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2014 Kawasaki Teryx4

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The Kawasaki Teryx4 has been significantly upgraded for 2014. One of the most important modifications is the larger 783cc, liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-Twin engine which is strong but more efficient than the old unit. The engine is fed by a 7.9 gallons fuel tank and is mated to a Continuously Variable Belt-Drive transmission.

Another feature offered for the 2014 model year are the new high-performance gas-charged FOX Podium shocks on all-four corners which feature remote resevoirs and adjustable spring preload and compression damping.

Like any respectable off roader, the Kawasaki Teryx4 gives you the possibility to select between two-and four-wheel drive using a convenient rotating a switch located on the dash.

For easy handling the Kawasaki Teryx4 comes with a modern electric power steering (EPS) system reduces steering effort at both high and low speeds.

The 2014 Kawasaki Teryx is offered with a base price of $15,799.

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

Overview

Kawasaki Teryx4

4-Passenger Side x Side Gets Extra Power and Performance for 2014

The Kawasaki Teryx4™ was designed to provide reliable off-road enjoyment for the whole family, but our engineers have never been known to rest on their laurels. That’s why 2014 sees new benchmarks in performance, power and handling being set by the tough Teryx4 side x side, with significant engine and suspension upgrades that make exploring rugged terrain more fun than ever!

A substantial displacement boost means the upgraded V-twin engine now generates 10% more torque and 8% more power for tackling steep hills, negotiating mud bogs and scampering over rocks, all while delivering better fuel economy for even more driving time between fuel stops! All-new Fox Podium shocks at all four corners give the Teryx4 more trail-taming comfort than ever before, and its cutting-edge Electric Power Steering (EPS) system is proven technology that provides light, low-effort steering for navigating through the most adverse conditions with ease.

The Teryx4 is designed and built with the strength to handle the rigors of four-door off-roading. Its new larger 783cc V-twin engine delivers serious torque in the low- to mid-range, just where you need it in a four-seat Side x Side, and with improved fuel economy, it’s also more efficient. The 90-degree V-twin design is revered for its stump-pulling power, distinctive sound and easy-to-harness flexibility, making it the perfect powerplant for a machine like the Teryx4. It’s also super smooth, with perfect primary balance that helps keep things comfortable for the driver and the passengers for the entire drive. It delivers instantaneous and controllable low- and mid-range response partnered with eye-opening hauling ability. In fact, Kawasaki’s engineers purposely gave the big V-twin optimum camshaft profiles and revised exhaust headers to deliver exciting power when ridden solo or with a single passenger, but also provide plenty of torque for carrying more people or heavier loads.

A Continuously Variable Transmission, centrifugal clutch and a three-mode electronic Hi/Low-Range 4WD system that can be selected by rotating a dash-mounted switch to deliver optimum gearing and traction. The Teryx4 feeds on technical terrain, thanks to its robust chassis and tight 16.7-foot turning radius, which makes maneuvering in tight quarters a cinch.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 Key Features:

Kawasaki Teryx4

• NEW Larger 783cc digital fuel-injected 90-degree V-twin offers more power than ever, delivered exactly where a four-seat Side x Side needs it most. Even better... it does it all while delivering better fuel economy!
• NEW Fox Podium shocks offer excellent sporty control and plush ride comfort
• Super-strong double-X frame design with integrated ROPS cage offers rigidity and durability for the Teryx4’s extra weight and higher carrying capacity
• 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
• Electric Power Steering (EPS) system offers low-effort steering and extra damping at speed and in rough going
• Strong bodywork package offers good looks and extreme durability for the long haul, with scratch-resistant material used throughout
• Roomy interior lets the driver and three passengers stretch out, while ample cargo space means you can take along plenty of supplies and gear
• Relatively short wheelbase allows a tight 16.7’ turning radius (handy for close-quarters maneuvering) and the ability to climb over obstacles that would ground longer and lower vehicles
• 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 Teryx4 Features and Benefits:

Kawasaki Teryx4

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 10% more torque over a broad spread of the rev band, plus 8% more power, especially in the low-and mid-range, precisely where a four-seat Side x Side needs it.
• With improved fuel economy, the new 2014 Teryx4 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 Teryx4’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
• 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 four-person 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

• 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
• Teryx4’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

Kawasaki automaitc power-drive system CVT

• 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
• 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

Response centrifugal clutch

• The smooth centrifugal clutch is key to the Teryx4’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

Selectable four-wheel drive / locking front differential

Kawasaki Teryx4

• 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 fox podium shocks and suspension

• NEW High-performance gas-charged FOX Podium shocks on all-four corners feature remote resevoirs and adjustable spring preload and compression damping for excellent fade-resistant performance in the toughest conditions
• 8.0” of front and 8.3” of rear wheel travel help provide a plush, controlled ride
• 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

Electric power steering (EPS) system

• 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

Underhood snorkel air intake

Kawasaki Teryx4

• 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

Stout double-x frame design and wide-body chassis

• 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
• 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
• 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 promotes secure handling, especially at speed, yet turning radius remains surprisingly tight – 16.7’ – thanks to the Teryx4’s short, 85.7” wheelbase
• Short wheelbase offers other advantages, including a favorable breakover angle, which allows the Teryx4 side x side to climb over obstacles without high-centering
• Chassis offers 11.1” of ground clearance, an ideal compromise between sport handling and the ability to clear tough off-road obstacles
• 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
• Chassis and suspension serve up an ideal balance of bump absorption, taut steering and ride comfort with one, two, three or four occupants

High-performance brakes

• 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

• 26-inch Maxxis tires developed specifically for Teryx side x sides provide outstanding traction in many different conditions
• Mounted on 12-inch rims, they are some of the largest tires available in the Side x Side category and provide outstanding rough terrain performance and obstacle clearance

Handy cargo bed

Kawasaki Teryx4

• Strong 18” x 48” cargo bed is both durable and plenty useful, especially with the extra passengers the Teryx4 can easily carry
• With a 250-pound capacity and standard cargo hooks, the Teryx4’s cargo bed helps carry quite a bit of gear, making the four-person Teryx4 massively functional

Comfortable cockpit and ergonomics

• With its massive passenger compartment, the Teryx4 provides plenty of shoulder and legroom
• Form-fitting high-back bucket seats (the front ones are three-way adjustable) and retractable three-point seatbelts (with a shock absorbing anti-cinch system) help provide a comfortable ride
• Rear seats are mounted higher than those in front, which helps passengers see clearly ahead and makes getting in and out much easier
• Roomy seating position makes the Teryx4 easier get in and out of than other four-passenger sport Side x Sides
• Hand holds for front and rear passengers are standard, making it easier to climb in and out
• A drink holder for each seat is standard and helps keep occupants comfortable 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

Bodywork

• 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
• Four body colored doors offer easy access and an enhanced driving experience
• 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
• Dual 35W headlights and 8/27W dual taillights mean you’ll see and be seen

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 Teryx4 is compact enough to fit in the bed of most full-size pickup trucks

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 with 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 with 2-piston calipers
Rear brakesSealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length124.8 in.
Overall width61.6 in.
Overall height77.3 in.
Wheelbase85.7 in.
Ground clearance11.1 in.
Lighting(2) 35W headlights, (2) 8W taillight, 24W stoplight
Cargo bed capacity249 lbs., 47.6 W x 17.9 L x 8.7 in. H
Towing capacity1,300 lbs.
Curb weight1,567.0 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)Sunrise Yellow
Warranty Kawasaki Strong3 Year Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus12 or 24 months
Price$15,799


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