2008 KAWASAKI TERYX™ 750 4x4
2008 Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4 - Teryx
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The Teryx is even bigger
than a Rhino.
Kawasaki Teryx is 4" wider
than a Yamaha Rhino and 8" wider than a Polaris RZR.
Kawasaki Teryx is 2" longer that
a Yamaha Rhino and 13" longer that a Polaris RZR
Wheelbase is about the same as
the Rhino and just a bit shorter than the RZR
The Teryx has the same wheelbase as a Rhino, but it is 2" longer
Even though the Teryx is
wider, it still has the same amount of wheel travel as the Rhino - 7.3".
The Teryx is 4" wider than a Rhino.
The 749cc V-twin is a proven
and powerful engine which should put a Rhino's power to shame. It is
unfortunate that Kawasaki did not opt for fuel injection. But 51 HP stock is
Putting the V in RSV with V-twin power and Versatility
The recreational sport vehicle world will never be the same again. A new breed
has evolved with a mix of working UTV traits and sportier ATV genes — the
Kawasaki Teryx™ 750 4x4. This new full-sized RSV is the first to have V-twin
power and combines its Kawasaki heritage of efficient CVT and integrated
occupant protection with superior ground clearance, cargo capacity, and sport
handling to become the top performing RSV on the market. The Teryx 750 4x4 is
all about recreation, yet it retains enough of its working heritage to offer
amazing versatility and handy features for tackling everyday tasks.
At the core of the Teryx 750 4x4 is its strong and proven 749cc 90-degree V-twin
engine, the same engine that gives the Brute Force® 750 4x4 its distinguished
high performance. The mid-chassis mounted engine gives the Teryx 750 4x4 a
displacement and V-twin torque advantage over its contemporaries and delivers
the performance that RSV customers have been seeking. Mated to the engine is
Kawasaki’s superb constant velocity automatic transmission (CVT), which
transfers the power from the big V-twin to the wheels smoothly and quickly. The
output of the duo provides a true sport performance, yet in a controlled manner
that allows the driver to harness the full potential of the Teryx 750 4x4.
Naturally, big power demands a chassis to compliment it and once again the Teryx
delivers with an ideal width body – narrow enough to be useful and able to
navigate the trail but wide enough to be stable and handle the healthy output
from the V-twin. Its large-diameter, thin-walled tubular frame offers the
necessary rigidity without performance draining weight, and all in an
arrangement spacious enough to fit two adults comfortably.
The Teryx 750 4x4 shares the long A-arm and narrow frame concept of its sport
brethren to give it the maximum travel while minimizing wheel camber change.
Featuring adjustable Kayaba suspension with gas-charged shocks, the
sport-performance focused suspension of the Teryx 750 4x4 is designed to remain
controlled even at top speed.
When the terrain requires it, the driver can activate 4WD with a simple
servo-control switch. Further traction management is achieved via an ATV-style
front differential control activated with a hand lever that functions like a
rear hand brake and lets the driver select how much the wheels are locked
together. The rear wheels stay locked and always turn together — much like a
sport ATV — allowing the Teryx to slide around corners easier in a drift style.
It continues its dominance in the field with new 26-inch Maxxis tires developed
specifically for the Teryx 750 4x4 that enable superb forward and sliding
traction. The tall tires offer good rough terrain handling and contribute to its
class leading ground clearance and ability to overcome obstacles.
A fast RSV would not be good without having equally capable stopping power and
Teryx 750 4x4 delivers. It employs a combination of dual 200mm discs up front
and a sealed wet brake in the rear. The front brakes are tucked into the wheels
for protection from debris and their 27mm twin-piston calipers are rigid-mounted
for optimum feel and control. The advantage of the sealed rear brake is most
apparent when it’s able to keep working even in the wettest or muddiest of
Featuring bucket seats and retractable three-point seat belts that keep the
driver and passenger strapped in snugly, the Teryx 750 4x4 also has plenty of
shoulder and leg room to provide a comfortable ride. It also has foot guards
designed into the steel floor boards and body along with a padded steering wheel
that is positioned low for better control.
However, the Teryx 750 4x4 isn’t all play and no work. It is equipped with a
500-pound capacity cargo bed that is ideal for recreational users, yet versatile
enough for work and hauling with tie down hooks in all four corners and comes
with a cargo net to keep the goods secure. The Teryx 750 4x4 can also pull the
load with its 1300-pound towing capacity.
Rider comfort and conveniences increase even more on the Teryx 750 4x4 LE, with
the addition of a digital meter with dual trip meters, clock and hour-meter,
half-windshield, hard top and dual retractable cup holders. The LE also features
a tilting cargo bed with gas assist, which gives the tilting bed a boost.
When the sun drops the fun or work doesn’t have to stop with the dual 40W
headlights showing the way and dual rear taillights letting it be seen. An eight
gallon fuel tank allows it to operate longer and cover more distance so the
journey isn’t cut short either.
The Teryx 750 4x4 is built tough with scratch resistant Thermo-Plastic Olefin (TPO)
bodywork and steel skid plates underneath to shield the engine from the ride
A large selection of authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available for the 2008
Teryx 750 4x4 through Kawasaki dealers. As with all off-highway vehicle
recreation, Kawasaki encourages RSV drivers to drive responsibly and to respect
At a glance…
- First in class with a V-twin
- Sport performance with gas-charged rear shocks with reservoirs
- 26-inch Maxxis tires
- Sealed rear wet brake
- Ample 500-pound capacity cargo bed
- The 90-degree 749cc V-twin engine is the largest, most powerful engine in
- Positioned mid-ship for optimum front/rear balance – good for power slides
and cornering control
- Straight intake tracts and 34mm downdraft carburetors enhance power
delivery throughout the rpm range
- Radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for better protection
against mud and debris
- Ducts located by the cargo bed direct cooling air to the engine
- Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long wear
and excellent heat dispersion
- Engine can be started in any gear when the rear brake is applied
- Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the
RSV when traversing steep down hills
- CVT features high and low ranges, plus reverse
- Combined with the engine power characteristics, provides instantaneous
- Rider can select two- or four-wheel-drive operation by pressing a button
located on the dash
- Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal
four-wheel drive operation, while Variable Front Differential Control
permits rider to distribute torque equally to left and right front wheels
for maximum traction via a hand lever
- Rear wheels are locked and always turning together for cornering control
- Large-diameter thin-walled tubular steel frame
- Only RSV with integrated occupant protection
- First with sport performance-focused suspension – low-speed comfort not a
main design priority
- Wide track provides excellent stability and chassis has 11.2 inches of
- Long dual front A-arm suspension and narrow frame concept provides 7.5
inches of travel and features adjustable gas-charged Kayaba shocks
- Independent rear suspension provides the best balance of rider comfort and
handling at high speeds, and adjustable gas-charged Kayaba shocks with
reservoirs provides 7.25 inches of travel
- Chassis offers the right balance of bump absorption while limiting
- Able to tackle corners in either a drift or grip style and operate beyond
the limits of its rivals
- Dual front 200mm disc brakes with two-piston 27mm calipers and Kawasaki’s
sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system provide maximum stopping
power in all conditions
- Front discs are recessed in wheels for protection from debris
- Good rough terrain performance and obstacle clearance with 26-inch Maxxis
tires specially built for the Teryx 750 4x4
- Tread design enables both controlled sliding and forward traction
- Bucket seats with retractable three-point seat belts
- Foot guards designed into the floor and body
- Padded steering wheel positioned low for better control
- Body work is made of high-gloss scratch resistant Thermo-Plastic Olefin
- Steel floor boards and engine guards for maximum protection
- Dual 40W headlights and dual taillights
- Cargo bed has 500 lb capacity, tie down hooks in all four corners and
cargo net standard
TERYX 750 4x4 LE additional features
- Digital Meter
- Dual retractable cup holders
- Hard top
- Tilting cargo bed with gas assist
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
Valve system: SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Starting system: Electric
Bore x stroke: 85 x 66mm
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Carburetion: (2) Keihin CVKR-34
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: Continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and
low range, plus reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential
Frame: Large diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable dual A-arm with gas charged
shocks / 7.5 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
with gas charged, reservoir shocks / 7.3 in.
Front tires: Maxxis 26x8-12
Rear tires: Maxxis 26x10-12
Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length: 115.7 in.
Overall width: 58.3 in.
Overall height: 75.4 in.
Wheelbase: 75.8 in.
Ground clearance: 11.2 in.
Lighting: (2) 40W headlights, (2) TK W taillight, TKW stoplight
Cargo bed capacity: 500 lbs, 44.1 W x 32.7 L x 12 in. H
Towing capacity: 1300 lbs
Fuel capacity: 8.0 gal.
Instruments: R/N/P/4WD indicators, water temp and oil pressure lamps,
digital meter (LE only)
Standard Colors: Sunbeam Red, Woodsman Green, REALTREE™ Hardwoods Green® HD
Just how do you pronounce "Teryx"?
Some people have been pronouncing Teryx like
T-Rex. But it is actually pronounced tear-ix. Tear like rip.