Preview: 2016 Kawasaki Teryx

Just this morning Kawasaki released its 2016 model year offerings to the public. While no changes to the ATV lineup have been announced they did bring changes to the Mule and Teryx lineup. Here is a look at the new 2016 Kawasaki Teryx.

Features new for 2016:

  • NEW styling of the hood, headlights and front bumper
  • OPTIMIZED Fox Podium 2.0 shocks
  • NEW tilt steering column with a thicker steering wheel
  • NEW Tool-less driver’s seat adjustment
  • NEW Dash layout with extra accessory switches and storage compartment
  • NEW 14″ aluminum wheels on the Teryx LE model
  • NEW Four LED headlights on Teryx LE and Camo models

The Teryx and Teryx4 does retain the same 783cc V-Twin power plant with engine braking, tilt bed, standard Electronic Power Steering (EPS) on all models, standard hard top on LE and Camo models and Kawasaki’s three year limited factory warranty.

2016 Kawasaki Teryx LE – MSRP $14,999

2016 Kawasaki Teryx LE

2016 Kawasaki Teryx LE

2016 Kawasaki Teryx LE

2016 Kawasaki Teryx LE

2016 Kawasaki Teryx EPS $12,999

2016 Kawasaki Teryx EPS

2016 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE – MSRP $16,999

2016 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE

2016 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE

2016 Kawasaki Teryx4 Camo – MSRP $16,299

2016 Kawasaki Teryx4 Camo

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PREVIEW: 2014 Kawasaki Teryx Lineup

2014 Kawasaki Teryx

Amongst a storm of new releases in the Side-by-Side world and the race to 1000cc, Kawasaki has been out of the spotlight by comparison. But while Kawi is probably years away from 1000cc’s don’t think that they aren’t capable machines. In the grueling 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers UTV race the Teryx was the only non-RZR to even finish taking 3rd in the Pro class and 2nd in the Sport class. The Pro class ride was a Teryx4 and the Sport class entrant was nearly stock! So let’s take a look at the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx lineup.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx

For 2014, Kawasaki has 3 models of the Teryx. You can choose from the base model at an MSRP of $12,999, the camo model for $14,299 or the LE model for $14,999. Surprisingly the list of differences in the 3 models is as short as the price difference between them. Maybe that’s because the base model is just that well loaded. Each model starts with an increased 783cc, liquid-cooled, 90 degree, 4 stroke V-twin engine. It’s paired up with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) through two 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies. The transmission is a CVT with high/low range and a wet centrifugal clutch. All 3 models are also equipped with reservoir coil-over FOX Podium shocks giving 8 inches of travel in the front and 8.3 to the IRS in the rear. They measure in at 117.3 inches long, 61.6 inches wide and between 74.8 and 76.8 inches high, the base model being shorter. All have 11.1 inches of ground clearance and an 85.8 inch wheelbase. The trio is finished out with Electronic Power Steering to point the 26″ Maxxis Bighorn tires exactly where you want them. Other notable changes for 2014 include a new frame and cage design, improved door latches and changes to the body design. All of this is backed by the Kawasaki Strong 3 year limited warranty.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx

So what do you get for the difference in price? Naturally the camo edition upgrades the base model’s Vibrant Blue color to Realtree APG HD camouflage. It also upgrades the headlight system to LED and adds a hard plastic roof. The Teryx LE gets the same LED headlights and roof but trades the Realtree APG HD camo for Candy Lime Green or Candy Burnt Orange including painted shock springs and A-arms. The LE also gets fancy seat covers and polished aluminum wheels.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx

Similarly, there are three 2014 models of the four-person Teryx4. The base has an MSRP of $15,799, the camo edition at $16,299 and the LE will set you back $16,999. The specs are almost identical except for the obvious changes in dimensions. Length is stretched to 124.8 inches, and height goes to 77.3 for the base and 79.4 for the camo and LE models. The wheelbase changes unnoticeably to 85.7 inches. The base model trades the Vibrant Blue paint for Sunshine Yellow. The other model upgrades match those of the 2-door version mentioned above.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx

It’s obvious that Kawasaki doesn’t need to be concerned about printing a 4 digit engine size in their brochures. The KOH finishes alone prove that the Teryx is built to last through more in 8 hours that most rides will be put through in their lifetime. To see more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx check out

PREVIEW: 2012 Kawasaki ATV Lineup

Kawasaki has announced their 2012 ATV lineup, and it looks to be a very promising year. This is especially true in the mid-sized sport utility market with the all-new Brute Force 300.

Brute Force 300

Chances are high that this is the only quad in the lineup you truely want to hear about. Nothing against the other units from Kawasaki, but this is the one making a stir. Much of the talk is because Yamaha is also jumping back in the 300cc market with it’s Grizzly 300. The Brute Force 300 replaces the Bayou 250 and is in no way comparable to it. The stylings are forged directly from the bigger Brute Force units. The 300 uses a 271cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine combined with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The 537 pound, 2wd machine sits atop 22 inch Maxxis tires. It is the only 2wd machine on the Kawasaki sport utility lineup. The dash is very advanced for ra 300 taking many features from its big brothers, including speedometer, odometer, a clock, fuel guage and coolant temp light. You can pick one up in black or a dark shade of red for an MSRP of only $4,199. Look for a more in-depth review coming soon.

Prairie 360 4×4

Oh, you’re still reading? Well, then allow me to cover the rest of the Kawasaki offerings. The next unit is the Prairie 360 4×4 with its 362cc, single cylinder, four-stroke powerplant. Like the Brute Force 300, it uses an automatic transmission and is shaft driven. It has push-button four wheel drive to get all four of the 25 inch tires working for you. It weighs in at 643 pounds but should easily be stopped with its dual front hydraulic disc brakes and seal muli-disc rear brakes. It comes in Scout Green and the Aztec Red found on the Brute Force 300. It will set you back $6,199 according to the MSRP.

Brute Force 650 4x4i

From 362cc to 633cc is a big jump but that is a sacrifice you will have to make if the Prairie doesn’t turn you on. The Brute Force 650 4x4i’s engine is a 90-degree V-Twin four stroke that runs through a dual range automatic transmission. Another upgrade is independant rear suspension. The front brakes are also upgraded to dual piston discs. The 650 is available in Scout Green or Adventure Blue. The size increase will decrease the weight of your wallet, setting you back $8,099 MSRP.

Brute Force 750 4x4i / EPS / EPS Camo

The Brute Force 750 line has been a fan favorite since it’s release. Followers will be excited to see there have been upgrades like more power to the 749cc digital fuel injected 90 degree V-Twin engine. Other upgrades include 6 spoke cast aluminum wheels and cosmetic features for improved looks and ergonomics. The 750 is also available with eletronic power steering as well as a Reatree APG HD Camo edition. MSRPs are $9,299 for the base model (if you can call it that), $9,999 for EPS and $10,349 for the EPS in camo.

KFX 90

Kawasaki has no desire to disappoint the sport market either. The KFX 90 is an 89cc single cylinder four stroke that is perfect for young riders. The 90 is chain driven keeping true to race stylings and simplicity. At an MSRP of $2,699 you are investing in a lifetime of fun by creating an new ATV enthusiast.

Other Kawasaki sport ATVs like the KFX 450r are expected but have not officially been announced at this time. For more details about these and other Kawasaki offerings see your local Kawasaki dealer or visit