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2011 Kawasaki MULE 610 4X4 XC Utility Vehicle Info

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2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 4x4 UTV

Hybrid Design Lets XC Go Where No Mule Has Gone Before

For more than two decades you’ve trusted Mule™ utility vehicles to help you get more work done more easily than ever. But Kawasaki also offers a more dirt-worthy Mule design for those who like to venture a bit farther from the jobsite – the 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 4x4 XC. If the XC designation makes you think ‘cross country,’ well, you’d be right on target, for this Mule looks like it’s had a serious dose of Kawasaki Teryx™ off-road DNA injected into its flanks.

Kawasaki MULE Tires
Maxxis Bighorn tires will keep you planted and moving forward while out on the trail or around the stickier parts of your ranch or home
The primary visual giveaway is the Mule XC’s aggressive, 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 radial tires, each of which is mounted on a 12-inch wheel for a higher degree of off-road ability. But there’s also a load of features designed to complement the XC’s more aggressive nature and infuse it with a large helping of what can only be described as cool factor.

The standard Mule 610 4x4 can go just about anywhere, but the new 4x4 XC takes that functionality quite a few steps further. Not only do those burly 26-inch Maxxis tires provide loads more traction, their extra width increases the Mule’s track by 1.3 inches. Their greater height also gives this Mule a full 8.1 inches of ground clearance. Combined with longer front and rear suspension, this helps the Mule climb over larger obstacles, while standard skid plates protect vital systems.

Kawasaki MULE 610 Dashboard
The Kawasaki MULE 610 XC comes with the sport steering wheel found on their Teryx Sport UTV models - giving you some extra grip while blazing a trail or working hard
When designing the XC, Kawasaki engineers made room for those large tires by kicking the Mule’s front bumper forward 1.2 inches. And while they were at it, the team added sporty graphics, a comfortable seat covered in a pliable material and a small-diameter sport steering wheel lifted straight from the Kawasaki Teryx.

In spite of its wide-ranging capabilities and radical design, you can be sure of the XC’s reliable and economical drivetrain. A durable, 401cc fan-cooled overhead-valve engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) feeds power to all four wheels as needed, and simple automotive controls mean it couldn’t be much easier to operate. An enrichening system partially opens the throttle for easy engine starts, hot or cold, and the Mule can be started in forward (Hi or Lo) or reverse gear, provided the brake pedal is applied. Select 2WD or 4WD and away you go.

MacPherson strut front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering combine great bump absorption with light handling, while the Mule’s mid-engine layout and swingarm rear suspension provide plentiful traction in back. A powerful braking system brings it all to a reliable halt.

Kawasaki MULE 610 Tilting Cargo Bed
The MULE XC's 400lb capacity tilting cargo box allows you to get more work done than ever before, & when you're not hauling, you can tow 1,100lbs with the rear hitch as well
As fun as it looks, the XC is all about hard work. A special black-texture paint applied to its 400-pound-capacity all-steel tilting cargo bed allows even greater aesthetics and durability, while a 1,100-pound towing capacity means you can haul whatever gear you need. Dual cup holders help keep riders hydrated while on the clock, a capacious glove box can carry more than just gloves, and the front hood pops open to reveal more than 12 gallons worth of storage. Popular accessories include an enclosed cab, snow plow, winch and soft or hard tops, all available through Kawasaki dealers.

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