Kawasaki launched new Mule variants and ATVs for 2020, at LAMMA last week.

From its stable of conventional ATVs, Kawasaki's Brute Force line-up saw a pair of fuel injected 750 V-Twin 4 x 4 machines – which come in two versions, camouflage, or a vibrant blue colour.

Equipped with speed variable electronic power steering, these also have a well-proven shaft drive, selectable two and four-wheel-drive, plus front and rear double wish-bone suspension.

Also new for this year are the Mule Pro and SX machines which come in a variety of engine capacities and sizes.

Smallest in the Mule range for 2020 is now the now fuel injected Mule SX 4 x 4. For tight spaces and budget friendly running costs, this 401cc air-cooled petrol-engined side-by-side is a handy farm runabout.

Meanwhile, underpinning the SX will be the more dramatically-styled Mule Pro-MX which comes with quad headlamps, automotive style doors and dashboard, plus practical touches such as a generous tipping load bed and an impressive towing capability.

Spearheading the Mule line in the coming season, though, are the Mule Pro-DX and Pro-DXT models, which are firmly targeted at the 'workhorse' end of the market.

Satisfying single fuel type commercial users with their well proven 1000cc, 23bhp three-cylinder diesel engines, they both feature electrically selectable two and four-wheel-drive, LED lights, large volume tilting cargo beds and, in the case of the Pro-DXT, the ability to quickly convert from one row of seating to two rows.

To transform from four-person to two-person mode, just release the seat latches and lift the cargo wall struts to disengage the cargo wall securing mechanism; fold the seat bottom out of the way; slide the cargo wall forward; lower the cargo wall struts and reattached the seat latches to secure the cargo wall.

The DXT has a cargo bed 1085 mm long, by 1363 mm wide and with cargo bed walls of 279 mm in two-person mode. Utilising the second row of seats cuts the length down to 560 mm. There's also a gas strut-assisted tilting cargo bed to allow for access to the engine.

Some pretty heavy duty braking sets both models off, with front dual 212 mm discs supported by two-piston calipers and the same size of discs with a single piston actuation on the rear. Front and rear suspension comes from double wishbones.