2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i

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.

Engine

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i
  • 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

Chassis/Suspension

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i
  • 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
  • Optimized suspension geometry provides light steering
  • 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

Key Features

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i
  • 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

Specifications

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i
EngineLiquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve systemSOHC, four valves per cylinder
Displacement749cc
Starting systemElectric
Bore x Stroke85 x 66mm
Compression ratio9.3:1
Fuel InjectionDFI; (2) 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
TransmissionContinuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
Final driveSelectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
Frame TypeDouble-cradle, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travelDouble Wishbone/ 6.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelFully independent, dual A-arm / 7.5 in.
Front Tire SizeAT25x8-12
Rear Tire SizeAT25x10-12
Front brakesDual hydraulic 200mm discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear BrakesSealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length86.4 in.
Overall width46.5 in.
Overall height48.0 in.
Wheelbase50.6 in.
Ground clearance9.4 in.
Seat height35.8 in.
Lighting35W headlights, 5W taillight, 21W stoplight
Rack capacity, front / rear88 lbs. / 176 lbs.
Towing capacity1,250 lbs.
Curb weight683.6 lbs.
Fuel capacity5.0 gal.
InstrumentsSpeedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temp, clock, hour meter and 2WD/4WD icon, plus indicators for neutral, reverse, belt, and oil pressure.
Color ChoicesAztec Red

Quotes

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."


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