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Kawasaki Motor Corp.

2008 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE® 750 4X4i
The ultimate 4x4 performance king now fuel injected and even better

Brute Force 750 4x4i Camo
Brute Force 750 4x4i Camo

Brute Force 750 4x4i Green
Brute Force 750 4x4i Green

Brute Force 750 4x4i Lime
Brute Force 750 4x4i Lime

Kawasaki’s alpha dog Brute Force® 750 4x4i all-terrain vehicle returns for 2008 to terrorize the competition with its awe-inspiring V-twin engine gaining a digital fuel injection system and the chassis receiving a host of updates in the suspension and comfort departments.

Built with adventure enthusiasts and sportsmen in mind, the Brute Force 750 4x4i is wrapped in aggressive bodywork, driven by a powerful V-twin engine and utilizes a fully independent rear suspension (IRS) system. And for 2008 the flagship of the Brute Force line not only gains EFI but also features revised suspension settings, new seat urethane, increased sealed storage, new bumper design, polished wheels, lighter aluminum footpegs, and stronger axle boots. The newest version also now has factory-installed plastic conduit for easy winch installation.

Adding fuel injection to Kawasaki’s largest and most powerful 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin engine, basically gives riders more of a good thing. Now the 749cc, twin Electrofusion-plated aluminum cylinders get fed via 36mm throttle bodies controlled by a 32-bit CPU, which delivers the correct mixture based on coolant temperature, air intake temperature, throttle position, air intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle. The reduced spring rate for the throttle return springs and ball bearings in the throttle bodies translates into lighter feel at the throttle lever and less rider fatigue.

Add instantaneous fuel delivery and the engine response from the four valves per cylinder engine is sharper than ever – sure to be a hit with sport riders. The high-pressure fuel pump is located inside the tank and has a unique reservoir chamber at the bottom to help ensure air does not get into the fuel system.

The high-efficiency radiator is mounted high in the chassis where it is best shielded from mud and debris.

The Brute Force 750 4x4i transfers power from its V-twin engine to the wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) featuring high and low range, plus reverse, and by pressing a button on the handlebar, the rider can also select two- or four-wheel-drive operation. In four-wheel-drive mode, the Brute Force utilizes a limited-slip front differential, which eases steering effort under most riding conditions. The rider can also engage the Variable Front Differential Control to deliver torque equally to the right and left front wheels for maximum traction.

The front drive shafts of the Brute Force feature Cardan joints – an industry first. Similar to U-joints, Cardan joints help absorb torque fluctuations to the drive shaft, and its lightweight design helps to reduce vibration. The rear final gear case and sealed rear braking system have been designed in conjunction with the IRS. Smaller and more compact, the gear case is extremely rugged and efficient.

Increased ride comfort on the new Brute Force 750 4x4i doesn’t come at the expense of sport performance. Dual-rate springs for the front and rear suspension permit the best of both worlds. A soft initial rate handles the bumps at slower speeds is followed by a firmer second spring rate that comes into play as the springs are further compressed to handle higher sport speeds. Complimenting the revised suspension settings is new seat urethane that boosts rider comfort to new levels. The seat feels softer initially, but is firm enough to be supportive and provide plenty of comfort for long hours in the saddle.

The Brute Force 750 4x4i utilizes a simple, yet sturdy double-cradle tubular steel frame that features front dual A-arms and IRS. The front dual A-arms have adjustable shocks with 6.7 inches of travel, while the IRS employs a leading torsion bar and provides 7.9 inches of travel. A combination of needle bearings and ball joints in the lower rear A-arms gives the IRS unrivaled suspension action and high stability and excellent rider comfort.

Dual front discs and Kawasaki’s highly acclaimed sealed rear braking system provide maximum stopping power for the Brute Force 750 4x4i. The rear braking system’s internal components are completely sealed to protect them from mud, dust and debris, and its compact size provides for more ground clearance than a conventional rear disc brake system. Enhancing the highly effective braking even further is the engine’s Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, which helps slow the ATV under certain conditions.

As if its performance wasn’t enough, the Brute Force 750 4x4i can turn heads with looks alone with its new polished 12-inch wheels and their easily buffed surface and more robust folded lip design. The eye-catching wheels are clad in aggressive tires that help give the ATV its 9.7 inches of ground clearance and transfer the awesome power of the V-twin engine to the ground.

The new look up front is a benefit of the Brute Force’s revised bumper design, which offers a more effective handgrip position for manhandling the big Kawasaki when the need arises. Behind the bumper are the big, strong and tough-looking bodywork and front grille that match the aggressive angular lines of its bodywork. This plastic is made of Thermo-Plastic Olefin (TPO), and has a high-gloss appearance and is scratch-resistant.

Rider position is upright and comfortable, enhancing the rider’s ability to interact with the Brute Force 750 4x4i and scan the horizon and the easy to read automotive-style instrument panel. Other features include the ATV industry’s first four-bulb headlights, and a new waterproof storage box in the left front fender, complementing the storage compartment in the right front fender.

Keeping the weight in check are new aluminum footpegs on the full-sized floorboards and smaller and lighter cargo racks. The new Brute Force ATV also features a subtlety more compact design, with almost one half inch less in width and height than last year’s machine. The chassis balance is further optimized by positioning the large 5.4-gallon fuel tank beneath the revised seat.

It can carry a combined weight of 264 pounds on its cargo racks and has a tow rating of 1,250 pounds.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories for the 2008 Brute Force 750 4x4i are available through Kawasaki dealers.

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.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at the Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide and the brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

2008 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE® 750 4X4i (Features, Benefits, Specs)

Features and Benefits

New for 2008

- Digital fuel Injection
- Revised suspension settings
- New seat urethane
- Increased sealed storage
- Polished wheels
- Lighter aluminum footpegs
- Designed for easy winch installation
- New front bumper design
- Stronger axle boots

Engine

- Fuel injected 90-degree 749cc V-twin engine – same power character with perfect delivery throughout the rpm range and faster throttle response
- 36mm throttle bodies are controlled by a 32-bit CPU, which monitors coolant temperature, air intake temperature, throttle position, air intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle to help ensure the perfect air fuel mixture
- Light throttle action due to reduced spring rate for the throttle return springs and ball bearing equipped throttle body for less friction
- High-pressure fuel pump located inside tank
- Air for the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and airbox enter from a reverse-facing snorkel located beneath the handlebars to help protect against water and mud
- Access to the airbox is simplified by removing only one cover
- Radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for better protection against mud and debris
- Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long wear and excellent heat dispersion
- Highly efficient and compact rare-earth magnets in the generator help contribute to reduced engine width
- Engine can be started in any gear when a brake is applied
- Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the ATV under certain conditions

Transmission/Selectable Four-wheel-drive

- CVT features high and low ranges, plus reverse
- Rider can select two- or four-wheel-drive operation by pressing a button located on the handlebar
- Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal four-wheel drive operation, while Variable Front Differential Control permits rider to distribute torque equally to left and right front wheels for maximum traction
- Cardan joints on drive shafts absorb torque fluctuations and reduce vibration
- New stronger front and rear axle boots made from plastic to provide increased protection from debris

Chassis

- Double-cradle frame is made of sturdy, tubular steel
- Chassis provides 9.7 inches of ground clearance and now comes with pre-routed tubing and mounting brackets for easy winch wiring and installation
- Dual A-arm front suspension feature adjustable shocks and 6.7 inches of travel
- Independent rear suspension provides the best balance of rider comfort and handling at low to medium speeds, and provides 7.9 inches of travel
- Upper and lower front A-arms and lower rear A-arms utilize a combination of needle bearings and ball joints for smooth suspension action, high stability and excellent rider comfort

Brakes

- Dual front disc brakes with two-piston calipers and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system provide maximum stopping power

Bodywork/Ergonomics

- New bumper design contributes to the new look and provides a more effective handgrip position
- High-gloss Thermo-Plastic Olefin is scratch resistant
- New waterproof glove box in the left front fender that compliments the easy-access storage pocket on the right side
- Four-bulb 40-watt headlights provide maximum lighting power for nighttime rides
- Rider comfort is enhanced via new seat urethane that is soft, yet firm enough to provide lasting support for long hours in the saddle
- Aluminum replaces steel for the footpegs, helping keep weight low
- Automotive-style instruments are mounted upright in conjunction with the rider position

Specifications

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve system: SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Displacement: 749cc
Starting system: Electric
Bore x stroke: 85 x 66mm
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Fuel system: Fuel Injection; (2) 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: Continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
Frame: Double-cradle, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travel: Dual A-arm / 6.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Fully Independent, dual A-arm / 7.9 in.
Front tires: AT25x8-12
Rear tires: AT25x10-12
Front brakes: Dual hydraulic 200mm discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length: 86.4 in.
Overall width: 45.9 in.
Overall height: 48.5 in.
Wheelbase: 50.5 in.
Ground clearance: 9.7 in.
Seat height: 35.5 in.
Lighting: (4) 40W headlights, 5W taillight, 21W stoplight
Rack capacity, front / rear: 88 / 176 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,250 lbs.
Dry weight: 605.3 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.0 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 light
Colors choices: Woodsman Green, Lime Green, Sunbeam Red, Super Black
Special: Candy Thunder Blue
Camo: REALTREE™ Hardwoods Green® HD
MSRP standard / camo / special: $7,799 / $8,149 / $8,049
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com


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