We’ve been anticipating new Teryx two-seaters ince Kawasaki introduced the vastly more advanced Teryx4 back in 2012, and now
they’re here! The 2014 Teryx two-seater (T2) brings
the best features of the latest Teryx4 to a sporty, more
compact machine with a big tilting bed. Here’s what you
need to know about the three new Teryx two-seaters.
WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE NEW TERYXS?
Everything. The engine is the big, new, 783cc version of
the four-valve-per-cylinder, single-overhead-cam V-twin that
powers the Teryx4. Power is up 26 percent over the previous
T2’s 749cc engine, thanks to higher compression ( 10.7:1
versus 8.8:1), new cams, larger throttle bodies and a new
exhaust system. Kawasaki claims the new engine provides
20 percent better fuel economy, as well as more power.
The T2’s transmission and 4WD system are new too.
It’s still a dual-range, belt-type continuously variable
transmission, but now there’s a centrifugal clutch before
the primary clutch to protect the belt and provide more
progressive engagement. The new CVT also provides better
engine braking. The new T2 also inherits the T4’s more
convenient drive-mode selector, a dash-mounted knob that
lets you select 2WD, 4WD and 4WD differential-lock mode.
Just like on the 2014 T4, Fox Podium piggyback reservoir
shocks with adjustable compression damping and spring
preload provide the suspension. There’s more travel too.
Front travel is 8 inches, up from 7. 5 inches. Rear travel is
increased to 8. 3 inches from 7. 5 on the previous T2.
Electronic Power Steering (EPS) cuts steering effort and
smooths the ride on the all-new T2s. Power steering wasn’t
available on previous Teryx two-seaters.
The Teryx was always roomy, but the larger, more rigid,
double X-braced frame from the T4 supports a bigger cabin
NEW TERYX 800
The Teryx camo has Realtree APG HD bodywork, a roof, LED headlights, and
26-inch Maxxis Bighorns on 12-inch black steel wheels.