Specs for the 1997 Kawasaki KVF-400 Prairie 4X4

by Tim McQuade

Kawasaki produced the all-terrain vehicle KVF-Prairie 400 between 1997 and 2002. This 4x4 vehicle has the design and appearance of a utility-styled ATV.


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The total piston displacement of the Kawasaki Prairie 400 was 391cc. The Kawasaki Prairie 400 featured a four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine. The engine utilized a single overhead camshaft design with four valves. The bore by stroke ratio was 81 mm by 76 mm. The front brakes were dual hydraulic discs while the rear was a sealed drum brake.


The total length was 81.3 inches, the width was 46.9 inches and the height was 49.4 inches. The Prairie 400's dry weight was 584 lbs. The wheel base measured 49 inches while ground clearance was 6.4 inches. The front suspension had 6.7 inches of travel while the rear had 7 inches of travel. The front rack had a carrying capacity of 88 lbs and the rear rack had a capacity of 154 lbs. The total towing capacity was 1,100 lbs.


The Kawasaki Prairie 400 featured dual high/low 30 watt headlights. The DC power outlet was found at the base of the handlebars and had a trailer-type connector at the rear of the ATV. The available colors were Firecracker Red and Hunter Green.

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