WHAT MAKES THE PRO-FXR
THE SPORTIEST PRO-SERIES
It’s the shortest, lightest and most
aggressively styled model in the series.
Compared to the similarly equipped
three-seat Pro-FX EPS LE, the Pro-FXR is 12. 6 inches shorter; 64 pounds
lighter; and it’s powered by the same
smooth, quiet, powerful, three-cylinder,
812cc, double-overhead-cam 12-valve
IS IT STILL A SERIOUS WORK
Yes. The bed is shorter than on other
three-seat Pro-series Mules— 37. 6 x
53. 3 x 11.0 inches compared to 54.1
x 53. 3 x 11.0 inches—but like other
Pro-series Mules, the Mule Pro-FXR’s
bed can carry 1000 pounds and the
machine can tow a ton.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
At $14,999, the Mule Pro-FXR and
the Mule Pro-FX Ranch Edition are the
most expensive three-seat Pro-series
Mules. Prices for Mule Pro-FX three-seat models start at $12,099. Mule Pro-FXTs have seating for three to six and
start at $13,099 and range to $16,999
for the Mule Pro-FXT Ranch Edition.
Honda’s Pioneer 700 starts at $10,599
and goes to $12,099 for the Pioneer
700 Deluxe. Can-Am’s Defender XT
HD8 is $15,699. The Polaris Ranger XP
900 EPS is $13,999.
WHAT KIND OF
TRANSMISSION DOES IT
A fully automatic, belt-type,
dual-range continuously variable
transmission (CVT) with engine braking.
Fully automatic CVTs are the most
common type of UTV transmission, but
few include engine braking. It slows
the vehicle in off-throttle situations, and
it acts on all four wheels in 4WD. The
Mule Pro-FXR’s range selector is very
positive and works easily.
WHAT KIND OF 4WD
SYSTEM DOES IT HAVE?
Selectable 2WD/4WD with a lockable
rear differential. There’s no front
differential-lock feature, but the rear
differential unlocks to make tighter turns
easier and to protect delicate turf.
HOW FAST IS IT?
It’s pretty quick for a machine with
such impressive work credentials. The
812cc triple generates smooth, strong
acceleration and a 45-mph top speed.
HOW IS THE POWER
The Pro-FXR is tuned just like other
Pro-series Mules—with healthy low-end
and midrange power—though Can-
Am’s Defender HD8 and the Polaris
Ranger XP 900 have more muscle. The
engine and clutching provide precise
control, which comes in handy in
difficult terrain and during chores like
maneuvering a trailer. The engine’s
turbine-like smoothness makes it feel
like it’s not working hard even when it
The 812cc, double-overhead-cam, 12-valve triple is powerful, and it’s also one of the
smoothest UTV engines.