2010 Kawasaki Kawasaki Teryx
What's New for 2010:
- A new hinged, forward-tilting front hood enforces aggressive new
styling, and allows quick access to the radiator and front suspension
components, for easier maintenance and suspension tuning.
- New, inset headlights complement the aggressive new styling.
- A larger radiator fan helps keep engine temps under control in slow
going, and a larger-diameter hose increases coolant flow and overall
capacity. The coolant reserve tank was moved under the front cover for
- A new ignition cut-out feature protects the brake system by preventing
riding with the parking brake on.
- The tilt bed’s frame is engineered with increased rigidity for even
- Other minor modifications aimed at more efficient production and
durability keep the Teryx at the front of the RUV pack.
To Stay Ahead of the RUV Pack, Keep Moving… Fast!
When it roared onto the scene just a couple of years ago, the Teryx 750
FI 4x4’s smooth and powerful V-twin engine and sport-tuned wide-body chassis
launched it immediately to the front of the Recreational Utility Vehicle
pack. For 2009, the Teryx got digital fuel injection and a host of other
upgrades—and now for 2010, the evolution of this incredibly adaptable
vehicle continues: An aggressive new front end with a hinged,
forward-tilting hood offers front suspension and cooling system access and
eases maintenance. Upgrades to the mighty V-twin’s cooling system enhance
long-term reliability, and an even sturdier tilting bed out back provides
extra durability. In addition, a host of detail improvements for more
efficient production and vehicle longevity are designed to do what Kawasaki
has always done: keep the performance high while keeping the bottom line
Power, is of course, at the heart of the matter when it comes to a
performance machine like the Teryx, and when it comes to power no other RUV
can touch this one’s 749cc 90-degree 8-valve V-twin: Not only is this engine
plenty powerful, its 90-degree configuration gives it perfect primary
balance, for unmatched smoothness at any rpm—and a great exhaust note that
sets the Teryx apart from lesser RUVs.
or 2010, upgrades to the engine’s cooling system add even more
reliability: The radiator’s cooling fan (which switches on automatically
when needed) is now larger and moves a greater volume of air, while a
larger-diameter hose allows greater coolant flow, to help keep the engine
cool when the going gets slow and rough. Also, the coolant catch tank has
been moved to the front of the machine, where it’s easily accessible under
the very cool new tilt front end. While you’re under there, it’s easier to
inspect and clean the Teryx’s gas-charged preload-adjustable shocks and
dual, long A-arm front suspension setup.
The Teryx’s advanced digital fuel-injection system already included
functions for automatic altitude compensation, automatic idle adjustment and
easy, choke-free starting via a sophisticated array of sensors for inlet air
pressure, throttle position, crankshaft position, rpm, water temperature and
a vehicle down sensor. For 2010, another function has been added: An
ignition cut-out will not allow the Teryx to be ridden away when the parking
brake is engaged. That new braking system protection complements the Teryx’s
CVT Belt Protection System, which, among other good things, automatically
retards ignition timing if the system detects engine operation at high rpm
for more than two seconds while the rear wheels are motionless (i.e., the
belt is slipping), and warns the rider via a flashing belt warning lamp on
All that electronically enhanced performance is perfectly packaged within
an advanced chassis that’s narrow enough to navigate most trails (and fit in
a standard pickup bed), yet wide enough to offer a roomy cab and an
excellent ride. The wide-track design frame uses large-diameter, thin-walled
tubing to combine tremendous rigidity with light weight. The upper frame
adds roll-over protection, and there’s enough room inside to fit two
full-sized adults in a comfortable but supportive pair of bucket seats with
retractable three-point seat belts.
Once comfortably strapped in, the rider can choose 2WD or 4WD with the
flip of a switch, and Kawasaki’s super-efficient continuously variable
transmission takes it from there, to practically anywhere you feel like
going. A cockpit-adjustable variable front differential control even lets
you fine-tune front-end traction.
Long-travel four-wheel independent suspension, adjustable Kayaba
gas-charged shocks at all four corners, a rear stabilizer bar and mid-ship
engine placement all work together to tame tough trails, with a
high-performance long A-arm double-wishbone suspension design that reduces
camber changes for sharp steering at all times. When it’s time to slow down,
dual discs up front and a high-tech sealed oil-bath braking unit out back
get the job done with power to spare, while Kawasaki Engine Braking Control
uses clever electronics to assist with engine braking on steep downhills.
Specially designed 26-inch Maxxis tires designed for the Teryx’s
characteristics are the final ingredient in its amazingly potent handling
A large selection of authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through
Kawasaki dealers for the 2010 Teryx 750 FI 4x4. As with all off-highway
vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages RUV drivers to drive responsibly and
to respect the environment.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki
motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation
utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,475 independent retailers,
with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products
and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,300
people in the United States, with 400 of them located at KMC's Irvine ,
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide.
The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles
for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of
recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet
Features and Benefits
- Teryx’s liquid-cooled, 749cc SOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder
fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine cranks out class-leading power.
- Ample torque output from the oversquare, 85 x 66mm engine with
4-valve heads contributes to the Teryx’s superb acceleration.
- The 90° V-Twin configuration offers perfect primary balance,
resulting in low engine vibration.
- Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long
wear and excellent heat dispersion.
- Engine can be started in any gear.
- Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to
slow the RUV when traversing steep down hills.
- The engine is positioned mid-ship, providing optimum front/rear
- Ducts located by the cargo bed direct cooling air to the engine,
while a heavy-duty liquid-cooling system keeps temperatures under
control in the harshest conditions.
- Large-capacity radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis
for protection against mud and debris; a larger cooling fan increases
cooling capacity in slow going.
- Engine weight is kept down using many advanced techniques, including
carving lightening webs into the crank webs, using rare earth magnets, a
small generator and paring excess material wherever possible.
Digital Fuel Injection system
- Digital fuel injection enhances throttle response and automatically
adjusts for changes in temperature and elevation, for optimum
performance in a wide range of environments.
- The fuel injection system (controlled by a 32-bit CPU) continually
monitors coolant temperature, air intake temperature, throttle position,
air intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle to automatically
meter out the ideal amount of fuel via two 34mm throttle bodies for
extremely stable power delivery – regardless of the conditions.
- FI systems permits easy engine starting at low temperature and
utilizes an Automatic Idle Speed Control and Automatic Fast Idle
function to ensure smooth engine warm up.
- The high-pressure fuel pump located inside the tank features a
unique reservoir chamber at the bottom of the fuel pump to ensure air
does not get into the fuel system.
- Specific Teryx-sized throttle bodies and revised ignition timing
have increased low and mid-range torque as well as improved response at
- Ignition mapping when in reverse, combined with low-speed operation
and deceleration FI settings, enable the engine to deal with increased
moisture when driving in shallow water.
Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System CVT
- Featuring high and low ranges, plus reverse, this advanced
continuously variable transmission provides a very direct feel from the
engine and instantaneous acceleration – ideal characteristics for sport
- Transmission utilizes a high-grade, super-durable Kevlar-impregnated
belt that’s designed to handle the high output of the engine. The drive
converter shaft is hard-chrome finished for durability.
- The CVT Belt Protection System prevents tire freewheel, improves
rock section 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 big CVT 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 keeps
intake temperature down.
Snorkel Air Intake
- Voluminous air cleaner box containing an oval filter with lots of
surface area feeds the engine plenty of clean air, while keeping intake
noise down. Easy maintenance design promotes long engine life.
Selectable Four-wheel-drive / Variable Front Differential Control
- Selecting two- or four-wheel-drive is as easy as pressing a switch
located on the dash; electrically “selectable” 2WD/4WD system engages
- Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal
four-wheel drive operation, while Variable Front Differential Control
permits the rider to distribute torque equally to left and right front
wheels for maximum traction via a hand lever located between the seats.
- Rear gear case keeps wheels locked and turning together for maximum
- Large-diameter thin-walled tubular steel frame combines high
rigidity, light weight and mid-engine placement – a perfect combination
for performance riding.
- Tubular cab frame meets SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5,
requirements as a roll-over protective structure. (ROPS)
- Sport performance-focused suspension is designed with
high-performance driving as its number-one priority.
- Wide track helps provide a great ride, but not too wide to fit in a
standard pickup truck bed.
- Chassis has 11.6 inches of ground clearance strikes a perfect
compromise between great, low-CG handling and being able to clear tough
- Narrow frame concept maximizes the length of the front and rear
suspension’s lower A-arms, for excellent road-handling performance and
minimal geometry changes throughout the suspension’s travel.
- Chassis serves up a near-perfect balance of bump absorption and taut
- High-performance, single-chamber, preload-adjustable gas-charged
Kayaba shocks provide excellent fade-resistant damping performance in
the toughest conditions, while providing 7.5 inches of plush, controlled
- Independent rear suspension provides the best balance of rider
comfort and handling at high speeds, along with 7.5 inches of
sport-tuned wheel travel.
- The preload-adjustable gas-charged Kayaba rear shocks feature
piggy-back reservoirs, further reducing the tendency of oil to froth
under hard conditions, and a torsion bar out back helps keep body roll
to a minimum.
- Dual front 200mm disc brakes gripped by rigid-mounted 27mm
twin-piston calipers provide powerful, fade-free braking and solid feel.
The discs are tucked inside the wheels, where they’re protected from
- Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed multi-disc rear brake system provides
maximum stopping power in almost any conditions along with reduced
maintenance, thanks to its being completely sealed from outside
- The sealed rear brake’s compact design contributes to excellent
Large, 26-inch Tires
- Custom 26-inch MAXXIS tires specially developed for the Teryx™ RUV
- Mounted on 12-inch rims, the largest tires available in the RUV
category provide outstanding rough terrain performance and obstacle
Tilting Cargo Bed
- With 500-pound capacity, tie-down hooks in all four corners, a
standard cargo net and generous dimensions, the Teryx and its tilting
cargo bed is as functional as it is fun to ride.
- Gas-assist struts keep the bed up for maintenance.
- Reinforced bed frame offers increased rigidity for even greater
- Making maximum use of its cockpit space, the Teryx provides plenty
of shoulder and legroom to comfortably accommodate two adults.
- Form-fitting bucket seats and retractable three-point seatbelts
serve up a comfortable ride.
- The padded steering wheel is positioned low for optimum control when
sport riding, and provides additional driver protection.
Multi-Function Digital Display
- Standard on all models, the Multi-Function Display includes a
digital speedometer (mph or kph), clock, dual trip meters plus 2WD/4WD
indicator, water temperature and fuel-injection warning indicators;
digital fuel gauge, hour meter, parking brake indicator, CVT belt
temperature warning, neutral, reverse and low oil pressure warning
- Thermo-Plastic Olefin bodywork has a great-looking high-gloss finish
that’s more scratch-resistant than polyethylene—so it stays
- Engine and undercarriage guards provide maximum protection from
rocks and debris.
- Teryx’s battery and electric parts are located higher and further
away from water and harm’s way.
- Dual 40W headlights and 8/27W dual taillights mean you’ll see and be
Range / Transportability
- Large, 7.4 gal. (28L) fuel tank and excellent fuel efficiency
provides the range that lets campers and hunters get deep into the bush
and back again.
- Even with its wide-track and big tires, the Teryx is compact enough
to fit in the bed of most full-size pickup trucks.
Kawasaki Teryx™ 750 FI 4x4 Specifications
||Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
four valves per cylinder
|Bore x stroke:
||85 x 66mm
||2 x Mikuni 34 mm throttle bodies
||Continuously variable belt-drive transmission
with high and low range, plus reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Brake
||Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front
Differential Control, shaft
||Large diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile
|Front suspension / wheel travel:
||Adjustable dual A-arm with gas charged shocks /
|Rear suspension / wheel travel:
||Adjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
with gas charged, reservoir shocks / 7.5 in.
||Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
||Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
||(2) 40W headlights, (2) 8W taillight, 27W
|Cargo bed capacity:
||500 lbs, 44.2 W x 32.7 L x 11.1 in. H
||Multi-Function Digital Meter with speedometer
(mph or kph), fuel gauge, clock hour meter, odometer, dual trip
meter and parking brake, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and oil pressure
||Sunbeam Red, Super Black
||Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
PO Box 25252
Santa Ana, CA 92799-5252
Kawasaki Teryx Home