Should I Buy A Brute Force?

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Dear Motorhead:

I’m thinking about geting a 2009 Brute Force 750 NRA Outdoors. Some guys I work with say they had problems with the u-joints and the belts messing up. Have you heard of or experince these problems with the Brute Force?

I have also seen how they drive their trucks though so I’m not really surprised that they have problems with their ATVs too!


Hi Jason

We haven’t tested a BF for about a year, but they haven’t changed at all since then.

My experience with the Brute is that its a very solid ATV. We didn’t ever experience any belt issues, but if you abuse your ATV and don’t pay attention to what your driveline is doing, you will burn belts and CV joints on any ATV.

We have certainly spun a number of CV joints on our ATVs and almost with out exception it always happens when your stuck in the mud, in 4X4 working the ATV hard and turning the wheels.

Eventually under these conditions, as the wheels are searching for traction, a CV joint will snap.

This is not a problem with just Kawasaki bikes or just the Brute Force. Its the same with all ATVs and I would suspect putting your buddies on any ATV would result in the same problems.

I say, if you have your heart set on a Brute Force, go for it. That 750 motor is one of the torquiest in the biz and will keep you happy for a long time.

Hope this helps you with your decision.

Luke Lester
DirtTrax Television

Luke Lester
Luke Lester
Luke is Co-Host of DIRT TRAX Television which can be seen on OLN and Sportsman Channel in Canada, Outdoor Channel across America and globally on our YouTube channel.

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