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2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS First Ride Photo Gallery
Even though our ride had snow, mud, roots, rocks and slime, there wasn’t anything that the standard 4WD couldn’t handle.
Kawasaki makes a long list of changes to the Brute Force 750, including electric power steering to give this impressive sport utility ATV more comfort and control.
The Brute Force 750 uses a muscular V-Twin engine that cranks out enough torque for hard working jobs and enough high-revving spirit for recreational use.
Electrical output is boosted with at 33.5-amp alternator to feed the power steering, new lights and any accessories.
The Brute Force 750 uses a V-Twin powerplant that is one of our favorite big-bore ATV engines. Tons of power and a great exhaust note make riding this quad extra fun.
The base model EPS costs $9999 and the non-EPS Brute Force retails for $9299 – the extra money is definitely worth it for us.
Kawasaki updated the digital display.
The hood is redesigned with a new storage container.
Low-speed riding requires more input from the EPS to help steer the heavy handlebars, and there is less input at high speeds to avoid a nervous feeling.
Beefed up utility racks are powder-coated and made from one-inch tubing (previously ¾-inch), and now include long-overdue tie-down anchors.
Getting to the vantage points was no problem for the big Twin, clawing up steep, slippery hills without breaking a sweat. It rips up inclines with a full head of steam.
Kawi also offers a Camo edition. Graphics are updated and clean and the seat cover is new.
Stock skid plates come in handy and we bashed them despite 9.4 inches of ground clearance and a 50-inch wheelbase.
Softer suspension does a good job of soaking up
trail debris and the independent setup keeps
clawing for traction.
The bodywork does a great job of splash protection for the rider. We bombed into all types of puddles and scrapped through mud-filled ruts with hardly any getting on our clothes.
Though big, the Brute force is still nimble enough to fit down tight
The seat is comfortable enough to sit all day and the ergos make for easy standing.
A special edition Metallic Tungsten Gray uses automotive paint finish and brush-finished aluminum wheels.
Kawasaki not only updated the look, but added a host of mud guards and covers to help protect the machine from heat and nasty elements.
For improved torque, this year the engine uses cylinder heads from the Brute Force 650 to shrink the volume in the combustion chamber and boosts compression from 8.8:1 to 9.3:1.
Six-spoke cast aluminum wheels wrapped in 25-inch tires are blacked out and are our favorite styling cue.
The 2012 Brute Force is greatly improved and remains one of our favorite utility ATVs to ride. Power steering is a major step forward and makes getting twisted up even more fun.
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