More travel, four inches of width and a longer wheelbase have been added to the original Teryx and Teryx 4 models while the KRX 1000 eS goes electric. We’ve written articles about the 5 things the KRX has that no other machine does. Now it’s time to talk about the technology, offered by all of the big brands and now Kawasaki does too, inside the 2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 eS.
According to Kawasaki, Electronic Control Suspension takes the Teryx KRX® 1000 eS to the next level. High-performance FOX 2.5 Live Valve Internal Bypass shocks combined with a Bosch Electronic Control System (including Kawasaki’s first use of a 6-axis IMU on a side x side) are then optimized with Kawasaki suspension settings to deliver a comfortable ride and enhanced platform across a wider range of riding situations. Dashboard switches on the Teryx KRX 1000 eS allow drivers to select from three suspension modes (soft, normal, and firm) on-the-fly to suit different terrains and speeds.
Setting the bar for next-level performance, the KECS system takes into account input from the Bosch Electronic Control System, the fuel injection ECU, and a steering angle sensor. The Semi-active Damping Control ECU then adjusts to the ground surface environment in real time to provide the ideal damping. The entire package has been fine-tuned by Kawasaki engineers to deliver optimum performance and ride comfort. Taking into account various factors such as speed, driver input, vehicle axis, and terrain, the benefits of KECS can only be found on the Teryx KRX 1000 eS side x side.
Dashboard switches on the Teryx KRX 1000 eS allow drivers to select from three suspension modes (NORMAL, FIRM and SOFT) on the fly to suit different terrains and vehicle speed.
NORMAL mode covers the greatest range of riding situations. This mode provides a plush feeling ride and firm damping (anti-bottoming), as well as enhanced handling. The roll angle is idealized, and line-holding performance is also improved.
FIRM is designed for trail runs at higher speeds, the firmer settings providing increased performance and driver reassurance.
SOFT is ideal for technical sections completed at lower speeds. Compared to Normal mode, road-holding performance is improved and obstacles can be tackled comfortably.
They Teryx KRX 1000 eS features FOX’s unique Internal Bypass damping architecture with position sensitive damping that changes depending on the operating zone of the suspension stroke to deliver a plus, predictable ride. When operating the new Teryx KRX 1000 eS in the “Ride Zone,” a system of bypass valves and bleed holes allows fluid to bypass the damping piston, freeing up the suspension for a high level of comfort. When the compressed suspension enters the “Bumb Zone,” fluid is forced through the piston’s compression valves, developing the firm damping required to resist bottoming. During shock extension, when the suspension enters the “Catch Zone,” fluid is forced to move through the piston’s rebound valves, again developing firmness to prevent harsh top-out.
FOX’s Live Valve technology complements the inherent performance and comfort achieved by the Internal Bypass design, using a semi-active valve to instantly adapt to any terrain by adjusting compression damping in real-time to maximize comfort, handling, and minimize bottoming-out.
Damping character is set according to the Suspension Mode selected. Then, taking into account input from the Bosch Electronic Control System, the FI ECU (vehicle speed, gear position, and throttle position), and a steering angle sensor, the SDC (semi-active damping control) ECU adjusts to the ground surface environment in real time to provide the ideal damping, delivering optimum suspension performance for a high level of ride comfort.
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 improved handling during high-speed cornering. Steel suspension knuckles have been incorporated to contribute to the Teryx KRX 1000 eS side x side’s durability. In addition to off-road capability, the suspension’s ability to soak up bumps with minimal disturbance to the cabin contributes to ride comfort.
2021 TERYX KRX® 1000 eS HIGHLIGHTS
- Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS)
- FOX 2.5 Live Valve Internal Bypass Shocks
- Large 7” High-Grade TFT Color Instrumentation
- Sport Front Bumper
- KQR™ Sport Roof
- Special Color and Graphics
- NEW Large 7” High-Grade TFT Color Instrumentation
A large seven-inch high-grade TFT color instrumentation has been added to a Kawasaki side x side for the first time to provide the driver with vehicle information needed, through a modern and highly visible display.
Positioned above the steering wheel, the sizeable all-digital instrumentation screen offers at-a-glance information to the driver at a glance. The display features white backlighting and has three selectable brightness levels. When linked to a smartphone via Bluetooth®, call and message notifications are displayed on the LCD screen and the time of day is automatically adjusted. Additionally, the display allows the driver to monitor suspension and review vehicle information such as engine temperature, while supporting for accessory audio and vehicle-mounted cameras.
The multi-function display includes the following features:
- Bar-style tachometer (2 display options)
- Digital speedometer
- Bar-style fuel gauge
- Gear indicator (L, H, N, R)
- Power Mode
- Driving mode (2WD/4WD/4WD+Diff Lock) indicator
- Economical Riding Indicator
- Dual trip meters
- Hour meter
- Water temperature
- Digital battery gauge
- Bar-style CTV temperature
- Seatbelt warning lamp
- Oil warning lamp
- Engine check lamp
- Water temperature warning lamp
- Neutral indicator lamp
- Reverse indicator lamp
- Parking indicator lamp
- EPS warning lamp
- CVT belt warning lamp
- Low voltage warning lamp
- Battery warning lamp
The CVT temperature gauge and indicator lamp warns the driver of conditions that may shorten the CVT belt life.
2021 Teryx and Teryx 4 S
We’ve feature plenty of Teryx’ in the past outfitted for adventure with HCR long travel suspension, now you can get extra travel as stock equipment. Well the travel number gains are much less than an HCR kit, they will noticeably change the ride of the current Teryx two and four seaters.
The Kawasaki Teryx® and Teryx4™ family of side x sides expands in 2021 by introducing two new models to its lineup with the Teryx® S LE and Teryx4™ S LE. Assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska with domestic and imported parts, the Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE side x sides feature new FOX® long travel suspension and longer A-arms in order to take comfort and capability to the next level while on your next adventure.
Whether it’s a quick day trip or a weekend-long excursion, the Teryx S LE and Teryx S LE are extremely versatile and ready to provide thrills for the whole family. The powerful 783 cc V-twin engine, FOX 2.0 LSC piggyback shocks, and aggressive styling contribute to the performance and durability needed to handle rugged outdoor trails. Electric Power Steering (EPS) comes standard and when paired with abundant torque and a total towing capacity of 1,300 pounds (with an optional draw bar) the Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE are comfortable and capable.
The 2021 Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE, built Kawasaki Strong and backed by the industry-leading 36-month limited warranty, offer strength, comfort, power, convenience, hauling and towing ability and reliability that make them versatile machines out on the trails.
2021 TERYX S LE & TERYX4 S LE HIGHLIGHTS
- NEW FOX Long Travel Suspension
- NEW A-Arm Shaped for Increased A-Arm Ground Clearance
- NEW Increased Tread Width and Longer Wheelbase
SUSPENSION & BRAKING
The Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE side x sides incorporate one of the most recognized names in the high-performance suspension business, FOX Shocks, for its four-wheel independent suspension. For 2021, new longer, steel A-arms can be found at all four corners paired with new FOX 2.0 LSC piggyback shocks that offer more suspension travel and revised suspension settings to help take on obstacles on the trail, while also contributing to a more comfortable ride. The S LE models feature high-performance FOX 2.0 LSC Piggyback single-chamber gas-charged shocks and offer excellent fade-resistant damping performance, even in hard conditions. All four shocks feature piggyback reservoirs enabling the shocks to run cooler and providing more stable damping performance under hard conditions. The front shocks have larger shock bodies matching the two-inch diameter shock bodies mounted in the rear. The longer shock stroke translates to increased wheel travel with the front increasing to 8 to 10.7 inches of wheel travel and the rear increasing from 8.3 to 10.0 inches.
The longer A-arms feature a design with more pronounced curvature, meaning more overall ground clearance. The Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE also feature revised suspension settings, offering improved stroke action and a more comfortable ride. Both front and rear shocks are adjustable for compression damping as well as preload. The front suspension is complemented by an anti-roll bar that contributes to front/rear roll balance.
According to Kawasaki, this impressive chassis package is further enhanced with a wide-track/wide-body design. The new wide stance helps create a more planted feel, increases agility during cornering and boosts the ability to navigate the terrain. The new wide stance has been increased by approximately 4 inches in the front and 2.4 inches in the rear, bringing the overall width to over 62 inches. The new longer wheelbase increased from 85.8 to 88.2 inches, this provides a longer stance that means ground disturbances have less of an effect on the cabin, increasing ride comfort and contributing to better handling. The mid-engine placement also helps by centralizing the vehicle’s center of mass, which reduces the turning inertia and promotes more fluid directional changes.
The construction and tread design of the large 27” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 help maximize forward traction, while optimizing driver feedback for cornering.
The S LE model side x sides a maximum 12.2 inches of ground clearance at max preload, helping to negotiate obstacles. The high approach and departure angles (78-degrees in the front for both the Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE and 87-degrees and 69-degrees in the rear for Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE, respectively) also reduce the possibility of catching the front bumper or scraping the rear.
KAWASAKI STRONG 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
The Teryx and Teryx4 side x side lineup is capable, comfortable and durable and backed by the Kawasaki STRONG 3-Year Limited Warranty.
A large selection of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories is available through authorized Kawasaki dealers across the country. As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages side x side users to drive responsibly and to respect the environment.
All Kawasaki Genuine Accessories are developed in conjunction with the vehicle for fit and functionality. They include items such as a snowplow and several winches. There is a soft cab enclosure, fabric, plastic and aluminum roofs, as well as full-length fabric doors. There is a cargo box system that secures to the cargo bed using special clamps. Teryx4 S LE side x side owners can also purchase an audio system, auxiliary lighting, tow hitch balls, a full and half windshield, as well as gun cases and a mounting system. For added protection there is a full complement of underbody guards and skid plates from front to rear, as well as light guards, a rear bumper, fender flares and more.
The 2021 Teryx S LE is available in both a Candy Lime Green and Candy Persimmon Red colorway. The 2021 Teryx4 S LE is offered in three different color options, including Candy Lime Green, Candy Persimmon Red, and Fragment Camo Gray. The Teryx4 S Camo can be found in Realtree Xtra® Green Camo.
Teryx® S LE
Colors: Candy Lime Green
Teryx® S LE
Colors: Candy Persimmon Red
Teryx4™ S LE
Colors: Candy Lime Green
Teryx4™ S LE
Colors: Candy Persimmon Red
Teryx4™ S LE
Colors: Fragment Camo Gray
Teryx4™ S Camo
Colors: Realtree Xtra® Green Camo
Realtree Extra® Green Camo – Realtree APG-XTRA Camouflage Design © 2012 of Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Ltd., all rights reserved.