2015 Kawasaki Teryx™ LE


Kawasaki Teryx™ LE Details

MSRP: $14999 :: Call 1-800-556-3098 for our special discount pricing.

LE Model Delivers Premium Features in the Teryx Side x Side

The 2015 Kawasaki Teryx® LE isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t pretend to be. Kawasaki’s most exclusive two-seat side x side features all of the standard features that make the rest of the Teryx line the strongest and most reliable side x sides money can buy: a high-performance V-twin engine boasting massive power, a rugged chassis and premium FOX® Podium™ high-performance shocks.

But the Teryx LE’s custom styling and features are a cut above even its well-appointed siblings. Attention-grabbing custom touches give it an unmatched presence in the desert, the dunes, the mountains or deep in the forest. Drive a Teryx LE, and you are bound to be noticed wherever you go!

Special LE model upgrades include:
High-intensity LED headlights
High-strength steel brush guard
Lightweight cast aluminum wheels
Handy Cab Roof/Sun Top
Premium bodywork featuring automotive-quality paint
Suspension arms and springs are color-matched to the bodywork
Three-tone high-backed premium bucket seat covers
The character-filled, purpose-built 90-degree V-twin Teryx engine is revered for its exhaust note, linear stump-pulling power and amazing flexibility. For 2015, Teryx keeps the substantial displacement bump (up from 749cc to 783cc beginning in 2014). Those extra cc’s generate the power and torque right where you need it most, in the low- to mid-range, which makes short work of scrambling up steep hills, slogging through mud bogs and crawling over rocks. The new generation Teryx delivers better fuel efficiency while dramatically increasing range between fuel stops!

Kawasaki’s engineers achieved these goals for the 2014 Model Year with optimized camshaft profiles and revised exhaust headers that allow the Teryx’s new engine to consistently deliver exciting linear power when driving solo, with a passenger, or when carrying heavy loads. And yet the torque doesn’t upset the Teryx’s super smooth character in the least, as its 90-degree V-twin design employs perfect primary balance to help keep things comfortable for both the driver and passenger during long off-road treks.

Transferring all that torque and power to the ground is a proven Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), centrifugal clutch assembly and a three-mode electronically selectable 4WD system that features instant access to 2WD, 4WD and 4WD+Front Differential Lock modes for optimum gearing and traction simply by rotating a dash-mounted switch. The CVT is well-known for its quick response and direct engine “feel” in sportier riding situations, and its unique engine braking capability can increase driver confidence on descents, while turning and in rough conditions.

So whether it’s climbing a rocky uphill trail, crossing a stream or just plain hauling down a wide-open two-track trail, the Teryx has an ideal drivetrain mode to handle it.

The Teryx side x side’s all-new Double-X chassis takes on rough and technical terrain. Its highly rigid square tube frame effectively combats flex to provide superior handling over rough ground, and its extremely tight 16.7’ turning radius makes maneuvering in close quarters a cinch – a real benefit over the competition that is often forced to make multi-point turns in the same amount of space.

This stout frame was designed by Kawasaki engineers using detailed computer analysis and loads of off-road testing to create its super-strong Double-X 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. The frame is also significantly reinforced by the 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. The Teryx underbody engine guards offer an added measure of protection by shielding vital components; their smooth reinforced surfaces act as a skid plate when grinding over the occasional obstacle becomes necessary.

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

Large 26” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer the type of ride comfort, control and traction you’d expect from a Teryx side x side. Their construction and tread design helps maximize forward traction while optimizing driver feedback for aggressive cornering.

The Teryx LE side x side has a 85.8” wheelbase that affords it a surprisingly small turning radius, yet its substantial 11” of ground clearance prevents it from high centering when cresting a ridge or obstacle, while high approach and departure angles (79- and 65-degrees, respectively), reduce the possibility of contacting the front bumper when approaching a steep slope or scraping the tail when exiting.

Easy, low-effort and precise steering are hallmarks of the Teryx’s clever Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.

The Showa-built system eliminates the traditional power-steering pump found on most of the competition, so steering inputs don’t rob engine power, and it is only active 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 state-of-the-art sports car. EPS offers additional damping in all conditions, especially on rough surfaces, resulting in reduced steering kickback and bump-steer.

Teryx’s independent suspension was already legendary, and the 2015 Teryx LE stays true to the legacy by incorporating one of the best names in the high-performance suspension business, FOX®. Stout steel A-arms at all four corners are mated to all-new, adjustable FOX Podium™ piggyback reservoir coil-over shocks that offer 8” of plush travel up front and 8.3” out back, to give the Teryx plenty of trail-taming comfort.

The LE’s stylish color-matched springs and suspension arms draw even more attention to its premium suspension package.

Kawasaki engineers collaborated with FOX to fit the Teryx with the ultimate high-performance FOX Podium shocks, which are 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 the adjustable FOX Podium coil-over 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 shocks get the job done by maintaining consistent, progressive and fade-free damping in all driving conditions.

With the Teryx’s performance and handling potential, consistent brake performance is also essential, and the Teryx delivers with high-performance hydraulic discs up front using 200mm rotors gripped by dual-piston calipers for exceptional feel and stopping power. The brakes are recessed within the cast aluminum wheels to help keep them away from dirt, rocks, water and debris, while sturdy steel-braided lines help keep pedal feel crisp and progressive.

At the rear is Kawasaki’s unique sealed internal wet brake, which features internal components that are completely sealed from mud, water, dust and debris. The result is powerful and ultra-reliable braking performance whether descending steep hills or running wide open on fast trails, wet tor dry.

Teryx excels at all sorts of tasks, from hauling family to towing. Its sizable new 27.6 x 43.3”, tilting cargo bed is 10.4” deep and boasts a heavy-duty 600 lb payload capacity with a flat bottom that is big enough for a large cooler, several spare fuel cans or other essentials.

The bed also features the capability to add Kawasaki’s optional new tool snap-mount system that allows for quick-mounting of Kawasaki accessories and/or tools to the bed rails. Four tie-down loops help secure the cargo, and two new water-resistant rear storage compartments offer 48 gallons of total capacity – the largest in its class.

Teryx also features a latching tailgate that can be removed without requiring tools, and the tailgate features molded drink holders for added convenience. A 2” hitch receiver is standard. Teryx towing capacity is a substantial 1,300 lb once equipped with an optional draw bar.

Convenience features include two DC power outlets providing up to 120 watts of peak electrical power, while nearly eight gallons of fuel capacity and impressive fuel economy mean the Teryx LE has substantial range, enough for a long day on the trail. There’s also a handy cab roof/sun top to maximize comfort, plus a conveniently located beverage holder for each occupant.

The Teryx LE side x side’s bold styling matches its performance image. Its automotive-quality paint finish, three-tone seat covers, and lightweight polished cast aluminum wheels could garner a fair share of attention at any custom car show, but it doesn’t stop there. The LE also features a strong tubular-steel front brush guard and high-intensity LED headlamps that are engineered to keep your path well-lit long after sunset.

Unlike many of its competitors, the LE also features premium factory-designed secure latching doors that are easy to use, look good and offer a high level of mud protection. Scratch-resistant bodywork includes an aggressive looking hinged hood that opens for ease of maintenance, and angular fenders that give it a look that says “sporty” and “functional” at the same time. Textured paint on the brush guards and ROPS cage, help keep the Teryx LE looking sharp for a good long time.

Both the driver and passenger will enjoy riding in the Teryx 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 passenger ample room to spread-out, with plenty of hip, shoulder and legroom. Three-tone high-backed bucket seats feature high-quality cushioning and cold-resistant seat material for all-day plushness. The adjustable seats eliminate the need for a headrest and feature wraparound ergonomics to hold driver and passenger firmly in place. They also offer three positions in 1” increments to tailor the Teryx LE comfort to fit a wide range of body types. And when the going gets rough, three-point seatbelts offer a high degree of security to keep the driver and passengers in place. Shock-absorbing comfort mounts and an anti-cinch feature on the seatbelts also help prevent over-tightening when the belts lock during sudden deceleration (or when the tilt sensor is activated).

Teryx LE’s instrumentation is top-notch, and includes a multi-function electronic display that provides an array 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 at a glance.

A large selection of Kawasaki Genuine 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 Jet Ski® 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. The Kawasaki brand is 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.

Kawasaki Teryx™ 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 x 69mm
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 with high and low range, plus reverse and wet centrifugal clutch
Final drive Selectable four-wheel drive with locking front differential, shaft
Frame Double-X reinforced design using large-diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travel Color-matched dual A-Arms with piggyback reservoir coil-over FOX Podium shocks, with adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping / 8″
Rear suspension / wheel travel Color-matched Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with new piggyback reservoir coil-over FOX Podium shocks, with adjustable spring preload and 24-way compression damping / 8.3″
Front tires Maxxis 26×9-12
Rear tires Maxxis 26×11-12
Front brakes Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length 117.3 in.
Overall width 61.6 in.
Overall height 76.8 in.
Wheelbase 85.8 in.
Ground clearance 11.0 in.
Lighting (2) High-intensity LED headlights, (2) 8 W taillight, 24 W stoplight
Cargo bed capacity 600 lbs., 43.3 W x 27.6 L x 10.4 in. H
Towing capacity 1,300 lbs.
Curb weight 1,556 lbs.
Fuel capacity 7.9 gal.
Instruments Multi-function Digital Meter with speedometer, fuel gauge, clock hour meter, odometer, dual trip meter and parking brake indicator, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and low-oil-pressure indicators
Color(s) Candy Lime Green, Metallic Stardust White
Warranty Kawasaki Strong 3 Year Limited Warranty
Good Times™ Protection Plan 12 or 24 months

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