2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000

The 2021 Kawasaki KRX 1000 is here! Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000. Details on the Teryx and Mule Pro models are on the way.

For 2021 the KRX 1000 is available in a new Vibrant Blue/Metallic Onyx Black color choice in addition to Lime GreenMetallic/Onyx Black. The price, $20,499 and mechanical details are the same as the 2020 model. Here are the technical highlights on the 2020 Kawasaki KRX 1000:


The Teryx KRX® 1000 sport side x side’s compact 999cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin engine with a bore and stroke that is set at 92.0 mm x 75.1 mm delivers both high-rpm power and robust low-end torque to accommodate a wide range of situations, from trail running to technical sections.

CVT with Centrifugal Clutch

Complementing the high-torque response of the powerful 999cc, liquid-cooled parallel twin engine, the CVT and centrifugal clutch are key to superior acceleration control at very slow speeds. The centrifugal clutch is located between the crankshaft and CVT drive pulley. This position allows it to eliminate the shock of the CVT belt engaging, which facilitates smooth departures from a stop. By eliminating the shock of the CVT belt engaging, the centrifugal clutch facilitates precise throttle control when navigating rock gardens or other tricky terrain and helps to reduce stress to the high-grade CVT belt. The CVT and transmission ratios were selected to offer optimum ride feel while ensuring stable engine braking characteristics. The engine braking offers reassuring support when descending steep inclines.

Power Mode selection

Two power modes allow the driver to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions. Full Power mode delivers a quick and powerful response from the engine, while a milder throttle response is offered by Low Power mode, ideal for low-speed control when crawling over extreme terrain.

Class-leading long travel suspension

Long suspension arms and massive FOX 2.5 PODIUM LSC shock units easily soak up obstacles encountered on the trail. Long-wheel travel combined with independent suspension action translates to a superior articulation that helps the Teryx KRX® 1000 handle technical terrain. The suspension system’s ability to keep all four wheels in contact with the ground keeps the Teryx KRX 1000 moving forward.

Double wishbone front suspension offers 19 inches of travel, while at the rear, 4-link trailing-arm suspension delivers 21 inches of travel. This rear suspension design also minimizes change to the toe-in over the suspension stroke, which helps with straight-line stability as well as contributing to stability during high-speed cornering. Steel suspension knuckles have been incorporated to contribute to the Teryx KRX 1000 side x side’s durability. In addition to off-road capability, the ability of the suspension to soak up bumps with minimal disturbance to the cabin contributes to ride comfort.

31” tires with 15” bead-lock wheels

The Teryx KRX® 1000 sport side x side is equipped with class-leading, large-diameter tires and bead-lock wheels. The 31-inch MAXXIS Carnivore tires were chosen to ride over small obstacles with greater ease than their smaller-diameter counterparts and help maintain its forward momentum. The tires’ off-road pattern offers enhanced grip for climbing over rocks in rock crawls, and their 8-ply construction offers excellent puncture resistance. The 15-inch aluminium wheels feature bead-lock rims designed to hold the tire beads in place in off-road riding situations. Large M10 bolts are reinforced with inserts in the female thread for extra holding power.

Roomy interior

The driving position was optimized for off-road riding and the roomy cabin greatly contributes to ride comfort. High-backed, form-fitting bucket seats and three-point seatbelts support the driver and passenger and provide comfortable seating. Ample legroom and lever-adjustable seats allow the driver to fine-tune their position for control and comfort. The long wheelbase of the Teryx KRX® 1000 affords plenty of space for a roomy cabin. Further, its rear-mounted-engine design locates the engine away from the cabin, meaning less engine heat and noise, which translates to increased comfort.

See UTV Action’s full test of the 2020 KRX 1000 here: https://utvactionmag.com/2020-kawasaki-teryx-krx-1000/

See more 2021 Kawasaki UTVs here: https://www.kawasaki.com

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