2021 KAWASAKI TERYXS AND MULES
In a second announcement of 2021 Kawasaki Teryxs and Mules, Kawasaki has announced two new versions of the flagship Teryx KRX 1000 (in addition to returning Teryx 800 models) and a huge lineup of Mule utility machines. Here are the details.
TERYX KRX 1000
Two versions of our new UTV of the Year (see page 50) will hit dealers this fall, alongside the standard models, which come in Team Green or bold blue colors. First, the Trail Edition is equipped for extreme trail riding in places like Hatfield-McCoy, Idaho or Moab. What sets it apart from the standard model (besides its Wild Yellow/gray camo livery on all-black plastic and a yellow cage and suspension) is a Warn 4500 winch up front, along with a matching yellow bumper. Beneath the doors, Kawasaki gave it some extra protection in the form of rock sliders that will protect the plastic bodywork if you plan on doing some serious wheeling. To finish it off, out back, another bumper helps protect the rear end if you back into something. A roof is standard as well, and it costs $22,999.
The second new model is simply called the Special Edition. This black-and-white ride also comes with a pre-installed Warn 4500 winch but no bumpers. The bonus is in the audio system. The 600-watt, five-channel Bluetooth, AM/FM stereo unit can be heard miles away, thanks to two 6.5-inch door speakers, along with a 12-inch Hifonics subwoofer mounted in the cargo box. The Special Edition adds $2100 to the base-price KRX.
TERYX TWO- & FOUR-SEATERS
Returning to the Kawasaki lineup are the venerable Teryx 800s in two- or four-seat configurations. They both feature the same chassis and suspension systems. These more compact, 60-inch-wide Teryxs are made for tighter trails at slower speeds. Fox podium 2.0 shocks control the 8 inches of travel as well as machines with more travel. Behind the two-seater, you will find a huge tilting cargo bed with a 600-pound load rating. The two-seater starts at $13,199, and the base four-seater sells for $15,999 and comes with a three-year Kawasaki Strong warranty.
For 2021, the Mule line is packed with many of our favorites in the Mule Pro-FX and Pro-FXT line. This smooth-running machine is available in both three- and six-seat configurations, and it can get the job or hunt done no matter how tough.
The affordable Mule Pro-MX will be available with and without Electronic Power Steering (EPS). The non-EPS Mule Pro-MX brings more value to the mid-size Mule Pro lineup while still offering quality and durability starting at $10,299. These compact machines are powered by a 695cc, single-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 42.7 pound-feet of torque. The diesel-powered Mule Pro-DX and DXT models also return for 2021 to the diverse line of side-by-sides. Designed to work hard, the three-passenger Mule Pro-DX line comes equipped with the largest cargo bed in its class, while the Mule Pro-DXT features a class-exclusive three- to six-passenger Trans Cab system that quickly converts the vehicle from single-row to double-row seating.
Finally, the $6799 Mule SX and 4000/4010 at $8999 will suit the budget-minded buyer best. The SX is a two-seater, while the 4000/4010 can be purchased as a two-seater or converted to a four-passenger machine, with the Trans Cab model at $11,499.
See UTV Action’s shootout between the KRX 1000, Honda Talon and Yamaha YXZ here: https://utvactionmag.com/honda-talon-1000r-vs-kawasaki-teryx-krx-1000-vs-yamaha-yxz1000r/
See more Kawasaki UTVs here: https://www.kawasaki.com/