• Strong, sporty throttle response
• Arm-stretching acceleration
• Light, willing feel for a big
• Not as much ground clearance
as some big 4x4s
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The Kawasaki shines in challenging terrain because of its power, effective four-wheel-drive system and power steering, but it has less ground
clearance than some big 4x4s.
It’s not the
can find in
a 4x4, but
the eight-valve, single-overhead-cam V-twin’s
it one of the
one of the slickest shift levers around,
along with smooth, light brake and
throttle controls. Compartments in the
front rack and in the front fenders offer
lots of storage that’s easy to reach. The
V-twin sounds sweet, but it is louder
than some 4x4s, and the transmission
is noisier than some too. The Brute
Force has a comfortable seat and riding
position, but the midsection is girthy.
The oil dipstick is out in the open and
easy to get to.
WHAT IS OUR FINAL ANSWER?
The Brute Force 750 delivers the kind
of exciting performance that makes
850cc and 1000cc 4x4s so much
fun, with the lighter weight and easier
handling of a 700cc-class machine.
That rare combination makes it stand
out from other big-bore 4x4s. ❏