What Is a Kawasaki Side X Side ATV?


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A Kawasaki Side X Side is a small off-road vehicle with side-by-side seating for either two or four passengers. Kawasaki has two different Side X Side vehicle lines, the Mule and the Teryx. The utility-styled Mule has three engine options, while the Teryx offers a sport-styled suspension.

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The Kawasaki Mule 600 and 610 side-by-side vehicles offer a four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 401 cubic centimeters and a Nikki carburettor. The 600 model has an automatic power-drive system transmission, while the 610 model has a CVT transmission and four-wheel drive capabilities.

The Kawasaki Mule 4000 and 4010 feature a four-stroke, liquid-cooled OHV v-twin engine with a displacement of 617 cubic centimeters. The engine is equipped with a direct fuel injection system and a 34-millimeter Mikuni throttle body. Both models are equipped with a CVT transmission, but the 4010 model has both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options. The Mule 4010 features a 15.6-cubic foot cargo bed with an 800-pound payload rating. The Mule 4010 Trans4x4 model swaps out some of this cargo space for two additional seats, pushing the total ride capacity to four passengers. The Mule Pro-FXT model has a standard four-passenger configuration with a 92.3-inch wheelbase. The Pro-FXT is powered by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC three-cylinder engine with an 812-cubic centimeter displacement.

The sport-styled Kawasaki Teryx Side X Side vehicle is powered by a liquid-cooled v-twin engine. This four-stroke SOHC engine has a 783-cubic centimeter displacement and features a TCBI ignition system with electronic advance. The Teryx has an independent rear suspension, Fox Podium shocks, Maxxis tires and 11 inches of ground clearance.

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