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Kawasaki 2012 Force 750 EPS ride and review

Hey on Thursday I got to ride the new 2012 Force at Kawasaki’s launch Thought you might be interested in my

For 2012 Kawasaki have overhauled their top of the line Utility ATV, the aptly Brute Force. There are few of the machine that Kawasaki’s didn’t touch and ATV Connection was at launch event to see how this array of improvements fared in world conditions. It is exciting to see a manufacturer bring such a array of updates to the table, in the couple of years the industry has been reliant on the North manufacturers for fresh products.

The changes to the Brute Force year are standard Aluminum the introduction of Electric Power (EPS), improvements to the engine an increase in the Compression Ratio and the new bodywork and updated suspension. we said, there were few of the quad that Kawasaki enhance.

Initial impressions an ATV that has gone to the Teryx of styling – and looks all the better for it – the set headlights with bulging cast aluminum wheels and an front end, provide it a modern and assertive appearance. are 3 price points for the Brute starting at $9,299 for a unit EPS, $9,999 for a unit in or Black with EPS, and with Realtree™ camouflage or silver with machined centers (that look

Sitting on the machine we found the to be suitably padded for our posterior’s, and all the to be located in logical spots – we found the … position for the brake to be a little too much of a for this riders dainty There is a nice covered bin on the left fender, and an open one on the fender – both suitable for a of small drink bottles – there are also small built into the front and rack which provided covered storage, although be inaccessible if you had items mounted to the

Speaking of the racks, they are at the front and rear with an rating of 88 and 176lbs respectively, and tie down loops for lashing heavy loads (why other manufacturers do this?) – look strong and sturdy the welding on our test units like it had been performed by a class, not a Japanese OEM. A 12v electrical outlet is mounted below the handle bars, and be useful to power a GPS or air pump.

For is a large V-twin engine the seat front was narrow and for standing up through the tougher The instrument panel is a large LCD displaying important information like speed, whether the is in 2WD or 4WD, how full the gas tank is and Standard equipment also a tow bar rated for 1250lbs, and a very adjustable Limited Slip not 100% lockable) Front

Other practical items a high, reverse facing air and CVT breather and easy oil drain for the engine and transmission. Winches, Aluminum underbody guards, and rear cargo boxes most of the option list, and neither a Snow Plow or a Plow rating is available Kawasaki, we are sure that the engine’s low down grunt and that a 54” blade would not be a

Test area

The location for the event was just outside of Oregon’s largest town, and provided a good mix of tight wooded trail, snow for people that like to where you get 4 seasons, mud, changes, rocks and fast roads.


Kawasaki’s Brute Force models sat at the sportier end of the utility atv spectrum, and the Brute Force builds that. We have always a fan of the Brute Force, light stiff suspension, short narrow track and ballsy being a great tool for along fire trails and the woods, but retaining strong and rear racks and decent capacity if your idea of a day out is towing hay bales.

The Brute has never been a slow by any standards, but by raiding the parts bin and the heads from the smaller KVF650F to lift the Compression up to 9.3:1 (it still runs on though), changing the camshafts to duration and lift and re-mapping the fuel injection to bring power and torque all through the rev You can say what you want about Injection, but if all Fuel Injected are going to perform like you can put us in the “fan” camp.

The engine never stumbled, it pull from low rpm’s a murmur, response was instant and the would hit harder than the Steelers linemen after have finished a case of each. All this is channeled an updated and uprated CVT with clutch, thicker Belt, and a gear reduction (2.884:1 drive). Good for wheelies you Sure thing.

The front will come up to say hello much provocation and it will a 30mph power wheelie a KX450F, unlike any of the other automatic offerings from manufacturers. The powerful v-twin propel the machine to the industry 40mph quicker than any of its and we never found as if it was wanting for delivery was both seamless and with electric throttle – which is a-typical of most CVT machines, although the transmission whine. We really wondered why one want an 800, let alone a machine as it would be no quicker in any scenario.

Going through forest trails highlighted the aspects of the machine, it’s dimensions, light weight, and the new It definitely felt more a 400cc machine until you hit the throttle (which, let’s it, was often) and its powerhouse engine have you hurtling towards the at a rapid rate of knots.

The Force is lighter than any of the made ATV’s, and has the equal wheelbase and narrow width of any of the v-twins on sale. Kawasaki is one of the manufacturers to embrace EPS (Honda the last), but it feels like the was worth it (pardon the puns).

The EPS has been tuned to provide assistance at slow speeds and out assistance as the speeds rise, it that it is lightweight when a 3-point turn but retains feel for drifting the bike wide open gravel. a days (hard) riding we like we should be heading out on the trail not to the massage parlor, and I am sure the bike might some steering feel a non-EPS equipped unit (of there were none to compare to), it more re-gains in a lack of kick-back and of use. Kawasaki was that in the system, they anticipate 90% of customers will fork out the 700 dollars for an EPS equipped bike.

over large granite we found the strong (carry-over the previous year) brakes to more than adequate power, the revised softer to provide better traction and the guarded underbelly (plastic – is a worthwhile option) to be an absolute The ATV has the least ground-clearance of all the big utility and while it didn’t halt the guards got dragged regularly. the engine’s power the low range necessary for any of our climbs, but might be for towing something like an

In the faster and slipperier mud and snow the would get Caterpiller like and when we tried to get it sideways in 4wd we ourselves going sideways off the with an “o-sh#t” look on our We kept the bike in 2wd in all but the sloppiest of and found it much easier to on the throttle, and much in keeping our preference to stay on top of the bike than underneath it.

Being in 2wd displayed the engine/transmissions engine braking, often up the rear wheels on steep without touching the rear The softer suspension no-doubt to keep all 4-wheels attached to the and it’s malleable rear end ours didn’t have to be. like a lot of ATV’s with suspension at the back, and despite increasing the thickness of the Anti-Roll we found the body roll to be a bit for our preference.

In a nutshell?

The big Kawi everything we threw at it, and came wanting for more. We loved its power, agility and compromise fun and practicality. It amazed us that a handful of years ago the biggest and quads came with a rear axle and 400cc – fuel injection and power on an ATV could only be something on The Jetson’s.

If you only want to one ATV in your garage and don’t handing over 10 gorilla’s, we recommend you no better unit the Brute Force.


Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-…

Valve system SOHC, valves per cylinder


Starting system Electric

x Stroke 85 x 66mm

Compression ratio 9.3:1

Injection DFI®; (2) 36mm throttle bodies

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4

Ignition with digital advance

Continuously variable belt-drive with high and low range, reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Control

Final drive four-wheel drive with Front Differential Control,

Frame Type Double-cradle, tubular steel

Front / wheel travel Double 6.7 in.

Rear suspension / wheel Fully independent, dual / 7.5 in.

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front brakes Dual 200mm discs with calipers

Rear Brakes oil-bathed, multi-disc

Overall 86.4 in.

Wheelbase 50.6 in.

Radius 10 ft. 6 in.

Ground clearance 9.4 in.

height 35.8 in.

Lighting 35W 5W taillight, 21W stoplight

Rack front / rear 88 lbs. / 176

Color Choices Scout Super Black, Metallic Gray (SE)

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4
Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4
Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4
Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4
Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4


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