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Prairie 360Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., has unveiled yet another all-new, mid-size Prairie® all-terrain vehicle (ATV) which is due to arrive at Kawasaki dealerships in the fall of 2002.

Based on the Prairie 360 4x4, the two-wheel drive Prairie 360 features the same chassis, engine and automatic transmission as its four-wheel drive sibling, and includes the sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system first seen on the Prairie 650 4x4, Kawasaki’s sport utility ATV flagship.

Vince Iorio, ATV marketing manager of Kawasaki’s ATV and Utility Vehicle division, said the Prairie 360 represents Kawasaki’s commitment to offering consumers the most technologically advanced, comfortable and reliable ATVs possible.

“We’re introducing some of the best ATVs the industry has ever seen,” said Iorio. “Kawasaki is also doing something unique by offering consumers technology normally found only on big-bore models. The Prairie 360 has the power, comfort, control and convenience that make it perfect for those who enjoy outdoor recreation, as well as those in the agricultural community who need a hard-working ATV that’s dependable and comfortable.”

Powering the Prairie 360 is a 362cc, air-cooled, single-overhead cam, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine. Designed as an all-new powerplant for the Prairie 360-series ATVs, it produces more torque than the Kawasaki Prairie 300 it replaces, yet it weighs significantly less.

Technology from the Prairie 650 4x4 has trickled down to the transmission and running gear of the new Prairie 360 in that it utilizes the same KAPS continuously variable transmission and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC™). KEBC uses engine compression to help slow the ATV in technical maneuvers such as crawling over rocks or descending steep downgrades. The gear selector, which features high and low range plus reverse, has also been borrowed from the Prairie 650 4x4 and is conveniently located adjacent to the 3.5-gallon fuel tank. Dependable shaftdrive transfers power to the rear wheels.

Prairie 360As with other Prairie ATVs, the chassis of the Prairie 360 enhances Kawasaki’s reputation for designing smooth-riding, light-steering ATVs. Front suspension duties are handled by supple yet sturdy MacPherson struts with 6.7 inches of travel, while a sporty, single-shock aluminum swingarm with 7.0 inches of travel is mounted at the rear.

Stopping power for the Prairie 360 is provided by dual, floating front disc brakes that are assisted by Kawasaki’s exclusive, sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc system on the rear. As an integrated part of the aluminum swingarm and shaft drive, the sealed braking system provides superior stopping power yet requires minimal maintenance because it is protected from water, mud, dust and debris.

Comfort features on the Prairie 360 include a full-sized saddle and full-sized floorboards with adjustable serrated footpegs.

The Prairie 360 has large cargo racks that can carry a combined weight of 242 pounds. It can also tow 1,100 pounds—the most in its class. Powerful dual halogen headlights brighten the pathway for nighttime riding, and the Prairie 360 rides on 12-inch wheels at all four corners to enhance ride quality.

Available in new Aztec Red or traditional Hunter Green, the Prairie 360 has a suggested retail price of $4,599 and comes with a six-month warranty that can be extended up to three additional years.


Prairie 360The two-wheel drive Prairie 360 mid-size ATV is perfect for farming and outdoor recreation. It is powered by an air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine and utilizes a continuously variable transmission, so no shifting is required once high or low range or reverse is selected. Plus, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC™) uses the engine’s compression to help slow the ATV.

The Prairie 360 delivers power to the rear wheels via dependable shaft drive, while stopping power is provided by dual front disc brakes and Kawasaki’s exclusive, sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. Other features include MacPherson strut front suspension, swingarm rear suspension, and cargo racks that can carry 242 pounds. The Prairie 360 can also tow 1,100 pounds.

Available in Aztec Red or Hunter Green, the Prairie 360 has a suggested retail price of $4,599. Top features include:

  • Powerful, air-cooled, SOHC, 362cc four-stroke engine delivers exceptional torque, providing the best combination of performance and simplicity.
  • Continuously variable transmission features high and low ranges plus reverse, providing the perfect gear ratio for every riding situation. Plus, KEBC utilizes the engine’s compression to help slow the Prairie 360 on steep hills and when towing heavy loads.
  • Dependable shaft drive requires minimal maintenance.
  • Dual front disc brakes provide superior stopping power to the front wheels; Kawasaki’s exclusive, sealed, oil-bathed multi-disc rear brake system provides superior rear braking power yet requires practically no maintenance and is protected from mud, dust, debris and water.
  • Front and rear cargo racks can carry a total of 242 pounds.
  • Full-sized floorboards with adjustable serrated footpegs provide superior comfort and help protect the rider’s feet from mud and debris.
  • Smooth-riding MacPherson strut front suspension provides 6.7 inches of travel while the rear swingarm with adjustable shock provides 7.0 inches of travel.


  • Prairie 360Engine: Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke single cylinder
  • Displacement: 362cc
  • Carburetion: Keihin CVK34
  • Starting: Electric with recoil backup
  • Transmission: Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS) with KEBC™ (Kawasaki Engine Brake Control) and high/low range plus reverse
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Frame type: Double cradle, steel
  • Suspension, front/wheel travel: MacPherson strut/6.7 in.
  • Suspension, rear/wheel travel: Swingarm with single shock with preload adjustment/7.0 in.
  • Tires, front: AT25 x 8-12 tubeless
  • Tires, rear: AT25 x 10-12 tubeless
  • Brakes, front: Dual hydraulic discs
  • Brakes, rear: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc system
  • Ground clearance: 7.6 in.
  • Lighting, headlights: 30W x 2 (halogen)
  • Rack capacity, front/rear: 88/154 lbs.
  • Towing capacity: 1,100 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 3.5 gal.
  • Footpegs: Adjustable
  • Colors: Aztec Red or Hunter Green
  • Suggested retail price: $4,599

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