2021 KAWASAKI UTVs
The first wave of 2021 Kawasaki UTVs are here with new color schemes but no performance updates. Check out the Kawasakis’ new looks while we refresh you on their technical highlights.
TERYX KRX 1000
The sportiest of the 2021 Kawasaki UTVs is the Teryx KRX 1000. For 2021, it’s available in a new Vibrant Blue/Metallic Onyx Black color choice, in addition to Lime Green Metallic/Onyx Black. The $20,499 price and mechanical details are the same as the 2020 model. Here are the technical highlights on the Kawasaki KRX 1000:
—The Teryx KRX 1000 is powered by a naturally aspirated, 999cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke parallel-twin engine with 112 horsepower. It’s respectably powerful and very controllable. The Kawasaki uses a rear-engine layout and front-mounted radiator like many sport UTVs.
—A fully automatic CVT with centrifugal clutch is one of the keys to the Kawasaki’s tractable power delivery. It also provides predictable engine braking and prolongs drive-belt life.
—Two power modes allow the driver to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions. Full power mode delivers quicker more powerful engine response. Low power mode is ideal for low-speed control in technical terrain.
—The Kawasaki has dual-A-arm front suspension and trailing-arm rear suspension with compression and spring preload-adjustable Fox 2.5 Podium shocks. There’s 19 inches of travel up front and 21 in the rear.
—Features including a very roomy cabin, 31-inch tires on 15-inch beadlock wheels, instrumentation with a belt-temperature gauge, a convenient oil-level sight window and steel skid plates set the KRX 1000 apart from other sport UTVs
See UTV Action’s full test on the KRX 1000 here: https://utvactionmag.com/2020-kawasaki-teryx-krx-1000/
TERYX & TERYX4
Kawasaki’s Teryx and four-seat Teryx4 are sporty recreation machines powered by a 783cc, single-overhead-cam, eight-valve V-twin. Teryx models have large storage bins behind the seats and a tilting cargo bed. Teryx4s have a fixed cargo bed. For 2021 the Teryx and Teryx4 are available in new Pearl Neon Yellow, Metallic Graystone and Vibrant Blue color choices. Both use a fully automatic belt-type transmission with a centrifugal clutch that provides precise power delivery, protects the belt and provides engine braking.
Double-A-arm front and rear suspension with 8 inches of travel up front and 8.3 inches in the rear handle the bumps. Compression- and spring preload-adjustable Fox 2.0 piggyback reservoir shocks are used front and rear.
The Teryx and Teryx4 are available in base, camo and LE models. All models have power steering. LE models come with painted bodywork, 14-inch aluminum wheels with 27-inch tires and a roof. Camo models have a roof and 12-inch steel wheels with 26-inch tires. Base models have 12-inch steel wheels with 26-inch tires and no roof. Teryx prices start at $13,199 and go to $15,199 for the Teryx LE. Teryx4s range from $15,199 to $17,199.
MULE PRO-MX, MULE PRO-DX, MULE PRO-DXT & MULE PRO-DXT EPS FE
2021 models of the mid-size Mule Pro-MX and diesel-powered Mule Pro DX EPS are joined by non-current Mule Pro models.
The Mule Pro-MX offers a comfortable fit for two passengers in a more compact chassis (60 versus 64 inches wide) than larger Pro-series Mules. A single-cylinder, 695cc, single-overhead-cam, four-valve engine provides the power. The fully automatic dual-range continuously variable transmission includes automatic engine braking. Double-A-arm front and rear suspension feature spring preload-adjustable shocks. The tilting cargo bed can carry 699 pounds, and the vehicle can tow 1500 pounds.
Base, LE and Camo versions are available. All come with power steering, selectable 2WD/4WD, a lockable rear differential, and four-wheel disc brakes. The LE package includes painted bodywork, aluminum wheels and a roof. The camo model has a roof and steel wheels. The base model has steel wheels and no roof. Pro-MX prices start at $11,999 and range to $12,699 for the Pro MX EPS Camo.
The 2021 Mule Pro-DX seats three and comes equipped with the largest cargo bed in its class. It’s $14,199. 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. A 993cc, three-cylinder engine powers diesel Mule Pro models. Also new for 2021 is the Mule Pro-DXT EPS FE “Fleet Edition,” which is specially equipped for commercial job sites. It comes with a plastic roof, high-visibility orange seat belts, horn, a universal key and Bright White color, allowing customers to easily add their logo. The Mule Pro-DXT is $14,399 and the Mule Pro-DXT EPS is $15,199. The DXT EPS FE is $15,399.
The sportiest Pro-series Mule is the three-seat Mule Pro-FXR. It’s lighter and shorter than the Pro-FX and Pro-FXT and is powered by the same 812cc, three-cylinder engine as the larger machines. Its 1000-pound bed capacity and 2000-pound towing capacity make it a capable work machine. It comes with painted bodywork, contoured bench seats, aluminum wheels and a roof for $14,999.
MULE PRO-FX & PRO-FXT
The full-size three-seat Mule Pro-FX and three- to-six-seat Mule Pro FXT are powered by an 812cc, three-cylinder, 12-valve, double-overhead-cam engine with a fully automatic transmission. Folding rear seats expand the cargo area on Pro FXTs. Full-size Pro-series Mules can carry 1000 pounds in their cargo beds and tow a ton. Suspension with 8.7 inches of suspension travel, front and rear, offers a comfortable ride. Pro-FX pricing ranges from $12,099 to $14,299 for the Pro-FX LE with painted bodywork, power steering, roof, aluminum wheels, and halogen and LED headlights. Prices for Pro-FXTs start at $13,099 and go to $17,199 for the Pro-FXT Ranch Edition with painted bodywork, special badging, power steering, roof, aluminum wheels, halogen and LED headlights, and Warn winch.
The smallest and lowest-priced 2021 Kawasaki Mule, the Mule SX, is a 52.6-inch wide, two-seat machine that fits in the bed of a pickup truck. It’s powered by a 401cc, air-cooled engine with a fully automatic dual-range transmission. Two- and four-wheel-drive models are available. Prices start at $6799 for the 2WD Mule SX and go to $9499 for the Mule SX 4×4 XC LE FI with roof, 12-inch aluminum wheels with 26-inch tires, LED headlights and special graphics.
See all the 2021 Kawasaki UTVs here: https://www.kawasaki.com