2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

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Meet the 2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS, a rugged ATV equipped with a modern Electric Power Steeering that helps you deal easier with tight turns.

The ATV is propelled by a 749 cc, liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke v-twin engine which sends its power to the wheels through a continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse and engine brake control.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS is equipped with a double wishbone independent front suspension that includes preload adjustable shocks. Out back you’ll find double A-arms and a preload adjustable shock at each wheel.

Among the standard features offered by the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS you’ll find a 12-volt electric outlet, aluminum footpegs and a Trailer hitch bracket with 1,250-pound towing capacity.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS.

Overview

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

Electric Power Steering Takes this Top-of-the-Line ATV Even Further

When Kawasaki’s flagship sport utility ATV includes an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system, the result is an unbeatable ride that we like to call the 2014 Brute Force® 750 4x4i EPS. However, experienced riders from coast to coast may simply refer to it as a dream on four wheels. When Kawasaki’s industrial engineers mated an EPS system that makes steering almost effortless to a seriously powerful 749cc V-twin, they knew they were building an ATV for the history books. From its four-wheel independent suspension and dual-range four-wheel drive to its rugged bodywork with wide-stance styling cues on a highly maneuverable chassis, the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS showcases its ability to provide unrivaled traction, handling and versatility.

The highly effective Electric Power Steering (EPS) system helps this Brute Force ATV respond to even the lightest inputs on the handlebars, giving it almost weightless handling and excellent ride comfort. Power assist is initiated by turning the bars which causes a signal to be sent to the electronic power steering control unit. This control unit monitors inputs from the vehicle speed sensor and steering shaft torque sensor to determine the appropriate amount of power assistance required from the system’s electric motor. Assistance is greatest when the vehicle is traveling at slow speeds or stopped and is reduced as vehicle speeds increase to help ensure predictable handling.

The EPS assembly enhances ride quality and control by also acting as a damping system. Even when riding in a straight line, the inertia of the electric motor acts as a steering stabilizer, significantly reducing bump steer and kickback to the handlebars caused by wheel impacts. To prevent movements of the differential due to throttle inputs in 4x4 mode from affecting the steering, the complete steering assembly is positioned to avoid the steering shaft’s bottom end from having any direct connection to the front differential housing. This isolation provides smoother handling and more precise steering.

2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS Key Features:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• Kawasaki’s high-grade Electric Power Steering (EPS) system enhances handling and ride comfort

• Fuel injected 749cc, 90-degree V-twin engine offers great top-end power and low-rpm grunt

• Six-spoke cast aluminum wheels make a significant styling contribution while offering a premium image

• Stylish bodywork (hood, bumper, fenders and headlight surrounds) are key elements of the Brute Force 750’s wide and rugged design

• Strong cargo racks feature integrated tie-down hook loops for maximum convenience

• Instrumentation is easy 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

• Strong double-cradle frame features reinforcement at critical points for maximum ride comfort and the ability to absorb shocks when sport riding on rough terrain

Electric power steering system:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• Turning the bars causes a signal to be sent to the electronic steering control unit, initiating power assist

• The EPS ECU uses input from a vehicle speed sensor and torque sensor to determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s electric motor. At slow speeds or when stopped, assistance is greatest; assistance is reduced as vehicle speed increases to help ensure predictable handling

• The EPS assembly enhances ride quality and control by also acting as a damping system. Even when steering input is neutral, the added inertia of the electric motor acts as a stabilizer. Likewise, it significantly reduces bump steer and kickback to the bars caused by wheel impacts

• Steering assembly locates the bottom of the steering shaft so that it is not directly connected to the front differential, so movement of the differential due to changes in throttle application in 4x4 mode can’t affect the steering assembly

Powerful fuel injected 90-degree 749 V-twin engine:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• High compression cylinder heads provide strong low-rpm torque for maximum performance when launching from a stop

• Stainless steel exhaust pipes feature tuned lengths and pass-through holes inside the muffler to minimize restriction

• Rubber muffler mounts help minimize stresses on the exhaust system

• Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long wear and excellent heat dispersion

• 33.5-Amp alternator offers enough output to help ensure sufficient current to operate the electrical system and accessories.

• Large radiator is placed high in the chassis for optimum protection against mud and debris

• Radiator fan and large-diameter cooling hoses and pipes help maximize cooling performance

• A self-repairing circuit breaker and dedicated fuse for the fan help keep things cool when the going gets tough

• 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

CVT and powertrain:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• Fully automatic Kawasaki Automatic Powerdrive System (KAPS) continuously variable transmission (CVT) has high and low forward gears plus reverse

• CVT converter weight and drive spring tuning offers responsive acceleration characteristics and optimum control during low-speed operation

• CVT duct layout and placement is highly effective at preventing the intrusion of water and mud

• Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal four-wheel drive operation, while Variable Front Differential Control permits rider to distribute torque equally to front wheels for maximum traction

• Selectable two‐ or four-wheel drive operation is controlled by pressing a button located on the handlebar

• Cardan drive shaft joints absorb torque fluctuations and reduce vibration

• Plastic front and rear axle boots provide protection from debris

Chassis:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• Strong double-cradle frame features reinforcement at critical points (front A-arm mounts, rear stabilizer mounts, engine mounts, footrest mounts, etc.), resulting in impressive rough terrain handling. The chassis’ ability to absorb shocks when sport riding on rough terrain makes it easier to maintain a higher average speed in most conditions

• Offers 9.4 inches of ground clearance

• Steering assembly locates the bottom of the steering shaft so that it is not directly connected to the front differential, so movement of the differential housing due to changes in throttle application in 4x4 mode won’t affect the steering assembly

Independent double wishbone front suspension:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• 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

• Smart suspension geometry provides light steering

• Suspension arm/shock absorber layout (shock absorbers are mounted at a splayed angle between the upper and lower wishbones) helps minimize sag and maintain ground clearance once a rider sits on the ATV

Independent rear suspension:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• Double A-arms and a preload adjustable shock at each wheel provide superior ride comfort and ground following ability

• Independent rear suspension provides 7.5 inches of travel

• Shock settings help minimize sag and enable ground clearance to be maintained once a rider sits on the ATV

• Lower A-arms feature a combination of needle bearings and ball joints for smooth suspension action, stability and excellent rider comfort

• Rear stabilizer rods use thick-walled tubing for optimum lateral stability

• Rear torsion bar helps minimize body roll

Additional features:

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

• 12-volt electric outlet offers convenient power for accessories

• Aluminum footpegs help minimize weight

• Trailer hitch bracket with 1,250-pound towing capacity is standard equipment

Specifications

Engine TypeLiquid-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® with two 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.
Turning Radius10 ft. 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 weight694.6 lbs.
Fuel capacity5.0 gal.
InstrumentsSpeedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temp, clock, hour meter and 2WD/4WD icon, plus indicators for EPS, neutral, reverse, belt, and oil pressure.
Color ChoicesVibrant Blue, Candy Lime Green (SE)
Good Times™ Protection Plan12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Warranty12 Months
Total rack capacity242 lbs.
Base price$9,999

Verdict

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

It’s hard to find it any faults as this Japanese beast has all it needs to get you anywhere you want without breaking a sweat. It is the most capable ATV in Kawasaki’s lineup so you can expect to first class performances in terms of ride, handling and power.

Moreover, the double cradle frame does its job great and provides much better riding when going over tough terrain. You won’t’ complain about comfort either as the ATV is fitted with a wide and ergonomically designed seat that delivers a pretty relaxed riding experience.


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