64-inch stance as many sport models
and power steering that lightens
steering effort and damps the kicks
bumps try to send through the steering.
HOW IS IT ON HILLS?
It’s as surefooted in steep terrain as
HOW IS IT FOR WATER AND
a four-legged mule. The Pro-FXR has
plenty of power that’s easy to control,
so challenging, technical hills are no
problem. The wide stance adds security
off-camber climbs. The Kawasaki has
both sides of tough hills covered; its
engine braking and four-wheel disc
brakes let you regulate downhill speed
Good, but not as unstoppable as
some machines. The Mule Pro-FXR’s
bodywork provides excellent splash
protection, and the machine has 10. 8
inches of ground clearance, the most
of all the Pro-series Mules. In really ugly
crossings, the lack of front differential
lock and the air intake, which breathes
from just below the cargo bed, won’t
take you as far as machines with
under-hood intakes and locking front
HOW ARE THE DETAILS?
Nicely done. The Kawasaki’s smooth
engine and plush ride give it a refined,
high-quality feel, and the doors are
more convenient than nets. A service
panel lets you get to the oil dipstick, air
filter and battery without tilting the bed.
Double-A-arm front suspension delivers 8. 7 inches of travel. Steel front
and rear bumpers are standard on the Pro-FXR.
The front and rear shocks are spring preload-adjustable. The rear
differential can be locked for more traction or unlocked for tighter
turns or to protect turf.