WHAT’S NEW FOR THE TERYX4?
With the Teryx4 and Teryx 800 being
completely new for 2014 and Kawasaki
concentrating on the all-new Mule Pro
FXT for 2015, the Teryx4 and Teryx
only get cosmetic changes for 2015,
with LE models on both getting paint
accents on the cast-aluminum, spoked
wheels to match the suspension arms
and bumpers. New camouflage is also
news for 2015, with a new Realtree
Xtra Green water-dip finish. Both
Teryxs come without a roof on the base
models, while Camo and LE versions
get a sunroof.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The 2015 Teryx4 starts at $15,799,
the T- 4 camo is $16,299 and the
Limited Edition is $16,999. The Can-Am Commander Max 1000 starts
at $16,299 and jumps all the way
to $21,699 for the LTD. The Honda
Pioneer- 4 700 is $11,899 and $12,299
for the camo, but it doesn’t have EPS.
The Polaris Ranger XP900 Crew starts
at $14,399 and goes to $16,199 for
EPS. The Mule Pro FXT EPS is $13,999
HOW FAST IS THE V-TWIN?
Pretty fast. The torquey 783cc V-twin
is based on the hot-rod Brute Force
upper end, and it was stroked 3mm to
get 783cc. It’s governed to just over
50 mph, but it gets there quickly, and
the strong midrange makes it quick
from turn to turn. But, it’s the torque
that makes it such a workhorse on the
farm or ranch. Ours is used to drag
long steep driveways, and the engine
doesn’t bog at all when grading after
a heavy rain. It’ll climb most anything
in low range, and it has an ignition
cut-out to save the CVT belt if excess
wheelspin is detected.
WHAT ABOUT THE DELIVERY?
It’s top-shelf. The EFI and CVT are
tuned well together to deliver instant
Rear travel is 8. 3 inches, and the Teryx/T- 4 has a double-X frame
with raised sides, and approach and departure angles ( 79 and
65 degrees, respectively) for better clearance in rock crawling and
extreme UTVing. The automotive-style 2-inch receiver even has slots
for safety chains, and it tows 1300 pounds.
The new 2WD/4WD/diff-lock switch is much easier to use than the
old variable-lock lever on the console, and the passenger has a new
upright with contoured grip. The digital instrument screen is recessed
and tilted toward the driver for easier reading, and the glovebox is
Kawasaki’s Teryx4 800 FI
is a versatile workhorse that
can get down for serious fun
after the workday is finished.
The powerful 10.2/20.4-watt
LED headlights let that fun
extend to well after dark,
and the camo/LE sun top has
front, side and rear gutters
to channel water away from