• 2015 Kawasaki Teryx

The Kawasaki Teryx promises to deliver impressive ride and handling performances even when it needs to deal with the toughest terrains.

In its off road adventures, the Kawasaki Teryx is helped by a robust chassis, premium FOX Podium high-performance shocks and the super strong double X cage design with integrated ROPS cage.

For enhanced handling abilities, the Kawasaki Teryx also features a modern Electric Power Steering system which offers low effort steering. You also get a 600-Lb. capacity, 27.6" x 43.3" tilting cargo bed which features standard cargo hooks.

At the heart of the Kawasaki Teryx sits a 783 cc, liquid - cooled, 90 - degree, four - stroke V - twin, SOHC engine which is mated on a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with centrifugal clutch.

The base price is rated at $12,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki Teryx.

  • 2015 Kawasaki Teryx
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
  • Transmission:
  • Energy:
    Digital Fuel Injection (DFI)
  • Displacement:
    783 cc
  • Price:


2015 Kawasaki Teryx Exterior
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The 2015 Kawasaki Teryx® picks up where the all-new 2014 model left off with its robust chassis, significant power boost, and premium FOX Podium high-performance shocks.

2015 Kawasaki Teryx Key Features:

2015 Kawasaki Teryx Exterior
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• Large 783cc digital fuel-injected 90-degree V-twin offers the best combination of power and efficiency in a Side x Side.
• Fully adjustable FOX® Podium™ piggyback reservoir 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 Teryx™ side x side’s high overall carrying capacity
• Secure-latching doors allow quick and easy entry and are painted to match the rest of the Teryx’s durable bodywork
• Bodywork and aggressive styling reflect the natural strength and performance of the Teryx
• Kawasaki engineering and construction that is visibly strong, with high-quality welds, larger bearings, stout U-joints and a premium look that can only be found on Teryx® side x sides
• Kawasaki Strong 3-Year Limited Warranty backs-up the premium engineering with the longest warranty coverage in its class
• Electric Power Steering (EPS) system offers low-effort steering and extra damping at speed and in rough terrain
• 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
• 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 secure 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

2015 Kawasaki Teryx Features and Benefits:

2015 Kawasaki Teryx Exterior
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600-Lb. Capacity Cargo Bed

• Strong 27.6" x 43.3" tilting cargo bed is both durable and plenty useful, especially with the Teryx’s 600 lb. payload capacity
• With standard cargo hooks, the Teryx cargo bed helps carry quite a bit of gear, making it highly functional for work as well as play
• 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


• Bodywork and aggressive styling reflect the natural strength and performance of a Teryx
• Secure-latching doors allow quick and easy entry and are painted to match the rest of the Teryx’s durable bodywork
• Underbody engine guards protect vital components; smooth surface acts as a skid plate, which aids in clearing obstacles
• Vibrant Blue color has the Teryx looking as good as it performs
• 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
• 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 5/21W dual taillights mean you’ll see and be seen

Digital Fuel System

• 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 instantaneous 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
• Use-specific 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

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

High Performance Shocks And Sport-Focused Suspension

• High-performance gas-charged FOX Podium shocks on all-four corners feature remote reservoirs, adjustable spring preload, and 24-way compression damping for excellent fade-resistant performance in the toughest conditions
• 8" 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 and loads
• The piggyback reservoirs on all-four shocks help reduce oil frothing under harsh conditions by keeping the shocks cooler under strain
• A front torsion bar helps minimize body roll, maximizing driver feedback

High-Performance Brakes

• Dual front 200mm hydraulic 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 the 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 sealed design
• The sealed rear brake’s compact design contributes to excellent ground clearance

Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System W/Centrifugal Clutch

• 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 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

Large Cockpit And More Comfortable Ergonomics

• With its massive passenger compartment, Teryx provides best-in-class shoulder and legroom
• 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
• Roomy seating position makes the Teryx easier to get in and out of than other sport side x sides
• Rear storage compartments offer 48 gallons of total storage – the largest in the class – with sealed and latching lids to provide excellent water and dust resistance
• Center tray with tie-hooks provides secure location for small cooler or tool/tackle box
• Hand holds for passenger 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

Large, 26" Maxxis Tires

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

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

Powerful Liquid-Cooled 783cc V-Twin Engine

• Large 783cc SOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, digital fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin pumps out a broad spread of power throughout the RPM range, especially in the low
• and mid-range, precisely where a Side x Side needs it most.
• Impressive fuel economy takes Teryx farther 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
• and mid-range pulling power and overall engine drivability
• 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 pumping out substantial 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 when 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 intake 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 integrated ignition cut-out helps preserve the brake system, by preventing driving while the parking brake is engaged

Range / Transportability

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

Selectable Four-Wheel Drive / Locking Front Differential

• 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

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 and new longer 85.8" wheelbase allows the ability to climb over obstacles that would high-center 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’
• Short wheelbase offers other advantages, including a favorable breakover angle, which allows the Teryx to climb over obstacles without high-centering
• Chassis offers 11.0" 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

Underhood Snorkel Air Intake

• 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


Engine Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve system SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Displacement 783cc
Bore x Stroke 85 x 69mm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Fuel System DFI® with two 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Starting System Electric
Transmission Continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, reverse, and a wet centrifugal clutch
Final drive Selectable four-wheel drive with locking front differential, shaft
Front suspension / wheel travel Dual A-arm with new piggyback reservoir coil-over FOX Podium shocks, with adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping / 8"
Rear suspension / wheel travel Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with new piggyback reservoir coil-over FOX Podium shocks, with adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping / 8.3"
Front tires Maxxis 26x9-12
Rear tires Maxxis 26x11-12
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear brake Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Fuel capacity 7.9 gallons
Ground clearance 11"
Cargo Bed Capacity 600 lb, 43.3 W x 27.6 L x 10.4" H
Towing capacity 1,300 lb
Lighting (2) 35W headlights, (2) 8W tail light, 24W stoplight
Wheelbase 85.8"
Frame Double-X reinforced design using large-diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
Overall length 117.3"
Overall width 61.6"
Overall height 74.8"
Curb Weight 1,547.2 lb
Instruments Multi-function digital meter with 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 Choices Super Black
Warranty Kawasaki Strong 3 Year Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 or 24 months
Price $12,999


"Taking the Kawasaki Teryx out for a drive isn’t a chore when it’s so much fun to drive. The 783cc digital fuel-injected 90-degree V-twin engine has the power to get the 1,547 pound beast running through the sand and dirt with ease. In order to stop efficiently and quickly you need a decent braking system and for that Kawasaki has equipped the Teryx with high performance dual hydraulic disc brakes while the sealed rear brakes being tucked away allow for an increased ground clearance. Hauling gear is fairly easy with the 600 pound carrying capacity while if you need to tow someone, it can tow up to an additional 1,300 pounds while keeping grip with the Maxxis tires." — Motorcycle USA

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