If you are searching for a compact, affordable and capable ATV then the Kawasaki Brute Force 300 might be just what you’re looking for.

This small Japanese monster is packed with a long list of technical features which help it run over tough terrains with poise keeping your adrenaline levels at maximum.

At its heart lies a 271cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder engine mated on a two speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch.

The engine is mounted on a lightweight yet strong steel-tube frame that maximizes the ATV’s maneuverability and improves the stability in corners.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the Brute Force 300 features one of the widest tracks in its class, thanks to its long A-arms and rear axle.

The Kawasaki Brute Force 300 has a starting price of $4,249 and comes with a 12 months warranty.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki Brute Force 300.

  • 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
  • Transmission:
    Two-speed automatic with reverse
  • Energy:
    Keihin CVK32
  • Displacement:
    271 cc
  • Price:


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Big Style and Performance

The Brute Force® 300 offers strong utility and sporting capabilities in a compact and surprisingly affordable package. Here’s an all-around sport utility ATV that’s not only loads of fun to ride, but also delivers a high degree of strength, practicality and everyday versatility when there is work to be done. Whether you’re mending fences on the ranch, plowing snow or trail-blazing with the family, this ATV exceeds the rider’s expectations. It also exceeds the expectations of professionals, being named the “ATV of the Year” by the journalists and test riders at ATV Illustrated magazine!

Its strong, liquid-cooled, 271cc four-stroke engine is designed to pump out plenty of low- and mid-range torque – the sort of power that’s easy and highly satisfying to use. Just push the throttle and away you go; no fuss, no muss.

Power is routed to the rear wheels via a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch. Transmission and CVT ratios are tailored for optimum power delivery in the speed ranges appropriate for a smaller-displacement ATV. These ratios also provide just the right amount of engine braking, which helps to tame tricky downhill trails and make slowing down an easier proposition.

Primary braking power comes from hydraulically activated triple disc brakes, one disc for each front wheel and a third fitted to the rear axle. All three 180mm discs are squeezed by single-piston calipers that the rider controls through a pair of levers on the handlebar. Braking and acceleration traction is provided by tires jointly developed by Kawasaki and Maxxis for maximum traction, balanced handling and optimal wear characteristics.

Much of this balanced handling comes via the Brute Force 300’s double wishbone suspension setup with 5-way adjustable shocks up front and a similarly adjustable damper working through a swingarm in back. Optimized damping and spring rates result in a comfortable ride in a wide range of conditions, while one of the widest stances in its class results in capable steering and confidence inspiring handling.

But what brings all this modern technology together is the Brute Force 300’s rugged, big-ATV styling, which was modeled after its larger Brute Force siblings. Whether you call it a family resemblance or sibling rivalry, the result is plenty impressive, with tall, beefy fenders that offer superb protection from mud and debris, and angular styling that looks both modern and aggressive.

Cockpit accommodations are generous and comfortable, with a wide handlebar for easy turning and enough room for larger riders. Grip weights help reduce engine vibration, while the half-waffle grips offer enhanced comfort even after hours in the saddle. And that saddle, by the way, sports a flat profile and super-thick cushioning – just the thing when you want to ride for a good long time.

The Brute Force 300 ATV sports many other features, including a multi-function digital instrumentation showing all manner of useful information, a handy DC electrical socket, a gate-style shifter and a handy parking brake. There’s tons of overall carrying capacity, too, with strong front and rear racks (44 pounds of capacity up front and 66 pounds in back) and a pair of handy compartments, one up front and another built into the right fender. Towing capacity is a surprisingly strong 500 pounds, and there’s even space and a mounting bracket behind the front grille for a winch.

An electric push-button starter with a backup recoil unit offers maximum starting convenience, while the strong footpeg/floorboard design does double duty, offering riders plenty of room for their feet and helping increase the Brute Force 300’s mud resistance when the going gets sloppy. Finally, a 3.2-gallon fuel tank means this stellar combination of fun and utility will last a good long time between fill-ups.

All in all, you won’t find a better outfitted ATV in the entry-level class. Though it is not an open-class ATV, the Brute Force 300 still delivers plenty of power and ability to tackle just about any task or riding situation.

ATV of the Year!

  • Named ‘ATV of the Year’ by ATV Illustrated magazine!

Key Features

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  • Strong liquid-cooled 271cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine offers substantial power and torque, especially at lower rpm levels thanks to precise engine tuning
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch offers easy operation and a smooth transfer of torque
  • Optimized CVT ratios provide impressively tuned engine braking, which takes some stress out of riding the Brute Force 300 ATV in tricky situations
  • ‘Big-ATV’ styling reflects that of Kawasaki’s flagship ATV – the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
  • Strong heavy-duty steel-tube frame offers significant durability and competent handling characteristics
  • Triple-disc brakes are easy to service and offer great power and feel at the levers
  • Special Maxxis tires developed jointly with Kawasaki offer an ideal combination of grip and durability
  • Strong racks in front and back hold 44 and 66 pounds, respectively
  • Front storage compartment is large enough to hold four 16.9-oz. bottles
  • 500 lb. towing capacity means this capable ATV can even be used to move a compact trailer, sprayer or other implements around the rider’s property
  • Digital instrumentation is easy to read and offers a wide range of on-the-go info
  • The seating layout was designed to give a sporty riding position for optimum control when the pace picks-up
  • Intelligent bodywork design and full coverage floor boards offer excellent overall mud protection and additional security for the rider’s legs

Four-Stroke Liquid-Cooled Engine

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  • Strong liquid-cooled 271cc four-stroke engine is designed for smooth power and optimum longevity
  • SOHC engine is dimensionally arranged and tuned for an emphasis on low-end and mid-range power, the rpm range in which it will be operated most. This power delivery makes the unit easier to control and ideal for utility and sporting roles
  • Produces impressive horsepower and substantial torque, which ups the sporting and hauling quotients considerably
  • Kawasaki Secondary Air system helps minimize emissions, allowing the Brute Force 300 to clear strict EPA and CARB standards
  • Polished balancer gear teeth result in precise gear meshing, which contributes to low engine noise
  • Air-cleaner duct opening is located high on the chassis, under the handle cover, which helps prevent water, mud, etc. from getting in
  • Reassuring recoil starter system offers a backup to the convenient electric start system

CVT and Centrifugal Clutch

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  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch offers easy operation and a smooth transfer of torque
  • This CVT is based on the same general design used on our flagship ATV – the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
  • Transmission and belt converter ratios were selected for optimum power delivery and the speed range appropriate for a smaller-displacement ATV
  • Optimized CVT ratios provide impressively tuned engine braking, which takes some stress out of riding the Brute Force 300 in tricky situations
  • High-strength CVT belt provides a large degree of durability and longevity
  • Bevel gear surfaces benefit from carbon-nitriding and shot-peening processes for maximum strength and longevity
  • The CVT intake duct is located high on the chassis (under the tail) which helps prevent mud and water intrusion
  • Handy reverse gear simplifies slow-speed maneuvering

Sporty Yet Durable Chassis

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  • Steel-tube frame is lightweight and strong, will withstand a pounding for years of utility use or sport riding
  • Chassis traits include excellent handling and straight-line stability, plus capable cornering characteristics via the wide track, and minimal bump-steer
  • Long A-arms and rear axle give the Brute Force 300 one of the widest tracks in its class, which contributes to its ride comfort and exemplary handling manners
  • Front track width is 850mm, while the rear track width is 830mm
  • Front-to-rear chassis balance is optimized for stable cornering and maximum controllability
  • Steering geometry and front and rear suspension settings have been coordinated and optimized for ideal balance, control and stability
  • Optimized chassis tuning also contributes to light handling manners at slower speeds, where this unit will spend much of its time

Bodywork and ’Big ATV’ Styling

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  • The Brute Force 300’s durable bodywork was styled after that of Kawasaki’s larger, category-leading Brute Force siblings
  • Flush surface fit between the tank, seat and body panels contributes to comfort while aboard as well as a high-quality finish
  • Large-volume bodywork (especially the fenders) gives the Brute Force 300 the size of an ATV one class larger, which adds value

Triple Disc Brakes

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  • Dual 180mm hydraulically activated disc brakes with single-piston calipers provide front wheels with strong stopping power
  • A third 180mm disc with a similar caliper is featured in back
  • Optimized master cylinder ratios offer riders an ideal braking balance between front and rear brakes
  • A cable-operated parking brake system is also included for extra security when necessary

Maxxis Off-road Tires

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  • These traction-maximized tires were developed jointly between Maxxis and Kawasaki
  • Featuring optimized off-road grip and durability, these tires offer a blend of performance that’s hard to beat

Carrying and Towing Performance

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  • Equipped with strong carrying racks front and rear, the Brute Force 300 can carry 44 pounds of gear up front and 66 pounds in back
  • Strong hitch allows the Brute Force 300 to tow up to 500 pounds
  • Behind the front grill is space (and a mounting bracket) for a Warn® winch, which greatly improves the unit’s utility and safety

Convenient Storage

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  • Front storage compartment is large enough to hold four 16.9-oz. bottles
  • A side pocket built into the right fender offers additional storage for smaller items

Digital Instrumentation

  • Quality digital instrumentation console is ideally positioned and easy to read
  • Features include: Speedometer, trip meter, fuel and temperature gauges, clock, and neutral/reverse/high-beam indicators

Mud Resistance

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  • The Brute Force 300 ATV features a strong combination of footpegs and floorboards. The height difference between them is minimized to ensure rider comfort and greater freedom for foot placement
  • The floorboards contribute to mud protection, while the holes in the floorboards are just large enough to prevent mud being trapped beneath the rider’s feet
  • Small flaps on the front fenders, near the front of the floorboards, further protect the rider from mud and debris
  • Front inner fenders help prevent mud from entering and clogging the engine compartment

Other Features

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  • 3.2-gallon fuel tank and meager fuel consumption give the Brute Force 300 substantial range
  • A DC socket located conveniently on the left side of the handle cover provides quick and easy power for accessories
  • Thick, cushioned seat offers a high degree of riding comfort


2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 Exterior
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Engine Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
Displacement 271cc
Bore x Stroke 72.7 x 65.2mm
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Carburetion Keihin CVK32
Starting System Electric with recoil backup
Ignition Direct Current CDI
Transmission Two-speed automatic with reverse
Final drive 2WD, Shaft
Frame Type Double cradle, steel
Front suspension / wheel travel Double wishbone / 5.2 inches
Rear suspension / wheel travel Swingarm / 5.6 inches
Front Tire Size Maxxis 22x7-10 tubeless
Rear Tire Size Maxxis 22x10-10 tubeless
Front brakes Dual 148mm discs
Rear brakes Single 148mm disc
Overall length 75.4 in.
Overall width 42.5 in.
Overall height 46.1 in.
Wheelbase 45.9 in.
Ground clearance 6.1 in.
Seat height 33.3 in.
Lighting (2) 35W headlights, 5W taillight and 21W stoplight
Total rack capacity 110 lbs. 44 lbs. front / 66 lbs. rear
Towing capacity 500 lbs.
Curb weight 535.8 lbs.
Turning Radius 9.2 ft
Fuel capacity 3.2 gal.
Instruments Speedometer, odometer, clock, fuel gauge and coolant temp light
Color Choices Super Black, Firecracker Red
Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Warranty 12 Months
MSRP $4,249
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