2008 Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4

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Putting the V in RSV with V-twin power and Versatility

The recreational sport vehicle world will never be the same again. A new breed has evolved with a mix of working UTV traits and sportier ATV genes — the Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4. This new full-sized RSV is the first to have V-twin power and combines its Kawasaki heritage of efficient CVT and integrated occupant protection with superior ground clearance, cargo capacity, and sport handling to become the top performing RSV on the market. The Teryx 750 4x4 is all about recreation, yet it retains enough of its working heritage to offer amazing versatility and handy features for tackling everyday tasks.

At the core of the Teryx 750 4x4 is its strong and proven 749cc 90-degree V-twin engine, the same engine that gives the Brute Force 750 4x4 its distinguished high performance. The mid-chassis mounted engine gives the Teryx 750 4x4 a displacement and V-twin torque advantage over its contemporaries and delivers the performance that RSV customers have been seeking. Mated to the engine is Kawasaki’s superb constant velocity automatic transmission (CVT), which transfers the power from the big V-twin to the wheels smoothly and quickly. The output of the duo provides a true sport performance, yet in a controlled manner that allows the driver to harness the full potential of the Teryx 750 4x4.

Naturally, big power demands a chassis to compliment it and once again the Teryx delivers with an ideal width body – narrow enough to be useful and able to navigate the trail but wide enough to be stable and handle the healthy output from the V-twin. Its large-diameter, thin-walled tubular frame offers the necessary rigidity without performance draining weight, and all in an arrangement spacious enough to fit two adults comfortably.

The Teryx 750 4x4 shares the long A-arm and narrow frame concept of its sport brethren to give it the maximum travel while minimizing wheel camber change. Featuring adjustable Kayaba suspension with gas-charged shocks, the sport-performance focused suspension of the Teryx 750 4x4 is designed to remain controlled even at top speed.

When the terrain requires it, the driver can activate 4WD with a simple servo-control switch. Further traction management is achieved via an ATV-style front differential control activated with a hand lever that functions like a rear hand brake and lets the driver select how much the wheels are locked together. The rear wheels stay locked and always turn together — much like a sport ATV — allowing the Teryx to slide around corners easier in a drift style.

It continues its dominance in the field with new 26-inch Maxxis tires developed specifically for the Teryx 750 4x4 that enable superb forward and sliding traction. The tall tires offer good rough terrain handling and contribute to its class leading ground clearance and ability to overcome obstacles.

A fast RSV would not be good without having equally capable stopping power and Teryx 750 4x4 delivers. It employs a combination of dual 200mm discs up front and a sealed wet brake in the rear. The front brakes are tucked into the wheels for protection from debris and their 27mm twin-piston calipers are rigid-mounted for optimum feel and control. The advantage of the sealed rear brake is most apparent when it’s able to keep working even in the wettest or muddiest of environments.

Featuring bucket seats and retractable three-point seat belts that keep the driver and passenger strapped in snugly, the Teryx 750 4x4 also has plenty of shoulder and leg room to provide a comfortable ride. It also has foot guards designed into the steel floor boards and body along with a padded steering wheel that is positioned low for better control.

However, the Teryx 750 4x4 isn’t all play and no work. It is equipped with a 500-pound capacity cargo bed that is ideal for recreational users, yet versatile enough for work and hauling with tie down hooks in all four corners and comes with a cargo net to keep the goods secure. The Teryx 750 4x4 can also pull the load with its 1300-pound towing capacity.

Rider comfort and conveniences increase even more on the Teryx 750 4x4 LE, with the addition of a digital meter with dual trip meters, clock and hour-meter, half-windshield, hard top and dual retractable cup holders. The LE also features a tilting cargo bed with gas assist, which gives the tilting bed a boost.

When the sun drops the fun or work doesn’t have to stop with the dual 40W headlights showing the way and dual rear taillights letting it be seen. An eight gallon fuel tank allows it to operate longer and cover more distance so the journey isn’t cut short either.

The Teryx 750 4x4 is built tough with scratch resistant Thermo-Plastic Olefin (TPO) bodywork and steel skid plates underneath to shield the engine from the ride stopping obstacles.
A large selection of authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available for the 2008 Teryx 750 4x4 are available through Kawasaki dealers. As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages RSV drivers to drive responsibly and to respect the environment.


Features

Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4

At a glance

First in class with a V-twin
Sport performance with gas-charged rear shocks with reservoirs
26-inch Maxxis tires
Sealed rear wet brake
Ample 500-pound capacity cargo bed

Engine

The 90-degree 749cc V-twin engine is the largest, most powerful engine in its class
Positioned mid-ship for optimum front/rear balance – good for power slides and cornering control
Straight intake tracts and 34mm downdraft carburetors enhance power delivery throughout the rpm range
Radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for better protection against mud and debris
Ducts located by the cargo bed direct cooling air to the engine
Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long wear and excellent heat dispersion
Engine can be started in any gear when the rear brake is applied
Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the RSV when traversing steep down hills

Transmission/Selectable Four-wheel-drive

CVT features high and low ranges, plus reverse
Combined with the engine power characteristics, provides instantaneous acceleration
Rider can select two- or four-wheel-drive operation by pressing a button located on the dash
Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal four-wheel drive operation, while Variable Front Differential Control permits rider to distribute torque equally to left and right front wheels for maximum traction via a hand lever
Rear wheels are locked and always turning together for cornering control

Chassis

Large-diameter thin-walled tubular steel frame
Only RSV with integrated occupant protection
First with sport performance-focused suspension – low-speed comfort not a main design priority
Wide track provides excellent stability and chassis has 11.2 inches of ground clearance
Long dual front A-arm suspension and narrow frame concept provides 7.5 inches of travel and features adjustable gas-charged Kayaba shocks
Independent rear suspension provides the best balance of rider comfort and handling at high speeds, and adjustable gas-charged Kayaba shocks with reservoirs provides 7.25 inches of travel
Chassis offers the right balance of bump absorption while limiting understeer
Able to tackle corners in either a drift or grip style and operate beyond the limits of its rivals

Brakes

Dual front 200mm disc brakes with two-piston 27mm calipers and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system provide maximum stopping power in all conditions
Front discs are recessed in wheels for protection from debris

Tires/Wheels

Good rough terrain performance and obstacle clearance with 26-inch Maxxis tires specially built for the Teryx 750 4x4
Tread design enables both controlled sliding and forward traction

Bodywork/Ergonomics

Bucket seats with retractable three-point seat belts
Foot guards designed into the floor and body
Padded steering wheel positioned low for better control
Body work is made of high-gloss scratch resistant Thermo-Plastic Olefin
Steel floor boards and engine guards for maximum protection
Dual 40W headlights and dual taillights
Cargo bed has 500 lb capacity, tie down hooks in all four corners and cargo net standard

TERYX 750 4x4 LE additional features

Digital Meter
Dual retractable cup holders
Hard top
Half-Windshield
Tilting cargo bed with gas assist


SPECS

Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve system: SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Displacement: 749cc
Starting system: Electric
Bore x stroke: 85 x 66mm
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Carburetion: (2) Keihin CVKR-34
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: Continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
Frame: Large diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable dual A-arm with gas charged shocks / 7.5 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with gas charged, reservoir shocks / 7.3 in.
Front tires: Maxxis 26x8-12
Rear tires: Maxxis 26x10-12
Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length: 115.7 in.
Overall width: 58.3 in.
Overall height: 75.4 in.
Wheelbase: 75.8 in.
Ground clearance: 11.2 in.
Lighting: (2) 40W headlights, (2) TK W taillight, TKW stoplight
Cargo bed capacity: 500 lbs, 44.1 W x 32.7 L x 12 in. H
Towing capacity: 1300 lbs
Dry weight: TBD
Fuel capacity: 8.0 gal.
Instruments: R/N/P/4WD indicators, water temp and oil pressure lamps, digital meter (LE only)
Standard Colors: Sunbeam Red, Woodsman Green, REALTREE Hardwoods Green HD


1 comments:

You call yourself Top Speed? You didn’t even put the "top speed" of the vehicle in the article!

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