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2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 4x4 750 EPS Utility ATV Review / Test Ride

2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i Utility ATV CVT Transmission
A New thicker CVT belt and spring settings were added to Brute Force ATV that increase its durablity while riding
The handling of the Brute Force 750 has been significantly improved as well with Kawasaki’s changes to the steering column. The revised CVT settings, including new weight and spring settings, help to improve maneuverability at lower speeds and a thicker CVT belt increases its durability. Kawasaki has also reduced the gear ratio, which reduces the load on the CVT belt by lowering engine RPM’s at top speed, in turn, reducing wear on the belt.

2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 4x4 750 Utility ATV EPS
The speed-sensitve EPS greatly reduces rider fatigue and make the Brute Force steer effortlessly
The speed-sensitive electronic power steering helps to reduce kickback and bump steer and makes steering the unit feel effortless. It also allows varying amounts of assistance applied depending on driving conditions. We put the EPS to the test by intentionally hitting big rocks and rough areas and we never felt any kick back and the steering felt very responsive with no slop. The addition of EPS to the Brute Force really made it a pleasure to ride even on long distances as we did not feel any fatigue even after a full day out on the trails.

The better performance of the Brute Force had us excited to see how fast we could go. We tried to get the Brute force to top speed, but the terrain we were riding on only allowed us to get up to 50 mph maximum, but we felt the machine had more to give under optimal conditions. The Brute Force 750 EPS also offers on the fly 4WD, but from our experimenting on the trail, the rider must be going under 12 mph for the 4WD to engage, or to slip it back into 2WD mode.

012 Kawasaki Brute Force 4x4 750 Utility ATV Jump
Even though the 2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 4x4 750 weights in at almost 700 lbs it is still capable to catching some impressive air!

2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATV Suspension
The single rate shocks have been upgraded to a thicker wall tubing which helps reduce body roll
The brakes on the Brute Force 750 EPS worked well, but they felt more like anti-lock brakes and took a little bit longer to stop at high speed. One thing we did find very pleasing however, was the engine braking system. The engine braking system was excellent and is a fantastic addition to the Brute Force and helps to stay in control and keep you from burning up your brakes on steep downhill sections.

The Brute Force is equipped with the standard double A-arm suspension with single rate shocks that have been upgraded with thicker wall tubing. The sturdier suspension helps to reduce body roll and makes the Brute Force feel nice and stable in turns. One thing we did notice however, is that under aggressive riding conditions, such as jumping, the Brute Force did bottom out on occasion, but that could possibly be cured with a little bit of pre-load adjustment.

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