PRAIRIE® 360 PERFECT ATV FOR
FARMING AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
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
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.
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
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.
2003 KAWASAKI PRAIRIE® 360 ATV
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
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.
2003 KAWASAKI PRAIRIE® 360 ATV SPECIFICATIONS
Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke single cylinder
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
Suspension, rear/wheel travel: Swingarm
with single shock with preload adjustment/7.0
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
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.
Colors: Aztec Red or Hunter Green
Suggested retail price: $4,599