ALL-NEW BRUTE FORCE™ 650 4X4i
BRINGS INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION QUALITIES TO
ANOTHER KAWASAKI ATV
IRS and V-twin power make this unit a sure winner.
introduction of the new Brute Force™ 650 4x4i ATV
has been smoothed by the tremendous success achieved
by its slightly larger brethren, the Brute Force
750 4x4i. This economical new addition to the Kawasaki
family of V-twin powered sport-utility all-terrain
vehicles couples the luxurious ride inherent with
front and rear independent suspension and the qualities
of this durable and powerful 633cc engine.
Offering virtually the same power
characteristics as the 750 4x4i, this new ATV entry
will shine under the most grueling circumstances
in both low-to-mid range rpm and high rpm ranges.
The 90-degree, liquid-cooled four-stroke powerplant
will be there to answer any needs posed by its target
audience of adventure enthusiasts and sportsmen.
The engine features a bore and stroke
of 80mm x 63mm, linerless aluminum cylinders based
on its big brother’s, and an all-new lightweight
Helping to lighten the load, engineers
have used aluminum to replace steel in the construction
of the front exhaust pipe cover, new two-piece center
exhaust pipe cover, and the muffler cover. Transmission
gears in the Brute Force 650 4x4i feature holes
to lighten the overall weight and several other
minor changes have been introduced to optimize the
Its new chassis has a revised caster
angle for the front A-arms—upper and lower—resulting
in light and responsive steering as well as excellent
ground-following abilities. Shock absorber spring
rates and initial preload settings for both front
and rear have been revised to improve ride comfort.
Riding comfort was also considered when this unit
was slated for a seat using a softer urethane foam
Brute Force 650 4x4i transfers power from its V-twin
engine to the wheels through a dual range continuously
variable transmission (CVT) featuring high, low,
and reverse. The rider can select two- or four-wheel
drive by simply pressing a handlebar-mounted button.
Stopping the 650 4x4i are dual 200mm
front discs and an enclosed wet multi-plate rear
brake system. Its towing capacity is a hefty 1,250
pounds, and it will carry a combined 264 pounds
on its front and rear racks.
It may be the slightly smaller one
in Kawasaki’s stable of IRS-equipped ATVs, but it
doesn’t sacrifice anything in the “looks” department.
Designers gave the Brute Force 650 4x4i a rugged,
take-on-anything type of appearance with a new front
guard design that will both attract onlookers and
satisfy owners. It will come cloaked in either Woodsman
Green, Aztec Red, or Realtree Hardwoods Green® HD™
Authentic Kawasaki Accessories for
the 2006 Brute Force 650 4x4i are available through
Kawasaki dealers or the can be purchased on the
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.
2006 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE™ 650
Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve system: SOHC, four valves
Displacement: 633 cm³
Starting system: Electric &
Bore x stroke: 80 x 63mm
Compression ratio: 9.9:1
Lubrication: Forced lubrication,
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: Dual range CVT
Final drive: 2WD / 4WD, shaft
Frame: Double-cradle, high-tensile
Front/wheel travel: Double wishbone, 6.7 in.
Rear/wheel travel: Double wishbone, 7.9 in.
Front AT25 x 8-12
Rear AT25 x 10-12
Front Dual 7.9 in discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear Enclosed wet multi-plate
Overall length: 86.4 in.
Overall width: 46.3 in.
Overall height: 48.4 in.
Wheelbase: 50.4 in.
Ground clearance: 10.1 in.
Seat height: 35.7 in.
Rack capacity, front/rear: 88/176
Towing capacity: 1,250 lbs.
Dry weight: 606 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal.
Instruments: Speedometer, odometer,
dual trip meters, clock, hour meter, fuel gauge,
2x4/4x4 indicator, neutral indicator, reverse
indicator, low fuel warning light, low oil warning
Colors: Woodsman Green, Aztec
Red, Realtree Hardwoods Green® HD™
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618
*Specifications are subject to change.
www.kawasaki.com for most current specifications.