First Ride: 2003 Kawasaki Prairie 360

Big Stuff from a Lil' Brother

May. 01, 2002 By Dean Waters
Following in the footsteps of the very successful Kawasaki Prairie 650, is its new Lil' Brother, the Prairie 360. The Prairie 360 is an early release 2003 model which should be showing up in your dealer showrooms as we speak. Kawasaki wanted to incorporate many of the normal "big bore" features in a mid-class 4x4 with a mid-size price. The Prairie 360 carries a MSRP of $5,499 which is $1,500 less than the big V-Twin 650. Big Bore Features The transmission and running gear on the Prairie 360 are very similar to the 650. It uses the Kawasaki Automatic Power Drive System (KAPS) with a Hi-Lo and reverse gear selector that is located next to the fuel tank. The Prairie 360 also gets the Kawaskai Engine Brake Control (KEBC), which uses engine compression to slow the ATV down on steep decents or technical maneuvers. The unique KEBC adds no weight to the drive or driven converters so it does not affect engine spool-up. Unlike some engine brakes found on competing models, the KEBC only works below 5 MPH where it is really needed. The Kawasaki CVT also features a unique "learn" function. Everytime the Prairie 360 is shut off, the CVT automatically adjusts itself for belt wear.
The gas tank area has a very beefy look, with a 3.5 gal tank and fuel gauge
Check out the optional speedometer with odomoter available from Kawasaki accessories

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