KAWASAKI BAYOU® 300 ATV
Hard-working Bayou provides exceptional value
all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have a very straightforward
purpose: provide dependable, cost-effective, day-in-day-out
service that doesn’t require an abundance of maintenance.
And few utility ATVs offer the ruggedness and value
of the Kawasaki Bayou 300 ATV.
The Bayou 300 is an adult-sized two-wheel drive
ATV with front and rear cargo racks that is perfect
for carrying tools to off-highway worksites, hauling
feed to hungry cattle or checking fences that need
to be mended.
Power for this hard-working ATV is provided by Kawasaki’s
proven 290cc air-cooled four-stroke engine. With
its single overhead cam and counter-rotating balancer,
the Bayou 300’s engine sets the industry standard
for smooth operation, low maintenance and reliability.
And it is matched to a five-speed-plus-reverse transmission
with automatic clutch, so the rider is able to select
the right gear for every work situation.
Transferring that power to the rear wheels is dependable
shaft drive and a dual-mode differential. This drive
system allows the Bayou 300 to make tight turns
in confined areas or tread lightly on delicate surfaces,
but it can also be shifted into the “locked” position
to provide maximum two-wheel traction on slippery
Suspension duties are handled by dual A-arms with
dual shocks up front and a semi-independent system
with dual shocks on the rear. This durable system
permits the Bayou 300 to carry 210 pounds of cargo
on its steel racks, as well as tow up to 700 pounds.
Other features include dual front disc brakes and
sealed rear drum brakes, electric start, an easy-to-read
fuel gauge, and a molded-pin accessory connector,
so electrical hookups for trailers are made quick
Available in new Aztec Red or traditional Hunter
Green colors, the Bayou 300 has a suggested retail
price of $3,999 and comes with a six-month warranty
that can be extended up to three additional years.
2003 KAWASAKI BAYOU® 300 ATV
two-wheel drive Bayou 300 features an air-cooled,
290cc, single over-head cam four-stroke engine;
dual-mode differential; shaft drive; and a five-speed-plus-reverse
transmission with automatic clutch. There are dual
front disc brakes and double wishbone independent
front suspension. Its steel cargo racks can carry
more than 200 pounds and it can tow 700 pounds.
Available in Aztec Red or Hunter Green, the Bayou
300 ATV has a suggested retail price of $3,999.
Some of the top features include:
290cc four-stroke single engine delivers reliability
without asking for much maintenance in return.
Shaft drive is reliable, quiet and very low
Dual-mode rear differential gives the rider
the choice of a tight turning radius and minimum
ground disturbance or locked mode for maximum
Fuel gauge allows the rider to check fuel level
at a glance.
Molded-pin accessory connector allows quick
and easy trailer electrical hook-up.
2003 KAWASAKI BAYOU® 300 ATV SPECIFICATIONS
Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke, single cylinder
Compression ratio: 8.6:1
Starting system: Electric with recoil
Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 64.0mm
Carburetion: Keihin CVK32
Ignition: Transistorized electronic
with automatic clutch
Final drive: Shaft
Frame: Double cradle, steel
Differential rear: dual mode
Suspension, front/travel: Dual A-arms
and shocks/4.9 in.
Suspension, rear/travel: Semi-independent
with dual shocks plus 5-way preload adjustment/4.7
Tires, front: AT22 x 9-10 tubeless
Tires, rear: AT24 x 11-10 tubeless
Brakes, front: Dual discs
Brakes, rear: Dual sealed drums
Overall length: 75.2 in.
Overall width: 45.7 in.
Wheelbase: 47.6 in.
Ground clearance: (center of chassis/at
rear axle) 7.7/6.1 in.
Seat height: 29.5 in.
Dry weight: 498 lbs.
Rack capacity, front: 70 lbs.
Rack capacity, rear: 140 lbs
Towing capacity: 700 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 2.4 gal.
Instruments: Neutral indicator, reverse
Lighting, headlights: Dual headlights
with hi/lo beam
Colors: Aztec Red or Hunter Green
Suggested retail price: $3,999