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2016 KAWASAKI TERYX®

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  1. Dave

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    Kawasaki brings a host of new features and aggressive styling to the sporty, capable and fun Teryx side x side range People who like their adventures to include mud, trails and the great outdoors, the 2016 Kawasaki Teryx® side x side should be on the top of their shopping list. This incredibly versatile and sporty recreational utility vehicle combines great off-road ability and impressive comfort with legendary Kawasaki durability and quality. And for the 2016 model year, it has received a host of upgrades that will make it more appealing than ever. New features include a redesigned front face that gives it a more aggressive persona to accompany its off-road toughness. The dashboard layout is new, and tilt steering is standard on all models, plus a thicker, sportier steering wheel for more driver comfort and confidence as well as standard Electric Power Steering (EPS) on all models. Further updates see the Teryx family getting new tool-free adjustment for the driver’s seat as well as new optimized setting for its Fox Podium 2.0 shocks. Add bigger 14” wheels on the Teryx LE model, and four powerful LED headlights on the LE and Camo models, plus a Kawasaki STRONG three-year limited factory warranty, and the 2016 Kawasaki Teryx side x side is an unbeatable package. SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE 2016 KAWASAKI TERYX • NEW Styling including hood, headlights and front bumper • 783cc V-twin engine with strong mid-range and engine braking • Stable body design with 50:50 weight distribution for confident handling • OPTIMIZED Fox Podium 2.0 shock settings • NEW Tilt steering column with thicker steering wheel • NEW Tool-less driver’s seat adjustment • NEW Dash layout with extra accessories switches and storage pocket • NEW 14” aluminum wheels on the Teryx LE model • NEW Four LED headlights on Teryx LE and Camo models • Versatile cargo bed, large storage area behind front seats • Standard Electric Power Steering on all models • Standard hard top on Teryx LE and Camo models • Standard Kawasaki STRONG three-year limited factory warranty 2016 Kawasaki Teryx® , page 2 of 16 POWERTRAIN The character-filled, purpose-built 90-degree V-twin engine is revered for its exhaust note, stump-pulling torque and amazing flexibility. The 783cc engine generates its power and torque where you need it most – in the low- and mid-range powerband, making short work of scrambling up hills, slogging through mud or crawling over rocks. The Teryx side x side also delivers great fuel efficiency, providing plenty of range between fuel stops. Transferring all that torque to the ground is a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with a centrifugal clutch assembly, and a three-mode electronically selectable four-wheel drive system with access to either 2WD (light steering, great handling), 4WD or 4WD + Front Differential Lock. The latter helps to provide optimum traction in difficult conditions by simply rotating a dash-mounted switch. The CVT is known for its quick response and direct engine “feel” in sportier riding situations, and its unique engine braking ability can increase driver confidence on descents, while turning and in rough conditions. So whether it’s climbing a rocky trail, crossing a stream or just hauling down a wide-open track, the Teryx side x side has the ideal drivetrain mode to handle it. ELECTRIC POWER STEERING Easy, low-effort and precise steering are hallmarks of the standard Electric Power Steering (EPS) system in the 2016 Kawasaki Teryx side x side. The Showa-built system eliminates the need for a traditional power steering pump found on most of the competition, so steering inputs do not rob the engine of power. In fact, the EPS is only active when the engine is running, so there’s also limited battery drain. Input from vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required, giving more during slow-speed use, and less as speed increases, similar to a state-ofthe-art sports car. EPS offers additional benefits, especially on rough surfaces, where reduced steering kickback and bump-steer mean less fatigue for the driver. New for the 2016 model year is a tilt steering column available on all models. It allows the steering wheel to be tilted to a position that suits the driver, or can be moved out of the way to ease cabin access when wearing work tools, for example. 2016 Kawasaki Teryx® , page 3 of 16 To reflect its sporty performance and handling, all Teryx models have received a thicker steering wheel. This is designed to be more comfortable in the driver’s hand, giving more confidence on trails and improving the overall feel of the driving experience. CHASSIS The Teryx side x side’s durable Double-X frame construction takes technical terrain in its stride. The rigid, square tube chassis effectively combats flex to help provide superior handling over rough ground. This stout frame was designed using detailed computer analysis and plenty of off-road testing to create the Double-X design. It features two X-shaped crossmembers bridging the frame’s box structures from corner-to-corner for maximum strength and optimum durability. The extremely tight 16.7ft turning radius makes maneuvering in close quarters a cinch – a real benefit over some of the competition that can be forced to make multi-point turns in the same amount of space. The frame is also reinforced by the Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS), which extends all the way out to the edges of the bodywork to maximize cockpit space and help shield the chassis and bodywork in the event of a rollover occurring. The Teryx side x side has underbody engine guards that offer an added measure of protection by shielding vital components; their smooth reinforced surfaces act as a skid plate when it might be necessary to grind over the occasional obstacle. This impressive chassis package is further enhanced with a wide-track/wide-body design, which contributes to superb handling characteristics. The wide track helps resist body roll during cornering and boosts its ability to navigate rough terrain. Mid-engine placement also helps by centralizing the vehicle’s center of mass, which reduces the turning inertia and promotes fluid direction changes. Large 26” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer the type of ride comfort, control and traction you would expect from a Teryx side x side. Their construction and tread design helps maximize traction, while optimizing driver feedback during cornering. The Teryx side x side has an 85.8” wheelbase, contributing to its tight turning radius and overall agility. The vehicle also offers a substantial 11.2” of ground clearance, helping to prevent it from high centering when cresting a ridge or obstacle. The high approach and departure angles (79- and 65-degrees, respectively) also reduce the possibility of fouling the front bumper when approaching a steep slope, or scraping the tail when exiting. 2016 Kawasaki Teryx® , page 4 of 16 SUSPENSION & BRAKING The independent suspension on the Teryx side x side incorporates one of the best names in the high-performance suspension business: FOX. This means that stout steel A-arms at all four corners are mated to adjustable FOX Podium 2.0 remote reservoir coilover shocks, which are adjustable for spring preload and 24-way compression damping. They allow the driver to tailor the ride to the terrain or the personal preference and offer 8” of plush travel up front and 8.3” out back, giving the Teryx side x side plenty of trail-taming comfort. And new settings for the shocks mean the vehicle has even more composure at high and low speeds. Kawasaki and FOX incorporated a dual-mode design ideology so the adjustable FOX Podium 2.0 coilover shocks provide everything from cruising comfort with two passengers and a full cargo bed, to sport-style bump absorption when driven solo. It’s a difficult combination to get right, but the FOX Podium 2.0 shocks get the job done by maintaining consistent, progressive and fade-free damping. With the performance and handling potential of the Teryx side x side, consistent brake performance is essential, and the Teryx side x side delivers with high-performance hydraulic discs up front. These use 200mm rotors gripped by dual-piston calipers for exceptional feel and stopping power. The brakes are recessed within the wheels to help keep them free from dirt, rocks, water and debris, while sturdy steel-braided brake lines help keep the pedal feeling crisp and progressive. At the rear, Kawasaki employs its unique sealed internal wet brake, which features internal components that are completely sealed from mud, water, dust and debris. The result is powerful and enhanced braking performance whether descending hills or running on trails, wet or dry. HAULING & TOWING The Teryx side x side excels at all sorts of tasks, from hauling family members to towing. Its sizable 27.6 x 43.3” cargo bed is 10.4” deep and boasts a heavy-duty 600 lb payload capacity. The cargo bed has a flat bottom that is big enough to hold a large cooler, several spare fuel cans or other essentials. The bed also features the ability to add Kawasaki’s optional tool snap-mount system, which allows quick-mounting of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories and/or tools to the bed rails. Four tie- 2016 Kawasaki Teryx® , page 5 of 16 down loops help secure the cargo, and two water-resistant rear storage compartments offer 48 gallons capacity. The Teryx side x side also features a latching tailgate, which can be removed without tools if greater capacity is required. The tailgate also features molded drink holders for added convenience. A 2” hitch receiver is standard equipment. This allows the Teryx side x side to tow up to a substantial 1,300 lb once equipped with the optional draw bar.

    https://www.kawasaki.com/Press/Release/2016-Teryx
     
  2. SBL9A

    SBL9A Tom SXS Nation Rookie

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    That is starting to look like an interesting machine.
     
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    mtimesplitter167 Mike SXS Nation Expert

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    The kawasaki teryx is a great machine.
     
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    Fishingraham Mike SXS Nation Rookie

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    I own the Trexy Camo. Would not change for anything. Have pretty much put it through the gambit . Not a problem love it . A thrill to drive .
     

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