2021 MULE SX


Click the icons for more information

The Compact MULE

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

3yr_strong_warranty logo

Automatic Transmission

Belt-driven automatic transmission with forward and reverse. Rear differential lock allows rear wheels to be locked for maximum traction. Ground disturbance is minimised when unlocked. 

Smooth, Reliable Power

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

Impressive Capacity

The Mule’s SX 905 mm 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. 

Rugged Styling

Steel front bumper is a standard feature, offering protection to the front of the vehicle. Positioned close to the body for an integrated look.


Seat material has superb elasticity, offering all-day 2-seater comfort. The material is resistant to cold, allowing it to maintain suppleness when the temperature drops.

Dash Switches

Headlamp switch and accessory horn switch are positioned just to the right of the driver.  Blank spots allow switches for accessories to be seamlessly integrated into the dash.

Fuel Range

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

Bright Headlamps

Dual halogen headlamps cut a bright path through the dark for clear visibility when driving at night. The Halogen headlamps contribute to the no-nonsense styling.

Compact Dimensions

The Mule SX has compact dimensions allow it to easily fit in the back of a full-sized utility / truck. The 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).

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.

Steering Wheel

Steering wheel has a stepless adjustability range of approximately 29o;set a position to suit driver preference and lift it out of the way to for easy  in and out of the vehicle.

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.

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.

Thick Grip

Thick-grip steering wheel combined with the automotive-style dashboard puts all controls within easy reach of the driver. 


22" tyres with  tread patterns provide great off-road traction and ample ground clearance.

  • Front: 22 x 9.00-10
  • Rear: 22 x 11.00-10.

Handy  Storage

Passenger-side glove box provides storage. 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.

Optional Tow Hitch

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

Front Suspension

Independent MacPherson strut-type front suspension allows each wheel to track over uneven ground. Minimal wheel camber change throughout the suspension stroke contributes to stable handling.

Rear Suspension

Unit swingarm with dual shocks with adjustable spring preload. Front and rear suspension settings were selected for 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.

Seat Belts

Retractable seat belts are user-friendly and clutter-free.

Parking Brake

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.

DC Socket

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


The MULE SX 4x4 XC may fit your requirements. Click the image to read more.

2021 MULE SX

Flickr Album Gallery Pro Powered By: Weblizar




Engine TypeAir-cooled, Single Cylinder 
Displacement401 cm³
Bore X Stroke82.0 x 76.0 mm
Compression Ratio8.3:1
Valve SystemOHV
Fuel SystemCarburettor: Nikki 6C1026
IgnitionMagneto & transistor
TransmissionAutomatic CVT, forward / reverse
Final DriveShaft, dual-mode differential
FrameLadder type, tubular steel
Suspension - frontIndependent, MacPherson strut
Suspension - rearUnit swing, dual shocks, adjustable spring preload
Ground Clearance155 mm
Wheel Travel - front78 mm
Wheel Travel - rear79 mm
Brakes - frontDual hydraulic drums
Brakes - rearDual hydraulic drums
Wheels type - frontSteel 10 inch
Wheel type - rearSteel 10 inch
Tyre front22 x 9.00 - 10 Tubeless
Tyre rear22 x 11.00 - 10 Tubeless
L X W X H2,710 x 1,335 x 1,780 mm
Wheelbase1,780 mm
Minimum Turning radius3.3 m
Seat Height765 mm 
Fuel Capacity16 litres
Curb Mass439 kg (includes full fuel tank and all liquids at optimum levels)
Cargo bed load capacity181 kg
Cargo Bed L x W x H1,040 mm x 905 mm x 245 mm
Towing Capacity500 kg  (includes trailer and load) with optional tow hitch  
Seating Capacity2
Maximum Permissible Load415 kg
Maximum Power9.2 kW {12.5 PS}/ 3,800 rpm
Maximum Torque27.9 N·m {2.8 kgf·m}/ 2,200 rpm
ColourTimberline Green
Warranty36 months - Terms and Conditions apply - Discuss with a Kawasaki Dealer
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 9999.

Locate a Test Ride model near you. Go to the TEST RIDE LOCATOR.