Kawasaki Brute Force 650 quad — Review

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Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4

Kawasaki Brute Force 650

Kawasaki Brute Force 650

an early start from and four hours of driving of me, I headed for Tapora, described to me as out west of Wellsford. After a with traffic in Auckland and a few roads, I found that was a magnificent little farming set on the edge of the Kaipara Harbour.

Wilkins from Kawasaki to get the three bikes up there, he had not only found a farm did not mind us tearing up a bit of grass for the day but he had rounded up a few local farmers, who out to be a great group of guys, all a lot of experience about bikes on properties. They were as as me to see how these Kawasakis shaped up.

So, month and over the next I’ll be bringing you the reports of my tests, as well as the opinions of guys who spend hundreds of each year riding on their farms.

First up month is the Kawasaki Brute 650 Quad bike with that you would expect to on a larger sized bike and a few but Kawasaki has priced and aimed it at the market, so you get impressive power, and performance for a very sharp

The test took place on a farm that is being run by Brookes, who was also there and keen to test the Kawasaki 650 to its limits. With a decent a paddock with some sidelings, a good patch of mud and of time, all of us got a chance to see what it do.

The impressive power of this comes from a liquid-cooled SOHC, V-twin engine what does that I hear you ask? A single cam (SOHC) and the V-twin means the two in the engine are in a V configuration, with 90 of split between them. gives the impressive torque, balance, low engine vibration and as the noted on the day that grunty sound.

Kawasaki has chosen to away from fuel sticking with their carburettors claiming that cause very few problems and sometimes the fuel stored on isn’t as clean as fuel require. The carburettors draw in air though a filter box and a snorkel up under the handle bars of the out of the way of mud, dust and water.

The power developed by the engine is run the Kawasaki Automatic Powerdrive which is a continuously variable with a Hi, Lo, neutral and reverse are selected with a lever on the hand side of the bike the handle bars.

This set up from Kawasaki gives you to ‘bloody hell that’s in hi, and the power required for pulling loads, like palm trailers, through mud and up hills in Engine braking for the quad is controlled. This monitors the of the bike in relation to acceleration: the speed is increasing and the acceleration the tension on the drive belt using the compression of the engine to the bike down.

This exceptionally well on steep in low gear and also on the flat and on slopes in hi, but not as well on the steeper — but then that’s low gear is for.

The bike on a sturdy double-cradle frame, out high-tensile tube steel. At the the of the chassis dual A arms the front wheels and use adjustable MacPherson struts to give a ride and good control of the Piston disc brakes are out near the wheels on each with the drive coming a differential in the centre out to the wheels a booted drive shaft.

At the rear of the bike there is a axel that is mounted to the by a rigid light weight swing arm that uses a adjustable shock for the rear Housed in the swing arm is the drive for the rear axle and also the rear brakes which are disc brakes sealed in an oil Having the brakes and drive sealed in the swing arm is a great from Kawasaki to keep as of the mechanics out of the mud and crap that need to deal with on New Zealand farms.

Controls and

The 18-litre fuel tank an inbuilt pump is located the rear of the bike under the which gives a much centre of gravity and more over the rear wheels. the tank at the rear this more room up front for the box and the large radiator. Cleverly the and level bottle for the radiator is down below the seat on the hand side of the bike, is much more sensible other bikes where anything is mounted on the front the filler cap for the radiator becomes hard to access.

Up on the handle bars, the controls a layout much the same as quad bikes these a throttle, a brake and the push four wheel drive on the hand side with the selector and the ignition key bellow the bars. In the centre there is a display that includes a odometer, trip metre, fuel gauge and hour

Along with lights for reverse, 2WD/4WD and an oil level over on the left handle bar is the start, engine kill, reverse over ride and a lever with a park A handy 12-volt power is located under the handle on the left-hand side.

In front of the lever is a variable front lock. This, I believe, is a feature to Kawasaki. It is basically a similar to a brake lever you squeeze.

This lever the front diff-lock as much or as as the lever is squeezed, allowing you to the front as much or as little as while still allowing the to be steered easily. This be very helpful when loads though muddy where diff-lock is required, as as being able to steer the

Manufacturer says

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4

Kawasaki of this machine as supersized quad bike with more features. The powerful gives it plenty of low-down for towing; the multi-disc wet brakes and engine brake provide of stopping control on hills and towing. The quad has been tough after years of providing bikes for New Zealand’s farm conditions.

Mike from Kawasaki New Zealand that the Brute Force 650 is suited to farms that a larger quad for carrying and heavy loads. The brand priced the bike to target the market.

Everyone at the test day didn’t hold back on the and the thing that they all on after riding the bike was how power it had. The bike has no on the hills, with good and stability due to the low-slung fuel It is a well laid-out bike and is comfortable to ride.

The only thing I would to see changed is a park lock on the a feature that is common on a lot of bikes.

Overall, this has a lot going for it, especially the exceptional For those looking at something in the market, the Kawasaki Brute 650 is definitely worth a good

Exceptional price, due to the Bike marketed at the 500cc bike

The V-twin 633cc engine is responsive and full of power

The front differential lock

The radiator level and filler that is easily accessible on the of the bike

I would like to see a lock on the transmission, which is on a lot of other bikes

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Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4
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