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Four-wheel drive value for goal-oriented riders

Bayou 300 4x4Hunters and farmers are similar in that both want equipment that will help them
accomplish their goals, whether it’s hauling a tree stand to a secluded hunting spot or towing 12 bales of hay to pasture. To that end, the Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x4 offers the dependability they want with the value they appreciate.

The Bayou 300 4x4 is powered by a 290cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke engine that is matched to a dual-range, five-speed-plus-reverse transmission with an automatic clutch. Selecting the low range on the dual-range transmission gives the rider the ability to climb steep, rocky trails or crawl through muddy fields at a slow, steady pace and also maximizes the effect of the engine’s compression to help slow the Bayou 300 4x4 when descending steep hills. The transmission’s high range gives the rider the ability to travel at a pace more suitable to open spaces. With dependable shaft drive providing power to the full-time four-wheel drive and limited-slip front differential, the rider can choose the perfect gear for field or trail conditions.

Stopping power for the Bayou 300 4x4 is provided by dual front disc brakes and a sealed rear drum brake. Front suspension duties are handled by dual A-arms and dual shocks, while the rear suspension features a compliant, semi-independent suspension system with dual shocks.

For long hunting expeditions or field work, the Bayou 300 4x4 has steel front and rear cargo racks that can carry more than 200 pounds of gear. And with an optional Kawasaki trailer, it can tow up to 700 pounds.

Other features include electric start, an easy-to-read fuel gauge, a snorkel air intake for deep water crossings, and a mold-pin accessory connector that makes hooking up electrical accessories quick and easy.

Available in new Aztec Red or traditional Hunter Green colors, the Bayou 300 4x4 has a suggested retail price of $4,999 and comes with a six-month warranty that can extended up to three additional years.


Bayou 300 4x4The Bayou 300 4X4 features an air-cooled, 290cc, single overhead cam four-stroke engine; full-time four-wheel drive with limited-slip front differential; shaft drive; and a dual-range, five-speed-plus-reverse transmission with automatic clutch. There are dual front disc brakes and double wishbone independent front suspension. The front and rear steel cargo racks can carry more than 200 pounds; plus, it can tow 700 pounds.

Available in Aztec Red or Hunter Green, the Bayou 300 4X4 has a suggested retail price of $4,999. Some of the top features include:

  • Independent front and semi-independent rear suspension provide a plush ride.
  • 290cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine delivers reliability without asking for much maintenance in return.
  • All-shaft four-wheel drive assures maximum traction and limited-slip front differential makes steering easier.
  • Five-speed, dual-range transmission gives the rider 10 forward gears and two in reverse.
  • Large fenders and mudflaps provide excellent mud and splash protection.
  • Molded-pin accessory connector allows quick and easy trailer electrical hook-up.


  • Bayou 300 4x4Engine: Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke, single cylinder
  • Displacement: 290cc
  • Compression ratio: 8.6:1
  • Starting system: Electric with recoil backup
  • Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 64.0mm
  • Carburetion: Keihin CVK32
  • Transmission: Five-speed-plus-reverse with high/low range and automatic clutch
  • Final drive: All-shaft, four-wheel drive with limited-slip front differential
  • Frame: Double cradle, steel
  • Suspension, front/travel: Dual A-arms and shocks with 3-way preload adjustment/4.3 in.
  • Suspension, rear/travel: Semi-independent with dual shocks and 3-way preload adjustment/4.7 in.
  • Tires, front: AT24 x 8-11 tubeless
  • Tires, rear: AT24 x 10-11 tubeless
  • Brakes, front: Dual discs
  • Brakes, rear: Single sealed drum
  • Overall length: 73.2 in.
  • Overall width: 44.1 in.
  • Wheelbase: 47.2 in.
  • Ground clearance: (center of chassis/at rear axle) 8.9/6.8 in.
  • Seat height: 31.7 in.
  • Dry weight: 573 lbs.
  • Rack capacity, front: 70 lbs.
  • Rack capacity, rear: 140 lbs.
  • Towing capacity: 700 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal.
  • Instruments: Neutral indicator, reverse indicator
  • Lighting: Dual headlights with hi/lo beam
  • Colors: Aztec Red or Hunter Green
  • Suggested retail price: $4,999

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