2012 Kawasaki Mule 600

When you have an all-utility vehicle that’s described as "easy to use, easy to transport, and easy to like," you probably just made a smart purchase.

That really is the essence of the Kawasaki Mule 600. Whether your day calls for hauling tools around a construction site, delivering needed supplies to far-flung parts of a farm, or just enjoying some time out in the woods with a cold one in hand, the Mule can provide the satisfaction towards the task.

The good thing about this vehicle is that it comes prepared for any and all places. Bright 35-watt headlights mean you can take it out at just about any time of the day or night. It also has a 400-pound-capable tilting cargo bed that features secure, easy to fasten tailgate latches. The Mule 600 has the muscle to tow up to 1,100 pounds with an optional Kawasaki trailer hitch installed. That’s some serious meat for a no-frills, all-utility vehicle. On top of that, the Mule also has plenty of user-friendly hardware, including automotive-type controls and a gear selector within easy reach on the dashboard, two large cup holders, a passenger-side glove box, and passenger grab handle.

The Mule 600 is powered by an air-cooled, 401cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that maintains ideal operating temperatures courtesy of an efficient cooling fan. It also has an enrichener that partially opens the throttle during ignition to allow easy engine starts. The vehicle also rides on a MacPherson strut suspension in the front, while a unit swing-axle handles rear suspension duties. Large 22-inch tires have been fitted to go with hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels that provide serious stopping power

Find out more about the Kawasaki Mule 600 after the jump.


Kawasaki Mule 600
  • Durable and quiet 401cc four-stroke engine
  • Modern four-stroke overhead valve design for great fuel economy
  • Cooling fan helps the engine maintain an ideal operating temperature


Kawasaki Mule 600
  • Self-adjusting, hydraulic drum brakes at all four wheels provide ample stopping power
  • Front grille includes space for mounting a 3000-pound capacity winch
  • Compact, lightweight and easy to transport to the job; easily fits in the bed of a full-sized pickup
  • Bench seat is spacious and comfortable for two
  • Durable plastic body panels resist dents, while color is molded in for long-lasting good looks
  • Unique design places engine and rear wheels on a sub-frame with a mid-point pivot
  • Isolates vibration
  • Can handle heavy loads, yet provides a comfortable ride even with an empty cargo bed
  • Comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
  • Simple, rugged single A-arm design offers tight turning radius for extra maneuverability

Cab Features

Kawasaki Mule 600
  • Automotive-style dash designed for ease of use with easy reach controls
  • Standard equipment hour meter makes maintenance intervals easy to track
  • Fuel gauge
  • Oil temperature warning light
  • Gear selector for Forward, Neutral and Reverse
  • Differential locking lever
  • Convenient parking brake
  • Headlight switch for powerful and stylish 35w headlights
  • New brake pedal lever shape and longer length


Kawasaki Mule 600
EngineFour-stroke, air-cooled single
Bore x Stroke82 x 76mm
Compression ratio8.3:1
CarburetorNikki 6C1026
Air filterSnorkel-type with two-stage dry replaceable element
Oil filterAutomotive-type spin-on canister
IgnitionMagneto and transistor
Electrical12VDC, 14 amp-hour battery, alternator
TransmissionKawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS), with reverse
Final driveShaft, dual-mode rear differential
ExhaustMuffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Front Tire Size22x9-10 tubeless
Rear Tire Size22x11-10 tubeless
Front suspension / wheel travelIndependent, MacPherson strut / 3.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelUnit swing axle, adjustable shocks / 3.1 in.
SteeringRack and pinion
BrakesFour-wheel hydraulic drum
Fuel capacity4.1 gallons
Curb weight954 lbs.
Overall length108.8 in.
Overall width52.6 in.
Overall height70.1 in.
Wheelbase70.0 in.
Ground clearance6.1 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. / 8.08 cu. ft.
Cargo bed capacity400 lbs.
Load capacity926 lbs.
Towing capacity1,100 lbs.
Turning radius10.8 ft.
Top speed25 mph, governed
Lighting(2) 35-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt taillight/stoplight
InstrumentsOil light, hour meter
Color ChoicesWoodsman Green


Motrocycle USA----"Job sites, farmland, trails, or backwoods dirt roads, nothing will stop the Kawasaki Mule 600 from getting you to where you want to be and with everything you need to take with you. The Mule 600 has a single cylinder engine that is reliable as well as fun. There are plenty of accessories that come with it and there are also a multitude that you can purchase for the Mule 600 to get it to the way you need and want it for to make the Mule uniquely yours."

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