Kawasaki Mule 610 Specsby John London
The Kawasaki Mule 610 4x4 is a utility vehicle produced by Kawasaki since the early 1990s. The 2011 model is the latest model as of late 2010. The 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 is compact 4x4 that is small enough to fit in the back of a full-size pickup truck. The vehicle can tow up to 1,100 lb., if equipped with the optional Kawasaki trailer hitch.
The 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 has a 401-cubic-centimeter engine, which features a bore and stroke of 82 and 76 mm, respectively, and a 8.6-to-1 compression ratio. The engine comes with a Nikki 6C1026 carburetor. The engine is coupled with a continuously variable transmission with a high and low range. There is also a magneto and transistor ignition.
Air Filter and Exhaust
The 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 has a snorkel-type air filter with a two-stage dry replaceable element. The 4x4 also comes with a muffler exhaust with USFS-approved spark arrestor.
The 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 is 108.8 inches long, 52.6 inches wide and 70.9 inches high. The 70-inch wheelbase produces a length-to-wheelbase ratio of 1.55. The vehicle weighs 1,010 lb., has a ground clearance of 6.7 inches and is equipped with a 4.1-gallon fuel tank.
The cargo bed is 41.1 inches long, 35.4 inches wide and 9.6 inches tall, and has a capacity of 400 lb. and a volume of 8.08 cubic feet.
The 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 comes with an oil temperature meter, hour meter, 35-watt headlights, one taillight and a stoplight.
The vehicle meets the ROPS, or Roll Over Protective Structure, requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, and 7.5. The 4x4 also meets the FMVSS 216 Roof Crush resistance requirement.
Suspension, Brakes and Tires
The 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 features a MacPherson strut front suspension with 3.1 inches of front wheel travel, and a unit swing axle rear suspension, also with 3.1 inches of travel. The vehicle is equipped with triple-sealed four-wheel hydraulic drums. If has 24x9-10 tubeless front tires and 24x11-10 tubeless rear tires.
The vehicle has a top speed of 25 mph. It is available in Super Black, Dark Royal Red and Woodsman Green colors. The price starts at $7,499, as of late 2010. The 2011 Kawasaki Mule 610 comes with a 12-month warranty.