Reliable all-terrain 4x4 performer wears new shoes for 2010
Its easy to see why the Prairie® 360 4x4 is such a sound choice when shopping for a mid-sized all-terrain vehicle (ATV). A reasonable purchase price, surprisingly capable single-cylinder engine and standard four-wheel drive help keep the Prairie 360 4x4 at the front of the pack for farmers, ranchers and recreational users seeking a practical machine thats ready to get dirty, haul heavy loads, or explore challenging terrain.
A major part of the Prairie 360 4x4s appeal is its simple and reliable combination of a 362cc air-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke engine, continuously variable transmission (CVT) and reliable shaft drive. The CVT enables the engine to operate in its optimal rpm range, providing maximum torque regardless of speed or riding conditions and offers high and low forward gears plus reverse.
A switch to Maxxis tires for 2010 helps the Prairie 360 4x4 conquer tough off-road conditions. If additional traction is needed, the rider can send power to all four wheels at the flip of a switch. A limited-slip front differential helps keep steering light and precise, even in four-wheel drive. In extreme conditions the rider can use Kawasakis Variable Front Differential Control lever to lock the front diff, sending power to both front wheels. Once maximum traction is no longer needed, the rider simply releases the levera simple and effective system.
Stopping power on the Prairie 360 4x4 is provided by a combination of dual front disc brakes and Kawasakis sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. Further speed control is provided by the Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, which uses engine compression to help slow the ATV under certain conditions.
The MacPherson strut front suspension and a single-shock aluminum swingarm rear suspension give the Prairie 360 4x4 a supple ride with 6.7 and 7.1 inches of travel front and rear, respectively. A large, comfortable saddle and full-sized floor boards with adjustable footpegs further maximize rider comfort.
Its steel front and rear cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 242 pounds. Other conveniences include powerful dual halogen headlights, and a hitch bracket is standard, permitting the rider to tow 1,100 poundsthe highest towing capacity in its class. Owners can expand the versatility of their Prairie ATV via the extensive line of Authentic Kawasaki Accessories, available through Kawasaki dealers.
As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.
SpecificationsEngine: Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke, single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 72.0mm
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Carburetion: Keihin CVK34
Starting: Electric with recoil backup
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission with Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, high and low range, plus reverse
Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
Frame type: Double cradle steel
Front suspension / wheel travel: MacPherson strut / 6.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with single shock, preload adjustment / 7.1 in.
Front tires: AT25x8-12 tubeless
Rear tires: AT25x10-12 tubeless
Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs
Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length: 81.3 in.
Overall width: 47.4 in.
Overall height: 45.1 in.
Wheelbase: 49.4 in.
Ground clearance: At center of chassis, 9.3 / at rear axle, 7.3 in.
Seat height: 35.2 in.
Lighting: 30W x 2 halogen
Rack capacity, front / rear: 88 / 154 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,100 lbs.
Curb weight: 643.9 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 3.6 gal.
Warranty: 12 Months
Color Choices: Dark Royal Red, Smoky Blue
362cc Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke EngineSmooth and reliable
Delivers exceptional torque, providing the best combination of performance and simplicity
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control utilizes the engines compression to help slow the Prairie 360 4x4 under certain conditions
Environmentally friendly emissionsMuffler complies with EPA and CARB regulations
TransmissionContinuously variable transmission (CVT) has high and low forward gears plus reverse, so no shifting is required
Dependable shaft drive requires minimal maintenance
Four-Wheel DriveSelectable four-wheel drive can be activated with the flip of a switchsimple and effective
Kawasaki Variable Front Differential Control lets the rider manage how much torque is delivered to both front wheels
Chassis and SuspensionLarge saddle and full-sized floorboards with adjustable serrated footpegs provide superior comfort and help protect the riders feet from mud and debris
Smooth-riding MacPherson strut front suspension provides 6.7 inches of travel while the rear swingarm with adjustable shock provides 7.1 inches of travel
Front and rear cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 242 pounds
New TiresMAXXIS AT25x8-12 (front) and AT25x10-12 (rear) tubeless tires for more effective off-road traction
Additional FeaturesDual front disc brakes provide superior stopping power to the front wheels
Kawasakis sealed, oil-bathed multi-disc rear brake system is protected from mud, dust, debris and water while providing superior rear braking power with practically no maintenance
Standard hitch bracket makes installing a ball hitch quick and easy for towing up to 1,100 pounds
Bright dual 30W halogen headlights for chores and fun after sunset