2004 KAWASAKI PRAIRIE
This Vehicle Is Located At
Rice Honda Suzuki Victory
301 Campbell Street
Rapid City, SD
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announced that the Prairie 650 4x4 sport utility all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is being replaced for 2004 by the new Prairie 700 4x4 ATV.
As the new king of the big-bore 4x4 segment, the Prairie 700 4x4 boasts more engine displacement and more torque, and for those who havent guessed yet, it has more than just a little influence from Kawasakis ultra-high-performance KFX700 V Force sport ATV.
The Prairie 700 4x4 retains the main features of its predecessor, such as selectable four-wheel drive with variable locking differential control, the Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS), dual front disc brakes and the Kawasaki-exclusive sealed rear braking system. The new V-twin four-stroke engine, however, borrows many of its parts from the recently introduced KFX700 V Force sport ATV.
Jim Williams, ATV product manager for Kawasaki, said engineers developed the original Prairie 650 V-twin engine with the knowledge that they would make continual refinements in power and overall performance, essentially creating a powerplant that would be utilized in several different models. The ultra-high-performance KFX700 V Force was another step up in performance, and now those upgrades are being applied to the new Prairie 700 4x4 sport utility ATV.
"The rule for four-wheel drive ATV enthusiasts is that you can never have too much torque," said Williams. "So, we took many of the internals from the KFX700 V Force and put them into the Prairie 700 4x4, then tuned it for four-wheel drive applications.