Description
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Standard Features
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Description

An Economy-minded Sport Utility ATV That’s Handy — and Fun — Enough to Earn the Brute Force Name

They say good things come in small packages. And in the case of Kawasaki’s all-new Brute Force® 300 sport utility ATV, that cliché rings true.

Replacing the venerable Bayou® 250 in Kawasaki’s highly acclaimed ATV lineup, the Brute Force 300 offers wide-ranging utility and sporting capability in a surprisingly affordable package. Here’s an all-around ATV that’s not only loads of fun to ride, but also delivers a high degree of work ethic and everyday versatility, whether you’re fence-fixing on the farm, plowing snow or trail-hopping with the family.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2012
Model
Brute Force® 300
Starting at MSRP
 $4,199.00*

Dimensions

Length
75.3 in.
Width
42.5 in.
Weight
535.7 lbs.
Ground Clearance
6.1 in.
Wheelbase
45.8 in.
Seat Height
33.3 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, 1-cylinder
Displacement
271 cc
Bore x Stroke
72.7 x 65.2 mm
Compression Ratio
11:1
Carburetion
Keihin CVK32
Fuel Tank Capacity
3.2 gal.
Ignition
DC-CDI
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
2-speed automatic with reverse
Drive System
2x4
Drive
2WD, shaft

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: Dual 148 mm discs
Rear: Single 148 mm disc
Tires
Front: Maxxis 22 x 7-10 tubeless
Rear: Maxxis 22 x 10-10 tubeless

Electrical

Lighting
35W headlights, 5W taillight, 21W brake light
Instrumentation
Speedometer, odometer, clock, fuel gauge and coolant temp light

Operational

Suspension
Front: Double wishbone; 5.2 in. travel
Rear: Swingarm; 5.6 in. travel
Frame
Double cradle, steel
Load Capacity
Front: 44 lbs.
Rear: 66 lbs.
Towing Capacity
500 lbs.

Other

Colors
Aztec Red, Super Black

Standard Features

Key Features
 Liquid-cooled 271 cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine offers substantial power and torque, especially at lower rpm levels thanks to optimized engine tuning  
 Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch offers easy control and a high potential for sporty fun  
 ‘Big-ATV’ styling reflects that of Kawasaki’s flagship ATV – the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS  
 Carry racks in front and back hold 44 and 66 pounds, respectively  
 Digital instrumentation is easy to read and offers a wide range of on-the-go info  
 Heavy-duty steel-tube frame offers significant durability and competent handling characteristics  
 Triple-disc brakes are easy to service and offer great power and feel at the levers  
 Sturdy off-road tires developed jointly by Maxxis and Kawasaki offer an ideal combination of grip and durability  
Four-stroke, Liquid-cooled Engine
 Liquid-cooled 271 cc four-stroke engine is designed for smooth power and optimum longevity  
 SOHC engine is dimensionally arranged and tuned for an emphasis on low-end and mid-range power, the rpm range in which it will be used most. This power delivery makes the unit easier to control and ideal for utility and sporting roles.  
 Engine produces 20-plus horsepower and substantial torque, which ups the sporting and hauling quotients considerably  
 Kawasaki Secondary Air system helps minimize emissions, allowing the Brute Force 300 to clear strict EPA and CARB standards  
 Polished balancer gear teeth result in precise gear meshing, which contributes to low engine noise  
 Air-cleaner duct opening is located high on the chassis, under the handle cover, which helps prevent water, mud, etc. from getting in  
CVT and Centrifugal Clutch
 System offers an ideal combination of riding ease and control, especially for first-time ATV riders  
 This CVT is based on the same general design used on our flagship ATV – the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS  
 Transmission and belt converter ratios were selected for optimum power delivery and the speed range appropriate for a smaller-displacement ATV  
 Ratios provide the ideal amount of engine braking for this class of machine, which makes riding the Brute Force 300 easier in tricky situations  
 High-strength CVT belt provides a large degree of durability and longevity  
 Bevel gear surfaces benefit from a carbon-nitriding process (and shot-peening treatment) for maximum durability and longevity  
 The CVT intake duct is located high on the chassis (under the tail) which helps prevent mud and water getting in  
 Handy reverse gear makes slow-speed maneuvering easy  
Sporty Yet Durable Chassis
 Steel-tube frame is lightweight and durable, and will withstand a pounding for years of utility or sporty riding  
 Chassis hallmarks include excellent handling and straight-line stability, capable cornering characteristics via the wide track, and minimal bump-steer  
 Long A-arms and rear axle give the Brute Force 300 one of the widest tracks in its class, which contributes to its ride comfort and exemplary handling manners  
 Front track width is 850 mm, while the rear track width is 830 mm  
 Front-to-rear chassis balance is optimized for stable cornering and maximum controllability  
 Steering geometry and front and rear suspension settings have been coordinated and optimized for ideal balance, control and stability  
 Optimized chassis tuning also contributes to light handling manners at slower speeds, where this unit will spend much of its time  
Bodywork and 'Big ATV' Styling
 The Brute Force 300’s durable bodywork was styled after that of Kawasaki’s larger, category-leading Brute Force siblings  
 Flush surface fit between the tank, seat and body panels contributes to comfort while aboard as well as a high-quality finish  
 Large-volume bodywork (especially the fenders) gives the Brute Force 300 the size of an ATV one class larger, which adds value  
Triple Disc Brakes
 Dual 180 mm hydraulically activated disc brakes with single-piston calipers provide front wheels with prodigious stopping power  
 A third 180 mm disc with a similar caliper is featured in back  
 A cable-operated parking brake system is also included for extra security when necessary  
 Optimized master cylinder ratios offer riders an ideal braking balance between front and rear brakes  
Grippy and Durable Off-road Tires
 These traction-maximized tires were developed jointly between Maxxis and Kawasaki  
 Featuring optimized off-road grip and durability, these tires offer a blend of performance that’s hard to beat  
Carrying and Towing Performance
 Equipped with robust carrying racks front and rear, the Brute Force 300 can carry 44 pounds of gear up front and 66 pounds in back  
 Towing capacity is a substantial 500 pounds  
 Behind the front grill is space (and a mounting bracket) for a Warn® winch, which greatly improves the unit’s utility and safety  
Convenient Storage
 Front storage compartment is large enough to hold four 16.9-oz. bottles – more than the Brute Force 750 4x4’s front compartment  
 A side pocket built into the right fender offers additional storage for smaller items  
Digital Instrumentation
 Quality digital instrumentation console is ideally positioned and easy to read  
 Features include: Speedometer, trip meter, fuel and temperature gauges, clock, and neutral / reverse / high-beam indicators  
Mud Resistance
 The Brute Force 300 features a combination of footpegs and floorboards. The height difference between them is minimized to ensure rider comfort and greater freedom for foot placement.  
 The floorboards contribute to mud protection, while the holes in the floorboards are just large enough to prevent mud being trapped beneath the rider’s feet  
 Small flaps on the front fenders, near the front of the floorboards, further protect the rider from mud and debris  
 Front inner fenders help prevent mud from entering and clogging the engine compartment  
Other Features
 3.2-gallon fuel tank and meager fuel consumption give the Brute Force 300 substantial range  
 A DC socket located conveniently on the left side of the handle cover provides quick and easy power for accessories  
 Cable-operated parking brake mechanically activates the rear brake without utilizing the braking system’s hydraulics  
 Thick, cushioned seat offers a high degree of riding comfort  
 Reassuring recoil starter system offers a backup to the convenient electric start system  

Color


Aztec Red

Super Black
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.

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