The all-utility vehicle that is the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i is already considered one of the best in the market. But what happens when something good receives a comprehensive round of upgrades for the 2012 model year? All that can be answered when you saddle up and ride the ATV for yourself.
One of the most important improvements done on the Brute Force 750 4x4i is the revised tuning on the ATV’s engine. Thanks to a new cylinder head and an increased compression ratio, the 2012 Brute Force 750 4x4i now has an upgraded 749cc V-twin four-stroke fuel injected 90-degree engine that offers more power than ever, with enhanced low-rpm performance. The twin cylinders are fed via 36mm throttle bodies, which are controlled by a 32-bit CPU that monitors coolant temperature, air intake temperature, air intake pressure, throttle position, vehicle speed, and crankshaft angle to deliver the optimum fuel mixture. The ATV also has instantaneous fuel delivery and crisp engine response help make the eight-valve engine a hit with sport riders.
For 2012, the entire steering assembly of the Brute Force 750 was repositioned so the bottom of the steering shaft no longer connects directly to the front differential housing. Likewise, a larger radiator was placed high in the chassis for optimum protection against mud and debris, while a new radiator fan and larger-diameter cooling hoses and pipes help maximize cooling performance.
The Brute Force 750 also carries a stronger double-cradle tubular steel frame featuring reinforcements at key areas like the front A-arm mounts, rear stabilizer mounts, engine mounts, and footrest mounts. The resulting improvements allow the ATV to have more impact on rough terrain handling and enhanced durability.
All of the new features of the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 makes this ATV a definite must-have!
Find out more about the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 after the jump.
New cylinder heads provide a higher compression ratio which contributes to increased low rpm torque. Mid-high rpm performance is excellent, as always, but the extra low-end torque enhances performance when launching from a stop
New camshaft profiles with revised timing and increased valve lift further contribute to the revised engine’s power delivery
New stainless steel exhaust pipes feature revised lengths and two additional pass-through holes inside the muffler to help boost engine performance
New rubber muffler mounts help minimize stresses on the exhaust system
New thinner auto compression release (ACR) shaft helps reduce friction where it meets the camshaft and a stronger ACR return spring offers improved starting characteristics
New starter gear is made of stronger material and uses deeper teeth for increased durability
Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long wear and excellent heat dispersion
Revised top and oil rings for the pistons (piston grooves were modified accordingly) help prevent oil consumption and reduce blow-by gases
New 33.5 Amp alternator offers increased output to help ensure sufficient current to operate the electrical system and accessories. Regulator capacity was also increased accordingly
New larger radiator is placed high in the chassis for optimum protection against mud and debris
New larger radiator fan and larger-diameter cooling hoses and pipes help maximize cooling performance from the new radiator
A self-repairing circuit breaker and dedicated fuse for the fan help keep things cool when the going gets tough
New tuning for the Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system matches the revised engine characteristics and helps improve off-idle and low-rpm response
Dual 36mm throttle bodies are controlled by a 32-bit CPU, which monitors coolant temperature, air intake temperature, throttle position, air intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle to help ensure the perfect air/fuel mixture
Low spring rate for the throttle return springs and ball bearing-equipped throttle bodies minimize friction and enhance throttle action
Engine can be started in any gear when a brake is applied
Air for the CVT and engine enter from a reverse-facing snorkel located beneath the handlebars to help protect against water and mud
Access to the air filter requires removing only one cover
New stronger double-cradle frame features additional reinforcement at critical points (front A-arm mounts, rear stabilizer mounts, engine mounts, footrest mounts, etc), resulting in improved rough terrain handling. The frame’s improved ability to absorb shocks when sport riding on rough terrain and the increased ride comfort make it easier to maintain a higher average speed in most conditions
Offers 9.4 inches of ground clearance
Revised steering assembly relocates the bottom of the steering shaft so that it is no longer directly connected to the front differential. Movement of the differential housing due to changes in throttle application in 4x4 mode no longer affects the steering assembly, resulting in significantly smoother handling
Fitted with pre-routed tubing and mounting brackets for easy winch wiring and installation
Revised double wishbone independent front suspension design includes preload adjustable shocks, and features 6.7 inches of suspension travel for a comfortable ride
Front upper and lower wishbone pivot joints use rubber bushings to minimize maintenance requirements
Revised suspension arm/shock absorber layout (shock absorbers are mounted at a more splayed angle between the upper and lower wishbones) helps minimize sag and allows a higher ground clearance to be maintained once a rider sits on the ATV
With the revised geometry, single-rate springs were found to offer the best performance
Upgraded fuel injected 90-degree 749cc V-twin Engine offers more power and enhanced low-rpm performance
New six-spoke cast aluminum wheels replace the old plain steel units and make a significant styling contribution while offering a more premium image
Re-styled bodywork (hood, bumper, fenders and headlight surrounds) are key elements of the Brute Force 750’s new wide and rugged design
Upgraded cargo racks feature stronger tubing that is over 25% larger in diameter than the previous versions and integrated tie-down hook loops for added convenience
New instrumentation is easier to read at a glance and features a multi-purpose digital display with speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temp, clock, hour meter, and 2WD/4WD icon, plus indicator lamps for neutral, reverse, belt and oil pressure
New stronger double-cradle frame features additional reinforcement at critical points for increased ride comfort and enhanced ability to absorb shocks when sport riding on rough terrain
Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke
85 x 66mm
DFI; (2) 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies
TCBI with digital advance
Continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
Double-cradle, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travel
Double Wishbone/ 6.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel
Fully independent, dual A-arm / 7.5 in.
Front Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
Dual hydraulic 200mm discs with 2-piston calipers
Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
35W headlights, 5W taillight, 21W stoplight
Rack capacity, front / rear
88 lbs. / 176 lbs.
Speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temp, clock, hour meter and 2WD/4WD icon, plus indicators for neutral, reverse, belt, and oil pressure.
Motorcycle-USA----"At a claimed weight of 683.6 pounds the Brute Force 750 stays quick on its feet with lower spring rates for the throttle return, giving the machine a lighter feel. Also updated is the entire steering assembly, which has been adjusted to provide smoother handling."