A third Teryx side x side—the 2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS—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 (including Kawasaki’s first use of a 6-axis IMU on a side x side). 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.
2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS Highlights
- Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS)
- Fox 2.5 Live Valve Internal Bypass Shocks
- Large 7” High-Grade TFT Color Instrumentation
- Sport Front Bumper
- KQR Sport Roof
- Special Color and Graphics
Video | 2021 Teryx KRX 1000 eS Walkaround
2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS | Suspension
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 (including Kawasaki’s first use of a 6-axis IMU on a side x side) are then 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.
2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS | Instrumentation
A large seven-inch high-grade TFT color display has three selectable brightness levels. When linked to a smartphone via Bluetooth, call and message notifications are displayed on the LCD screen, and the time of day is automatically adjusted. Additionally, the display allows the driver to monitor suspension and review vehicle information such as engine temperature, while supporting for accessory audio and vehicle-mounted cameras.
The multi-function display includes the following features:
|Bar-style tachometer (2 display options)||Bar-style CTV temperature|
|Digital speedometer||Seatbelt warning lamp|
|Bar-style fuel gauge||Oil warning lamp|
|Gear indicator (L, H, N, R)||Engine check lamp|
|Power Mode||Water temperature warning lamp|
|Driving mode (2WD/4WD/4WD+Diff Lock) indicator||Neutral indicator lamp|
|Economical Riding Indicator||Reverse indicator lamp|
|Clock||Parking indicator lamp|
|Odometer||EPS warning lamp|
|Dual trip meters||CVT belt warning lamp*|
|Hour meter||Low voltage warning lamp|
|Water temperature||Battery warning lamp|
|Digital battery gauge|
*The CVT temperature gauge and indicator lamp warns the driver of conditions that may shorten the CVT belt life.
2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS | Engine
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.
Dual snorkel air intakes (one for the engine; one for the CVT) are recessed behind the driver and passenger doors and help reduce dust in the intakes. Pre-filters at the intake entrances help ensure minimal dust ingestion and are complimented with a Donaldson air filter located downstream in the engine intake to offer superb dust collection performance.
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.
2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS | Chassis
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.
Kawasaki’s high-grade electric power steering (EPS) system is designed to work best when you need it most: at extremely slow speed and when stopped. Sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s electric motor. At slow speed or when stopped, assistance is greatest; assistance is reduced as vehicle speed increases to ensure responsive steering.
The EPS system features two separate electronic maps (one for 2WD, one for 4WD) help to maintain a more consistent steering feel, regardless of the mode selected.
The KRX 1000 eS has high-backed bucket seats and three-point seatbelts. A rear-mounted-engine means less engine heat and noise in the cabin. The Teryx KRX 1000 eS also comes with half doors, an adjustable T-handle grip for the passenger, a water-resistant storage container located above the center console, cup-holders, a DC socket integrated into the dashboard, and rear carrier space that is large enough for a spare tire.
The 2021 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS is available in Metallic Onyx Black and has a starting MSRP of $24,399
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