Stamp Your Authority
Kawasaki’s compact MULE models are equipped with everything they need to get the job done. Japanese durability ensures these models are built tough. The 2018 MULE SX XC model features 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” MULE SX XC with selectable 2WD or 4WD, high and low range and locking rear differential provides added traction and increased utility potential. 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. With large wheels, tyres and 4WD the “Bigfoot” XC model is better able to ride over obstacles, increasing their potential for leisure activities. 26” bias-ply tyres contribute to superior off-road handling. The massive tyres also add to the rugged, sporty image. Wheels feature larger rims: 12” instead of 10”. Wider track offered by the larger tyres contributes to riding stability.
Belt-driven automatic transmission with forward and reverse provides excellent off-road riding capability. Rear differential lock 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 XC 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 SX XC's 905mm x 1,044mm x 245mm (L x W x H) 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.
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 XC’s tough, rugged image. Its position close to the body gives it a highly integrated look.
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.
Automotive Dashboard Design
High and low range with selectable 2wd or 4wd and locking mode rear differential for added traction when needed. Automotive-style dashboard designed based on that of the PRO Series models puts all controls within easy reach of the driver. PRO Series style headlamp and 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.
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.
Like its Mule SX sibling, the Mule SX XC's compact dimensions allow it to easily fit in the back of a full-sized utility / truck. The 4WD Mule SX XC track measures 1,080 mm (front) and 1,050 mm (rear) with a wheelbase of 1,780 mm. The Mule SX XC has a tight turning radius of 3.6 metres (2WD and differential unlocked) for compact manoeuvring in tight spaces.
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 XC's cab frame is ROPS approved and the Mule SX XC is fitted with 2 retractable seat belts. The Mule SX XC'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.
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.
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.
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.
High Grip 26 Inch Tyres
26” bias-ply tyres contribute to superior off-road handling. The massive tyres also add to the rugged, sporty image.
Handy Glove Box Storage
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.
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.
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.
Unit swingarm 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.
Skid plates for the front differential, engine and rear differential are fitted as standard equipment. Centre skid plate greatly reduces the chance of getting stuck when driving over obstacles.
Retractable Seat Belts
New retractable seat belts are user-friendly and clutter-free.
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.
A DC socket integrated into the dashboard provides a power supply (up to 120 W) for accessory items or personal devices.