In the March 2003 issue of 4-Wheel ATV Action, editors said that the Prairie® 360 4x4 ATV is "a master of challenging trail situations, a great handler at low and high speeds, and a hard worker."
Many of the nation's ATV riders must agree, because the Prairie 360 4x4 ATV is one of Kawasaki's top-selling products in the United States.
Like the Prairie 700 4x4, the Prairie 360 4x4 ATVs feature the Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS), shaft drive, full-sized floor boards, and front and rear cargo racks. It also includes dual front disc brakes, the Kawasaki-exclusive sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (K-EBC™).
Rather than a V-twin engine, however, power for the Prairie 360 4x4 comes from an air-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke engine displacing 362cc. This versatile, single overhead cam engine produces more torque than previous Kawasaki ATV engines, yet weighs less.
Transferring power from the four-stroke engine to the shaft drive is KAPS, Kawasaki's continuously variable transmission. With high and low forward gears plus reverse, KAPS enables the engine to operate in its optimal rpm range, giving the rider maximum torque regardless of speed or riding conditions.