2015 Kawasaki Teryx


Kawasaki Teryx™ Details

MSRP: $12999 :: Call 1-800-556-3098 for our special discount pricing.

The 2015 Teryx keeps its legendary status as a powerful, efficient, comfortable, and great handling side x side!

The 2015 Kawasaki Teryx® picks up where the all-new 2014 model left off with its robust chassis, significant power boost, and premium FOX Podium high-performance shocks.

With the Teryx’s large cockpit and enhanced cargo bed, you get a great package that pushes the Teryx performance, handling, comfort and utility to a higher level. Whether tackling a tough job or a rough trail, the Teryx delivers like no other side x side in its class.


The character-filled, purpose-built 90-degree V-twin Teryx engine is revered for its entertaining exhaust note, linear stump-pulling power and amazing flexibility. For 2015, Teryx keeps the substantial displacement bump (up from 749cc to 783cc in 2014). The extra capacity generates 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!

The Teryx side x side consistently delivers exciting power when driving solo, with a passenger, or when carrying heavy loads. Its user-friendly powerband is felt throughout the entire rpm range, as its 90-degree V-twin design enjoys 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, negotiating a water crossing or just plain hauling down a wide-open two-track trail, the Teryx has the ideal drivetrain mode to handle it.

The Teryx side x side’s Double-X chassis takes on rough and technical terrain with ease. Its highly rigid square tube frame effectively prevents 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 extensive 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 and 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 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 agility in rough terrain at speed. Mid-engine placement helps centralize 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 feedback during aggressive cornering.

The Teryx side x side’s 85.8″ wheelbase affords it a surprisingly small turning radius, yet its substantial 11.0″ 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 front bumper contact when approaching a steep slope or scraping the tail while exiting one.

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.

The 2015 model’s independent suspension stays true to the Teryx 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 the highly acclaimed adjustable FOX Podium™ piggyback reservoir shocks with 8″ of progressive, fade-resistant travel up front and 8.3″ out back, to give the Teryx plenty of trail-taming comfort.

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. The FOX Podium shocks get the job done by maintaining consistent fade-free damping in all driving conditions.

With the Teryx’s substantial 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 wheels to help keep them away from dirt, rocks, water and debris, while sturdy steel-braided lines help keep pedal feel crisp and progressive.

In back 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 and extremely durable.

Teryx also excels at all sorts of tasks, from family hauling to towing. Its sizable 27.6″ by 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 tool snap-mount system that allows for the rapid 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-in drink holders for added convenience. A 2″ hitch receiver is standard to exploit the substantial 1,300 lb towing capacity with the optional draw bar fitted.

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 offer substantial range, enough for a full day of adventure. There’s also a conveniently located beverage holder for each occupant.

The Teryx side x side’s attractive styling matches its powerful image. It starts with an aggressive looking hood that opens for ease of maintenance. The headlamp and fender designs give the Teryx an aggressive look that says “sporty” and “functional” at the same time. 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, sporty looking body package.

Unlike many of its competitors, Teryx features factory-designed secure latching doors that are easy to use, look good and offer a high level of mud protection. Scratch-resistant Super Black bodywork and textured paint on the sturdy front guard and ROPS cage keep the Teryx 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, and its all-new high-backed bucket seats feature high-quality cushioning and cold-resistant seat material for all-day plushness. The adjustable seats feature wraparound ergonomics to hold driver and passenger firmly in place. They also offer three positions in 1″ increments to tailor the Teryx’s 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) for all day comfort.

Teryx’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™ 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 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 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 74.8 in.
Wheelbase 85.8 in.
Ground clearance 11.0 in.
Lighting (2) 35W headlights, (2) 8W taillight, 24W 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 1,547.2 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) Super Black
Warranty Kawasaki Strong 3 Year Limited Warranty
Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

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