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2011 Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i Review Photo Gallery

MotoUSA puts the Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4i sport-utility ATV through a rigorous day of riding in the back woods of central Pennsylvania. See the full details in the 2011 Kawasaki Brute Force 650i ATV Review article.

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Oversized floor-boards help keep the water and debris away from our feet and work great during water crossings.
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The CVT transmission operated flawlessly on the Brute Force 650 and impressed us from the very start.
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The Brute Force 650 comes equipped with Dual A-Arm independent front suspension and dual piston front disc brakes.
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Fully independent rear suspension offers a comfortable ride in any terrain.
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The left handlebar controls include light selection, start button, parking brake and the adjustable front differential lock.
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Available in Dark Royal Red, this Brute Force 650 is a great looking machine with its unique front guard design.
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The Brute Force 650 4x4i is offered at a sensible price and looks good doing it.
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Our Patrol riding gear provided by Fly Racing worked great all day in the wet muddy terrain keeping us dry and cool.
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The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area in Pennsylvania had more than enough trails and water crossings to take the Brute Force 650 to its limits.
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With the outdoor adventure rider in mind, Kawasaki’s Variable Limited-Slip Front Differential was a huge advantage when crossing deep muddy waters.
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Playing around on the Brute Force is one thing, but we suspect it will meet any rider’s needs looking for a machine to work around the property.
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The electronic 2WD and 4WD selector located on the left handlebar is convenient and allowed us to switch back and forth with the flip of a switch.
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The Thermoplastic Olefin bodywork is finished in high gloss and has a rugged look adding to the stylish appeal of the Brute Force 650.
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The Brute Force 650 leads the way in open-class sport-utility ATV’s offering more performance for the price.
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The Brute Force 650 has a wheel base of 50.6 inches, a minimum turning radius of 10.5 feet and is outfitted with Dunlop AT25 tires.
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With a curb weight of 653 pounds, the Brute Force is on the low end in weight, making it easier to muscle through technical sections on the trail.
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The digital display is armed with speedo, odometer, twin trip meters, clock, hour meter and a fuel gauge. Positioned at an angle to reduce sun glare, the display was easy to read and set at a good visible location.
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The front and rear racks are low profile and can carry a combined weight of 264 pounds.
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The rear independent suspension performed well at high speeds through rocky terrain.
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Although we didn’t get to ride at night, the Brute Force comes with two 40W headlights to guide you through the darkness.
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Kawasaki’s engine brake control is perfect on the steep downhills and engages smoothly in any braking situation.
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The Brute Force 650 delivers impressive power and torque. We found ourselves constantly looking for jumps and hill climbs to use the throttle on.
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With 6,000 acres of land to play on, the County of Northumberland is eager to open to the public and encourages off-road enthusiasts to send in their input to help gain support in opening the facility.