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2014 Kawasaki Teryx LE

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Meet the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx LE, a tough vehicle especially created for tough drivers.

For 2014, the Kawasaki Teryx LE comes with a comprehensive list of improvements. Needles to say that the LE model comes with all the equipments offered for the standard Teryx model and ads a series of extra features which give it a pretty unique personality.

Among them you’ll find highi intensity LED headlights, a tubular steel brush guard and lightweight cast aluminum wheels.

You also get a handy cab roof/sun top, Candy-colored Lime Green bodywork and 3-tone high-backed bucket seat covers.

At the heart of the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx LE sits a larger 783cc, digital fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine that delivers more power than the previous unit and at the same time is also slightly more efficient.

More upgrades were made to the chassis, suspensions and frame.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx LE.

Overview

Kawasaki Teryx LE

LE Model Delivers Premium Features in the All-New Teryx Side x Side

The all-new 2014 Kawasaki Teryx® LE isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t pretend to be. Kawasaki’s most exclusive two-seat Side x Side features all of the standard features that make the rest of the Teryx line the strongest and most reliable Side x Sides money can buy: a high-performance V-twin engine boasting a massive power increase, a rugged all-new larger chassis and premium FOX Podium high-performance shocks.

But the Teryx LE’s custom styling and features are a cut above even its well-appointed siblings. Attention-grabbing custom touches give it an unmatched presence in the desert, the dunes, the mountains or the forest. Drive an LE, and you’re bound to be noticed wherever you go!

Special LE model upgrades include:
• High Intensity LED Headlights
• Tubular Steel Brush Guard
• Lightweight Cast Aluminum Wheels
• Handy Cab Roof/Sun Top
• Premium Candy-colored Lime Green Bodywork with Automotive Quality Paint
• Shock Springs and Suspension Arms are Color Matched to the Bodywork
• 3-tone High-Backed Bucket Seat Covers

The Teryx LE side x side’s character-filled, purpose-built 90-degree V-twin is revered for its fantastic sound, stump-pulling power and amazing flexibility. For 2014, it packs more power than ever thanks to a substantial displacement bump from 749cc to 783cc. Those extra cubes generate a whopping 26% more power and 12% more torque right where you need it, in the low- to mid-range, which makes short work of scrambling up steep hills, stomping through mud bogs and crawling over rocks. The 2014 Teryx does all this while delivering better fuel efficiency than the old engine for even more driving time between fuel stops!

Kawasaki’s engineers achieved these goals via optimized camshaft profiles and revised exhaust headers that allow the Teryx’s new engine to consistently deliver exciting power when driving solo, with a passenger, or when carrying heavy loads. And yet the added torque hasn’t upset the Teryx’s super smooth character in the least, as its 90-degree V-twin design retains perfect primary balance to help keep things comfortable for the driver and passenger during long off-road treks.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx LE Key Features:

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• NEW Larger 783cc digital fuel-injected 90-degree V-twin offers more power than ever, delivered exactly where a Side x Side needs it most. Even better... it does it all while delivering better fuel economy!
• NEW fully adjustable FOX Podium piggyback reservoir shocks offer excellent sporty control and plush ride comfort
• NEW Super-strong double-X frame design with integrated ROPS cage offers rigidity and durability for the Teryx™ side x side’s extra weight and higher carrying capacity
• NEW Secure-latching doors allow quick and easy entry and are painted to match the rest of the Teryx’s durable bodywork
• NEW Bodywork and aggressive styling are a better match to the natural strength and performance of a Teryx 4x4
• NEW LED headlamps provide higher intensity lighting for the LE model, ideal for driving in low visibility conditions
• NEW 3-tone seat covers with embroidered Teryx logos offer comfort to match their custom looks
• NEW Tubular steel front brush guard offers added protection from brush and trail debris for the LE model and also includes two mounting points for accessory lights
• NEW premium quality Candy Lime Green or Candy Burnt Orange paint and color-matched shock springs and A-arms ensure the LE looks just as good as it performs
• Kawasaki engineering and construction that is visibly strong, with high-quality welds, large bearings, stout U-joints and a premium look that can only be found on Teryx® side x sides
• NEW Kawasaki Strong 3 Year Limited Warranty backs-up the premium engineering with the longest warranty coverage in its class
• Rigid sun top helps keep Teryx LE occupants cool in summer and a bit more dry in the winter
• Electric Power Steering (EPS) system offers low-effort steering and extra damping at speed and in rough going
• Roomy interior lets the driver and passenger stretch out, while ample cargo space means you can take along plenty of supplies and gear
• Superb off-road ability, including high-grade Maxxis Bighorn 26” tires on 12” rims, 11.1” of ground clearance, a 17-degree break-over angle, and 23.6” water fording depth
• Continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a centrifugal clutch offer sporty performance and the slow-speed throttle precision needed in tricky or slow-speed conditions
• Electronic three-mode transfer case 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 latching doors, auto-style parking brake, roomy cargo area, full instrumentation, passenger hand-holds, over fenders for mud protection, easy-opening front hood for maintenance and much more
• Multi-function instrumentation offers the driver a host of important information, including speed, hour meter, fuel level and much more

2014 Kawasaki Teryx LE Features and Benefits:

Kawasaki Teryx LE

New more-powerful liquid-cooled 783cc v-twin engine

• NEW Larger 783cc SOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, digital fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin pumps out 12% more torque over a broad spread of the rev band, plus 26% more power, especially in the low-range and mid-range, precisely where a Side x Side needs it.
• NEW With 20% improved fuel economy, the new 2014 Teryx goes farther than ever on one tank of gas
• Oversquare (85 x 69mm) engine dimensions and high-flow four-valve cylinder heads contribute to the Teryx’s superb acceleration, low-range 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
• 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 are optimized, as is the exhaust system, for a powerplant that pumps out ideal power for a Side x Side
• Piston wall thickness, connecting rod bearing surfaces and crank journal surfaces are optimized for durability
• Engine can be started in gear as long as the brake pedal is depressed
• A heavy-duty liquid cooling system keeps temperatures under control in the harshest conditions, and provides long-term dependability
• Underhood snorkel air intake and massive air box feed the engine plenty of clean air while minimizing intake noise. Easy maintenance design promotes long engine life
• Paper air filter element offers plenty of surface area and excellent dust resistance
• 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 and while towing heavy loads
• 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
• 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 helps preserve the brake system, by preventing driving while the parking brake is engaged

Digital fuel injection

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system offers excellent throttle response and automatically adjusts for changes in temperature and elevation for optimum performance in a wide range of environments
• Teryx’s DFI system is controlled by a 32-bit ECU and continuously monitors coolant temperature, air-intake temperature and pressure, throttle position, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle, to automatically provide the ideal amount of fuel via two 36mm throttle bodies, which include 12-hole fine-atomizing injectors, for extremely stable power delivery regardless of the conditions
• FI system permits easy engine starting at low temperature and utilizes an Automatic Idle Speed Control and Automatic Fast Idle function to help ensure smooth engine warm up
• The high-pressure fuel pump located within the tank features a unique reservoir chamber at the bottom of the pump to help ensure air does not leak into the fuel system
• Specific Teryx-sized throttle bodies, optimized ignition timing and fine-atomizing injectors maximize low- and mid-range torque as well as offer excellent response at higher rpm

New kawasaki automatic power-drive system CVT

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• Featuring high and low ranges, plus reverse, this advanced and continuously variable transmission provides extremely direct engine feel along with instantaneous acceleration from the centrifugal clutch
• Transmission uses a strong, high-grade, Kevlar-impregnated belt designed to handle the high output of the engine. The drive converter shaft is hard chrome-finished for added durability
• The smooth centrifugal clutch is key to the Teryx’s superior acceleration precision at slow and very slow speeds
• Centrifugal clutch is located between the crankshaft and CVT drive pulley, which eliminates CVT belt shock and contributes to optimal transmission performance
• A large intake duct, located high to keep water and debris out, provides plenty of cooling air to the CVT
• Heat shielding on the exhaust pipe below the intake duct helps minimize CVT temperatures

Underhood snorkel air intake

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• Underhood snorkel air intake and massive air box feed the engine plenty of clean air while reducing intake noise. Easy maintenance design promotes long engine life
• Paper air filter element offers plenty of surface area and increased dust resistance

Selectable four-wheel drive / locking front differential

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• Selecting two- or four-wheel drive is as easy as rotating a switch located on the dash to quickly choose between 2WD / 4WD / 4WD+differential lock
• Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal four-wheel drive operation, while a convenient dash-mounted knob allows the front differential to be locked to help boost traction in slippery conditions

New stout double-x frame design and wide-body chassis

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• NEW The super-strong double-X frame design bridges each of the boxed sections with cross members that significantly stiffen and strengthen the overall structure, adding durability and reducing flex
• NEW Strong tubular steel cab framework meets SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4 and 7.5 requirements as a roll-over protective structure (ROPS) and helps protect driver and passengers from trees, bushes and other overhanging obstacles, while also lending extra strength to the double-X frame
• Steel guards protect the engine from rocks and other trail hazards
• NEW Sport-focused suspension has optimized spring and damping settings for high-performance riding and a high degree of comfort with extra passengers
• Wide-body track and new longer 85.8” wheelbase allows the ability to climb over obstacles that would ground longer and lower vehicles and offers a superior ride compared to smaller units with shorter wheelbases promotes secure handling, especially at speed, yet turning radius remains surprisingly tight – 16.7’
• NEW Short wheelbase offers other advantages, including a favorable breakover angle, which allows the Teryx to climb over obstacles without high-centering
• NEW Chassis offers 11.0” of ground clearance, an ideal compromise between sport handling and the ability to clear tough off-road obstacles
• NEW Frame design optimizes front and rear suspension lower A-arm lengths for precise handling and minimal geometry change throughout the suspension’s travel
• Engine and undercarriage guards provide maximum protection from rocks and debris
• NEW Chassis and suspension serve up an ideal balance of bump absorption, taut steering and ride comfort

New fox podium shocks and sport-focused suspension

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• NEW High-performance gas-charged FOX Podium shocks on all-four corners feature remote reservoirs and adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping for excellent fade-resistant performance in the toughest conditions
• NEW Color-matched suspension arms and shock springs compliment the LE’s premium paint finishes
• NEW 8.0” of front and 8.3” of rear wheel travel help provide a plush, controlled ride
• Sport-focused suspension has optimized spring and damping settings for high-performance driving and a high degree of comfort with extra passengers
• Independent rear suspension provides the best possible performance and handling over a wide-range of speeds
• The piggyback reservoirs on all-four shocks help reduce oil frothing under hard conditions by keeping the shocks cooler under strain
• A front torsion bar helps minimize body roll, maximizing chassis performance

High-performance brakes

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• Dual front 200mm disc brakes gripped by rigid-mount 27mm twin-piston calipers provide powerful, fade-free braking and solid feel. To protect against damage and debris, the discs are tucked within wheel recesses
• Premium quality braided-stainless-steel lines provide excellent brake feel and consistency
• A sealed, oil-bathed multi-plate rear brake system provides maximum stopping power in almost any condition along with reduced maintenance due to its completely sealed design
• The sealed rear brake’s compact design contributes to excellent ground clearance

Large 26-inch tires

Kawasaki Teryx LE

• 26-inch Maxxis tires developed specifically for Teryx side x sides provide outstanding traction in many different conditions
• Mounted on lightweight polished cast aluminum rims, they are some of the largest tires available in the Side x Side category and provide outstanding rough terrain performance and obstacle clearance

New cargo bed with 600-lb. capacity

• NEW Strong 28” x 43” tilting cargo bed is both durable and plenty useful, especially with the Teryx’s increased 600-lb. payload capacity
• NEW With standard cargo hooks, the Teryx’s cargo bed helps carry quite a bit of gear, making it highly functional for work as well as play
• NEW Optional Kawasaki Tool Mount System allows for snap-mounting of Kawasaki accessories and/or tools to the bed rails
• Latching tailgate offers easy tool-free removal and features molded-in drink holders

New larger cockpit and more comfortable ergonomics

• NEW With its massive new passenger compartment, the Teryx LE provides best-in-class shoulder and legroom
• NEW Form-fitting high-back bucket seats are three-way adjustable and feature retractable three-point seatbelts (with a shock absorbing anti-cinch system) to help provide a comfortable ride
• NEW Roomy seating position makes the Teryx easier get in and out of than other sport Side x Sides
• NEW Rear storage compartments offer 182 liters of total storage – the largest in the class – with sealed and latching lids to provide excellent water and dust resistance
• NEW 3-tone seat covers with embroidered Teryx logos offer comfort to match their custom looks
• NEW Center tray with tie-hooks provides secure location for small cooler or tool/tackle box
• Passenger hand holds are standard, making it easier to climb in and out
• A drink holder for each occupant is standard and helps boost comfort on long drives
• Padded sport-style steering wheel is positioned low for comfort

Multi-function digital display

• Standard on all models, the Multi-function Display includes a digital speedometer (mph or kph), clock, dual trip meters plus 2WD/4WD/4WD w/ differential lock indicator, water temperature and fuel-injection warning indicators, digital fuel gauge, hour meter, parking-brake indicator, neutral, reverse and low-oil-pressure warning lights, and much more

New bodywork

• NEW all-new bodywork and more aggressive styling are a better match to the natural strength and performance of a Teryx 4x4
• NEW premium quality Candy Lime Green or Candy Burnt Orange paint and color-matched shock springs and A-arms ensure the LE looks just as good as it performs
• NEW Secure-latching doors allow quick and easy entry and are painted to match the rest of the Teryx’s durable bodywork
• NEW Dual high-intensity LED headlights and a pair of 8/27W taillights mean you’ll see and be seen
• NEW Underbody engine guards protect vital components; smooth surface acts as a skid plate, which aids in clearing obstacles
• Strong thermoplastic olefin bodywork looks great and offers a scratch-resistant surface that’s capable of staying good-looking much longer than the cheap plastic bodywork offered by some competitors
• Rigid sun top helps keep the occupants cool in summer and a bit more dry in the winter
• Fender extensions help keep flinging mud at bay
• Strong all-steel front guard helps protect the nose from brush, trail debris and minor impacts
• Forward-tilting front hood assembly offers quick access to the radiator and front suspension components for easy maintenance and suspension tuning

Range / transportability

• Large 7.9-gal. (30L) fuel tank and excellent fuel efficiency provide workers, campers, hunters and trail explorers the ability to get far, far away and back again
• Even with its wide track and big tires, the Teryx is compact enough to fit in the bed of most full-size pickup trucks

Electric power steering (EPS)

• Electrically powered system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest
• Input from vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s motor
• Electric motor’s inertia reduces bump steer and kickback to the steering wheel caused by shocks to the wheels, resulting in a more comfortable and controlled ride

Specifications

EngineLiquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve systemSOHC, four valves per cylinder
Displacement783cc
Starting SystemElectric
Bore x stroke85 x 69mm
Compression ratio10.7:1
Fuel systemDFI® with two 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI w/ electronic advance
TransmissionContinuously variable belt-drive transmission w/ high and low range, reverse, and a wet centrifugal clutch
Final driveSelectable four-wheel drive w/ locking front differential, shaft
FrameDouble-X reinforced design using large-diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travelDual A-arm w/ new piggyback reservoir coil-over FOX Podium shocks, with adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping / 8.0 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelIndependent Rear Suspension (IRS) w/ new piggyback reservoir coil-over FOX Podium shocks, with adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping / 8.3 in.
Front tiresMaxxis 26x9-12
Rear tiresMaxxis 26x11-12
Front brakesDual hydraulic discs w/ 2-piston calipers
Rear brakesSealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length117.3 in.
Overall width61.6 in.
Overall height76.8 in.
Wheelbase85.8 in.
Ground clearance11.0 in.
Lighting(2) High-Intensity LED headlights, (2) 8 W taillights, 24 W stoplight
Cargo bed capacity600 lbs., 43.3 W x 27.6 L x 10.4 in. H
Towing capacity1,300 lbs.
Curb weight1,551.6 lbs.
Fuel capacity7.9 gal.
InstrumentsMulti-function digital meter w/ speedometer, fuel gauge, clock hour meter, odometer, dual trip meter and parking-brake indicator, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and low-oil-pressure indicators
Color(s)Candy Lime Green w/ color-matched springs and A-arms
WarrantyKawasaki Strong 3 Year Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus12 or 24 months
Price$14,999


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