Kawasaki Teryx4 (2012) $13,399

Kawasaki Teryx4 (2012)

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Twice as much of a good thing is always better, right? Absolutely. So you knew Kawasaki would eventually double the Teryx’s substantial fun and function factor by adding two seats – enough for more friends, extra help or the whole family.

2012 Kawasaki Teryx4   | Price: $13,399 | Displacement: 749cc | Horsepower: 38hp | Drivetrain: AWD/2WD | Suspension: A-Arm 8″ | Color: Sunbeam Red/Scout Green 

Key Features:

All-new model for 2012

oom for four means twice the personal payload and twice the fun. And with the rear seats mounted higher than those in front, rear-seat passengers have a better view forward – and have an easier time getting in and out • Perfectly balanced 749cc V-twin engine with digital fuel injection offers more power, especially in the low and mid range, exactly where a four-seat RUV needs it • All-new Double-X frame design offers rigidity and durability for the Teryx4’s extra weight and higher carrying capacity • All-new bodywork package offers good looks and extreme durability for the long haul, with scratch-resistant material used throughout • Sport-focused suspension front and rear offers an ideal compromise between sporty control and superb ride comfort • Roomy interior lets driver and passengers stretch out, while ample cargo space means you can take along plenty of supplies and gear • Short wheelbase versus the competition allows a short 16.7-foot turning radius (handy in tight situations) and the ability to climb over obstacles that would ground longer and lower vehicles • Superb off-road ability, including high-grade Maxxis Bighorn 26-inch tires on 12-inch rims, 10.8 inches of ground clearance, a 17-degree break-over angle, and 23.6-inch water fording depth• Continuously variable transmission (CVT) and category-first centrifugal clutch offer sporty performance and the slow-speed throttle precision needed in tricky or slow-speed conditions • Electronic three-mode 4WD is controlled by a handy cockpit switch and allows instantaneous changes from 2WD to 4WD and 4WD with differential lock for maximum traction situations• Dual 200mm front discs and a sealed multi-plate rear brake system help provide stopping power • Convenience features include standard colored doors, auto-style parking brake, roomy cargo area with four tie-down loops, full instrumentation, hand-holds, two-tone seats, over fenders for mud protection, opening front hood for easy maintenance and much more • Multi-function instrumentation offers the driver a host of important information, including speed, hour meter, fuel level and much more

Liquid Cooled 749cc Engine:

Teryx4’s perfectly balanced liquid-cooled, 749cc SOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine pumps out substantial power, especially in the low

• and mid-range, precisely where a four-seat RUV needs it • Peak power has also been raised in addition to the focus on low • and mid-range grunt • Oversquare (85 x 66mm) engine dimensions and high-flow four-valve cylinder heads contribute to the Teryx’s superb acceleration, low • and mid-range pulling power and overall engine flexibility • 90-degree V-twin configuration offers perfect primary balance, resulting in low engine vibration and maximum comfort for driver and passengers • Transmission design features a shift-drum/shift-fork assembly for improved operation and durability, along with a centrifugal wet clutch in place of the previous belted design for improved operation • Aluminum cylinders are electrofusion-plated for light weight and excellent heat dispersion – all of which add durability and reliability • Valve timing, lift and ignition timing have all been optimized; along with a revised exhaust system, the new powerplant pumps out ideal power for a four-person RUV • Piston wall thickness, connecting rod bearing surfaces and crank journal surfaces have all been upgraded for added durability • Engine can be started in gear as long as the brake pedal is depressed • Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the RUV when descending hills • Engine is positioned mid-ship, providing optimum front/rear balance and optimal handling • A heavy-duty liquid cooling system keeps temperatures under control in the harshest conditions, and provides long-term dependability • Large-capacity radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for protection against mud and debris, while a large cooling fan increases cooling capacity, especially during slower going • Engine weight is reduced via numerous advanced technologies, including lightened crank webs, rare earth magnet usage, a small generator, and paring excess material wherever possible • An ignition cut-out protects the brake system by preventing riding with the parking brake engaged • Large-diameter cooling-system hoses maximize coolant flow and overall capacity, while the coolant reservoir is located beneath the flip-up front cover for easy maintenance

Digital Fuel Injection:

• Upgraded digital fuel injection system enhances throttle response and automatically adjusts for changes in temperature and elevation for optimum performance in a wide range of environments • The Teryx4’s FI system is controlled by a 32-bit ECU and continuously monitors coolant temperature, air intake temperature and pressure, throttle position, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle to automatically provide the ideal amount of fuel via two 36mm throttle bodies – now with 12-hole fine-atomizing injectors – for extremely stable power delivery regardless of the conditions • FI system permits easy engine starting at low temperature and utilizes an Automatic Idle Speed Control and Automatic Fast Idle function to help ensure smooth engine warm up • The high-pressure fuel pump located within the tank features a unique reservoir chamber at the bottom of the pump to ensure air does not leak into the fuel system • Specific Teryx-sized throttle bodies, optimized ignition timing and new fine-atomizing injectors maximize low • and mid-range torque as well as offer improved response at higher rpm

Kawasaki Automatic Power Drive CVT:

Featuring high and low ranges, plus reverse, this advanced and continuously variable transmission provides extremely direct engine feel along with instantaneous acceleration from the new centrifugal clutch

• Transmission utilizes a high-grade, super-durable Kevlar-impregnated belt designed to handle the high output of the engine. The drive converter shaft is hard chrome-finished for added durability • The CVT Belt Protection System prevents tire freewheel, improves rocky terrain performance and reduces belt overloading by adding Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) data into the system • Unnecessary belt wear is minimized with a system that reduces engine speed if the engine operates at high rpm for more than two seconds while the rear wheels are motionless • A large intake duct, located to keep water and debris out, provides plenty of cooling air to the CVT • Heat shielding on the exhaust pipe below the intake duct minimizes intake temperatures

Electronic Power Steering (EPS)

• Electrically powered system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest • Input from vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s motor • Electric motor’s inertia reduces bump steer and kickback to the steering wheel caused by shocks to the wheels, resulting in a more comfortable and controlled ride

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