WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017?
The Teryx 800 gets Super Black
livery, and the LE gets a new color
choice—Candy Matte Burnt Orange, in
addition to Candy Lime Green. Graphics
changes round out 2017, as the Teryx
and Teryx4 saw revisions in 2016 and
The Teryx/T- 4 got a total makeover
with a Double-X frame and a
3mm-longer stroke in 2014, bumping
displacement to 783cc. For 2016 the
Teryx4 got another styling upgrade.
The tilt hood was replaced by more
aggressive fenders and a removable
hood panel for airbox and battery
access, plus a new, replaceable fender
brace. This bar was required, because
the camo and Limited Edition got quad
LED headlights with separate high/low
toggles on the dash and 20.4-watt high-beam and 10.2-watt low-beam output.
The base EPS Teryx had outer halogen
35-watt lights and blank housings
for optional upgrades. A larger steel
tube front bumper protects the new
front end, and the Fox Podium X 2.0
piggyback shocks got new valving for
optimized ride quality and performance.
Base and camo models have
26-inch Bighorn 2.0 tires on black,
steel, 12-inch wheels, while Limiteds
upgrade to 27-inch Bighorns on two-tone, cast-aluminum, 14-inch wheels.
A roof comes on the camo and LE,
but the cabin got the majority of the
attention with tool-less, three-position
driver’s seat adjustment, infinite-position
tilt steering and a tool-adjustable
passenger seat. The steering wheel is
over-molded for better grip and comfort,
and the dash has centrally located
controls and a multifunction
digital display tilted towards
the driver. There are four blanks
for accessory switches in the
two-piece dash with textured plastic.
The rear transfer case got new bevel
gears, and the multi-disc, wet-pack rear
brake has a manual parking brake on
the center console, which also has a
rear-facing 12-volt outlet for powering
a sprayer or other accessories. The
Double-X frame is upswept with a
79-degree approach angle and has an
upswept rear and sides for additional
ground clearance. The Teryx has two
rear storage bins and a 600-pound-
capacity tilt bed, while the T- 4 has a
small bed behind the rear stadium seats
with a 249-pound cargo capacity.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The base-model Teryx 800 EPS
is $12,999. The Realtree Xtra Green
Camo Teryx is $14,299, and the Limited
Edition is $14,999. Yamaha’s Wolverine
700 EPS is $11,999 to $12,599. The
R-Spec EPS is $13,199 to $13,799,
The Limited Edition gets a new Matte
Burnt Orange color choice for styling on
the trail. The Teryx 800 is an excellent, all-around trail and exploration machine.
and the SE EPS is $14,799. Honda’s
Pioneer 1000 is $13,999, and the P- 5
is $16,199. The Polaris Ranger XP 900
EPS is $14,499 to $15,299. Can-Am’s
Commander 800 DPS is $13,149, and
XTs are $15,599 to $15,449, while
the Defender HD8 DPS is $13,099 to
$13,899 and the two XT packages run
from $15,699 to $21,699.
HOW FAST IS THE V-TWIN?
It’s quick enough to be fun, but
duners and desert rats will want more
than the 50-mph top speed. The long-stroke, 783cc V-twin has a lot of torque
( 47 foot-pounds) for trail obstacles,
and it puts out 26 percent more power
than the original Teryx 750. It’s a great
powerplant for tight woods and mountain
switchback trails, and it’s practically
unstoppable in low range, where top
speed is 25 mph. Throttle response is
Since 2014 the Teryx
has been powered
by the Brute Force
750’s V-twin with
ride on a
and Hemi heads
are fed by two 36mm
Mikuni EFI throttle bodies.
Compression is 10.7:1.