mm x 905 mm x 245 mm
Seating capacity 2
Maximum permissible load 415 kg (including occupants and cargo)                                             
Maximum towing capacity 500 kg (includes trailer and load) with optional tow hitch

3 year warranty


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The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

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