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2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS First Ride Photo Gallery

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.

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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.
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Electrical output is boosted with at 33.5-amp alternator to feed the power steering, new lights and any accessories.
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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.
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The base model EPS costs $9999 and the non-EPS Brute Force retails for $9299 – the extra money is definitely worth it for us.
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Kawasaki updated the digital display.
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The hood is redesigned with a new storage container.
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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.
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Beefed up utility racks are powder-coated and made from one-inch tubing (previously ¾-inch), and now include long-overdue tie-down anchors.
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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.
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Kawi also offers a Camo edition. Graphics are updated and clean and the seat cover is new.
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Stock skid plates come in handy and we bashed them despite 9.4 inches of ground clearance and a 50-inch wheelbase.
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Softer suspension does a good job of soaking up
trail debris and the independent setup keeps
clawing for traction.
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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.
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Though big, the Brute force is still nimble enough to fit down tight
trails.
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The seat is comfortable enough to sit all day and the ergos make for easy standing.
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A special edition Metallic Tungsten Gray uses automotive paint finish and brush-finished aluminum wheels.
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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.
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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.
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Six-spoke cast aluminum wheels wrapped in 25-inch tires are blacked out and are our favorite styling cue.
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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.