Two-seater version replaces Mule 500
KAWASAKI is to replace the Mule 500 utility vehicle with a two-seater version – the Mule 550.
Deemed by the company to have achieved significant success in the utility and other markets, the addition of an extra seat and a general upgrade brings the vehicle in to line with the larger 2500 and 2510 4×4 models.
Ackerman steering and front suspension equipment is now fitted and pedals and brake pipes have been redesigned – the latter, says Kawasaki, to increase working life.
Changes to the engine compartment include a more efficient air cleaner, a bolted flange seal for the exhaust silencer, rather than a clamp, and an improved carburettor jetting system. *
Twin seats for the Mule 550, which now replaces the 500 model.
KAWASAKI MULE 550
Engine 286cc single cyl/4-stroke.
Transmission automatic torque converter type.
Maximum speed 32kph
Maximum cargo bed load 160kg (352lb).