Inside the long-travel, supercharged bling mobile


One of the most interesting builds at the SxS Adventure Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) was the Viper Machine/HCR Racing/ Kraftwerks KRX 1000. Vernal, Utah’s York Motorsports is a Kawasaki, Yamaha and CFMoto dealership, and they also own Viper Machine, which makes billet-aluminum bling and accessories for the Teryx KRX 1000, Maverick X3s, and more. Rock crawlers especially will appreciate Viper’s KRX 1000 products, and two of the 15 are brackets for unhooking and securing the front and rear sway bars for rock-crawling articulation. Here’s a look at the Viper KRX 1000.

While the KRX has fun power, duners want more, and the Viper KRX has a Kraftwerks Supercharger kit that boosts power a claimed 60 percent. The deep Sand Hollow sand and 35-inch Roxxzillas make a power boost even more important.



Most of HCR’s long-travel kits stretch the wheelbase for better handling, but not the KRX 1000, which has a long wheelbase of 98.8 inches. The KRX 1000 long-travel dual-sport kit adds width, travel, ground clearance, style and armor to the Teryx KRX, making the 68-inch-wide Kawasaki 72 inches wide. The high-clearance trailing arms add 1.75 inches of clearance and an inch of travel for a total of 22 inches. Gull-wing boxed front A-arms work with the stock Fox Podium 2.5 LSC or Live Valve IBP shocks to deliver a tad under 20 inches of front travel.

Kraftwerks’ KRX Supercharger kit is a very clean install and turns the Viper build into a sleeper, because it looks at first glance like an accessory alternator kit. It bumps WHP from 80 to 130 but requires ECU tuning.


With about 10 pounds of extra weight comes strength, as HCR laser-cuts its proprietary steel alloy, that is 30 percent stronger than chromoly to create the beautiful boxed A-arms and trailing arms. Arms use chromoly tubes at the mounting points. Honeycomb construction and TIG welding create boxed, lightweight arms with incredible strength.

The dual-sport kit includes four boxed A-arms, two boxed trailing arms, four RCV extended axle bars, four billet-aluminum high-clearance radius rods, and installation hardware. It uses the OEM ball joints and K-Rex shocks. Retail is $6,049.99 for raw or bare metal, or get two choices of powdercoating for $500–$700 extra.

Wait, that’s not an alternator; it’s a Rotrex C15-60 Supercharger feeding a fabricated aluminum intake plenum via an air-to-air intercooler.



Kraftwerks developed a very clean Supercharger kit for the KRX 1000, and it produces 130-plus horsepower at the wheels for a 60-percent increase. A Rotrex C15-60 Supercharger is driven by a sealed belt and billet aluminum pulley with a cover system that bolts to the KRX accessory alternator mount. The Supercharger is tucked out of sight and mounts to a CNC’d bracket. It also has its own oil-cooling circuit and a pulley that delivers 8 psi.

HCR boxed dual-sport A-arms add 4 inches of width and travel, and Viper’s billet winch plate, and wide front tow hook add function and bling. That’s a Factor 55 UltraHook XTV winch lead.


The KRX kit includes a fabricated aluminum intake plenum, a high-efficiency air-to-air intercooler that rides behind the cabin, lightweight powder-coated intercooler piping with silicone couplers, and CNC-machined aluminum mounting brackets, a three-bar MAP sensor, a blow-off valve that recirculates back into the intake, and all of the necessary mounting hardware for $4,415.24. It’s a direct bolt-on system with no fabricating, cutting or welding needed, and installation time is five to eight hours.

Viper also went with a Force Turbos USA KRX 2.5-inch stainless-steel Sport exhaust ($439.99), which increases exhaust flow rates and lowers exhaust temperatures while weighing less and sounding better than the OEM muffler. It accepts the OEM spark arrestor and is claimed to increase throttle response over stock.

Viper’s KRX six-piece shifter kit is a work of art, or pieces can be bought separately.



Voodoo did the KRX 1000 roll cage, which is $1850 for the two-seater, and freight starts at $600. The Voodoo cage is built from 0.120-inch-wall DOM tubing and includes a removable dash bar, aluminum roof, and three tabs for whips and flags. Options on this build include the glass windshield ($550), pillar pod tabs ($60), intrusion bars ($150), and powdercoating ($300).

Utah is a hotbed for UTV aftermarket companies, like HCR and Voodoo. Add Viper Machine, which built this trick, supercharged Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 using HCR suspension and Voodoo cage.


The stock seats were replaced with Simpsons, and Viper went with Kawasaki accessory Click-6 retractable harnesses, Rockford Fosgate audio system, and also the KRX bed box. Sector Seven Spectrum lit mirrors with universal clamps ($943.95) deliver 8000 raw lumens of LED light in a 210-degree field of view for night riding, and they have convex mirrors for better rear view. That’s especially important on the KRX, as the rear-fender bulges restrict rear view for backing up.

Billet-frame tube plugs and a low-profile tow hook also add bling, and the hook adds function. Check out all of the side bling in the contacts photo.


Viper’s billet parking-brake handle surrounds the OEM lever to strengthen it and act as an E-brake.


Besides the aforementioned front ($69) and rear ($89) sway-bar bracket sets, Viper Machine also has a six-piece billet gated shifter system ($349), billet E-brake handle ($225), billet winch plate with integrated rope Hawse ($139), billet floor drains ($119 a pair), billet mounts for a Rigid 40-inch light bar ($189), billet Frogskin intake covers ($239), billet frame tube plugs ($45), billet dash bezel ($109), and wide ($69) or narrow ($65) low-profile front and rear tow points. Viper is also developing other billet products, like door handles for the KRX and KRX4, and you can get the shift handle ($69) and shift gate ($59) separately. At Sand Hollow, the Viper KRX had 35-inch Roxxzillas on Metal Effex wheels.


Force Turbos USA

2032 W 2200 S

West Valley City, UT

(801) 807-8046

HCR Racing, LLC.

630 N. 800 W.

Cedar City, UT. 84721

(888) 928-RACE (7223)

(435) 865-9280

[email protected]

Kraftwerks USA

2050 5th Street

Norco, CA 92860

(951) 808-9888

Viper Machine/York Motorsports

591 S 1500 W

Vernal, UT 84078

(435) 789-7463


491 Old Hwy 91 Unit C3

Hurricane, UT 84737

(919) 272-4033


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