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2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4
2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4

2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4
2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4

2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4
2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4

– 2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4

2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4

The Kawasaki Mule™ 610 4×4 picks up where the Mule 600 utility vehicle leaves off, adding selectable four-wheel drive to the Mule’s proven versatility. Also able to fit in the back of a full-size pickup truck, it is a true go-anywhere worker—thanks to its rugged four wheel drive and proven off-road capability—that’s capable of hauling people and equipment to almost any worksite. The Mule 610 4×4 offers incredible bang-for-the-buck, at a price lower than many ATVs.


2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4 Details & Features

At a glance…
o Best compact off-road 4×4 utility vehicle
o New tread pattern on the large 24-inch tires
o Can be easily transported in the back of a full-size pickup truck
o Can tow up to 1,100 lbs. with optional Kawasaki draw bar

Fan-Cooled, Single-Cylinder Engine
o Simple, lightweight, durable, and quiet 401cc four-stroke engine
o Modern 4-stroke overhead valve design for efficient running and good fuel economy
o Fan cooling helps the engine maintain an ideal operating temperature

Easy Starting
o Choke opens throttle during starting so accelerator pedal does not need to be depressed
o Can be started in gear by stepping on brake pedal

Gear Driven Engine Balancer
o Balanced weight opposite the piston cuts vibration dramatically and minimizes noise and wear
o Maximizes operator comfort, and diminishes fatigue

Environmentally Friendly Emissions
o Carburetor settings cut exhaust emissions
o Positive crankcase ventilation system recycles blow-by gasses to the intake tract to be burned in the engine
o Muffler has USFS-approved spark arrestor
o California models have a check valve on the fuel tank to charcoal canister connector hose for preventing gasoline from entering the canister when operating on inclines or over rough terrain

Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS)
o Simple and lightweight CVT is fully automatic and keeps engine speed in most efficient range for any vehicle speed, load, or terrain
o Fully Automatic Transmission With Selectable 2 or 4-Wheel Drive
o An open-sided drive pulley cools better for longer belt life.
o Belt deflection can easily be adjusted by changing shim thickness of the adjuster bolt located on the outside of the driven converter
o Cooling air flows in from a vent in the cab frame through a special air filter, which keeps out water and dust for increased belt life
o Long wearing double cog CVT belt

Dual-Mode Differential
o Locked mode for maximum traction in difficult conditions
o Unlocked mode decreases turning radius and minimizes ground disturbance, great for use on grass.

Rack and Pinion Steering
o Rack-and-pinion steering helps to keep steering light and accurate, which makes maneuvering in tight working quarters a snap
o Durable, simple and easy to maintain

MacPherson Strut Independent Front Suspension
o Comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
o Simple, rugged single A-arm design offers tight turning radius for extra maneuverability

Unit Swingarm Rear Suspension
o Unique design places engine and rear wheels on a sub-frame with a mid-point pivot
o Isolates vibration
o Can handle heavy loads, yet provides comfortable ride with an empty cargo bed

New Tires
o New tread pattern on the large 24-inch tires improve off-road traction, ride quality and reduce tire wear

o Self-Adjusting, Hydraulic drum brakes at all four wheels provide ample stopping power
o Front grille includes space for mounting a 3000-pound capacity winch
o Compact, lightweight, and easy to transport to the job, easily fitting in the bed of a full-sized pickup
o Bench seat is spacious and comfortable for two
o Durable plastic body panels resist dents and color is molded in for long lasting good looks

Safety Equipment
o 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
o Two Seat Belts
o Speed limited to 25 mph

Ample Storage
o Large storage tub under the hood with four D-rings to secure the load
o Passenger side glove box
o Cup holders located at each side of the front hood by the dash

Tilting Cargo Bed
o Steel tilting cargo bed can carry up to 400 pounds
o Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduce vibration and noise, and adds durability

Simple Maintenance
o Crankcase oil level dipstick
o Dual element air cleaner
o CVT cover has a convenient drain plug

Cab Features
o Automotive-style dash designed for ease of use with easy reach controls
o Standard equipment hour meter makes maintenance intervals easy to track
o Fuel gauge
o Oil temperature warning light
o Gear selector for HI, Low, Neutral, and Reverse
o Differential locking lever
o Convenient parking brake
o Headlight switch for powerful and stylish 35w headlights

Popular Accessory Items
o Soft or Hard Top
o Windshield
o Winch
o Enclosed Cab
o Snow Plow


2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4 Technology


The MULE 610 4×4 is powered by a 401cc, 4-stroke, OHV, fan air-cooled engine. Simple, compact, lightweight, and durable, the engine is extremely reliable.

U.S. produced engine is a modified version of FJ400 engine sourced from the highly respected Small Engines division of Kawasaki.

For use in the MULE 610 4×4, the engine receives higher performance intake and exhaust passages, larger valves, and higher compression.

Overhead valves designed for efficient running and good fuel economy, are durable, and operate quietly.

Highly efficient carburetor delivers excellent fuel economy.

To ease cold starting, a choke cam holds the throttle open 20% when full choke is applied.

A cyclone-airflow-type air cleaner is fed via a snorkel intake routed through the overhead cab frame providing the engine with a steady supply of clean air, even in dusty conditions.

Crankcase breather routes blow-by back to the intake pipe for cleaner emissions.

Engine can be started in gear if the brake is applied – just like Kawasaki’s ATV and Teryx models.

Sensor mounted in the engine crankcase monitors oil temperature to warn the driver of overheating.

Gear driven engine balancer controls engine vibration.


Modern styling gives the MULE 610 4×4 a rugged appearance. Curved surfaces and lines contribute to a high-class design and improved shape and fit of various parts give a high-quality finish. Elegantly styled fenders and bodywork strike a perfect balance between rugged functionality and great looks. Automotive-style instrument panel also contributes to the highclass image.

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.

MacPherson strut design provides more foot room for the driver and passenger.

Rack-and-pinion steering provides precise, easy handling, and a tight turning radius. Ackerman steering geometry reduces tire wear.

Front tread dimension of 1051mm (41.4 in) ensures easy loading between the wheel wells of pick-up beds.

Rear unit swing axle suspension design features coil-over shocks with stepped preload adjustment.

Four wheel, auto-adjusting, hydraulic drum brakes offer the safety of automotive style separation for front/rear brake fluid.

Front and rear brake drum seals are triple-lipped for water and mud resistance.

Cable operated parking brake works on both rear wheels.

Meaty 24″ tires with new tread patterns provide great off-road traction, ensure ample ground clearance and complement the pickup-truck styling. Front: 24 x 9-10; rear: 24 x 11-10.

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.

Automotive style dash is good looking, easy to understand, and provides a quality look.

Rear differential lock/unlock lever, 2/4WD selector, and transmission shifter are in plain view and easy to reach.

Dash includes warning lights for parking brake and oil temperature, 10 Amp (120 watt) accessory plug, key switch, headlight switch, hour meter, choke knob, and forward storage release knob.

Sealed glove box lid keeps small items handy and dry.

Chassis is pre-wired for the optional, electric speedometer with odometer. Just mount the speedo into the dash, insert the sensor into the rear final drive, and plug in the wires.

Stylish front hood flips open to reveal 48 L sealed storage compartment.

Convenient cup holders are molded into the body on either side.

Space is provided for a 3000 lb. winch to be mounted with optional brackets.

Scratch resistant TPO (thermoplastic olefin) body panels maintain their new look longer. Colour is molded in.

Body colored cab frame can support a variety of optional items such as windshield, sun shade, headrests, and cabin.

Plastic panels below the seat on either side complete the rear fenders and provide stylish covering for battery, gas tank, wiring, etc.

Large, 15.5 litre fuel tank gives the fuel efficient MULE 610 4×4 ample operating range.

Steel construction, tilting bed uses spring-loaded latches on the tailgate for a positive hold.

Large cargo bed inside dimensions measure 1,044 x 900 x 245 mm. Bed is rated for 181 kg (400 lb.) capacity.

Maximum permissible vehicle load including riders and cargo is a heavy 420 kg (925 lb.).


The MULE 610 4×4 was the first utility vehicle in its class to offerselectable 2WD/4WD. Beltdriven automatic transmission with a dual-rangetransfer case (High-Low) gives the 610 4×4 excellent off-road ridingcapability. Two forward speeds to choose from lends flexibility whenhill-climbing or hauling heavy loads.

Tough, KVF360~750 style transmission features fewer parts and a single shift fork for smooth operation when shifting.

Reverse is accomplished by heavy-duty, multi-linkplate chain deleting the need for an additional reverse idler shaft.

Stepped gate shifter is easy to use with R-N-H-L shift pattern.

Transmission mounted governor smoothly limits maximum vehicle speed to 40 kph (25 mph) by adjusting throttle opening. Full engine power is available until the vehicle approaches top governed speed.

Speed governor is driven by the transmission input shaft rather than by engine speed to offer more accurate speed control.

Input shaft mounting also allows for engine speed governing – even in neutral.


Compact CVT (similar to KVF360~750 models but smaller) developed specifically for the MULE 610 4×4 offers wide ratios, high performance and added serviceability.

CVT offers extremely wide operating ratios for a variety of driving conditions.

All sheave surfaces are high pressure cast of high silicone content aluminum for best durability.

High performance double cog belt offers very long service life.

Drive CVT uses four ramp weights and adjustable spider buttons for smooth operation. Many service parts (buttons, bushings) are common with the KVF models.

Cooling fan incorporated into the drive fixed sheave draws filtered air from the top of the cab frame.

Driven CVT Sheave width (for belt deflection) can be adjusted without disassembly.

Changing different thickness adjustment washers under two external adjustment bolts allows very fine control of the driven sheave width for best belt adjustment. Install thicker adjustment washers as the belt wears.

Internal thrust washer evenly distributes the adjustment force within the driven CVT housing.

CVT cover with reusable seal offers wet riding performance not possible with some competitors’ offerings.

Internal baffle in the outer CVT cover helps to evacuate any water or debris that may make its way into the cover.

Final Drive

Limited-slip front differential (based on the KVF400 4×4) contributes to good handling over rough terrain, providing great traction with low steering effort. Rear differential lock allows the rear wheels to be locked for maximum traction in mud or snow. Grounddisturbance is minimized when unlocked.

Locking rear differential, governor, and 2/4WD bevel drive are integrated with the transmission into one casing.

With a single casing it is possible to finely control component tolerances while substantially reducing complexity. Single drivetrain oil level check is more convenient.

Selectable 2/4WD is a Kawasaki exclusive in this size category.

4WD is engaged in the rear bevel housing like the KAF620 however the 620 style cam damper is not required in this model.

Locking rear differential provides full traction in slippery conditions. Unlocking the differential allows for minimal ground disturbance on fragile surfaces such as lawns and trails.

Lock/Un-Lock selector for the differential is dash mounted for easy use.

Front limited slip differential has its roots in the KVF300/400.

Single sided LSD clutch pack provides the same performance as a two sided system.

New style, 500 CV joints allow a very tight turning circle even with the 4WD equipment.

Optional Parts

The traditional options include such items as cab, speedometer, windshield, trailer hitch, headrests, under seat storage, etc.

Off-road type accessories include items such as: brush guard, skid plates, 3000 lb. class winch mount, headlight/taillight guards, etc.

Chassis is pre-wired for the optional, electric speedometer with odometer. Just mount the speedo into the dash, insert the sensor into the rear final drive, and plug in the wires.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories

See the current applicable Kawasaki accessory catalog or for all of the latest Authentic Kawasaki Accessories available for this model.


Smoky Blue

Dark Royal Red

Camouflage Hardwoods Green HD




2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4 – USA Specifications
US MSRP* $7,299 USD

Engine Four-stroke, air-cooled single

Displacement 401cc

Bore x Stroke 82 x 76mm

Compression ratio 8.6:1

Carburetor Nikki 6C1026

Air filter Snorkel-type with two-stage dry replaceable element

Oil filter Automotive-type spin-on canister

Ignition Magneto and transistor

Electrical 12V DC, 14 amp-hour battery, alternator

Transmission Continuously variable transmission with high and low range, plus reverse

Final drive Shaft-driven selectable four-wheel drive, dual-mode rear differential

Exhaust Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor

Front Tire Size 24×9-10 tubeless

Rear Tire Size 24×11-10 tubeless

Front suspension / wheel travel MacPherson strut / 3.1 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel Unit swing axle / 3.1 in.

Steering Rack and pinion

Brakes Four-wheel hydraulic drums, triple sealed

Fuel capacity 4.1 gal.

Dry weight 1,010 lbs.

Overall length 108.8 in.

Overall width 52.6 in.

Overall height 70.9 in.

Wheelbase 70.0 in.

Ground clearance 6.7 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) 41.1 x 35.4 x 9.6 in. / 10.9 cu. ft.

Load capacity 926 lbs.

Cargo Bed Capacity 400 lbs.

Towing capacity 1,100 lbs.

Turning radius 10.8 ft.

Top speed 25 mph, governed

Instruments Oil temperature meter, hour meter, 35w headlights, taillight and stoplight

Color Choices Dark Royal Red, Smoky Blue

Warranty 12 Months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12 or 24 months


2010 Kawasaki Mule 610 4X4 – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $9,449 ($9,849 – Camo) CDN

Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet stump
Displacement 401 cc
Bore and Stroke 82 x 76mm
Compression ratio 8.6:1
Valve System OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Carburetor Nikki 6C1026
Ignition Magneto & transisor
Starting Electric
Cooling Fan-air
Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Single

Transmission Dual range CVT with reverse
Primary Drive Belt convertor
Final Drive differential Shaft, Selectable 2/4WD, Rider controlled locking front
Primary reduction ratio 3.653 ~ 0.794 (belt converter)
Gear ratios: Forward (High) 2.916 (35/24 x 36/18)
Forward (Low) 4.315 (41/19 x 36/18)
Reverse 3.750 (30/16 x 36/18)
Final reduction ratio 4.000 (64×16)

Type Ladder type, tubular steel
Suspension: front MacPherson strut
Rear Unit swing axle, coilover shocks with stepped preload
Wheel travel: front 78 mm
Rear 79 mm
Tires: front 24×9-10 T/L
Rear 24×11-10 T/L
Tread (front/rear) 1058 mm / 1000 mm

Rear Dual, sealed, auto-adjusting hydraulic drums
Parking brake Dual, sealed, mechanical drums
Front Dual, sealed, auto-adjusting hydraulic drums

Battery 12V 14AH
Headlights Dual 12V, 35/5W
Tail/brake light 5/21 W
Charging output 17A, 12.5 V

Overall length 2720 mm
Overall width 1335 mm
Overall height 1802 mm
Wheelbase 1779 mm
Cargo box (inside) L x W x H 1044x900x245 mm
Curb Mass (Green/Red) 458 kg
Curb Mass (Camouflage Hardwoods Green HD) 464 kg
Fuel capacity 15.5 L
Seating capacity 2 Passenger
Cargo bed load capacity 181.8 kg
Maximum permissible load 420 kg
Towing capacity (with opt. hitvh) 500 kg

Maximum power 13.5 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum torque 29.7 N·m @ 2,400 rpm
Maximum speed (governed) 40 km/h (25 mph)
Minimum turning radius 3.3 m

Colours Smoky Blue, Dark Royal Red, Camouflage Hardwoods® Green HD™
Warranty 12 months
Good Times Protection Plan 12 or 24 month
MSRP* $9,449 ($9,849 – Camo)

Good Times Protection Plan 12 or 24 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.