Monster Energy Kawasaki riders get VIP treatment with Kawasaki Mule Trans
April 29, 2015
Monster Energy Europe Ltd have just taken delivery of an innovative Kawasaki Mule Trans utility vehicle to transport the Kawasaki riders and equipment across often challenging terrain in the FIM Motocross World Championship paddock.
Star rider, Ryan Villopoto– along with other Monster Energy riders from the KRT, KMX2RT, DRT and Bud Racing squads will travel in style at the remaining MXGP rounds. They will be whisked through the crowds to official fan signing duties in the Mule -including those held in the always popular Monster Energy fan zone.
Monster Energy took delivery of the machine at KRT headquarters near Eindhoven on the eve of the Dutch GP.
With the capability to carry four passengers, or by folding the rear seats, two with more space for equipment, the Trans is the most versatile vehicle of its type.
Kawasaki’s Mule has become a regular sight at World Motocross, as the series also utilises them for carrying track building materials and signage. The robust 4x4 machine boasts a 953cc three cylinder diesel engine with high and low CVT gear ratios. In short, the Mule Trans can tackle some pretty extreme terrain, perfect for the sand, mud and steep cambers often found at MXGP venues.
Kawasaki Racing Manager, Steve Guttridge, commented: “With tight schedules, difficult terrain and several very popular riders to transport efficiently around the paddock on race weekends, the Mule Trans will be a great addition to the Monster Energy team to utilise for our the Kawasaki riders.”
Jamie Coppins, 2 Wheel Off-Road Manager at Monster Energy Europe, summed up, “Our rider signing sessions are one of the highlights of MXGP for many fans, so with this new Mule Trans to use, our riders will always arrive on time and in typical Monster Energy style!”