Monday, July 8, 2013

Kawasaki Bumps up Power and Features in 2014 Teryx4 LE

2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE
2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE
LE model offers more power, comfort and style than ever!

The new more powerful Kawasaki Teryx4™ LE is the pinnacle of Side x Side performance and styling. Packing all of the latest Teryx4 upgrades like a larger and significantly more powerful 800 class V-twin, and all-new Fox Podium shocks that help it set new standards in performance, reliability and durability, the LE model adds extra style and comfort with custom touches that give this tough Side x Side a trail presence that’s unmatched! Special LE model upgrades include:
  • High Intensity LED headlights
  • Lightweight Cast Aluminum Wheels
  • Handy Cab Roof/Sun Top
  • Premium Candy-colored Lime Green or Burnt Orange Bodywork with Automotive Quality Paint
  • Shock Springs and Suspension Arms are Color Matched to the Bodywork
  • 3-tone High-Backed Bucket Seat Covers
The 2014 Teryx4 sets new benchmarks in performance, power and handling, with key engine and suspension upgrades that allow Teryx4 drivers to explore rugged terrain quicker, easier and more conveniently than ever!

2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE
2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE
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. It may be almost too pretty to get dirty, but it’s nice to know the Teryx4 LE delivers even more GO than show!

The Teryx4 LE 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 side x side feeds on technical terrain, thanks to its robust chassis and tight 16.7-foot turning radius, which makes maneuvering in tight quarters a cinch.

Routing all that impressive and usable power to the ground is a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), centrifugal clutch assembly and an electrically selectable 4WD system that features instant-switch access to 2WD, 4WD and 4WD+Front Differential Lock modes. The CVT is well known for its quick response and direct engine “feel” in sportier riding situations, where engine power is used to help control the chassis while turning and in rough conditions.

The key to the Teryx4’s tractability is its highly effective centrifugal clutch, which offers an extra degree of precision and smoothness for slow-speed maneuvering, which is ideal for tricky terrain where precise throttle inputs are key. The oil-bathed clutch design also contributes to extended CVT belt life by lessening shock and belt deflection.

The electronic 4WD system allows drivers to easily select between three different drive modes to cover most situations: 2WD (light steering, great handling) for maximum sporty performance, 4WD delivers enhanced traction while keeping steering relatively light, and 4WD+Differential Lock for absolute maximum traction. A dash-mounted selector makes it easy to shift between these modes, and changes occur almost instantaneously, so the driver can concentrate on the fun, without worrying about the drivetrain. So whether it’s climbing a slippery and rocky uphill trail, negotiating a wet stream bed, hauling supplies for fixing fences on the farm, or just plain hauling down a wide-open two-track, the Teryx4 has an ideal drivetrain mode to handle it.

It also offers the easiest, lowest-effort and most precise steering characteristics in all of four-wheeling, thanks to Kawasaki’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) system. EPS offers additional damping on straights, especially on rougher surfaces, as well as reduced steering kickback and bump-steer. The key to the Teryx4 LE’s light-steering performance comes from a Showa-built system that eliminates the traditional power-steering pump so steering inputs won’t put a drain on engine power. The system only works when the engine is running, so there’s also no battery drain. Input from vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance – more during slow-speed use, and less as speeds increase, just like a good sports car.

The tough foundation of the Teryx4 LE is the epitome of Side x Side strength. Its rigid, square-tube steel frame was designed by Kawasaki engineers using detailed computer analysis and loads of off-road testing to create its super-strong double-X frame design, which features two X-shaped cross members that bridge the frame’s box structures from corner-to-corner for maximum strength and optimum durability. This sturdy frame is significantly reinforced by its certified 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 from damage.

This impressive package is enhanced with a wide-track/wide-body chassis that contributes to superb cornering characteristics. The wide track helps resist body roll during cornering and boosts its ability to cope with rough terrain at speed. The mid-ship engine placement also helps by centralizing the Teryx4’s center of mass to reduce turning inertia and promote easy direction changes.

FOX Podium Shocks
FOX Podium Shocks
The Teryx4’s independent suspension was already tough to beat, but the 2014 Teryx4 now utilizes one of the best names in the high-performance suspension business, Fox. Kawasaki engineers collaborated with Fox to fit the Teryx4 with the ultimate high performance Side x Side shocks, fully adjustable for spring preload and 24-way compression damping, to tailor the ride to the terrain. As always, Kawasaki and Fox incorporated a dual-mode design ideology so that the Fox Podium coil-over shocks provide everything from cruising comfort with four passengers aboard to sport-style bump absorption when driven solo or with a single passenger. It’s a difficult combination to get right, but Fox’s high-grade Podium shocks, which feature piggyback reservoirs to help maintain consistent damping, are more than capable of the task, and the added visual appeal of the LE’s color-matched springs and A-arms will definitely draw attention to its quality suspension.

With all this performance and handling potential, consistent stopping power is a must, and the Teryx4 delivers! High-performance hydraulic discs up front using 200mm rotors gripped by dual-piston calipers offer exceptional feel and stopping power. The brakes are recessed within the wheels, protecting them from dirt, water and debris, while durable steel-braided lines help keep pedal feel crisp and progressive. In back is Kawasaki’s unique sealed internal wet brake that features internal components that are completely sealed from mud, water, dust and debris, the result being ultra-reliable braking performance. The combination of powerful discs up front and the sealed system in back is ideal, and contributes once again to the Teryx4’s wide-ranging overall performance.

Large 26” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer the type of ride comfort, control and traction you’d expect from a first-class Side x Side like the Teryx4. Their construction and tread design helps maximize forward traction while optimizing response for aggressive cornering.

The Teryx4’s shorter (compared to other four-seat Side x Sides) 85.7” wheelbase affords it a surprisingly small 16.7’ turning radius, which makes tight turns an easy affair on trails or in tight spaces. The unit’s substantial 11.1” of ground clearance helps keep it from bottoming when cresting an obstacle or ridge, while high approach and departure angles (79 and 65 degrees, respectively), reduce the possibility of smacking the front bumper when approaching a steep slope or scraping the tail when exiting one.

The Teryx4 side x side also excels at all sorts of workday tasks, from crew hauling to towing. Its sizable 18” by 48”, 250-pound-capacity cargo box is 8.5” deep, with a flat bottom that is big enough for a large cooler, several spare fuel cans, or other large objects. Four tie-down loops help secure cargo, and the rear wall is shorter in the center, to make it easier to load and remove items. The Teryx4 features a standard 2” hitch receiver, and towing capacity is a substantial 1,300 pounds.

Convenience features include two DC power outlets – one in front, another in back – providing up to 120 watts of peak electrical power, while nearly 8 gallons of fuel capacity and improved fuel economy for 2014 offer substantial range, enough for a long day on the job or trail. There’s also a conveniently located beverage holder for each of the four seats.

Those powerful and purposeful good looks start with a high-strength steel front guard and an aggressive looking hood that opens for ease of maintenance up-front. The headlamp and fender design gives the Teryx4 a no-nonsense look that says “sporty” and “functional” in the same breath. Accessing the front suspension, coolant reservoir, air filter and electrical equipment is easy, thanks to an easy-open front hood, which is part of a tough, rugged looking body package.

New premium painted bodywork is available in Candy Lime Green or Candy Burnt Orange, with color-matched door panels, new color-matched suspension components, and stylish new 3-tone seat covers. These bold colors enhance the LE’s performance image, while its highly functional cab roof/sun top offers added utility by helping shield the driver and passengers from the sun’s rays or rain drops. And if your off-road adventure should go on past sundown, the LE’s sleek new high-intensity LED headlights offer improved visibility in dark conditions and bragging rights when your buddies ask why your Teryx4 looks so much better at night than the other guy’s Side x Sides.

Unlike some competitors, Teryx4 features secure latching doors that are easy to use, look good, and offer a level of mud protection. Scratch-resistant bodywork and textured paint on the sturdy front guard and ROPS cage, help keep the Teryx4 looking sharp for a good long time.

Passengers will enjoy riding in the Teryx4 during a long day, because it’s the most comfortable Side x Side in its class, by far. Its roomy interior gives the driver and passengers ample room to spread-out, with plenty of hip, shoulder and legroom.

The LE’s stylish new 3-tone high-backed bucket seat covers offer comfort to match their custom looks, while high-quality cushioning and cold-resistant seat material provide all-day plushness. When the going gets rough, the Teryx4’s three-point seatbelts help keep the driver and passengers in place. The adjustable front seats offer three positions in one-inch increments, while the rear seats are mounted slightly higher than those in front. Stadium style seating provides rear seat passengers a better view forward. Convenient handholds integrated into the frame give passengers something solid to hang-onto, while shock absorbing comfort mounts and an anti-cinch feature on the seatbelts helps prevent over-tightening when the belts lock during sudden deceleration (or when the tilt sensor is activated).

Instrumentation is top-notch, and includes a multi-function electronic display that provides a ton of useful information: speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer and hour meter, clock, dual trip meters, 2WD/4WD indicator, front-differential indicator light, parking-brake indicator, water-temp and fuel-injection warning indicators, reverse indicator light, etc. – everything you need to know.

Strength. Power. Comfort. Convenience. Hauling and towing ability. Reliability. Four seats. The Teryx model line has always been a pinnacle of off-road fun and function, and the 2014 Teryx4 LE represents the best of the best in Kawasaki Teryx performance, reliability, comfort and styling.

A large selection of Genuine Kawasaki Accessories is available through authorized Kawasaki dealers. As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages Side x Side drivers to drive responsibly and to respect the environment.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, Side x Sides, and personal watercraft through a network of more than 1,200 independent retailers, with an additional 7,400 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. For five decades, the Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

Key Features:
  • 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! 
  • FOX Podium shocks offer excellent sporty handling coupled with plush ride comfort 
  • LED headlamps provide higher intensity lighting for driving in low visibility conditions 
  • 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 
  • Kawasaki engineering and construction that is visibly strong, with high-quality welds 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 
  • Painted candy-colored Lime Green or Burnt Orange bodywork package offers good looks and extreme durability for the long haul, with scratch-resistant material used throughout 
  • 3-tone high-backed bucket seat covers offer comfort to match their custom looks 
  • The LE model also includes a stylish and functional cab roof/sun top that helps shield the driver and passengers from sun and rain, for enhanced comfort while exploring the great outdoors 
  • 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, 10.8” 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
More Powerful 783cc v-twin Engine
  • 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
FOX Podium Shocks and Suspension
  • 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 helps 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 rear torsion bar helps minimize body roll, maximizing chassis performance 
  • Body-color painted suspension arms and coil-over springs complement the premium automotive finishes on this special Teryx4 LE’s bodywork
2014 Kawasaki Teryx4™ LE Specifications
Engine:Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve system:SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Displacement:783cc
Starting system:Electric
Bore x stroke:85.0 x 69.0mm
Compression ratio:10.7:1
Fuel system:DFI® with two 36mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition:TCBI w/ electronic advance
Transmission:Continuously variable belt-drive transmission w/ high and low range, reverse, and a wet centrifugal clutch
Final drive:Selectable four-wheel drive w/ locking front differential, shaft
Frame:Double-X reinforced design using large-diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travel:Dual 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 travel:Independent 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 tires:Maxxis 26x9-12
Rear tires:Maxxis 26x11-12
Front brakes:Dual hydraulic discs w/ 2-piston calipers
Rear brake:Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length:124.8 in.
Overall width:61.6 in.
Overall height:79.4 in.
Wheelbase:85.7 in.
Ground clearance:11.1 in.
Lighting:(2) High-intensity LED headlights, (2) 8 W taillight, 24 W stoplight
Cargo bed capacity:249 lbs., 47.6 W x 17.9 L x 8.7 in. H
Towing capacity:1,300 lbs.
Curb weight:1580.3 lbs.
Fuel capacity:7.9 gal.
Instruments:Multi-function digital meter w/ speedometer, fuel gauge, clock hour meter, odometer, dual trip meter and parking-brake indicator, CVT belt, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and low-oil-pressure indicators
Colors:

Candy Lime Green,

Candy Burnt Orange
MSRP Black, Green / White, Blue

$16,999

Warranty:6 Months
Good Times™ Protection Plan12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Wholesale distributor:Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618
949-770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

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