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2018 MULE SX


Most Dependable 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. The 2018 model MULE SX model feature the rugged styling of the PRO Series models, giving it a strong MULE family resemblance. A number of other PRO Series inspired features for 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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Retractable Seat Belts

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

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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.

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DC Socket

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

Engine Type Air-cooled, Single Cylinder
Displacement 401 cm3
Bore X Stroke 82.0 x 76.0 mm
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Valve system OHV
Fuel System Carburettor: Nikki 6C1026
Ignition Magneto & transistor
Starting Electric
Transmission Automatic CVT, forward / reverse
Final Drive Shaft, dual-mode differential
Frame Ladder type, tubular steel
Suspension - front Independent, MacPherson strut
Suspension - rear Unit swing, dual shocks, adjustable spring preload
Ground Clearance 155 mm
Wheel Travel - front 78 mm
Wheel Travel - rear 79 mm
Brakes - front Dual hydraulic drums
Brakes - rear Dual hydraulic drums
Wheels type - front Steel 10 inch
Wheel type - rear Steel 10 inch
Tyre front 22 x 9.00 - 10 Tubeless
Tyre rear 22 x 11.00 - 10 Tubeless
L x W x H 2,710 x 1,335 x 1,780 mm
Wheelbase 1,780 mm
Minimum Turning radius 3.3 m
Seat Height 765 mm
Fuel capacity 16 litres
Curb Mass 439 kg (includes full fuel tank and all liquids at optimum levels)
Cargo bed load capacity 181 kg
Cargo Bed L x W x H 1,040 mm x 905 mm x 245 mm
Towing Capacity 500 kg (Includes trailer and load) with optional tow hitch
Seating Capacity 2
Maximum Permissible Load 415 kg
Max Power 9.2 kW {12.5 PS}/ 3,800 rpm
Max Torque 27.9 N·m {2.8 kgf·m}/ 2,200 rpm
Colour Timberline Green
Warranty 36 months - Terms and Conditions apply - Discuss with a Kawasaki Dealer