Many of the trails including the Pocahontas trail system were built using existing coal and lumber service roads on many corporate and private lands. The rocky trails feature not only many elevation changes but also spectacular views overlooking the surrounding area.
Kawasaki Brute Force 750's Electronic
Power Steering improves handling &
reduces the effort it takes to steer
Originally introduced on the 2012 Brute Force 750 EPS, electronic power steering was added to many of the Brute Force Utility ATV models. Electronic power steering gives the Brute Force ATV lighter steering with little effort. We found the electronic power steering worked very well on the on the rocky Pocahontas trails. Not only doest the electronic power steering take less effort, it also reduces kick back. We hit several large rocks along the trail that without power steering the handlebars would have been yanked out of our hands.
The 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special Edition's V-twin engine is at home on the highspeed trails at Hatfield McCoy Trail System
Another great feature of the electronic power steering is that improves the overall handling. We found that on other ATV models the steering can get a little too light at higher speeds. This was not the case with the 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special Edition ATV. The machine was very stable and we had no problems controlling the ATV over rough obstacles even at high speeds.
It is amazing how much power the V-twin 749cc engine produces. The Pocahontas trails featured a nice mix of high speed winding wooded trails were we could really get on the gas. With a light push of the throttle the Brute Force comes to life with immediate power. 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special Edition ATV even has enough power to pull a wheelie, despite its heavy weight. If you are a sport ATV guy or gal, you will enjoy the hard-hitting power of the Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Utility ATV.
Four-wheel-drive came in handy in both the mud & on the rugged rocky trails at the Hatfield McCoy - Pocahontas Trails
Although we did ride some of the moderate trails
on the Pocahontas trail system, we did get to
experience some black diamond or "Extremely
Difficult" trails. For these trails, we
chose to take full advantage of four-wheel-drive.
There are several trails at the Hatfield McCoy
trail system that can test both man and machine.
One trail in particular featured an uphill climb
with a challenging 2.5 foot stair step rock
in the middle. It took a little skill, but the
2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special
Edition ATV had no problem climbing up the rocky
hill and over the stair step ledge to reach
to top in four-wheel-drive.
weighing over 600lbs, the 2013 Kawasaki
Brute Force 750 is still capable of catching
The engine braking on the 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750
4x4 EPS Special Edition ATV worked extremely well
going down steep hills at Hatfield McCoy's. With
a combination of engine braking and regular braking,
we were able to slow the Brute Force down to a
halt without wearing out its brake pads.
There were several spots along the trail were we could catch air over little water brakes on the 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special Edition ATV. The shocks did a decent job of soaking up the rough terrain, but we did bottom out a couple times while landing off of large jumps.
The Ashland ATV Resort is just off the Pocahontas / Indian Ridge trail & has many cabins & campsites available
The 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special Edition ATV’s ergonomics are very comfortable. The controls are all located in good locations and are easy to use. The parking brake in particular is very easy to operate and engage with only one hand, which came in handy many times when stopping on hills. There are also three storage compartments on the 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special Edition ATV that held several water bottles and other items for our ride.
Overall, the 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS Special Edition ATV was a blast to ride on the Pocahontas Trails at Hatfield McCoy’s. The powerful engine and great handing was a great match for the rouged hilly terrain of the Appellation Mountains.