The Kawasaki Prairie is not the Brute Force , that much we can be clear of. First, it’s not as powerful as the Brute Force and second, it doesn’t have as cool of a name. Sorry, but ’Prairie’ reminds us of The Sound of Music more than anything else.
Odd name choice notwithstanding, this particular Prairie 360 4x4 ATV still packs plenty of things that will draw you to it, not the least of which is the special Realtree APG HD camouflage that it’s been coated in. The color is perfect for riding outdoors or in a local hunting ground. Those poor deer won’t even know you’re there.
In any case, the Prairie 360 is powered by a 362cc air-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a reliable shaft drive. Whenever there’s a need for added traction, the four-wheel drive system can be activated with just a flip of the switch while a limited-slip front differential helps keep steering light and precise, even in four-wheel drive. If conditions become a little tricky, Kawasaki has a Variable front Differential Control that can send power to both front wheels.
The Prairie 360 also comes with a large saddle and full-sized floorboards with adjustable serrated footpegs to give the right level of comfort while also protecting the rider from all the mud and debris that will inevitably scatter.
We probably don’t need to sell you on the ATV more than what we’ve already done because the Prairie 360 4x4 and all of its features certainly speaks for itself.
Find out more about the Kawasaki Prairie 360 4x4’s specs after the jump
|Engine||Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke, single cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||80.0 x 72.0mm|
|Compression ratio||8.3: 1|
|Starting System||Electric with recoil backup|
|Transmission||Continuously variable transmission with Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, high and low range, plus reverse|
|Final drive||Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft|
|Frame type||Double cradle steel|
|Front suspension / wheel travel||MacPherson strut / 6.7 in.|
|Rear suspension / wheel travel||Swingarm with single shock, preload adjustment / 7.1 in.|
|Front Tire Size||AT25x8-12 tubeless|
|Rear Tire Size||AT25x10-12 tubeless|
|Front brakes||Dual hydraulic discs|
|Rear Brakes||Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc|
|Overall length||81.3 in.|
|Overall width||47.4 in.|
|Overall height||45.1 in.|
|Ground clearance||At center of chassis, 9.3 / at rear axle, 7.3 in.|
|Seat height||35.2 in.|
|Lighting||30W x 2 halogen|
|Rack capacity, front / rear||88 / 154 lbs.|
|Towing capacity||1,100 lbs.|
|Curb weight||643.9 lbs.|
|Fuel capacity||3.6 gal.|
|Color Choices||Realtree® APG™ HD® camouflage|
|Good Times™ Protection Plan||12, 24, 36 or 48 months|