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BRUTE FORCE 300

Kawasaki has some utility quads that more than deserve the Brute Force name, but the 300 isn’t one of them. Some would say that “fun,” “willing” and “efficient” never won the hearts of fair ladies or pried open the wallets of serious riders, so we understand “Brute Force” as the name, but honestly, who really […]

2011 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750

2011 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 ($8849)We’re big fans of Kawasaki’s pet monster. The 90-degree V-twin motor makes us smile with its Ducati-like cadence. The Brute is fuel injected, has a multi-plate wet rear brake and is a decent-handling machine despite its size. It isn’t available with power steering, but we hope that’s on the way.

2011 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 650 4x4i/4×4

2011 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 650 4x4i/4×4 ($8099/$7599)Kawasaki has two versions of the 650 V-twin available. The original 4×4 is still available and has MacPherson strut front suspension using a swingarm out back. The 4x4I is available with twin-A-arm front and rear suspension just like that of the 750. Both 650s are carbureted with two 32mm […]

2011 KAWASAKI PRAIRIE 360 4×4

2011 KAWASAKI PRAIRIE 360 4×4 ($6149)Kawasaki’s Prairie has been a staple in Kawasaki’s line for years. The motor is an air-cooled, 362cc two-valver with a Keihin carb. Front suspension is via MacPherson struts, and the rear has a swingarm with a single shock. The Good Times protection plan lets you choose from 12-, 24-, 36- […]

2011 KAWASAKI BAYOU 250

2011 KAWASAKI BAYOU 250 ($3599)Kawasaki’s Bayou actually has gone down in price for 2011. That makes it the most affordable Japanese-made ATV in its class—in fact, it carries the same price as Yamaha’s Grizzly 125. It still has all the same features, including the 228cc motor and a five-speed gearbox with an automatic clutch and […]

2011 KAWASAKI KFX90

2011 KAWASAKI KFX90 ($2699)In the wake of the lead ban, Kawasaki doesn’t currently offer its 50, so the KFX90 is the company’s smallest ATV. Physically, it’s the smallest 90 offered, with less weight and more compact dimensions than others in that category. If you have a small 12-year-old, it might be the perfect choice. It […]

2011 KAWASAKI KFX450R

2011 KAWASAKI KFX450R This Kawasaki did well in Dirt Wheels testing during 2010. It won our 450 cross-country shootout and then came back to win a modified motocross comparison. The KFX450R is a sport machine like none of the other 450s simply because it has reverse. That makes it a good cross-platform ATV that can […]