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2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i

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The large displacement ATV segment has become more competitive than ever and every manufacturer struggles to improve its products as much as possible without affecting the final price tag.

In the sport-utility ATV machines industry, Kawasaki is considered one of the major players and its Brute Force 650 4x4i leads the way when it comes to harsh jobs and reliability. This is the reason why many people will recommend the Force 650 4x4i if you are searching for a rugged ATV that’s able to do all the dirty work without compromising the rider’s comfort and ride quality.

At the heart of the Brute Force 650 4x4i lies a smooth 630cc 90-degree four-stroke V-Twin which cranks out a proper amount of low-to-mid range torque and enough high rpm power to help you tackle the harshest terrains with ease.

Apart from the capable V-Twin unit you’ll also get front and rear independent suspension which is able to deal well with both paved roads and savage terrains.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i after the jump.</i>

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i

Full Featured ATV with Maximum Strength and Maneuverability

This highly capable ATV provides superior V-twin power, sound and smoothness, plus a strong 4-wheel-drive chassis and four wheel independent suspension to deliver an unbeatable combination of performance, handling and value. In other words, the Brute Force® 650 4x4i ATV is a superior choice in the middleweight category.

Its 90-degree four-stroke V-twin engine produces impressive low-to-mid range torque, plus enough high rpm power to make any trail entertaining, exactly what adventure enthusiasts and outdoor sportsmen demand.

A fully automatic, dual-range continuously variable transmission delivers the power through low and high range ratios, plus reverse and neutral. Its smooth operation helps maximize traction and also reduces strain on the rider.

Two- or four-wheel drive is selectable by simply pressing a handlebar-mounted button. In four-wheel drive mode, the rider can manage the amount of power to both front wheels with Kawasaki’s Variable Front Differential Control by pulling a small control lever on the left handlebar. This is a definite advantage for traversing deep mud, slippery uphill trails or large objects such as logs or rocks.

Using aluminum in the construction of the front exhaust pipe cover, two-piece center exhaust pipe cover, and the muffler cover helps keep the weight down. Other features designed to enhance the Brute Force 650 4x4i’s power-to-weight ratio include drilled gears to reduce transmission inertia and provide maximum acceleration.

A well-engineered front A-arm layout provides ideal caster angle and delivers both light and responsive steering plus excellent terrain-following capabilities. The 650 4x4i shock spring rates and initial preload settings for the front and rear are set to deliver excellent ride comfort. Further ride enhancement comes from the plush and supportive urethane seat foam.

Like the other Independent Rear Suspension-equipped Kawasaki ATVs, the rugged styling of the Brute Force 650 4x4i will satisfy owners and impress onlookers. It shares front/rear racks, skid plate and head light cover with its larger Brute Force 750 siblings. Designed to allow easily manhandling when the need arises.

Stopping the 650 4x4i is a combination of dual 200mm front discs and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. As an integrated part of the shaft drive, the enclosed rear braking system is sealed in the aluminum swingarm where it operates in an oil bath. This protects the brake pads from mud, dust and debris, and is virtually maintenance-free.

Enhancing the high-performance brakes is the Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system, which electronically monitors ground speed and uses the engine’s compression to help slow the Brute Force 650 4x4i under certain conditions.

This able ATV can pull a hefty 1,250 pounds, and can carry a combined 264 pounds on its front and rear racks. Owners can expand the versatility of their Brute Force 650 4x4i via an extensive line of Genuine Kawasaki Accessories, available through authorized Kawasaki dealers.

As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.

At A Glance

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i
  • V-twin engine produces massive torque yet is exceptionally smooth running
  • Independent front suspension with dual A-arms and independent rear suspension provide comfortable ride and ground following ability
  • Fully automatic continuously variable transmission has shifting timed in higher rpm range for snappy throttle response and aggressive acceleration
  • Exclusive Variable Front Differential allows riders to control the amount of power delivered to both front wheels for maximum traction on difficult terrain
  • Electrically selectable two or four-wheel drive for changing terrain and applications
  • Front and rear racks can carry a combined 264 pounds
  • Trailer hitch bracket with 1,250-pound towing capacity is standard equipment

633cc Liquid-Cooled, Four-Stroke V-Twin Engine

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i
  • 90-degree V-twin with four valves per cylinder produces massive torque yet is exceptionally smooth running
  • V-twin design and 80mm x 63mm oversquare bore and stroke help produce high torque with a broad, user-friendly curve
  • Durable all-aluminum cylinders with Electrofusion coating help the engine produce more power
  • Using aluminum bores instead of cast iron cylinder liners improves heat dispersion and reduces weight
  • Large-capacity radiator provides consistent cooling, allowing close engine tolerances, quiet running, and ultimate durability
  • The reservoir cooling hose end is positioned to prevent mud clogging
  • Thermostatically controlled fan keeps engine cool regardless of vehicle speed
  • Twin Keihin CVKR-34 carburetors are mounted in a downdraft position, providing the fuel mixture with a straight shot into the combustion chamber for quick throttle response and maximum efficiency
  • Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the ATV under certain conditions

Snorkel Air Intake

  • Airbox design provides easy access to simplify maintenance
  • Oval-type air filter provides large intake area and reduces dust build-up on the filter

Transmission and Powertrain

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i
  • Fully automatic Kawasaki Automatic Powerdrive System (KAPS) continuously variable transmission (CVT) has high and low forward gears plus reverse
  • Shifting timed in higher rpm range for snappy throttle response and aggressive acceleration
  • Water drain hole in drive pulley cover prevents mud from clogging the release bearing for added durability
  • The drive converter shaft is hard chrome finished for durability
  • Belt Check indicator lamp is easy to see
  • Exclusive variable front differential allows riders to control the amount of power delivered to both front wheels with the limited-slip front differential for maximum traction on difficult terrain
  • Selectable two or four-wheel drive for changing terrain and applications done with the flip of a switch

Independent Front Suspension

  • Double wishbone and coil-over-shock absorbers with adjustable preload provide a comfortable ride with 6.7 inches of suspension travel
  • A-arm caster angle provides light steering
  • Strong aluminum steering knuckles feature added protection for the CV boots
  • Constant velocity joints at the front wheels have a wide operating range for durability. The joints can also be independently disassembled to simplify maintenance

Independent Rear Suspension

  • Double wishbone and preload adjustable shock for each rear wheel provides superior ride comfort and ground following ability
  • Torsion bar helps minimize body roll

Brake System

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i
  • Dual-piston caliper front disc brakes provide aggressive stopping power
  • Multi-disc rear brake system is totally enclosed within the rear gear case
  • Compact design provides more ground clearance at the rear end
  • An integrated part of the shaft drive, the virtually maintenance-free rear braking system is protected from mud, dust and debris
  • Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the ATV under certain conditions

Rugged Bodywork

  • Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) bodywork has a high gloss finish for great looks and is more scratch resistant than polyethylene, so it stays looking good longer
  • Dual compartments on the front fenders provide convenient storage. Optional storage cylinder at the rear matches the muffler shape for a sporty, balanced appearance

Spacious Cockpit

  • Comfortable, upright seating position combines with the independent rear suspension for a luxurious ride
  • Wide seat for increased rider comfort

Additional Features

  • Trailer hitch bracket with 1,250-pound towing capacity is standard equipment
  • Digital speedometer, odometer, twin trip meters, clock, hour meter and fuel gauge are mounted at an optimum angle – and utilize a sun visor – to make them more visible from the upright seating position
  • Tire and wheel design provides an integrated look with aggressive bodywork as well as superb traction
  • Recoil starter available as an optional part

Specifications

Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i
EngineFour-stroke, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-valve
Displacement633cc
Bore x Stroke80 x 63mm
Compression ratio9.9:1
Carburetion(2) Keihin CVKR-D32
Starting systemElectric
IgnitionDC-CDI
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, tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travelDual A-arms, two shocks with five-way preload adjustment / 6.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelDual A-arms, two shocks with five-way preload adjustment / 7.9 in.
Front Tire SizeAT25x8-12
Rear Tire SizeAT25x10-12
Front brakes(2) Dual-piston disc
Rear BrakesSealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length86.4 in.
Overall width45.9 in.
Wheelbase50.6 in
Ground clearance9.7 in.
Seat height35.6 in.
Lighting, headlights(2) 40W headlights, 5W taillight, 21W stoplight
Total rack capacity264 lbs.
Towing capacity1,250 lbs.
Curb weight652.7 lbs.
Fuel capacity5.4 gal.
InstrumentsDigital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock, hour meter, fuel gauge, 2x4 / 4x4 indicator light, neutral indicator light, reverse indicator light, low fuel warning light, low oil warning light
Color ChoicesSuper Black
Good Times™ Protection Plan12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Warranty12 Months


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