For explorers and those who simply enjoy outdoor recreation, the Bayou 300 ATV stands out as a unique two-wheel drive alternative. It features the same dependable 290cc, air-cooled four-stroke engine as its four-wheel drive sibling, but utilizes a dual-mode rear-wheel drive differential. Combined with a five-speed plus reverse transmission with automatic clutch, this drive system allows the Bayou 300 to make tight turns on difficult trails or tread lightly on delicate surfaces, but it can also be shifted into the “locked” position to provide maximum two-wheel traction on slippery surfaces.
Other features include dual A-arm independent front suspension and a semi-independent rear suspension, a tank-mounted fuel gauge that can be checked at a glance, and a foot-operated parking brake so the operator can stop to scout the scenery. Plus, the Bayou 300 has steel front and rear cargo racks that can carry more than 200 pounds of gear, and it can tow up to 700 pounds.