2021 MULE SX 4×4 XC Special Edition


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Styled in the image of its full-size MULE PRO siblings, the MULE SX family of side x sides packs plenty of stout muscle into a compact and agile two-passenger vehicle. Handle a wide variety of tasks with the ability to tread lightly and maneuver in tight areas - and fit in the bed of a full-size pickup truck.




  • 401cc 4-STROKE ENGINE

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Automatic Transmission

Belt-driven automatic transmission with forward and reverse provides excellent riding capability. Rear differential lock for maximum traction. Ground disturbance is minimised when unlocked. 

Smooth, Reliable Power

The MULE SX 4x4 XC is powered by a 401cm³, 4-stroke, OHV, air-cooled engine. Compact, lightweight and durable, the engine is extremely reliable.

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.

Tough & Rugged

All-steel front bumper is a standard feature, offering protection to the front of the vehicle. It is positioned close to the body for a sleek, integrated look.


The seating for 2 adults has superb elasticity, resistance to cold, and enough padding for all-day working comfort.


The dashboard contains all indicators, information and buttons to operate the MULE SX 4x4 XC. Spaces available for additional accessories and buttons.

Fuel Range

A 16-litre fuel tank gives the fuel-efficient MULEs ample operating range. The fuel tank filler inlet position makes refuelling easy.

Bright Headlamps

Dual halogen headlamps cut a bright path. The Halogen headlamps (the same sporty units used on Kawasaki’s Teryx and Teryx4 models) contribute to the no-nonsense styling.

Compact Dimensions

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.

Kawasaki Strong:

Japanese durability to work hard & play hard. Kawasaki's "little" Mule has very capably met market needs for lightweight, compact utility vehicle 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 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 the position, as well as lift it out of the way when getting in and out of the vehicle.

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Front Storage

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

High Mount Air Intake

Engine air supply enters the air cleaner box via a snorkel intake routed in the overhead frame, ensuring the engine is provided with a steady supply of clean air.

Steering Wheel

Thick-grip steering wheel puts all controls within easy reach of the driver. The shape of the wheel is designed to minimise fatigue and maximise control.

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.


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.

Tow Hitch

Standard fitment on the MULE SX 4x4 XC, the trailer hitch offers a 500 kg towing capacity. 

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 for stability.

Rear Suspension

Unit swingarm with dual shocks and adjustable spring preload. Front and rear suspension settings to balance off-road performance and ride comfort.

Skid Plates

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. Perfect in combination with the ROPS

Parking Brake

The parking brake lever, located to the left of the driver’s seat, operates a mechanical internal expansion type brake for the rear wheels.

DC Socket

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

Roof and Tow Hitch

The Special Edition Mule SX 4x4 XC Special Edition is fitted with a roof and tow hitch as standard equipment in Australia.


The Mule SX 2wd may also suit your requirements. Click on the image to read more.

2021 MULE SX 4×4 XC Special Edition

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MULE SX 4x4 XC Special Edition (KAF400X)

Engine TypeAir-cooled, Single cylinder
Displacement401 cm³
Bore X Stroke82.0 x 76.0 mm
Compression Ratio8.6:1
Valve SystemOHV
Fuel SystemCarburettor: Nikki 6C1026
IgnitionMagneto & transistor
Transmission2-speed automatic CVT, forward / reverse
Final DriveShaft selectable 2WD/4WD, dual-mode differential
FrameLadder type, tubular steel
Suspension - frontIndependent, MacPherson strut
Suspension - rearUnit swing, dual shocks, adjustable spring preload
Ground Clearance190 mm
Wheel Travel - front78 mm
Wheel Travel - rear79 mm
Brakes - frontDual hydraulic drums
Brakes - rearDual hydraulic drums
Wheels type - frontSteel 12 inch
Wheel type - rearSteel  12 inch
Tyre front26 x 9.00-12 Tubeless
Tyre rear26 x 9.00-12 Tubeless
L X W X H2,710 x 1,335 x 1,865 mm
Wheelbase1,780 mm
Minimum Turning radius3.6 m
Seat Height840 mm
Fuel Capacity16 litres
Curb Mass491 kg (includes full fuel tank and all fluids at optimum levels)
Cargo bed load capacity181 kg
Cargo Bed L x W x H905 x 1,040 x 245 mm
Towing Capacity500 kg (Includes trailer and load)
Seating Capacity2
Maximum Permissible Load408 kg (including occupants and cargo)
Maximum Power9.9 kW {13.5 PS} / 4,000 rpm
Maximum Torque29.7 N.m {3.0 kgf.m} / 2,400 rpm
ColourTimberline Green
Warranty36 months - Terms and Conditions apply - Discuss with a Kawasaki Dealer
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