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Limited Edition Team Green™ added to lineup

Kawasaki Motor Corp.Returning to the Kawasaki lineup for 2005, the award-winning Prairie® 700 4x4 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) features the power, performance and leading-edge design that has ATV enthusiasts everywhere boasting of its off-road prowess.

And hard-core off-roaders aren’t the only people impressed by the Prairie 700 4x4. The editors at 4-Wheel ATV Action named it the winner of their big bore 4x4 shootout in the January 2004 issue. Said the editors: “Riding this machine isn’t just fun; we couldn’t ride it without smiling, which makes it the King of the Monster 4x4s!” The appeal of the mighty Prairie 700 4x4 is further enhanced with the addition of a Team Green™ Special Edition, which features the same color and graphics as the Prairie 700 4x4s raced by Team Green racers and Grand National Cross Country Utility class champions Mike Penland and Scott Kilby.

The heart of the Prairie 700 4x4 is a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree Vtwin engine, which borrows many of its features from Kawasaki’s championship-winning KFX®700 sport ATV. These include engine cases, cylinders, cylinder heads, dual Keihin CVKR-D32 carburetors, and the same bore and stroke as that of the KFX700. Power from the V-twin engine is transferred through the Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS), Kawasaki’s continuously variable transmission, to dependable shaft drive. Plus, with the flip of a switch, the Prairie 700 4x4 rider can select two- or four-wheel drive operation.

The Prairie 700 4x4 also features Kawasaki’s exclusive Variable Front Differential Control. When operating in four-wheel drive, the rider can pull a small lever on the left handlebar to vary the amount of differential slip. This helps the rider control the power delivered to each front wheel, so the wheel with traction will always receive some torque, a decided advantage when encountering deep mud or slippery uphill trails.

The Prairie 700 4x4 braking system has stopping power equal to its enhanced V-twin engine, with dual front disc brakes and the Kawasaki-exclusive oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system to give the rider maximum control.

To assist the operator when crawling over rocky terrain or descending steep hills, the Prairie 700 4x4 also features Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (K-EBC™). K-EBC electronically monitors ground speed and uses the engine’s compression to help slow the ATV.

To provide a smooth, comfortable ride becoming of a Kawasaki, the Prairie 700 4x4 rides on MacPherson strut front suspension with 6.7 inches of travel and a rear aluminum swingarm with 7.2 inches of travel.

Other Prairie 700 4x4 comforts include a large saddle and adjustable footpegs atop full-sized floorboards. Plus, the cargo racks can carry 264 pounds.

As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.

Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at

Features and Benefits

  • 90-degree, 697cc four-stroke engine shares many of the design features of the KFX®700 sport ATV, giving it exceptional performance and torque
  • Kawasaki Automatic-Power Drive System has high and low forward gears plus reverse, so no shifting is required
  • Selectable four-wheel drive gives the rider the ability to choose two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The limited-slip front differential permits easy turning, yet the rider can utilize the Variable Front Differential Control to “lock” the front wheels for maximum traction on difficult terrain
  • Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the ATV when traversing steep downhills
  • Dual-piston caliper front disc brakes provide aggressive stopping power and are complemented by the industry’s first sealed, oilbathed, multi-disc rear braking system
  • MacPherson strut front suspension gives a smooth, comfortable ride
  • Aluminum swingarm is sturdy and lightweight, and the shock features adjustable spring preload
  • A fully digital instrument panel provides the rider important information at a glance
  • All-new bumper, front grille and cargo racks are rugged and practical—the racks can carry 264 pounds
  • Team Green™ Special Edition features the same colors and graphics as the Prairie 700 4x4 raced by Team Green racers and Grand National Cross Country Utility Class champions Mike Penland and Scott Kilby
  • Optional REALTREE HARDWOODS GREEN® HD™ camouflage has a unique pattern to help the Prairie 700 4x4 “blend in” with the natural surrounding of a favorite hunting blind
  • Towing hitch comes standard


  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, 4-stroke V-twin

  • Valve system: SOHC, four valves

  • Displacement: 697cc

  • Starting system: Electric with recoil back-up

  • Bore x stroke: 82 x 66mm

  • Compression ratio: 9.9:1

  • Carburetion: (2) Keihin CVKR-D32

  • Ignition: DC-CDI

  • Transmission: Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System with Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, high-low range plus reverse

  • Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft

  • Frame: Double cradle, tubular steel

  • Suspension
    Wheel travel MacPherson/6.7 in.
         Rear: Wheel travel Aluminum swingarm and single shock/7.2 in.

  • Tires:
         Front: AT25 x 8-12
         Rear: AT25 x 10-12

  • Brakes:
    (2) Dual-piston disc
         Rear: Sealed oil-bathed multi-disc

  • Overall length: 86.2 in.

  • Overall: width 46.5 in.

  • Wheelbase: 50.8 in.

  • Ground clearance: (at center of chassis/at rear axle) 9.5/7.6 in.

  • Seat height: 34.3 in.

  • Lighting: 45W x 2 halogen

  • Rack capacity:
    88 Ibs.
         Rear: 176 lbs.

  • Towing capacity: 1,250 lbs.

  • Dry weight: 602 lbs.

  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.

  • Instruments: Speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock, hour meter, fuel gauge, 2x4/4x4 indicator light, neutral indicator light, reverse indicator light, low fuel warning light, low oil warning light

  • Colors: Hunter Green, Aztec Red, REALTREE HARDWOODS GREEN® HD™ camouflage, Team Green™ Special Edition

*Specifications are subject to change. Please visit for most current specifications.

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