2010 Kawasaki Brute Force® 650 4x4
Vtwin powered 4x4 performer offers large utility at a small price
When it comes to dollar stretching performance, Kawasaki’s mid-sized Brute Force® 650 4x4 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is the stand-out performer in this class. With its legendary V-twin engine, a proven 4x4 system and rugged styling — for about the same price as the single-cylinder engine crowd — its value is even more apparent to those seeking a powerful yet sensible 4x4 ATV.
The Brute Force 650 4x4 is powered by Kawasaki’s popular liquid-cooled 633cc, 90-degree V-twin engine with single overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. Its dual 32mm Keihin carburetors draw fresh air from a snorkel intake located high in the frame near the steering head. This powerplant gives the rider industry-leading torque and a smooth power delivery that’s unrivaled by the competition.
The robust V-twin engine is mated to the Kawasaki Automatic Powerdrive System (KAPS) continuously variable transmission (CVT). With low and high range, neutral and reverse, this dependable transmission functions seamlessly, providing excellent control for both low- and high-speed work or recreational riding. Additionally, the Brute Force 650 4x4 can be started in any gear, as long as the brakes are applied.
Power is delivered to the wheels through dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive contained in a lightweight aluminum swingarm. The rider can select two-wheel or four-wheel drive operation via a switch conveniently mounted on the right handle bar. In normal four-wheel drive mode, the front wheels provide extra traction for adverse terrain, while the limited-slip differential allows the rider to make tight turns and reduces steering effort.
When maximum traction is needed, the rider can utilize Kawasaki’s Variable Front Differential Control by pulling a lever on the left handlebar to send power to both front wheels. This is a definite advantage for riders encountering deep mud and slippery uphill trails or when traversing over large objects such as logs or rocks.
The cutting-edge Brute Force 650 4x4 braking system design is a combination of dual front disc brakes with dual-piston calipers and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. As an integrated part of the shaft drive, the rear braking system is sealed in the aluminum swingarm where it operates in an oil bath. This protects the brake from mud, dust and debris, and is virtually maintenance-free.
Enhancing the high-performance brakes is the Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system, which electronically monitors ground speed and uses the engine’s compression to help slow the Brute Force ATV under certain conditions.
Plush and controlled rides are the Kawasaki’s 4x4 ATV forte and the Brute Force 650 4x4 exemplifies this specialty. It does this with MacPherson strut front suspension with 6.7 inches of travel and an aluminum swingarm featuring a shock with adjustable preload, a piggy-back reservoir and 7.2 inches of travel for the rear suspension duties.
Additional comfort is provided by a large seat and adjustable footpegs mounted atop full-size floorboards. To help reduce unsprung weight and further enhance the smooth ride, the Brute Force rolls on aluminum wheels.
The modern, aggressively angled lines and ultra-high gloss appearance of the Thermo-Plastic Olefin scratch-resistant bodywork are complemented by bright cat-eye headlights. The fully digital instrumentation includes speedometer, odometer, dual resettable trip meters, clock, hour meter, fuel gauge and 2x4/4x4 indicators.
Leading the conveniences on the Brute Force 650 4x4 is a DC power outlet to provide quick and easy power for electrical accessories. It is also has space provided inside the front guard to easily accommodate a 3000-pound capacity winch from Warn or Superwinch.
The front and rear steel racks on the Brute Force 650 4x4 can carry a total of 264 pounds of cargo, and a hitch bracket that enables the ATV to tow up to 1,250 pounds. Owners can expand the versatility of their Brute Force ATV via the extensive line of Authentic Kawasaki Accessories, 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.
633cc Liquid-Cooled, Four-Stroke V-Twin Engine - Kawasaki’s original V-twin engine
633cc Liquid-Cooled, Four-Stroke V-Twin Engine - 90-degree, V-twin engine with four-valves per cylinder produces massive torque yet is exceptionally smooth running
633cc Liquid-Cooled, Four-Stroke V-Twin Engine - Electronically managed Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system helps to slow the ATV under certain conditions
Transmission and Powertrain - Fully automatic Kawasaki Automatic Powerdrive System (KAPS) continuously variable transmission (CVT) has high and low forward gears plus reverse
Transmission and Powertrain - Selectable four-wheel or two-wheel drive
Transmission and Powertrain - The limited-slip front differential permits tight and easy turning
Transmission and Powertrain - Rider can utilize the Variable Front Differential Control for maximum traction on difficult terrain
Brakes - Dual-piston caliper front disc brakes provide aggressive stopping power
Brakes - The industry’s original sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear braking system
Brakes - An integrated part of the shaft drive, the virtually maintenance-free rear braking system is protected from mud, dust and debris
Chassis - Tough and rugged body style
Chassis - Aluminum swingarm is sturdy and lightweight, and the shock absorber has adjustable preload
Chassis - MacPherson strut front suspension provides a smooth, comfortable ride
Chassis - Full-size floorboards are comfortable and help protect the rider’s feet from mud and debris
Amenities - Cat-eye headlights add to its clean and aggressive look
Amenities - 1,250 pound towing capacity
Amenities - A digital instrument panel provides the rider important information at a glance
Amenities - Front and rear steel cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 264 pounds
Amenities - Standard winch-mount can accommodate a 3000-pound capacity winch from Warn or Superwinch
2010 Kawasaki Brute Force® 650 4x4
- Four-stroke, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-valve
- Starting System
- Electric with recoil back up
- Bore x Stroke
- 80 x 63mm
- Compression Ratio
- (2) Keihin CVKR-D32
- Fuel Capacity
- 4.8 gal.
- Dual-range CVT plus reverse with Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
- Final Drive
- 2x4 / 4x4 shaft
- Suspension Front
- Wheel Travel, Front
- 6.7 in.
- Suspension Rear
- Aluminum swingarm and single shock
- Wheel Travel, Rear
- 7.2 in.
- Tires Front
- Tires Rear
- Brake Front
- (2) Dual-piston disc
- Brake Rear
- Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
- 86.0 in.
- 47.7 in.
- 50.9 in.
- Ground Clearance
- (At center of chassis) 9.0; (At rear axle) 7.3 in.
- Seat Height
- 33.9 in.
- Rack Capacity
- 264 lbs.
- Curb Weight
- 648.3 lbs.
- Towing Capacity
- 1,250 lbs.
- 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
- 12 Months
- (2) 45-watt headlights, taillight, brake light
- Double cradle, tubular steel
- Sunbeam Red, Lime Green