850 SP that also comes with EPS.
The Kawasaki holds a liquid-cooled,
749cc, four-stroke, V-twin engine
that is fuel injected and has a single
overhead camshaft for each cylinder.
Paired to the engine is a fully automatic CVT transmission that has an
Engine Braking System and utilizes
driveshafts to power just the rear or
all four wheels.
The 4x4 system has front differen-
tial-locking capability through a lever
on the handlebars that you have to
pull in and hold to utilize. While the
standard four-wheel-drive system is
very capable, it can be tiresome on
your hand having to hold a lever in
to use the diff-lock function. On the
other hand, the harder you lock the
front differential, the more reluctant
the machine is to turn. We found we
could use the diff-lock like a steering
stabilizer in rocks. Two- and four-
wheel drive can easily be switched
on and off by a button on the han-
This big-bore ATV comes with inde-
pendent suspension front and rear.
Coil-over shocks control the action at
all four corners of the Kawasaki with
the aid of dual-A-arm suspension.
Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has a ton
of torque to get you up steep terrain
with ease. Stabbing the throttle will
lighten up the front end very easily.
The front suspension has 6. 7 inches
of wheel travel, while the rear has
7. 5 inches of travel. Yamaha’s $9699
Grizzly 700 has 7. 6 inches of front
travel and 9.1 inches of rear suspension travel. Surprisingly, despite
the shorter travel, the shocks on the
Kawasaki are smooth and soak up a
lot of the terrain as well as 4x4s with
higher wheel-travel numbers.
The Brute Force model we tested is
the EPS version. The EPS makes turn-