brute force 750 Archives - Dirt Wheels Magazine https://dirtwheelsmag.com/tag/brute-force-750/ The Leading ATV Magazine Worldwide Tue, 03 May 2022 17:52:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FULL SPECS: 2023 BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4i EPS https://dirtwheelsmag.com/full-specs-2023-brute-force-750-4x4i-eps/ Tue, 03 May 2022 17:52:32 +0000 https://dirtwheelsmag.com/?p=33444 2023 kawasaki brute force 750 studio

Designed to get the job done while also dominating the trails, the 2023 Kawasaki Brute Force® 750 4X4i EPS has the power to outmuscle the outdoors. Kawasaki’s flagship ATV features an electric power steering system (EPS), powerful V-twin engine, four-wheel independent suspension, highly-maneuverable chassis and rugged styling. KEY FEATURES  DIGITAL FUEL INJECTION AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ELECTRIC […]

The post FULL SPECS: 2023 BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4i EPS appeared first on Dirt Wheels Magazine.

]]>
2023 kawasaki brute force 750 studio

Designed to get the job done while also dominating the trails, the 2023 Kawasaki Brute Force® 750 4X4i EPS has the power to outmuscle the outdoors.

Kawasaki’s flagship ATV features an electric power steering system (EPS), powerful V-twin engine, four-wheel independent suspension, highly-maneuverable chassis and rugged styling.

2023 kawasaki brute force 750 action

KEY FEATURES

  •  DIGITAL FUEL INJECTION
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • ELECTRIC POWER STEERING
  • KAWASAKI ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL
  • SEALED REAR BRAKE SYSTEM
  • SPORTY HANDLING

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: 4-Stroke, V-Twin, Liquid-Cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve
Displacement: 749cc
Bore & Stroke: 85.0 x 66.0 mm
Maximum Torque: 42.7 lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm
Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
Fuel System: DFI® with 36mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies (2)
Transmission: Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission /w Centrifugal Clutch H/L/N/R
Final Drive: Selectable 2WD/4WD with Variable Control Front Differential Lock, Shaft
Front Tire Size: AT25 x 8-12
Rear Tire Size: AT25 x 10-12
Wheelbase: 50.6 in.
Minimum Turning Radius: 10.5 ft.
Front Brake Type: Hydraulic Discs
Rear Brake Type: Sealed Multi-Disc
Front Suspension Type: Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Type: Double Wishbone
Front Wheel Travel: 6.7 in.
Rear Wheel Travel: 7.5 in.
Ground Clearance: (at center of chassis) 9.4 in.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Track Front/Rear: 36.4/35.0 in.
Length x Width x Height: 86.4 x 46.5 x 48.0 in.
Front/Rear Rack Capacity: 88 lb. / 176 lb.
Towing Capacity: 1,250 lb.
Tongue Weight Capacity: 88 lb.
Curb Weight: 699 lb (G/H/J); 688 lb. (L)
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ 12, 24, 36 or 48 month
2023 kawasaki brute force 750 model variations

ENGINE

  • 749cc 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Engine
  • All-aluminum cylinders with Electrofusion(KP) coating are durable and help the engine produce more power. The aluminum bores eliminate cast iron cylinder liners to reduce weight.
  • High-compression cylinder heads help boost ultralow rpm torque for great response when accelerating from a standstill without sacrificing mid to high rpm performance.
  • V-twin design and oversquare bore and stroke help produce high torque with a broad, user friendly curve.
  • 90° cylinder offset produces perfect primary balance to minimize vibration for rider comfort. Idealized exhaust pipe lengths and internal muffler construction contribute to the robust engine performance.
  • The exhaust pipes are formed from stainless steel for durability and rust resistance. Rubber-mounted muffler also helps alleviate stress to the exhaust system.
  • 33.5-amp generator ensures sufficient current to operate the EPS and electrical accessories.
  • Large radiator, radiator fan and large-diameter cooling hoses and pipes for optimum cooling efficiency. A self-repairing breaker and a dedicated fuse for the fan plus easy-to-reach coolant reservoir near the right front wheel add convenience
    2023 kawasaki brute force 750 studio

    KAWASAKI DIGITAL FUEL INJECTION (DFI®) (KP) SYSTEM

  • Fuel injection settings contribute to off-idle performance.
  • Digital fuel injection system with 32-bit CPU delivers quick throttle response and automatically adjusts
    the fuel mixture at altitude.
  • A butterfly valve that rotates on ball bearings combined with a light return spring provides quick
    response and a light touch to operate.
  • Precise fuel metering for easy starting, quick response, outstanding power, and better fuel mileage.

TRANSMISSION

  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is fully automatic. CVT settings (belt converter weights and drive spring) provide optimum speed transition characteristics for increased control during low-speed operation.
  • Idealized high gear ratio and thick belt made of strong material contribute to long belt life and longer maintenance cycle.
  • The drive converter shaft is hard chrome finished for durability.
  • Shifting timed in higher rpm range for snappy throttle response and class-leading acceleration.
  • Belt Check indicator lamp is easy to see.

    Kawasaki Engine Brake Control(KP)

  • Automatically compensates for CVT belt wear to maintain consistent engagement.
  • Engine brake actuator controller maintains proper adjustment during servicing and maintains reliability of engine brake activation.
  • Automatically applied under certain conditions to provide engine braking for additional slowing power when descending hills.
  • Exclusive Kawasaki design adds no additional weight to drive converter for faster engine spoolup and throttle response.

    Exclusive Variable Limited-Slip Front Differential(KP)

  • Allows riders to control the amount of torque to the front wheels in the limited-slip front differential.

    Electrically “Selectable” 2WD/4WD(KP)

  • Choose between 2WD and 4WD for changing terrain and applications with the flip of a switch.

    Electric Power Steering (EPS) System (KVF750G/H/J)

  • Kawasaki’s high-grade EPS offers both enhanced handling and increased ride comfort. Turning the handlebar causes a signal to be sent to the EPS ECU, initiating assistance. The ECU uses input from a vehicle speed sensor and torque sensor to determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s electric motor. At slow speeds or when stopped, assistance is greatest; assistance is reduced as vehicle speed increases.
  • The EPS system also enhances ride comfort and control by acting as a damping system. When steering input is neutral, the inertia of the electric motor acts as a stabilizer. It also significantly reduces bump steer and kickback to the handlebar caused by shocks to the wheels.
  • The bottom of the steering shaft fits into a slot in the top of the differential. Movement of the differential due to changes in throttle application do not affect the steering actuator, resulting in significantly smoother handling – even without EPS (KVF750L).

    Reinforced Chassis

  • Double-cradle frame is reinforced at critical points such as the front A-arm mounts, rear stabilizer mounts, front/rear engine mounts, and footrest mounts for superior handling in rough terrain.
  • Rear stabilizer rods use thick-walled tubing for increased lateral rigidity
    2023 kawasaki brute force 750 studio

SUSPENSION

Independent Front and Rear Suspension

  • Front A-arm (upper and lower) pivot joints use rubber bushings for reduced maintenance.
  • Front and rear A-arm/shock absorber layout and shock settings help maintain a high ground clearance with the rider on board.
  • Single-rate shock springs work with chassis geometry to offer the best performance.

    Comfort and Convenience

  • Strong, large-diameter tubing contributes to the tough styling and hook loops on the cargo rack tubes facilitate securing a load.
  • Covered storage built into the front rack is large enough to hold two 16-ounce bottles.
  • Seat material has superb elasticity, offering superb comfort and holding performance. The material is also resistant to cold, allowing it to maintain its suppleness when temperatures drop and reducing the chance of tearing/ripping when exposed to cold temperatures.
  • Covers for the rear exhaust pipe and muffler and heat-resistant padding added to the inside of the side covers prevent engine heat from being transmitted to the rider, adding to enhanced comfort.

    Water and Mud Protection

  • Overlapping airbox intake tube and snorkel extension make it difficult for water and/or mud to reach the air cleaner.
  • Protective shielding under the front bodywork helps prevent mud from reaching the air intake and helps protect the electrical equipment from the elements.
  • Large wheel-well flaps help prevent water/mud from reaching the engine compartment.
  • CVT duct (between the air cleaner and CVT case) placement and layout prevents water/mud from entering the CVT case.

Sealed Rear Brake System(KP)

  • Multi-disc rear brake system is totally enclosed within a frame-mounted rear gear case.
  • Operates in a sealed oil bath so that brake is unaffected by water, mud, dust and debris.
  • Compact design provides more ground clearance at the rear end.

    2023 kawasaki brute force 750 studio
    Spacious Cockpit

  • Dual-density seat foam for a more comfortable ride.
  • Comfortable, upright seating position combines with the independent rear suspension for a luxurious ride.
  • Wide seat for increased rider comfort.
  • Handlegrips contribute to both the sporty design and rider control, as well as offering reduced vibration.
  • Highly visible instrumentation provides quality image. Multipurpose, digital instrumentation includes speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, engine temperature indicator, clock, and hour meter Indicator lamps for EPS, neutral, reverse gear, 2WD/4WD, belt indicator, and oil warning are also included.

Flagship Styling

  • Frontal area features a wide, rugged sporty design.
  • Twin round headlights are placed as far apart as possible, contributing to the wide-looking stance.
  • Front and rear fenders complement the tough-looking design.
  • Specially-designed taillight enhances the appearance from the rear.
  • Cast aluminum wheels are standard equipment and contribute to the sharp looks and quality image.

 

The post FULL SPECS: 2023 BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4i EPS appeared first on Dirt Wheels Magazine.

]]>
2023 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE MODELS https://dirtwheelsmag.com/2023-kawasaki-brute-force-models/ Tue, 03 May 2022 16:36:43 +0000 https://dirtwheelsmag.com/?p=33439

Designed to get the job done while also dominating the trails, the 2023 Kawasaki Brute Force® ATV lineup meets the needs of farmers, ranchers and those with a love of the great outdoors. The Brute Force model range is designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets. The Brute Force 750 4x4i models are […]

The post 2023 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE MODELS appeared first on Dirt Wheels Magazine.

]]>

Designed to get the job done while also dominating the trails, the 2023 Kawasaki Brute Force® ATV lineup meets the needs of farmers, ranchers and those with a love of the great outdoors. The Brute Force model range is designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets. The Brute Force 750 4x4i models are equipped with a 749cc V-twin engine and are available with Speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS) as well as selectable four-wheel drive to help ensure that you can conquer the terrain. The price-friendly Brute Force® 300 is equipped with a 271cc single-cylinder engine and is a willing outdoor accomplice. Built around a sturdy frame, with proven Kawasaki performance, the Brute Force ATV family is built Kawasaki STRONG.

2023 Model Variations

Kawasaki Brute Force® 750 4x4i EPS

Colors: Super Black, Bright White

MSRP: $11,399

Availability: Now

Kawasaki Brute Force® 750 4x4i EPS

Colors: Fragment Camo Gray

MSRP: $11,999

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki Brute Force® 750 4x4i EPS Camo

Colors: Realtree Xtra® Green Camo

MSRP: $11,999

Availability: Now

Kawasaki Brute Force® 300

Colors: Super Black, Bright White

MSRP: $4,799

Availability: Now

 

The post 2023 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE MODELS appeared first on Dirt Wheels Magazine.

]]>
2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS https://dirtwheelsmag.com/atv-test-2020-kawasaki-brute-force-750-4x4i-eps/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 18:35:19 +0000 http://dirtwheelsmag.com/?p=27444

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Casey Kramer 2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has always been defined as a power-monger in the class. From the beginning of the model’s long lifespan, the engine performance has been so impressive that it has remained the class bully with few […]

The post 2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS appeared first on Dirt Wheels Magazine.

]]>

By the staff of Dirt Wheels

Photos by Casey Kramer

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has always been defined as a power-monger in the class. From the beginning of the model’s long lifespan, the engine performance has been so impressive that it has remained the class bully with few revisions. We aren’t belittling the chassis at all. It does all that is asked in fine fashion. While the shocks are relatively basic by sport standards, the suspension is supple and surprisingly well-controlled for spirited riding. That is important with a powerplant this willing to generate sport-type speeds. In spite of the sporty feeling, the 2020 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i with electronic power steering can tackle tough jobs with an ease that will let you convince loved ones and the tax man that this is indeed a tool. We just prefer to ditch the work for fast-paced trails, shooting roost or blasting mud.

The Kawasaki gets along well in rocks. Part of that ability is thanks to supple, reactive suspension tuned for comfort and traction. The lever-controlled, variable diff-lock helps, too.

CLASSIC POWER

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

The Brute Force V-twin powerplant traces its roots to the 2002 Kawasaki Prairie 650. It became a 750 for the Brute Force in 2005 with carburetion until 2007. After that it was fuel-injected. Along the way it grew a larger oil capacity. In 2014 it got higher-performance cams and heads, as well as a new crank. Many popular high-performance aftermarket cams are actually milder than the stock 2014–2020 cams! Kawasaki was the first company to use a high-performance V-twin in a utility 4×4. Even as a 650 the performance was impressive, and it remains the sportiest 750cc 4×4 engine built.

Kawasaki has made some big-bore 4×4 quads with a straight axle, but we much prefer the ride of the double-A-arm rear. It leans toward comfort rather than pure speed and performance.

Four-wheel drive is important to a utility machine, and the Brute Force has a good system. It is powered by a CVT with a strong engine-braking feature, and the front differential is lockable. There is a two- and four-wheel-drive selector switch built into the thumb-throttle housing. Kawi’s 4×4 system is that the front differential lock is controlled by a finger-operated lever on the left side of the handlebar.
You pull and hold the lever in while you are piloting the machine, and the harder you pull, the more it locks. Some riders would prefer a button that engages the system, and there are some conversions in the aftermarket. We do like how instant it is to engage, and some riders engage the lock in roots or rocks to act as a steering damper. With the diff locked, it wants to stay straight. On the plus side, you can partially engage the lock with the lever.

The racks work well. We like to see more sealed storage than the Brute Force has, and that center compartment cannot be opened if the rack has anything on it.

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

For most of the machines in this category, the shocks that control the four-wheel independent suspension are pretty basic. They are gas shocks but have only five-position preload adjustability. With the engine performance, the Brute Force offers, a model with higher-performance shocks seems like a natural progression. With 6.7 inches of travel in the front and 7.5 inches at the rear, more suspension travel would be welcome as well. To be clear, the suspension is right on par with anything in the class, but the power is so sporty that we tend to ride the Brute Force like a sport model, and that emphasizes the limits of the suspension.

Any V-twin engine is a challenge to fit in a tight space, but Kawasaki did it. Over the years oil capacity has greatly increased. That had aided the excellent longevity.

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

Turning is made easy by electronic power steering. Most base-model big-bore 4×4 ATVs come stock without EPS, and the Brute Force does, but the Kawasaki only comes with EPS if you want camo. The steering is smooth and light, and it doesn’t feel twitchy while riding it. Kawasaki seemed to have dialed in the EPS quite well. Part of that feeling can be attributed to the packaging of the machine. The Brute Force feels compact, nimble, and easy to maneuver, and that is remarkable considering the packaging issues that are natural with an engine the size of a V-twin. Compared to other brands with this level of performance, the Brute Force is almost petite.

This reusable foam air filter is easy to access. If you care for it properly, it should last a good, long time while providing the engine clean air.

Stopping the quad is a different story, though. The front brakes are hydraulic disc, while the rear has a sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc setup. The beauty of these rear brakes is that they are tucked away and are not vulnerable. For slow-speed, technical driving, the engagement is smooth and the rear wheels do not lock easily. As we have found with many sealed rear brakes, push it hard and they are not as strong as we like, and they will fade. Again, we must point the finger at an engine that is all too willing to let you ride hard. Start pushing the chassis to the limits and you need to plan ahead to put the stopping power down. The front brakes are strong but could even be a little stronger. The rear brake is controlled either by a lever on the left handlebar or a foot pedal on the right side. The front brake is operated by a lever on the right handlebar.

When you hit the throttle the Brute Force scampers. In soft dirt, the wheels will spin and throw roost. Go easier on the thumb throttle and it hooks fine. More aggressive tires help for loose terrain.

A WORKING MAN

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

For some, the Brute Force 750 is an implement, a tool or a means to work. It can tow up to 1250 pounds, which is close to towing specs for many UTVs. We needed to maneuver a 6×12 enclosed trailer that was pushing that tow limit but didn’t have room for the truck. We took the Brute Force out of the trailer, bolted a ball to the hitch, and jockeyed it into a tight spot with ease. The Brute really tows well. The hitch is a plate with a hole for a light-duty ball with a small shank. We could have used a taller ball location, but the Kawasaki would need a receptacle-type hitch to allow different drawbars.

In addition to towing, there are storage bins and steel cargo racks on the Kawasaki. The front cargo rack can hold up to 88 pounds, while the rear tackles up to 176 pounds. Remember to adjust the spring preload to handle the weight if you plan to load down the racks.

Aside from colors, the look and ergonomics of the Brute Force haven’t changed for 2020. In addition to our Vibrant Blue version, it comes in Super Black and Candy Steel Furnace Orange. The storage options are the same as well. There is a bin in the center of the front rack, a water-resistant bin on the fender, and a netted storage location on the other front fender, but more would be welcome. The gas tank does hold 5 gallons, which is helpful with a twin-cylinder engine.

The Brute Force has a safety limiter in reverse that holds speed and rpm down. The override button gives you full power for reverse if you are trying to deal with mud or snow.

TESTING, TESTING

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

A new machine is always nice, and the fresh Brute Force is no exception. It fires easily as we expect EFI machines to do, and runs cleanly with crisp throttle response and that amazing Kawasaki V-twin sound we love. The Kawasaki sounds as strong as it runs. It isn’t loud. It can’t be and meet OHV standards, but it is throaty. We first put the Brute Force to work ferrying us to different photo locations in the desert. There were far more whoops than we typically look for on a sport utility 4×4, but they could not be avoided.

Many of the routes we traversed have been created or impacted by UTVs, and the Kawasaki is a little too narrow to straddle the center hump with confidence. We just stayed alert and straddled the hump when it was mild, but when the two-tracks got deep, we transitioned to one track or the other. Even though the Force weighs in at 699 pounds, it was easy to control and feels nimble, and goes where you want it to.

The soft shocks handle general 4×4 riding in style. The combination of the seat cushion and the shock tuning makes for a nice ride. Bump up to a sporting pace and the 750 is using a lot of the travel, and there is more body lean than we like. It was surprisingly capable in whoops when we weren’t in any great hurry. We never got to the point that we were attempting to carry the front wheel from hump to hump.

Kawasaki spent time making sure their 750 has a comfortable cockpit. The seat is supportive without feeling firm. There is enough room for tall riders to move around, and the handlebar height is spot-on. At the same time, shorter riders will be at home as well. The levers and controls are easy to reach and use, but the Brute’s rear brake could be stronger.

The suspension is soft and plush on relatively smooth trails or when speeds are not high. The engine has enough snap and response that the Brute Force wheelies and jumps more and easier than any sport utility quad. The shocks aren’t as happy with abrupt hits, and they bottom easily with small landings. This is common with most 4×4 ATVs in the Brute Force 750’s class, but the 750cc-class singles don’t launch into the air as easily.

For rocks or firm terrain, the stock tires work fine, but for sand and mud, more aggressive tires with deeper lugs and more support for the sidewall would be a benefit.

This compact display offers a good deal of handy information. It is readable in most lighting conditions. The mode buttons are weather-sealed.

FINAL THOUGHTS

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

Kawasaki builds a nice machine. The excellence of the basic bones is proven in how well the Kawasaki has survived with so few changes, yet it is refreshingly current. It will tackle tough terrain and work as well as any 4×4, but it supplies that added facet of true sport engine performance. The Brute Force 750 comes in a base model without EPS that starts at $8,999. The EPS model like this one starts at $9,999 to $10,599. There is also a camo version that comes with EPS and runs $10,599.

Go to www.kawasaki.com to check out their extensive lineup of UTVs and ATVs.

To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels.

 

 

In spite of few major changes to the look of the Brute Force, it remains a nice-looking machine. The relatively compact size is the result of excellent planning for the large V-twin.

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

Engine V-twin, SOHC, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke

Displacement 749cc

Bore x stroke 85mm x 66mm

Starter Electric 

Fuel system EFI

Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.

Transmission Automatic CVT

Final drive Shaft

Suspension/wheel travel:

Front Dual A-arms w/6.7”

Rear Dual A-arms w/7.5”

Brakes:

Front Dual hydraulic discs

Rear Sealed multi-disc

Tires:

Front 25×8-12

Rear 25×10-12

Length/width/height 86.4”/46.5”/48.0”

Ground clearance 9.4”

Wheelbase 50.6”

Curb weight 699 lb.

Rack capacity:

Front 88 lb.

Rear 176 lb.

Towing capacity 1250 lb.

Colors ..Vibrant Blue, Super Black, Candy Steel Furnace Orange

Price $9,999–$10,599

The post 2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS appeared first on Dirt Wheels Magazine.

]]>