Back to 2013 Kawasaki ATV Quad Models Index Page

Click photos to enlarge. They make great desktop wallpaper.

2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2x4
2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2×4

2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2x4
2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2×4

– 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2×4 Review

2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2×4

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.

Genuine Kawasaki Accessories are 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.

All new for 2013, the Brute Force™ 300 bristles with high-end features in the mid-sized utility ATV segment. From its Brute Force
family styling and creature comforts to its sophisticated liquid-cooling and automatic drive system, the Brute Force 300 simply
redefines its class. The result is plenty of riding excitement combined with everyday versatility

– Sporty-handling chassis designed to offer high straight-line stability and cornering ability with one of the widest tracks in
– Triple disc brakes offer strong stopping power and good brake feel.
– 271cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single engine offers superb sport riding potiential with its CVT transmission with centrifugal clutch.
– Thick-cushion seat provides all-day riding comfort.
– Subtantial 500 lb (227 kg) towing capacity
– Convenient front and side storage space Handy DV accessory outlet 12L fuel tank offers good range



2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2×4 Key Features

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

• 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


2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2×4 Features and Benefits

Four-Stroke Liquid-Cooled Engine
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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 2×4 – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $4,249 USD

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

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 22×7-10 tubeless

Rear Tire Size Maxxis 22×10-10 tubeless

Front brakes / Rear Brakes Dual 148mm discs / Single 148mm disc

Overall length 75.3 in.

Overall width 42.5 in.

Wheelbase 45.8 in.

Ground clearance 6.1 in.

Seat height 33.3 in.

Lighting, headlights 35 W headlights, 5W taillight and 21 W brake light

Rack capacity, front / rear 44 lbs. / 66 lbs.

Towing capacity 500 lbs.

Curb weight 535.7 lbs.

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


2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2×4 – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $4,699 CDN

Type 4-stroke, SOHC, Single-cylinder
Displacement 271 cc
Bore and Stroke 72.7 x 65.2 mm (2.86 x 2.57 in.)
Cooling System Liquid-cooled
Compression Ratio 11.0 : 1
Valve Timing: Intake Open 9 BTDC, Close 40 ABDC, Duration 229
Valve Timing: Exhaust Open 42 BBDC, Close 7 ATDC, Duration 229
Ignition System Full transistor digital ignition
Starting System Electric Starter & Recoil Starter
Lubrication System Forced lubrication (wet sump)
Carburetion System Carburetor, Keihin CVK32
Timing Advance Electronically advanced (digital)
Ignition Timing 10 BTDC @ 1500 r/min (rpm)
Spark Plug NGK DPR7EA-9
Maximum Horsepower N/A
Maximum Torque‡ N/A
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.


Transmission 2-speed and reverse, Automatic, Gear Ratios: High 2.926, Low 4.147, Reverse 4.128
Final Drive System Shaft 2WD, Reduction Ratio: 4.273
Primary Reduction System Belt drive torque converter (CVT), Reduction Ratio 2.200~0.830, Clutch Type: Dry, Centrifugal
Overall Drive Ratio @ Top Gear 10.377
Transmission Gear Case Oil Viscosity: SAE #90, Capacity: 0.6L
Rear Final Gear Case Oil Viscosity: SAE #80, Capacity: 0.15L


Type Double tubelar
Front Tire Tubeless, AT22 x 7-10
Rear Tire Tubeless, AT22 x 10-10
Rim Size Front: 10 x 5.5AT, Rear: 10 x 8.0AT
Tread Front: 850 mm (33.5 in.), Rear: 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Trail 16 mm (0.63 in.)
King Pin Angle 12
Camber 1.0
Caster (Rake Angle) 3.5


Suspension, Front Double Wishbone, Wheel Travel: 131 mm (5.16 in.)
Suspension, Rear Swingarm, Wheel Travel: 141 mm (5.55 in.)


Front: Type Disc x 2
Rear: Type Disc
Parking: Type Disc (Mechanical)


Battery 12 V 10 Ah
Headlight Semi-sealed beam, 12 V 35/35 W x 2
Tail/Brake Light 12 V 5/21 W x 2
Alternator Three-phase AC, Rated Output: 14 A/14 V @ 5000 r/min (rpm)


Overall Length 1915 mm (75.39 in.)
Overall Width 1080 mm (42.52 in.)
Overall Height 1170 mm (46.06 in.)
Wheelbase 1165 mm (45.87 in.)
Ground Clearance: At Centre of Chassis 155 mm (6.10 in.)
Seat Height 845 mm (33.3 in.)
Curb Mass** 243 kg (536 lb.)
Fuel Capacity 12 L (3.2 gal.)
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)


Minimum Turning Radius 2.8 m (9.2 ft)


Warranty 12 mo. warranty


Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)


Firecracker Red
KVF300CDF $4,699

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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.

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.