it can splash through the hole for the
throttle cable in the firewall if you hit
puddles too fast.
DOES IT RULE THE ROCKS?
You bet! Stone stock, the Teryx 800
is a great rock crawler that inspires
confidence on the steeps. Add longer
travel and larger tires and it’s a rock
HOW ABOUT THE BRAKES?
They’re the same as the 750’s. With
dual-piston front calipers squeezing
200mm rotors and the multi-disc,
oil-bathed rear brakes, the Teryx 800
stops quickly with no drama. However,
the same brakes seem weak when
more weight is added to the package,
and the Teryx 800 is faster than the
750, so it taxes them more. Bigger
rotors would help.
HOW ABOUT TRAIL COMFORT?
It’s also much improved. The new
seats are more comfortable and can be
adjusted (by 3 inches), and the doors
are awesome. The camo and LE Teryx
come with a roof, which is worth its
weight in gold in rain and snow, and the
cabin has more legroom and shoulder
room than most. Very little noise and
heat from the engine make it into the
cabin, and the controls are well-placed
and easy to use. The
rear storage bin is simply
incredible, and EPS is icing
on the cake too.
WHAT’S OUR FINAL ANSWER?
Kawasaki improved every
aspect of the Teryx with
the new 800, except the
brakes. The engine not
only makes more power
and torque, it’s also 20
percent more fuel efficient,
so you get more bang
for your buck. Handling,
suspension, comfort, and
effectiveness at work and
play are all upgraded, and
the Teryx 800 is a master of
the woods, mud and rocks,
luring us into the outback.
• More power with excellent delivery,
• Great cabin design with comfy seats
• Rear storage bins hold lots of cargo
• Awesome creature comforts, new
• New switch eliminates variable diff-
• Teryx brakes not upgraded
FACTORY FINANCING & INCENTIVES
• 3.99% APR on 24-month financing
at press time
Perforated, 200mm front rotors are squeezed by dual-piston hydraulic calipers, and the torsion bar attaches to
the upper front A-arms. Brake lines are coated stainless
steel for better braking power.