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– 2009 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4X4
2009 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4X4
Dependable utility with all-terrain ability
The Prairie® 360 4×4 uses an advanced four-wheel-drive system to increase the versatility and fun factor of the baseline Prairie 360 platform. This combination gives farmers, ranchers and recreational users a practical ATV that’s ready to get dirty, haul heavy loads, or explore challenging terrain.
Moving the Prairie 360 4×4 ATV along is the steadfast 362cc air-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke engine combined with Kawasaki’s continuously variable transmission (CVT). With high and low forward gears plus reverse, the CVT enables the engine to operate in its optimal rpm range, providing maximum torque regardless of speed or riding conditions.
The Prairie 360 4×4 ATV utilizes reliable shaft drive and gives the rider the added benefit of selectable four-wheel drive operation. At the flip of a switch, the Prairie 360 4×4 rider can engage all four wheels for added traction in adverse riding conditions. The Prairie 360 4×4 has a limited-slip front differential, so steering remains light and precise. When maximum traction is needed, the rider can utilize Kawasaki’s Variable Front Differential Control by pulling a lever on the left handlebar to send power to both front wheels. When maximum traction is no longer needed, the rider simply releases the lever—a simple and effective system.
Stopping power on the Prairie 360 4×4 is provided by dual front disc brakes and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. Further speed control is provided by the Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, which uses engine compression to help slow the ATV under certain conditions.
The MacPherson strut front suspension and a single-shock aluminum swingarm rear suspension give the Prairie 360 4×4 a supple ride with 6.7 and 7.1 inches of travel front and rear, respectively. It also features a large, comfortable saddle and full-sized floor boards with adjustable footpegs for maximum comfort.
Its steel front and rear cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 242 pounds. Other conveniences include powerful dual halogen headlights, and a hitch bracket is standard, permitting the rider to tow 1,100 pounds—the highest towing capacity in its class. Owners can expand the versatility of their Prairie ATV via the extensive line of Authentic Kawasaki Accessories, available through 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.
Features and Benefits:
362cc Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke Engine
– Smooth and reliable
– Delivers exceptional torque, providing the best combination of performance and simplicity
– Kawasaki Engine Brake Control utilizes the engine’s compression to help slow the Prairie 360 4×4 under certain conditions
– Continuously variable transmission (CVT) has high and low forward gears plus reverse, so no shifting is required
– Dependable shaft drive requires minimal maintenance
– Selectable four-wheel drive can be activated with the flip of a switch—simple and effective
– Kawasaki Variable Front Differential Control lets the rider manage how much torque is delivered to both front wheels
Chassis and Suspension
– Large saddle and full-sized floorboards with adjustable serrated footpegs provide superior comfort and help protect the rider’s feet from mud and debris
– Smooth-riding MacPherson strut front suspension provides 6.7 inches of travel while the rear swingarm with adjustable shock provides 7.1 inches of travel
– Front and rear cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 242 pounds
– Dual front disc brakes provide superior stopping power to the front wheels
– Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed multi-disc rear brake system is protected from mud, dust, debris and water while providing superior rear braking power with practically no maintenance
– Standard hitch bracket makes installing a ball hitch quick and easy for towing up to 1,100 pounds
– Bright dual 30W halogen headlights for chores and fun after sunset
2009 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4X4 – USA Specifications
American MSRP: $5,349
Engine: Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke, single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 72.0mm
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Carburetion: Keihin CVK34
Starting: Electric with recoil backup
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission with Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, high and low range, plus reverse
Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
Frame type: Double cradle steel
Front suspension / wheel travel: MacPherson strut / 6.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with single shock, preload adjustment / 7.1 in.
Front tires: AT25x8-12 tubeless
Rear tires: AT25x10-12 tubeless
Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs
Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length: 81.3 in.
Overall width: 47.4 in.
Overall height: 45.5 in.
Wheelbase: 49.3 in.
Ground clearance: At center of chassis, 9.4 / at rear axle, 7.7 in.
Seat height: 35.6 in.
Lighting: 30W x 2 halogen
Rack capacity, front / rear: 88 / 154 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,100 lbs.
Curb weight: 639.5 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 3.6 gal.
Color Choices: Woodsman Green, Sunbeam Red and Polar White
2009 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4X4 – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $7,449 (Camo: $7,849)
Type 4-stroke Single with balancer
Displacement 362 cc
Bore and Stroke 80 x 72mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Valve System SOHC, 2 valves
Carburetor Keihin CVK 34
Starting Electric with recoil back-up
Cooling Air, large oil cooler with thermostatically controlled fan
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Charging Output 24 A, 14 V @ 4000 rpm
Transmission Dual range CVT with reverse
Primary Drive Belt converter
Final Drive Shaft, Electric 2WD/4WD, rider controlled locking front differential
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.122 ~ 0.635 (belt converter)
Overall Drive Ratio: Forward (High) 48.474 ~ 9.859
Overall Drive Ratio: Forward (Low) 75.619 ~ 15.380
Overall Drive Ratio: Reverse 63.016 ~ 12.817
Type Double cradle, tubular steel
Suspension: Front MacPherson strut
Suspension: Rear Uni-Trak Swingarm, single shock with stepped preload adjuster
Wheel Travel: Front 171 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 180 mm
Tires: Front AT 25 x 8-12
Tires: Rear AT 25 x 10-12
Tread (Front/Rear) 890 mm / 895 mm
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic drilled discs with single piston calipers
Rear Brake Enclosed wet multi-plate
Parking Brake Enclosed wet multi-plate
Battery 12 V, 14 Ah
Headlights (High/Low) 12 V, 30/30 W x 2
Tail/Brake Light 12 V, 5/18 W
Overall Length 2,065 mm
Overall Width 1,205 mm
Overall Height 1,175 mm
Wheelbase 1,250 mm
Seat Height 910 mm
Dry Weight 274.5 kg
Fuel Capacity 13.6 litres
Colours Woodsman Green, Sunbeam Red, Polar White, Camouflage Hardwoods Green HD
Warranty 12 months
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market. Note: Specifications and pricing are subject to change.