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Kawasaki Motor Corp.For explorers and those who simply enjoy outdoor recreation, the Bayou 300 ATV stands out as a unique two-wheel drive alternative. It features the same dependable 290cc, air-cooled four-stroke engine as its four-wheel drive sibling, but utilizes a dual-mode rear-wheel drive differential. Combined with a five-speed plus reverse transmission with automatic clutch, this drive system allows the Bayou 300 to make tight turns on difficult trails or tread lightly on delicate surfaces, but it can also be shifted into the "locked" position to provide maximum two-wheel traction on slippery surfaces.

Bayou 300Other features include dual A-arm independent front suspension and a semi-independent rear suspension, a tank-mounted fuel gauge that can be checked at a glance, and a foot-operated parking brake so the operator can stop to scout the scenery. Plus, the Bayou 300 has steel front and rear cargo racks that can carry more than 200 pounds of gear, and it can tow up to 700 pounds.

The Bayou 300 has a suggested retail price of $4,299. Some of the special features and benefits found on the Bayou 300 include:

Bayou 300



Features & Benefits

  • A 290cc, air-cooled four-stroke single engine that delivers reliability with minimum maintenance
  • Shaft drive that is reliable, quiet and is low maintenance
  • A dual-mode differential that gives you the choice of a tight turning radius and minimum ground disturbance or the ability to shift to the locked mode for maximum traction
  • A fuel gauge that allows you to check the fuel level at a glance
  • A molded-pin accessory connector that allows quick and easy trailer electrical hook-up


  • Engine 4-stroke, SOHC single

  • Displacement 290cc

  • Compression ratio 8.6:1

  • Starting system Electric with recoil backup

  • Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 64.0mm

  • Cooling Air

  • Carburetion Keihin CVK32

  • Ignition Transistorized electronic

  • Clutch Automatic centrifugal and automatic wet multi-disc

  • Transmission 5-speed plus reverse

  • Final drive Shaft

  • Differential Rear, dual mode


  • Frame Double cradle, steel

  • Suspension type, front Dual A-arms and shocks

  • Suspension adjustments, front 5-way preload adjustment

  • Suspension type, rear Semi-independent with dual shocks

  • Suspension adjustments, rear 5-way preload adjustment


  • Wheel travel, front 4.9 in.

  • Wheel travel, rear. 4.7 in.

  • Tire, front AT22 x 9-10 tubeless

  • Tire, rear AT24 x 11-10 tubeless

  • Brakes, front, rear Dual Disc/dual sealed drum

  • Overall length 75.2 in.

  • Overall width 43.9 in.

  • Wheelbase 47.6 in.

  • Ground Clearance 7.7 in.

  • Seat height 29.5 in.

  • Dry weight 498 lbs.

  • Rack weight limits, F/R 70/140 lbs.

  • Towing capacity 700 lbs.

  • Fuel capacity 2.4 gallons

  • Instruments Neutral, reverse indicators

  • Lighting Dual headlights with hi/low beam

  • Colors Hunter Green, Firecracker Red

  • Suggested retail price $4,299

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