Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i
Kawasaki’s alpha dog Brute Force® 750 4x4i all-terrain vehicle
returns for 2008 to terrorize the competition with its awe-inspiring
V-twin engine gaining a digital fuel injection system and the chassis
receiving a host of updates in the suspension and comfort departments.
Built with adventure enthusiasts and sportsmen in mind, the Brute Force
750 4x4i is wrapped in aggressive bodywork, driven by a powerful V-twin
engine and utilizes a fully independent rear suspension (IRS) system.
And for 2008 the flagship of the Brute Force line not only gains EFI but
also features revised suspension settings, new seat urethane, increased
sealed storage, new bumper design, polished wheels, lighter aluminum
footpegs, and stronger axle boots. The newest version also now has
factory-installed plastic conduit for easy winch installation.
Adding fuel injection to Kawasaki’s largest and most powerful 90-degree,
four-stroke V-twin engine, basically gives riders more of a good thing.
Now the 749cc, twin Electrofusion-plated aluminum cylinders get fed via
36mm throttle bodies controlled by a 32-bit CPU, which delivers the
correct mixture based on coolant temperature, air intake temperature,
throttle position, air intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft
angle. The reduced spring rate for the throttle return springs and ball
bearings in the throttle bodies translates into lighter feel at the
throttle lever and less rider fatigue.
Add instantaneous fuel delivery and the engine response from the four
valves per cylinder engine is sharper than ever –sure to be a hit with
sport riders. The high-pressure fuel pump is located inside the tank and
has a unique reservoir chamber at the bottom to help ensure air does not
get into the fuel system.
The high-efficiency radiator is mounted high in the chassis where it is
best shielded from mud and debris.
The Brute Force 750 4x4i transfers power from its V-twin engine to the
wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) featuring high
and low range, plus reverse, and by pressing a button on the handlebar,
the rider can also select two- or four-wheel-drive operation. In
four-wheel-drive mode, the Brute Force utilizes a limited-slip front
differential, which eases steering effort under most riding conditions.
The rider can also engage the Variable Front Differential Control to
deliver torque equally to the right and left front wheels for maximum
The front drive shafts of the Brute Force feature Cardan joints –an
industry first. Similar to U-joints, Cardan joints help absorb torque
fluctuations to the drive shaft, and its lightweight design helps to
reduce vibration. The rear final gear case and sealed rear braking
system have been designed in conjunction with the IRS. Smaller and more
compact, the gear case is extremely rugged and efficient.
Increased ride comfort on the new Brute Force 750 4x4i doesn’t come at
the expense of sport performance. Dual-rate springs for the front and
rear suspension permit the best of both worlds. A soft initial rate
handles the bumps at slower speeds is followed by a firmer second spring
rate that comes into play as the springs are further compressed to
handle higher sport speeds. Complimenting the revised suspension
settings is new seat urethane that boosts rider comfort to new levels.
The seat feels softer initially, but is firm enough to be supportive and
provide plenty of comfort for long hours in the saddle.
The Brute Force 750 4x4i utilizes a simple, yet sturdy double-cradle
tubular steel frame that features front dual A-arms and IRS. The front
dual A-arms have adjustable shocks with 6.7 inches of travel, while the
IRS employs a leading torsion bar and provides 7.9 inches of travel. A
combination of needle bearings and ball joints in the lower rear A-arms
gives the IRS unrivaled suspension action and high stability and
excellent rider comfort.
Dual front discs and Kawasaki’s highly acclaimed sealed rear braking
system provide maximum stopping power for the Brute Force 750 4x4i. The
rear braking system’s internal components are completely sealed to
protect them from mud, dust and debris, and its compact size provides
for more ground clearance than a conventional rear disc brake system.
Enhancing the highly effective braking even further is the engine’s
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, which helps slow the ATV under certain
As if its performance wasn’t enough, the Brute Force 750 4x4i can turn
heads with looks alone with its new polished 12-inch wheels and their
easily buffed surface and more robust folded lip design. The
eye-catching wheels are clad in aggressive tires that help give the ATV
its 9.7 inches of ground clearance and transfer the awesome power of the
V-twin engine to the ground.
The new look up front is a benefit of the Brute Force’s revised bumper
design, which offers a more effective handgrip position for manhandling
the big Kawasaki when the need arises. Behind the bumper are the big,
strong and tough-looking bodywork and front grille that match the
aggressive angular lines of its bodywork. This plastic is made of
Thermo-Plastic Olefin (TPO), and has a high-gloss appearance and is
Rider position is upright and comfortable, enhancing the rider’s ability
to interact with the Brute Force 750 4x4i and scan the horizon and the
easy to read automotive-style instrument panel. Other features include
the ATV industry’s first four-bulb headlights, and a new waterproof
storage box in the left front fender, complementing the storage
compartment in the right front fender.
Keeping the weight in check are new aluminum footpegs on the full-sized
floorboards and smaller and lighter cargo racks. The new Brute Force ATV
also features a subtlety more compact design, with almost one half inch
less in width and height than last year’s machine. The chassis balance
is further optimized by positioning the large 5.4-gallon fuel tank
beneath the revised seat.
It can carry a combined weight of 264 pounds on its cargo racks and has
a tow rating of 1,250 pounds.
Authentic Kawasaki Accessories for the 2008 Brute Force 750 4x4i are
available through Kawasaki dealers.
As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV
riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will
pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV
rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI).
Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.
2008 MODEL HIGHLIGHTS
- Digital fuel Injection
- Revised suspension settings
- New seat urethane
- Increased sealed storage
- Polished wheels
- Lighter aluminum footpegs
- Designed for easy winch installation
- New front bumper design
- Stronger axle boots
Fuel injected 90-degree 749cc V-twin engine –same power character with
perfect delivery throughout the rpm range and faster throttle response
36mm throttle bodies are controlled by a 32-bit CPU, which monitors
coolant temperature, air intake temperature, throttle position, air
intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle to help ensure the
perfect air fuel mixture
Light throttle action due to reduced spring rate for the throttle return
springs and ball bearing equipped throttle body for less friction
High-pressure fuel pump located inside tank
Air for the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and airbox enter
from a reverse-facing snorkel located beneath the handlebars to help
protect against water and mud
Access to the airbox is simplified by removing only one cover
Radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for better protection
against mud and debris
Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long wear
and excellent heat dispersion
Highly efficient and compact rare-earth magnets in the generator help
contribute to reduced engine width
Engine can be started in any gear when a brake is applied
Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow
the ATV under certain conditions
CVT features high and low ranges, plus reverse
Rider can select two- or four-wheel-drive operation by pressing a button
located on the handlebar
Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal
four-wheel drive operation, while Variable Front Differential Control
permits rider to distribute torque equally to left and right front
wheels for maximum traction
Cardan joints on drive shafts absorb torque fluctuations and reduce
New stronger front and rear axle boots made from plastic to provide
increased protection from debris
Double-cradle frame is made of sturdy, tubular steel
Chassis provides 9.7 inches of ground clearance and now comes with
pre-routed tubing and mounting brackets for easy winch wiring and
Dual A-arm front suspension feature adjustable shocks and 6.7 inches of
Independent rear suspension provides the best balance of rider comfort
and handling at low to medium speeds, and provides 7.9 inches of travel
Upper and lower front A-arms and lower rear A-arms utilize a combination
of needle bearings and ball joints for smooth suspension action, high
stability and excellent rider comfort
Dual front disc brakes with two-piston calipers and Kawasaki’s sealed,
oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system provide maximum stopping power
New bumper design contributes to the new look and provides a more
effective handgrip position
High-gloss Thermo-Plastic Olefin is scratch resistant
New waterproof glove box in the left front fender that compliments the
easy-access storage pocket on the right side
Four-bulb 40-watt headlights provide maximum lighting power for
Rider comfort is enhanced via new seat urethane that is soft, yet firm
enough to provide lasting support for long hours in the saddle
Aluminum replaces steel for the footpegs, helping keep weight low
Automotive-style instruments are mounted upright in conjunction with the
||Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke
||SOHC, four valves per cylinder
||(2) Keihin CVKR-34
||Continuously variable belt-drive
transmission with high and low range, plus reverse, and
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
||Selectable four-wheel drive with
Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
||Double-cradle, tubular steel
|Front suspension / wheel travel
||Dual A-arm / 6.7 in.
|Rear suspension / wheel travel
||Fully Independent, dual A-arm / 7.9 in.
||Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston
||Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
||(4) 40W headlights, 5W taillight, 21W
|Rack capacity, front / rear
||88 / 176 lbs.
||Speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters,
clock, hour meter, fuel gauge, 2x4/4x4 indicator,
neutral indicator, reverse indicator, low fuel warning
light, low oil warning light
||Candy Thunder Blue, Aztec Red, REALTREE
Hardwoods® Green HD™, Woodsman Green, Lime Green, New
Black or Advantage® MX-1™ HD™
|Good Times™ Protection Plan
||12, 24, 36 or 48 months