Kawasaki released a third Teryx side x side: the 2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS, that joins the Kawasaki lineup of side x sides along with the just announced 2021 Kawasaki Teryx S LE and the Teryx4 S LE.
The upgraded KRX has Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) featuring Fox 2.5 Live Valve Internal Bypass shocks combined with a Bosch Electronic Control System.
The new electronic suspension adjusts in real time to provide the ideal damping, delivering optimal performance.
This 2021 model also has a seven-inch TFT color display, newly designed LED headlights, a KQR removeable sport roof, an aggressive front bumper and fresh graphics.
New Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) is comprised of high-performance Fox 2.5 Live Valve Internal Bypass shocks combined with a Bosch Electronic Control System are optimized with Kawasaki suspension settings.
Dashboard switches on the Teryx KRX 1000 eS allow drivers to select from three suspension modes (soft, normal, and firm) on-the-fly to suit different terrains and speeds.
The KECS system takes into account input from the Bosch Electronic Control System, the fuel-injection ECU, and a steering-angle sensor. The Semi-active Damping Control ECU then adjusts to the ground surface environment in real time to provide the ideal damping. The entire package has been fine-tuned by Kawasaki engineers to deliver optimum performance and ride comfort.
Suspension modes: Dashboard switches on the Teryx KRX 1000 eS allow drivers to select from three suspension modes (soft, normal, and firm) on-the-fly to suit different terrains and speeds.
Normal mode covers the greatest range of riding situations. This mode provides a plush feeling ride and firm damping (anti-bottoming), as well as enhanced handling. The roll angle is idealized, and line-holding performance is also improved.
Firm is designed for trail runs at higher speeds, the firmer settings providing increased performance and driver reassurance.
Soft is ideal for technical sections completed at lower speeds. Compared to Normal mode, road-holding performance is improved and obstacles can be tackled comfortably.
Double wishbone front suspension offers 19 inches of travel, while at the rear, 4-link trailing-arm suspension delivers 21 inches of travel. This rear suspension design also minimizes change to the toe-in over the suspension stroke, which helps with straight-line stability as well as contributing to improved handling during high-speed cornering. Steel suspension knuckles have been incorporated to contribute to the Teryx KRX 1000 eS side x side’s durability.
The 2021 Teryx KRX 1000 eS side x side is powered by a compact 999 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin engine with a bore and stroke that is set at 92.0 mm x 75.1 mm, which delivers both high-rpm and robust low-end torque to accommodate a wide range of situations, from trail running to technical rock climbs.
The Teryx KRX 1000 eS uses a large-volume CVT, centrifugal clutch and high-quality belt with a three-position transmission (High, Low, and Reverse) enables the Teryx KRX 1000 eS to take on the open range and tackle tricky technical courses.
The 2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS has on-the-fly electronically selectable 4WD and front differential lock. Two power modes are available: Full Power mode delivers a quick and powerful response from the engine, while a milder throttle response is offered by Low Power mode, ideal for low-speed control when crawling over extreme terrain.
The Teryx KRX 1000 eS model features a highly rigid frame with color-matched integrated ROPS (rollover protective structure).
Ground clearance measures 14 inches and the undercarriage is covered with a combination of plastic and steel skid plates.
Braking is handled by four large, 10-inch stainless-steel rotors with a thickness of 5.8mm with 32mm pistons gripping the front discs and 38mm single-piston calipers on the rear. As the driver pushes the brake pedal, the front brakes engage first, followed by the rear brakes. This is designed to provide a linear brake feel. Scrapers were added on the inside of the rear brake discs to help remove mud and pulling the parking-brake lever activates the rear brakes.
The Teryx KRX 1000 eS side x side is equipped with 31-inch Maxxis Carnivore tires on 15-inch aluminum wheels with beadlock rims.