2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 Revealed and Priced [Photo Gallery]
The new Brute Force 300 is powered by a carbureted 271cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled single engine mated to a 2-speed automatic transmission with reverse, and operating it is as easy as it gets.
With triple 180mm disc brakes squeezed by single-piston calipers, the 2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 also boasts on a perfect balance between the front and the rear brakes, thanks to the optimized master cylinder for the two. And with cable-actuated parking brake, things are even more on the safe side.
The front underhood watertight storage is a great complement for the hefty luggage racks which can accommodate up to 110 lbs of gear (50 kg) and the 500 lbs (226 kg) towing capacity for exceptional service as a camping and off-road exploration machine. Maxxis tires are standard, just like the dual 35W headlights with additional tail and stop lights.
A digital dash offers real-time info via speedometer, odometer, clock, fuel gauge and coolant temp light, and the 3.2 gal (12-liter) tanks should last for a whole day. The curb weight of the 2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 is just under 536 lbs (243 kg) and the quad will be available from $4,299 (€3,270) in Vibrant Blue and Firecracker Red.
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