Kawaski Releases Specs for 2014 Teryx4, Teryx4 LE

Published in the September 2013 Issue September 2013 Powersport News

Kawasaki has just released specs for the new 2014 Teryx4 and Teryx4 LE side-by-sides. Here’s what those vehicles have to offer.


2014 Teryx4

The 2014 Teryx4 offers a few new features to go along with the things that have made the Teryx4 so popular in the past. Among the most important to side-by-siders:

The new larger 783cc digital fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine offers 10 percent more torque and eight percent more power than do earlier models. Improved fuel economy takes the 2014 Teryx4 farther than ever before on a tank of gas.

The oversquare (85 x 69mm) engine dimensions and high-flow four-valve cylinders give the machine great acceleration and low- and mid-range pulling power. Aluminum cylinders are electrofusion-plated for lighter weight and excellent heat dispersion, helping with durability. The engine can be started in gear as long as the brake pedal is pressed. A heavy-duty liquid cooling system keeps temperatures under control in the harshest conditions and provides long-term dependability. An underhood snorkel air intake and big air box feed the engine lots of clean air while minimizing intake noise. The large-capacity radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for protection from mud and debris.

A 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. The 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, all to automatically provide the perfect amount of fuel to the 12-hole fine-atomizing injectors.

Also new are high-performance gas-charged Fox Podium shocks on all four corners. These shocks feature remote reservoirs, adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping. Eight inches of front and 8.3 inches of rear wheel travel help provide a smooth, controlled ride, while independent rear suspension provides the best possible performance and handling over a wide range of speeds.

Featuring high and low ranges and reverse, Kawasaki’s automatic power-drive continuously variable transmission (CVT) provides direct engine feel and instant acceleration from the centrifugal clutch. The clutch itself is key to the Teryx4’s acceleration precision at high and low speeds.

The electronic 4WD system in both the standard and LE models allows drivers to easily select from among three different drive modes: 2WD for maximum sporty performance, 4WD for enhanced traction while keeping steering relatively light, and 4WD plus differential lock for maximum traction. A dash-mounted selector makes it easy to shift between modes and changes occur almost instantaneously.

Other key features of the 2014 Teryx4 include electric power steering, 26-inch Maxxis tires, high-performance 200mm disc brakes and a stout double-X frame design with a wide-body chassis.

2014 Teryx4 LE

Packing all the 2014 Teryx4 upgrades like the more powerful engine and Fox Podium shocks, the 2014 Teryx4 LE includes all the upgrades of the standard Teryx4 model but adds a little extra style and comfort with a few custom touches.

These extras include high-intensity LED headlights, lightweight cast aluminum wheels and a cab roof. Also included on the LE model are lime green or burnt orange body work with automotive-quality paint with matching colored shock springs and three-tone high-backed bucket seat covers.


2014 Kawasaki Teryx4

Engine: SOHC, liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin

Displacement: 783cc

Fuel System: digital fuel-injected with two 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies

Cooling: Liquid

Fuel Capacity: 7.9 gal.

Transmission: Continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, reverse and wet centrifugal clutch

Front Suspension: Dual A-arm with piggyback reservoir coil-over Fox Podium shocks, adjustable spring preload, 24-way compression damping, 8 in. travel

Rear Suspension: Independent rear suspension with piggyback reservoir coil-over Fox Podium shocks, adjustable spring preload, 24-way compression damping, 8.3 in. travel

Front Brakes: Dual hydraulic disc with two-piston calipers

Rear Brakes: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc

Front Tires: Maxxis 26x9-12

Rear Tires: Maxxis 26x11-12

Wheelbase: 85.7 in.

Length: 124.8 in.

Width: 61.6 in.

Height: 77.3 in. standard, 79.4 in. LE

Ground Clearance: 11.1 in.

Curb Weight: 1,567 lbs. standard, 1,580 lbs. LE

MSRP: $15,799 standard, $16,999 LE

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