2003 Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x4

Oct. 01, 2005 By ORC STAFF
Hunters and farmers are similar in that both want equipment that will help them
accomplish their goals, whether it's hauling a tree stand to a secluded hunting spot or towing 12 bales of hay to pasture. To that end, the Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x4 offers the dependability they want with the value they appreciate.

The Bayou 300 4x4 is powered by a 290cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke engine that is matched to a dual-range, five-speed-plus-reverse transmission with an automatic clutch. Selecting the low range on the dual-range transmission gives the rider the ability to climb steep, rocky trails or crawl through muddy fields at a slow, steady pace and also maximizes the effect of the engine's compression to help slow the Bayou 300 4x4 when descending steep hills. The transmission's high range gives the rider the ability to travel at a pace more suitable to open spaces. With dependable shaft drive providing power to the full-time four-wheel drive and limited-slip front differential, the rider can choose the perfect gear for field or trail conditions.

Stopping power for the Bayou 300 4x4 is provided by dual front disc brakes and a sealed rear drum brake. Front suspension duties are handled by dual A-arms and dual shocks, while the rear suspension features a compliant, semi-independent suspension system with dual shocks.

For long hunting expeditions or field work, the Bayou 300 4x4 has steel front and rear cargo racks that can carry more than 200 pounds of gear. And with an optional Kawasaki trailer, it can tow up to 700 pounds.

Other features include electric start, an easy-to-read fuel gauge, a snorkel air intake for deep water crossings, and a mold-pin accessory connector that makes hooking up electrical accessories quick and easy.

Available in new Aztec Red or traditional Hunter Green colors, the Bayou 300 4x4 has a suggested retail price of $4,999 and comes with a six-month warranty that can extended up to three additional years.

Information about the Bayou 300 4x4 ATV and Kawasaki's complete line of family recreational products can be found on the Internet at www.Kawasaki.com. Kawasaki ATV accessories can also be purchased online at www.BuyKawasaki.com.
As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly. Kawasaki will pay first-time ATV buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (call toll-free 800-887-2887).

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., is the wholesale distributor of JET SKI® watercraft, ATVs, MULE™ utility vehicles, portable generators, power products, and motorcycles. The product lines are sold through a network of independent retailers. The company employs more than 600 people in the United States, with nearly 400 of them located at the Irvine, Calif., headquarters.
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The Bayou 300 4X4 features an air-cooled, 290cc, single overhead cam four-stroke engine; full-time four-wheel drive with limited-slip front differential; shaft drive; and a dual-range, five-speed-plus-reverse transmission with automatic clutch. There are dual front disc brakes and double wishbone independent front suspension. The front and rear steel cargo racks can carry more than 200 pounds; plus, it can tow 700 pounds.
Available in Aztec Red or Hunter Green, the Bayou 300 4X4 has a suggested retail price of $4,999. Some of the top features include: * Independent front and semi-independent rear suspension provide a plush ride.
" 290cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine delivers reliability without asking for much maintenance in return.
" All-shaft four-wheel drive assures maximum traction and limited-slip front differential makes steering easier.
" Five-speed, dual-range transmission gives the rider 10 forward gears and two in reverse.
" Large fenders and mudflaps provide excellent mud and splash protection.
" Molded-pin accessory connector allows quick and easy trailer electrical hook-up.


Air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke, single cylinder



Compression ration


Starting system

Electric with recoil backup

Bore x stroke

76.0 x 64.0mm


Keihin CVK32


Five-speed-plus-reverse with high/low range and automatic clutch

Final drive

All-shaft, four-wheel drive with limited-slip front differential


Double cradle, steel

Suspension, front/travel

Dual A-arms and shocks with 3-way preload adjustment/4.3 in.

Suspension, rear/travel

Semi-independent with dual shocks and 3-way preload adjustment/4.7 in.

Tires, front

AT24 x 8-11 tubeless

Tires, rear

AT24 x 10-11 tubeless

Brakes, front

Dual discs

Brakes, rear

Single sealed drum

Overall length

73.2 in.

Overall width

44.1 in.


47.2 in.

Ground clearance (center of chassis/at rear axle)

8.9/6.8 in.

Seat height

31.7 in.

Dry weight

573 lbs.

Rack capacity, front

70 lbs.

Rack capacity, rear

140 lbs.

Towing capacity

700 lbs.

Fuel capacity

2.9 gal.


Neutral indicator, reverse indicator


Dual headlights with hi/lo beam


Aztec Red or Hunter Green

Suggested retail price


Check out all the other models in Kawasaki's 2003 Line up!

  • Contact Information

Kawasaki Motors Corp USA
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618


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