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Kawasaki MULE

Kawasaki MULE™ side x side utility vehicles play an important role for first responders throughout the United States. The durability, size and maneuverability of the MULE side x side helps police, fire and emergency medical teams do their jobs on a daily basis. With a variety of available models, Kawasaki MULE side x sides provide first responders the right tool to get the job done.

One visible use of MULE side x sides by first responders in the powersports industry is the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, which travels around the country providing on-site medical services at all AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross events. It has used Kawasaki MULE side x sides since 2002 to facilitate patient transportation.
The staff of doctors, paramedics and EMTs rely on a fleet of three MULE side x sides to meet the challenging conditions they face on a weekly basis. Together with the full service mobile medical facility, the team travels with two MULE 4010 4×4 diesel models and a Sunbeam Red MULE SX side x side. The MULE platforms allow the Alpinestars team to get to downed riders quickly while also being able to navigate obstacles on the course.

“We have been using Kawasaki MULE side x sides for more than a decade,” said Tom Carson, Chief of Staff of the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit. “Our fleet of MULE side x sides is dependable and gives us the ability to provide consistent medical care at events. Kawasaki has provided the team a great platform to meet the many needs of the environment.”
Medical support at powersports events is just one of the many first responder uses for the Kawasaki MULE side x side lineup. In 2016 Kawasaki added Sunbeam Red as a model color to give departments providing a more visible MULE for use by first responders.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki’s commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at KMC’s Foothill Ranch, California headquarters.
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