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Kawasaki introduces 2018 models

Kawasaki has unveiled its 2018 spring release motorcycle and four-wheel models, including a new Mule Pro-FXR and an updated KX250F. In addition, Kawasaki revealed the return of the 2018 Mule Pro-DX, Mule Pro-FX, Mule Pro-FXT, Mule SX, Teryx, Teryx4, Mule 4000 and Mule 4010 model range, Brute Force model range, KFX model range, Z125 Pro, KX 450F, KX mini bike lineup and KLC off-road lineup.

Mule Pro-FXR

Following multiple accolades for its Mule Pro series, Kawasaki has upped its game once again with the addition of the Mule Pro-FXR side x side to the 2018 lineup. The new Mule Pro-FXR features increased recreational abilities and premium styling that further establishes the full-size, compact side x side as the customer’s dependable work partner.

Developed alongside the Pro-FXT and Pro-FX models, the new Mule Pro-FXR side-by-side shares the same engine and smooth acceleration, meaning it’s still the fastest most powerful Mule ever built, with independent suspension, powerful disc brakes, effective engine braking and Kawasaki’s acclaimed EPS, speed-sensitive power steering. All of that is packaged into a more compact design, shorter than the other Mule Pro models, with improved ground clearance and turning radius.

Designed to appeal to someone who likes to play as a hard as they work, the styling of the Mule Pro-FXR side-by-side has a tough, truck like appearance with a painted hood and grill, low-profile LED inner and halogen outer headlights, front and rear bumpers as well as seating capacity for three in its contoured two-tone seats. While it has a recreational side, the Mule Pro-FXR is still built Kawasaki Strong with steel cargo bed that has a 1,000-pound carrying capacity (600-pound carrying capacity in California) and the ability to tow up to 2000 pounds.

With this much capability, the Mule Pro-FXR is sure to impress your neighbors, even if the closest one is a half-mile away.

The Mule Pro-FXR features premium styling with standard features including painted bodywork, contoured two-tone seats, cast aluminum wheels, rear bumper and finished rear wheel wells; an 812cc three-cylinder fuel injected engine that offers plenty of power with smooth acceleration; and nimble handling for trails with a tight 14.1-foot turning radius.

The Mule Pro-FXR is assembled with foreign and domestic parts in Lincoln, Nebraska as a part of Kawasaki’s expansive side x side family that continues to be Kawasaki Strong. Built strong to play and work hard, while backed by a factory three-year limited warranty.

The Mule Pro-FXR will be available in Atomic Silver and Candy Persimmon Red with an MSRP to be announced later.

KX 250F 

The dominating Kawasaki KX250F motorcycle returns for 2018 with a list of enhancements to keep the KX250Fon top as the single-most dominant motocross bike of the last decade. The 2018 model offers an updated engine for an improved torque feeling throughout the rpm range, as well as improved holeshot performance. The KX250F still features a lightweight, slim and rigid chassis, but now features revised suspension to deliver improved bump absorption and suspension action. These improvements all mean one thing: faster lap times—the 2018 Kawasaki KX250F was found to have significantly faster lap times on the Kawasaki test track compared to the 2017 model.

The 2018 Kawasaki KX250F features improved power and torque throughout the rev range and improved suspension settings for better compliance, resulting in quicker lap times.

This year’s KX250F is built with race-winning components to help Kawasaki riders get to the top step of the podium. From the showroom to the racetrack, the performance of Kawasaki’s KX family of motorcycles is proof of its engineering pedigree. It truly is the Bike that Builds Champions.

New for 2018 is: a new fuel pump with increased output pressure; a new intake boot; a new intake camshaft; a new cylinder head with revised intake tract and compression ratio (13.4:1); and a new exhaust header with longer and larger piping.

The KX250F comes in lime green and retails for $7,749. It’s available now.

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