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Kawasaki Motor Corp.

Improved Utility Vehicle Receives Power Steering, Fuel-Injection and
REALTREE™ Camouflage

Mule 4010 4x4 Camo
Mule 4010 4x4 Camo

When a four-wheel-drive capable vehicle is a must for hauling supplies to remote hunt sites, the new Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 4x4 (Camo) in the REALTREE™ Hardwoods Green® HD™ camouflage is the off-road utility vehicle of choice, thanks to its full-size chassis and a powerful new digital fuel injection (DFI) equipped V-twin engine. Besides the upgraded engine, the Mule 4010 4x4 features a new electric power steering (EPS) system, selectable four-wheel drive, a fully-automatic transmission, locking rear differential and a tilting cargo bed.

The new 2009 Mule 4010 4x4 is powered by a liquid-cooled 617cc four-stroke V-twin. Managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU), its DFI system compensates for variations in atmospheric pressure, engine and air temperature. This helps make engine starting smoother and more consistent, gives better throttle response and its precise fuel metering reduces fuel consumption. The system incorporates an automatic fast idle speed control which activates when the engine is cold, eliminating the need for a manual choke. The system also regulates maximum engine speed, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor.

The 617cc V-twin engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) featuring both a high and low range, plus reverse. Utilizing durable, low-maintenance shaft drive, power is transmitted to a dual-mode rear differential that can be locked to maximize traction, or unlocked to improve handling and minimize ground disturbance when making tight turns. The driver can also select four-wheel drive for traction power in difficult conditions.

The low effort rack-and-pinion steering on the Mule 4010 4x4 is made even easier with the new EPS system. The EPS reduces turning effort by up to 30 percent, especially at low speeds in four-wheel drive, using input from vehicle speed and torque sensors to determine the how much steering assistance is needed from the system’s electric motor. With the high/low-range, forward/reverse gear lever and the four-wheel drive selector located within easy reach on the dash, drivers can devote more concentration to driving and monitoring their surroundings. The coolant temperature warning light is easy to see, and a push-button control activates the headlights. Other standard features include an hour meter, horn and an air restrictor gauge to indicate when the air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. The fuse box and oil dipstick are equally convenient, thanks to their under seat location.

The rugged styling of the new bodywork is much like the modern pickup trucks often working in conjunction with this versatile utility vehicle. The camouflaged panels on the Mule 4010 4x4 are covered in hunter-friendly REALTREE™ Hardwoods Green® HD™ for maximum concealment while hunting. Its front hood can be lifted with the pull of a dash-mounted knob and allows access to a now deeper storage space, which has convenient D-rings to help secure cargo. Additionally, two lever latches make opening and closing the tailgate easy. The roomy cab on the Mule is surrounded by the large-diameter steel tube frame structure that meets federal Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) requirements.

The chassis of the Mule 4010 4x4 is a ladder-type frame that rides on a DeDion rear leaf-spring suspension designed to carry heavy loads yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo bed is empty. MacPherson struts handle front suspension duties, while rack-and-pinion steering is light and maneuverable over rough terrain. Four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting drum brakes that are sealed to protect from water, mud and other debris provide stopping power, and 23-inch tires provide a comfortable ride and maximum traction over a variety of surfaces. Winch-ready mounting tabs are located under the front grille of the Mule 4010, to simplify the installation of an accessory winch.

The Mule 4010 4x4 utility vehicle can carry 800 pounds in its steel cargo bed and can tow up to 1,200 pounds with an optional draw bar. Other popular accessories include an enclosed cab, cab heater, snow plow, and soft or hard tops. These and many other Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at

2009 Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 4x4 (Camo)
Features and Benefits

At a glance…

  • REALTREE™ Hardwoods Green® HD™  camouflage
  • New digital fuel injection (DFI) system
  • New electric power steering (EPS) system
  • All-New Styling
  • New Dashboard
  • Four-wheel drive

Liquid Cooled, V-Twin Engine

  • Four-stroke, 617cc V-Twin industrial engine produces exceptional torque at low engine speeds
  • Modern four-stroke design with overhead valves for efficient running and good fuel economy
  • Large capacity radiator and fan maintain consistent engine temperatures, even in hot climates
  • Rubber engine mounts minimize vibration, noise and wear to maximize operation comfort and diminish fatigue

Digital Fuel Injection

  • Computer controlled fuel injection system automatically compensates for atmospheric pressure, air and engine temperature, for easy, prompt engine starting under a variety of conditions
  • Automatic fast idle speed control eliminates the need for a choke, allowing the operator to drive off immediately after a cold engine start
  • Throttle bodies feature sub-throttle valves for optimum performance and drivability. The sub throttles are located behind the main throttle valves and controlled by the ECU for smooth throttle response
  • Automatic digital ignition system helps ensure smooth efficient operation
  • Maximum engine speed is controlled by the ECU, eliminating the need for a  mechanical governor
  • Offers easy engine operation and reduced maintenance requirements

Cab Frame Air Intake

  • Draws engine air and converter cooling air from the top of the cab frame where there’s less dust, so the air filter stays cleaner longer

Environmentally Friendly Emissions

  • DFI precision reduces fuel consumption and cuts exhaust emissions
  • Positive crankcase ventilation system sends blow-by gasses to the intake tract to be burned in the engine
  • Muffler features a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor

Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS)

  • Fully automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features forward high and low and reverse, and helps keep the engine in the right operating rpm for a variety of vehicle speeds, loads, or terrain
  • The CVT has a wide spread of drive ratios for quick acceleration and ample pulling power
  • An open sided drive pulley cools better for longer belt life
  • Offers adjustable belt deflection

New Electric Power Steering (EPS)

  • The EPS system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest
  • Input from a vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s electric motor
  • To keep from possibly draining the battery, the EPS only operates when the engine is running
  • When engine is stopped, more force is needed to turn the steering wheel even if the ignition is switched on

4-Wheel Drive with 2-Speed Transfer Case

  • Selectable four-wheel drive gives the operator traction options
  • Shift to four-wheel drive and low range for maximum traction in adverse conditions or select two-wheel drive and high range to cut gear wear and increase fuel economy

Dual Mode Differential

  • Dual-mode rear differential can be “locked” for extra pulling power and maximum traction or unlocked when traveling across delicate terrain

Independent Strut-Type Front Suspension

  • MacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provide a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
  • Stiffer springs prevent bottoming and increase ground clearance

DeDion Rear Suspension

  • Overload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is empty
  • Semi-independent action

4-Wheel, Self-Adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum Brakes

  • Four wheel brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and debris
  • The brake drums have an added flange and seal to keep out mud and water
  • Low maintenance and powerful

Wheels and Tires

  • 23-inch tires with stiff sidewalls for an improved the ride and added ground clearance
  • The rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
  • The wheel bearings seals on all four wheels have 3 lips for better protection

All-New Bodywork

  • New body is a rugged, modern truck look style

New Dashboard

  • Now has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger

Front Hood with Storage Tub

  • Large under hood storage tub holds cargo out of site
  • Offers quick, easy access with a push-button latch
  • Includes four D-rings for securing loads

Tilting Cargo Bed

  • Steel cargo bed can carry up to 800 pounds and tilts for quick unloading
  • Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduces vibration and noise, and adds durability

Rugged and Capable

  • Can tow up to 1,200 lbs with optional Kawasaki Accessory draw bar
  • Meets federal Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5, and also meets FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance requirement
  • Bench seat can carry up to three
  • Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation

Simple Maintenance

  • The oil dipstick and filler tube are accessed under the seat
  • Cyclone-type engine air cleaner has meter to indicate when to replace the filter
  • An automotive-style fuse box is convenient and uses blade-type fuses

Cab Features

  • A horn and 12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
  • The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
  • Relocated parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easy to see
  • Shift lever with Y-gate pattern eliminates need for Hi-Lo switch lever
  • Push-button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights
  • Standard equipment hour meter

Popular Accessory Items

  • Soft or Hard Top
  • Windshield
  • Winch
  • Enclosed Cab
  • Cab Heater
  • Snow Plow

2009 Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 4x4 (Camo) Specifications*

  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
  • Displacement: 617cc
  • Bore x stroke: 76 x 68mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.3:1
  • Carburetor: Digital Fuel Injection
  • Air filter: Snorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element
  • Oil filter: Automotive-type spin-on canister
  • Ignition: Digital electronic
  • Electrical: 12V DC, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
  • Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with high and low range, forward, and
  • reverse, 2WD/4WD
  • Final drive: Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-model differential
  • Exhaust: Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
  • Tires: 23x11-10 tubeless
  • Front suspension / wheel travel: Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
  • Rear suspension / wheel travel: Semi-independent, De Dion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8 in.
  • Steering: Electric power assisted rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
  • Fuel capacity: 6.2 gal.
  • Curb weight: 1,429 lb.
  • Overall length: 118.3 in.
  • Overall height: 75.8 in.
  • Overall width: 62.0 in.
  • Wheelbase: 73.6 in.
  • Ground clearance: 6.9 in.
  • Roll over protective structure (ROPS): This structure meets ROPS requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, and 7.5. This structure also meets FMVSS 216 Roof Crush resistance requirement
  • Cargo bed dimensions (LxWxH): 46.3 x 51.6 x 11.3 /15.6 cu. Ft.
  • Load capacity: 1,330 lbs.
  • Cargo bed capacity: 800 lbs.
  • Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
  • Turning radius: 11.2 ft.
  • Top speed: 25 mph, governed
  • Lights: (2) 30-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt taillight/stoplight
  • Instruments: Parking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn, 12V DC outlet,
  • speedometer
  • Color choice: REALTREE™ Hardwoods Green® HD™
  • MSRP: $9,999
  • Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
    9950 Jeronimo Road
    Irvine, Calif. 92618
    (949) 770-0400

*Specifications are subject to change. Media are encouraged to visit for most current specifications.

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