Review of the Kawasaki Prairie 360 4X4

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The Kawasaki Prairie 360 4x4 may be found on lists of Best Used ATVs to buy due to its reputation of being a hard-worker with a reputation for being reliable in areas of both work and play. It is classified as a mid-sized 4X4 and is highly sought after by riders looking for a machine that can do double-duty making jobs around the farm lighter and days in nature more pleasurable due to its solid handling and torquey, dependable single-cylinder engine, power and top notch control. The Prairie’s Automatic Powerdrive System’s engine brake control and variable locking front differential work in combination all the qualities consumers find desirable in an ATV.

Review of the Kawasaki Prairie 360

The Prairie 360 above and often-mentioned 362cc engine features as well as:

  •  a variable transmission with high, low and reverse gears
  •  MacPherson strut front suspension 
  • A preload adjustable rear shock handle

For those of you just becoming acquainted with ownership of an ATV/4X4, a shaft drives reduces maintenance duties.

How Fast Will the Kawasaki Prairie 360 Go

Known more for reliability than speed, most reviews of the Prairie 360 indicate that it was reasonably speedy for its size, capable of speeds up to 55 mph with the right modifications. Averages would be closer to 45MPH without mods.

Easy Two Wheel to Four Wheel Shift

When the rider of the Prairie feels the need for more pull on a steep incline or slippery terrain, it’s easy to put all four wheels to work simply by flipping a switch. No worries regarding control when in 4 WD, the limited-slip front differential maintains steering precision.

Braking System

The dual front disc brakes working in combination with the sealed, rear oil-bathed braking system on the rear makes braking the Kawasaki Prairie a breeze. The Kawasaki Engine Brake Control utilizes engine compression and CVT belt pressure to assist in slowing the ATV when riding in certain conditions.


The front features MacPherson strut suspension and in the rear, a single-shock aluminum swingarm rear suspension give the rider an excellent riding experience with 6.7 inches in the front and 7.1 inches in the rear.

How Does the Kawasaki Prairie 360 Ride?

The seat is large enough to accommodate most riders and cushioned well. There are full-size floorboards with adjustable foot pegs that give support and a feeling of stability.

What is the Load Capacity of the ATV/4X4

Cargo racks on the front as well as the rear are capable of carrying 242lbs in combination. Towing capacity of the Prairie is an impressive 1,100lbs which is the best in its class at the time of this review.

Worth Mentioning

More than one review of the Kawasaki Prairie 360 mentions the brightness of the dual halogen headlights on the model.

Available Accessories for the Kawasaki Prairie 360

There is a vast array of accessories available to customize the Prairie 360 including winches, plows and windshields.


Some owners indicate that after 100 hours or so that the belt light comes on for no apparent reason. It is simple to reset but 100 hours would be a good time to have the belt inspected.

Here is how to tighten and maintain the belt.

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