2017 Brute Force 300

Time to Work

Making light work of hard tasks, the entry-level Brute Force 300 has the features you’d expect from a much larger – and expensive – ATV.

CVT transmission, disc brakes front and rear plus a ready for work water-cooled engine are all designed to deliver.


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Brute Force 300 - Key Features

The small Kawasaki ATV - Brute Force 300 - that is jammed full of big ATV features:

  • Large carrying capacity
  • Good storage volume
  • Big Brute Force ATV styling
  • Solid footboards
  • Triple disc brakes
  • Parking Brake
  • Digital instrumentation
  • Suitable suspension
  • CVT transmission with centrifual clutch
  • Water cooled engine
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Carrying Performance

Equipped with robust carriers front and rear, the Brute Force 300 can carry 20 kg at the front and 30 kg at the rear. Convenient built-in tie down hooks help secure loads.

Enough capacity to carry everything you will need for a day on the property and on the trails.

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Storage Space

Front storage compartment is large enough to hold four 500 mL bottles – greater volume than on the flagship Brute Force 750 4x4 EPS. Rubber seal makes the compartment water-resistant.
Side pocket built into the right fender offers convenient storage for small items - (previous year model colour shown)
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Flagship Inspired Big ATV Styling

Modelled after Kawasaki's flagship ATV (the KVF750 4x4 EPS) the KVF300 bears a distinct resemblance to its larger KVF brothers. Flush surface ergonomics contribute to both sport riding potential and ride comfort.

Wide handlebar contributes to the roomy ergonomics, offering a comfortable position for larger riders. Internal grip weights and weighted bar-ends help reduce vibration. Half-waffle-type grips contribute to rider control as well as a sporty image.

Large-volume bodywork (especially the fenders) gives the 300 the size of an ATV one class greater.

Solid Footboards

Convenient and reassuring rider footboards.

Parking Brake

Handy parking brake mechanically activates the rear brake caliper without placing any burden on the brake’s hydraulic system.

Thick Cushioned Seat

The KVF300's thick seat urethane provides great cushion performance, contributing to rider comfort when seated.


Towing capacity is a substantial 227kg. Space and mounting bracket for a Warn winch provided behind the front grill.

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Suspension tuned for accurate and light steering in all conditions

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CVT Transmission

The combination of a CVT transmission and centrifugal clutch offers a high potential for sporty fun riding as well as easy control.Transmission and belt converter ratios selected for optimum power
feeling and speed range appropriate for a small-displacement ATV.

Ratios also ensure just the right amount of engine braking for a small-displacement 2WD ATV: too much engine braking and the rear wheels lock; too little, and controlled descents become difficult.

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Digital Instrumentation

Quality all-digital instrumentation is easy to read. Features include: speedometer, trip meter, fuel and temperature gauges, clock, and neutral, reverse and high-beam indicators.

Triple Disc Brakes

Dual ø180 mm disc brakes gripped by single-piston calipers provide strong stopping power with good feel. A third disc brake at the rear, measuring ø180 mm and gripped by a single-piston caliper complements the dual discs at the front

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Water Cooled Engine

Liquid-cooled 271 cm³ SOHC, 2-valve engine with a bore and stroke of 72.7 mm x 65.2 mm delivers a strong 16 kW {22 PS} at 7,500 rpm maximum power and a substantial 22.3 N.m {2.3 kgf.m} at 6,500 rpm of torque.

5-Star ATV Safety

Take the online 5 Star Tutorial at https://www.atvsafety.snaplearn.com.au

Remember to always follow these 5 Star ATV Safety tips:

  1. Choose a vehicle which is fit for purpose – for the task and the rider.
  2. Wear a helmet – the most effective safety device.
  3. Rider training – will allow you to fully understand both the ATV’s features and its limitations.
  4. Don’t allow passengers on single seat ATVs, and no kids under 16 on adult size ATVs.
  5. Follow the manufacturer’s guidance and warnings. 

Also see www.atvsafety.com.au web site for the 5 Star ATV Safety Riding Videos.

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Engine type 4-stroke SOHC
Displacement 271 cm³
Cooling Liquid Cooled
Maximum Power 16kW (22PS) @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque 22N.m (2.2kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission 2-speed automatic with reverse
Fuel Capacity 12 litres
Wheelbase 1,165 mm
Ground clearance 155 mm (at rear gear case guard)
Brakes - Front Dual 180mm discs with single piston callipers
Brakes - Rear 180mm disc with single piston calliper
Suspesnion - Front Double wishbone with 5-way adjustable preload
Suspension - Rear Swingarm with 5-way adjustable preload
Rack load capacity (F/R) 20 / 30 kg
Towing capacity 227 kg
Minimum turning radius 2.8 m
Curb mass 243 kg
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1,915 x 1,080 x 1,170 mm
Available colours

Timeline Green 

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The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

Accessories for KVF300CHF 2017 KVF300


ATV100054 More info Find a Dealer

Unique design mounts to front cargo box for a sturdy uncomplicated installation. Durable 6mm hardcoated polycarbonate. The windshield measures 35.5cm tall and 55.8cm wide. Top of windshield is 60.9cm above the surface of the rack. Cargo box (ATV900-001B) is required for fitting and must be ordered separately.


ATV900001B More info Find a Dealer

* High strength Polyethylene material with UV stabilizers to fight against fading * Rubber sealed lid to keep out dust and water * Two lockable latches * Bolts solidly in place * 34"L x 18"W x 7"H


ATV900002A More info Find a Dealer

* High strength Polyethylene material with UV stabilizers to fight against fading * Rubber sealed lid to keep out dust and water * Two lockable latches * Bolts solidly in place * 40"L x 19"W x 12"H


KAF136 More info Find a Dealer

2" Chrome plated trailer hitch ball . Includes nut and lock washer. 3/4"diameter shank. 1&1/2" shank length. When used with Hitch Ball Mount KAF138 (for Mule) or TX750-015 (for Terxy), a reducer Bushing is required. Kawasaki Genuine Accessories part number TLR36A.


1274878000 More info Find a Dealer

Centre pull design; Includes mechanical brake for blade use; Fits existing mounts and spaces; Mini-rocker switch; Lifetime warranty by Warn; 3 Stage Planetary; Sealed housing; Colour-coded wiring for easy installation; Installation on Brute Force 300 requires trimming of front fascia.