2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 300An Economy-minded Sport Utility ATV Thats Handy and Fun Enough to Earn the Brute Force Name
They say good things come in small packages. And in the case of Kawasakis all-new Brute Force 300 sport utility ATV, that clich rings true.
Replacing the venerable Bayou 250 in Kawasakis highly acclaimed ATV lineup, the Brute Force 300 offers wide-ranging utility and sporting capability in a surprisingly affordable package. Heres an all-around ATV thats not only loads of fun to ride, but also delivers a high degree of work ethic and everyday versatility, whether youre fence-fixing on the farm, plowing snow or trail-hopping with the family.
The versatility begins with an advanced, liquid-cooled, 271cc SOHC, four-stroke engine designed to pump out gobs of low- and mid-range torque the sort of power thats easy to use and plenty satisfying. Just push the throttle lever and away you go; no muss, no fuss.
Power is routed to the rear wheels via a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch. The Brute Force 300 is the only machine in its class with this feature. Again, a push of the throttle lever is all it takes; once its in gear, no hassles. Transmission and CVT ratios are tailored for optimum power delivery in the speed ranges appropriate for a smaller-displacement ATV. These ratios also provide just the right amount of engine braking, which helps to tame tricky downhill trails and make slowing down an easier proposition.
The Brute Force 300 sports many other features, including a digital instrument pod showing all manner of useful information, a handy DC electrical socket, a gate-style shifter and a handy parking brake. Theres tons of overall carrying capacity, too, with dual rack carriers (44 pounds of capacity up front and 66 pounds in back) and a pair of handy compartments, one up front and another built into the right fender. Towing capacity is a surprisingly capable 500 pounds, and theres even space and a mounting bracket behind the front grille for a Warn winch. An electric push-button starter with a backup recoil unit offers maximum starting convienience, while the footpeg/floorboard design does double duty, offering riders plenty of room for their feet and helping increase the 300s mud resistance when the going gets sloppy. Finally, a 3.2-gallon fuel tank means this stellar combination of fun and utility will last a good long time between fill-ups.
All in all, you wont find a better outfitted ATV in the entry-level class. It may not be an open-class ATV, but theres plenty of guts and ability to tackle just about any task or riding situation. See? Good things do come in small packages.
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