2012 Kawasaki 2012 Brute Force 300 2x4


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2012 Brute Force 300 2x4


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Replacing the venerable Bayou® 250 in Kawasaki’s highly acclaimed ATV lineup, the Brute Force 300 offers wide-ranging utility and sporting capability in a surprisingly affordable package. Here’s an all-around ATV that’s not only loads of fun to ride, but also delivers a high degree of work ethic and everyday versatility, whether you’re fence-fixing on the farm, plowing snow or trail-hopping with the family.

Key Features
  • Liquid-cooled 271cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine offers substantial power and torque, especially at lower rpm levels thanks to optimized engine tuning
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch offers easy control and a high potential for sporty fun
  • ‘Big-ATV’ styling reflects that of Kawasaki’s flagship ATV – the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
  • Carry racks in front and back hold 44 and 66 pounds, respectively
  • Digital instrumentation is easy to read and offers a wide range of on-the-go info
  • Heavy-duty steel-tube frame offers significant durability and competent handling characteristics
  • Triple-disc brakes are easy to service and offer great power and feel at the levers
  • Sturdy off-road tires developed jointly by Maxxis and Kawasaki offer an ideal combination of grip and durability
Four-Stroke Liquid-Cooled Engine
  • Liquid-cooled 271cc four-stroke engine is designed for smooth power and optimum longevity
  • SOHC engine is dimensionally arranged and tuned for an emphasis on low-end and mid-range power, the rpm range in which it will be used most. This power delivery makes the unit easier to control and ideal for utility and sporting roles
  • Engine produces 20-plus horsepower and substantial torque, which ups the sporting and hauling quotients considerably
  • Kawasaki Secondary Air system helps minimize emissions, allowing the Brute Force 300 to clear strict EPA and CARB standards
  • Polished balancer gear teeth result in precise gear meshing, which contributes to low engine noise
  • Air-cleaner duct opening is located high on the chassis, under the handle cover, which helps prevent water, mud, etc. from getting in
CVT and Centrifugal Clutch
  • System offers an ideal combination of riding ease and control, especially for first-time ATV riders
  • This CVT is based on the same general design used on our flagship ATV – the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
  • Transmission and belt converter ratios were selected for optimum power delivery and the speed range appropriate for a smaller-displacement ATV
  • Ratios provide the ideal amount of engine braking for this class of machine, which makes riding the Brute Force 300 easier in tricky situations
  • High-strength CVT belt provides a large degree of durability and longevity
  • Bevel gear surfaces benefit from a carbon-nitriding process (and shot-peening treatment) for maximum durability and longevity
  • The CVT intake duct is located high on the chassis (under the tail) which helps prevent mud and water getting in
  • Handy reverse gear makes slow-speed maneuvering easy
Sporty Yet Durable Chassis
  • Steel-tube frame is lightweight and durable, and will withstand a pounding for years of utility or sporty riding
  • Chassis hallmarks include excellent handling and straight-line stability, capable cornering characteristics via the wide track, and minimal bump-steer
  • Long A-arms and rear axle give the Brute Force 300 one of the widest tracks in its class, which contributes to its ride comfort and exemplary handling manners
  • Front track width is 850mm, while the rear track width is 830mm
  • Front-to-rear chassis balance is optimized for stable cornering and maximum controllability
  • Steering geometry and front and rear suspension settings have been coordinated and optimized for ideal balance, control and stability
  • Optimized chassis tuning also contributes to light handling manners at slower speeds, where this unit will spend much of its time
Bodywork and 'Big ATV' Styling
  • The Brute Force 300’s durable bodywork was styled after that of Kawasaki’s larger, category-leading Brute Force siblings
  • Flush surface fit between the tank, seat and body panels contributes to comfort while aboard as well as a high-quality finish
  • Large-volume bodywork (especially the fenders) gives the Brute Force 300 the size of an ATV one class larger, which adds value
Triple Disc Brakes
  • Dual 180mm hydraulically activated disc brakes with single-piston calipers provide front wheels with prodigious stopping power
  • A third 180mm disc with a similar caliper is featured in back
  • A cable-operated parking brake system is also included for extra security when necessary
  • Optimized master cylinder ratios offer riders an ideal braking balance between front and rear brakes
Grippy and Durable Off-road Tires
  • These traction-maximized tires were developed jointly between Maxxis and Kawasaki
  • Featuring optimized off-road grip and durability, these tires offer a blend of performance that’s hard to beat
Carrying and Towing Performance
  • Equipped with robust carrying racks front and rear, the Brute Force 300 can carry 44 pounds of gear up front and 66 pounds in back
  • Towing capacity is a substantial 500 pounds
  • Behind the front grill is space (and a mounting bracket) for a Warn® winch, which greatly improves the unit’s utility and safety
Convenient Storage
  • Front storage compartment is large enough to hold four 16.9-oz. bottles – more than the Brute Force 750 4x4’s front compartment
  • A side pocket built into the right fender offers additional storage for smaller items
Digital Instrumentation
  • Quality digital instrumentation console is ideally positioned and easy to read
  • Features include: Speedometer, trip meter, fuel and temperature gauges, clock, and neutral/reverse/high-beam indicators
Mud Resistance
  • The Brute Force 300 features a combination of footpegs and floorboards. The height difference between them is minimized to ensure rider comfort and greater freedom for foot placement
  • The floorboards contribute to mud protection, while the holes in the floorboards are just large enough to prevent mud being trapped beneath the rider’s feet
  • Small flaps on the front fenders, near the front of the floorboards, further protect the rider from mud and debris
  • Front inner fenders help prevent mud from entering and clogging the engine compartment
Other Features
  • 3.2-gallon fuel tank and meager fuel consumption give the Brute Force 300 substantial range
  • A DC socket located conveniently on the left side of the handle cover provides quick and easy power for accessories
  • Cable-operated parking brake mechanically activates the rear brake without utilizing the braking system’s hydraulics
  • Thick, cushioned seat offers a high degree of riding comfort
  • Reassuring recoil starter system offers a backup to the convenient electric start system
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
  • Displacement: 271 cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 72.7 x 65.2 mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.0:1
  • Carburetion: Keihin CVK32
  • Ignition: Direct Current CDI
  • Transmission: Two-speed automatic with reverse
  • Final drive: 2WD, Shaft
  • Frame Type: Double cradle, steel
  • Front suspension / wheel travel: Double wishbone / 5.2 in.
  • Rear suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm / 5.6 in.
  • Front Tire Size: Maxxix 22x7-10 tubeless
  • Rear Tire Size: Maxxis 22x10-10 tubeless
  • Front brakes / Rear Brakes: Dual 148 mm discs / Single 148 mm disc
  • Overall length: 75.3 in.
  • Overall width: 42.5 in.
  • Wheelbase: 45.8 in.
  • Ground clearance: 6.1 in.
  • Seat height: 33.3 in.
  • Lighting, headlights: 35 W headlights, 5W tallight and 21 W brake light
  • Rack capacity, front / rear: 44 lb. / 66 lb.
  • Towing capacity: 500 lb.
  • Curb weight: 535.7 lb.
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal.
  • Instruments: Speedometer, odometer, clock, fuel gauge and coolant temp light
  • Color Choices: Aztec Red, Super Black
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
  • Warranty: 12 Months



Engine Type
Four-stroke, single cylinder
271 cc
Bore x Stroke
72.7 x 65.2 mm
Engine Cooling
Fuel System
Keihin CVK32
Starting System
Electric with Recoil Backup


Front Suspension
Double wishbone
Front Travel
5.2 in.
Front Brake Type
Dual 148 mm discs
Front Tires
Maxxix 22x7-10 tubeless
Rear Suspension
Rear Travel
5.6 in.
Rear Brake Type
Single 148 mm disc
Rear Tires
Maxxis 22x10-10 tubeless
Double cradle, steel


Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 535.7 lb.
Front Rack Capacity
44 lb.
Rear Rack Capacity
66 lb.
Towing Capacity
500 lb.
Fuel Capacity
3.2 gal.
Ground Clearance
6.1 in.
Machine Dimensions (LxWxH)
75.3 in. L x 42.5 in. W x 33.3 in. Seat H
45.8 in.

Drive Train

Drive Train
Final Drive
Two-speed automatic with reverse


35 W headlights, 5W tallight and 21 W brake light
Aztec Red, Super Black
12 Months