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2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 EPS


The Kawasaki Teryx4 750 may not look all that powerful, but it really is the personification of not judging a book by its proverbial cover.

On the contrary, the Teryx4 is all that and more, beginning with a perfect combination of performance and ease of operation. The additional seats on the ATV allow for more room to take extra friends along for the ride, or in some cases, more room for storage. The ATV’s relative ease of use is evident by hopping into the vehicle’s cockpit, buckling up, hitting the starter, and mashing the accelerator. The Teryx4’s ultra-light steering, sublime controls, and the lack of steering kickback, provides an ideal recipe for all-terrain fun.

The Teryx4 750 also has a frame that Kawasaki engineers worked tirelessly to perfect. Using detailed computer analysis and loads of off-road testing when developing the Teryx4’s all-new square-tube steel frame, Kawasaki engineers were able to build a strong frame that can withstand the rigors of the off-loading world. Unlike the more conventional designs found on many lighter-duty two-seat RUV models, the Teryx4 features a Double-X frame design with two X-shaped cross members bridging the box structures from corner to corner.

On top of that, the Teryx4 also features a new 749cc V-twin four-stroke engine that offers 15 percent more power than the already stout unit in the two-seat Teryx, along with all the durability to deal with the rigors of spirited fun in challenging off-road environments. The V-twin design fitted on the ATV has become a market favorite because of its stump-pulling power and easy-to-harness flexibility, making it the perfect powerplant for a machine that produces as much power as the Teryx4.

So don’t mistake the Kawasaki Teryx4 for its rather simple looks; it offers more than you would expect from an ATV like this.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Teryx4 750 after the jump.

Engine

Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 EPS
  • Teryx4’s perfectly balanced liquid-cooled, 749cc SOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine pumps out substantial power, especially in the low
  • and mid-range, precisely where a four-seat RUV needs it
  • Peak power has also been raised in addition to the focus on low
  • and mid-range grunt
  • Oversquare (85 x 66mm) engine dimensions and high-flow four-valve cylinder heads contribute to the Teryx’s superb acceleration, low
  • and mid-range pulling power and overall engine flexibility
  • 90-degree V-twin configuration offers perfect primary balance, resulting in low engine vibration and maximum comfort for driver and passengers
  • Upgraded transmission design features a shift-drum/shift-fork assembly for improved operation and durability, along with a centrifugal wet clutch in place of the previous belted design for improved operation
  • Aluminum cylinders are electrofusion-plated for light weight and excellent heat dispersion – all of which add durability and reliability
  • Valve timing, lift and ignition timing have all been optimized; along with a revised exhaust system, the new powerplant pumps out ideal power for a four-person RUV
  • Piston wall thickness, connecting rod bearing surfaces and crank journal surfaces have all been upgraded for added durability
  • Engine can be started in gear as long as the brake pedal is depressed
  • Engine is positioned mid-ship, providing optimum front/rear balance and optimal handling
  • A heavy-duty liquid cooling system keeps temperatures under control in the harshest conditions, and provides long-term dependability
  • Large-capacity radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for protection against mud and debris, while a large cooling fan increases cooling capacity, especially during slower going
  • Engine weight is reduced via numerous advanced technologies, including lightened crank webs, rare earth magnet usage, a small generator, and paring excess material wherever possible
  • An ignition cut-out protects the brake system by preventing riding with the parking brake engaged
  • Large-diameter cooling-system hoses maximize coolant flow and overall capacity, while the coolant reservoir is located beneath the flip-up front cover for easy maintenance

Suspension

Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 EPS
  • High-performance fully adjustable gas-charged Kayaba shocks with piggyback reservoirs up front provide excellent fade-resistant damping performance in the toughest conditions while providing 7.8 inches of plush, controlled wheel travel
  • Independent rear suspension with fully adjustable piggyback-reservoir shocks provides 8.3 inches of wheel travel and the best possible performance and handling at high speeds
  • The piggyback reservoirs on the shocks reduce oil frothing under hard conditions by keeping the shocks cooler under strain
  • A rear torsion bar helps minimize body roll, maximizing chassis performance

Key Features

Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 EPS
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) system offers low-effort steering and extra damping at speed and in rough going
  • Room for four means twice the personal payload and twice the fun. And with the rear seats mounted higher than those in front, rear-seat passengers have a better view forward – and have an easier time getting in and out
  • Perfectly balanced 749cc V-twin engine with digital fuel injection offers more power, especially in the low and mid range, exactly where a four-seat RUV needs it
  • All-new Double-X frame design offers more strength, rigidity and durability for the Teryx4’s extra weight and higher carrying capacity
  • All-new bodywork package offers good looks and durability for the long haul, with scratch-resistant material used throughout
  • Sport-focused suspension using fully adjustable shocks with piggyback reservoirs front and rear offers an ideal compromise between sporty control and superb ride comfort
  • Roomy interior lets driver and passengers stretch out, while ample cargo space means you can take along plenty of supplies and gear
  • Short wheelbase versus the competition allows a short turning radius (handy in tight situations) and the ability to climb over obstacles that would ground longer and lower vehicles
  • Superb off-road ability, including high-grade Maxxis Bighorn 26-inch tires on 12-inch rims, 10.8 inches of ground clearance, a 17-degree break-over angle, and 23.6-inch water fording depth
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT) and category-first centrifugal clutch offer sporty performance and the slow-speed throttle precision needed in tricky or slow-speed conditions
  • Electronic three-mode 4WD is controlled by a handy cockpit switch and allows instantaneous changes from 2WD to 4WD and 4WD with differential lock for maximum traction situations
  • Dual 200mm front discs and a sealed multi-plate rear brake system help provide stopping power
  • Convenience features include standard colored doors, auto-style parking brake, roomy cargo area with four tie-down loops, full instrumentation, hand-holds, two-tone seats, over fenders for mud protection, opening front hood for easy maintenance and much more
  • Multi-function instrumentation offers the driver a host of important information, including speed, hour meter, fuel level and much more

Specifications

Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 EPS
EngineLiquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve SystemSOHC, four valves per cylinder
Displacement749cc
Starting SystemElectric
Bore x stroke85 x 66mm
Compression Ratio9.3:1
Fuel SystemDFI, 2 x Mikuni 36mm throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI with electronic advance
TransmissionContinuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse, and wet centrifugal clutch
Final driveSelectable four-wheel drive with locking Front Differential Control, shaft
Frame typeDouble-X reinforced design using large-diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travelDual A-arm with fully adjustable, gas charged, reservoir shocks / 7.8 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelAdjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with fully adjustable, gas charged, reservoir shocks / 8.3 in.
Front Tire SizeMaxxis 26x9-12
Rear Tire SizeMaxxis 26x11-12
Front brakesDual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear brakesSealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length125.2 in.
Overall width62.0 in.
Overall height77.3 in.
Wheelbase86.1 in.
Ground clearance10.8 in.
Lighting(2) 35W headlights, (2) 8W taillight, 27W stoplight
Cargo Bed Capacity249 lbs., 47.6 W x 17.9 L x 8.7 in. H
Towing Capacity1,300 lbs.
Curb weight1,624 lbs.
Fuel capacity7.9 gal.
InstrumentsMulti-function Digital Meter with speedometer, fuel gauge, clock hour meter, odometer, dual trip meter and parking brake, CVT belt, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and oil pressure indicators
Color ChoicesVibrant Blue

Quotes

Motorcycle USA----"The all new Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 EPS is a new four seater that comes with Electric Power Steering that is not a bad thing. The EPS has made the Kawasaki models easier to handle and maneuver and keeps the driver from getting too tired handling these beasts. You are supposed to be warn out from having fun, not steering the RUV."



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