Kawasaki Bayou 220 Specs

By: Leon Rhodes

The Kawasaki Bayou 200 is an all-terrain vehicle(ATV) manufactured by Kawasaki Industries from 1988 until 2003. It sports a 14 horsepower 4-stoke engine, weighs a touch over 400lbs and is capable of a 45 mph (72.4 km/h) top speed in stock condition.

Kawasaki Bayou 220 ATV

The Bayou 220 remained a best selling quad for 15 years thanks to innovative features like a shaft drive, an automatic clutch, a reverse gear and independent front suspension.

Bayou 220 Dimensions (1988-2003)

The Kawasaki Bayou 220 is 174.5 cm (68.7 in) long, 102 cm (40.2 in) wide and 104 cm (40.9 in) in height. It's wheelbase measures 111.5 cm (43.9 in) from front to back and it has a dry weight of 183 Kg (404 lbs)

Bayou 220 Engine Specs (1988-2003)

The Kawasaki Bayou 220 has a 4-stroke SOHC single cylinder Mikuni engine. The bore and stroke ratio is 67 x 61 mm (2.64 x 2.4 in) and the compression ratio is 9.3 to 1. Top speed is a respectable 45 mph (72.4 km/h) and total Bayou 220 horsepower is 14 HP in stock condition.

Interesting Kawasaki Bayou 220 Details

The first Green colored Bayou 220 was manufactured in 1989 and sales peaked between 1998 and 2001. It was well made with few recalls, the most notable of which being a 2002 recall for loose rear axle nuts.

Where's the VIN?

The vehicle identification number(VIN) on a Kawasaki Bayou 220 ATV is located on the left side of the frame, slightly forward of the foot peg. Because of it's proximity to the ground, and feet, many VIN plates have fallen off over the years.

What's it worth?

A used Kawasaki Bayou 220 ATV in good working condition ranges in value between $600 and $1800. A search of major online marketplaces suggests this ATV is harder to find but still available despite its age. This is likely due to relatively high production numbers and quality manufacturing processes.

Value information is dependent on condition. $600 is the low end value for ATVs needing work but running. $1800 is the high end value for a model in good running condition. ATVs missing parts may sell for less. Bayou 220 value source: official blue book average sales data.

How much can it pull?

The Kawasaki 220 Bayou has a 450lb tow rating and can safely pull that much with relative ease, not bad for a 403lb ATV.

What kind of spark plug does it take?

The most common type of spark plug used in Kawasaki Bayou 220 engines today is the NGK standard plug(D8EA). Breynet and Champion also manufacture D8EA spark plugs compatible with the Bayou 220 engine.

Does it have a clutch?

YES, the Kawasaki Bayou 220 has an adjustable clutch contrary to what may be reported on some sites.

A Good Bayou 220 clutch adjustment video

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