AWARD-WINNING PRAIRIE® 700
4X4 RETURNS FOR 2005
Limited Edition Team Green™ added to lineup
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
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
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
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
2005 KAWASAKI PRAIRIE® 700 4X4
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
- Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine
Brake Control helps to slow the ATV when traversing
- 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
- 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
2005 KAWASAKI PRAIRIE® 700 4X4
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree,
Valve system: SOHC, four valves
Starting system: Electric with recoil
Bore x stroke: 82 x 66mm
Compression ratio: 9.9:1
Carburetion: (2) Keihin CVKR-D32
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,
Frame: Double cradle, tubular steel
Front: Wheel travel MacPherson/6.7 in.
Rear: Wheel travel Aluminum swingarm and single
Rear: AT25 x 10-12
Front: (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
Front: 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™
*Specifications are subject to change.
www.kawasaki.com for most current specifications.