Trip Reports

Kawasaki Teryx Run from Las Vegas to Johnson Valley

Las Vegas to Johnson Valley Night Run

 

After flying to Las Vegas to check out the 2011 Kawasaki Dealer show, Team Green arranged for me to drive brand new Kawasaki Teryxs on an overnight journey that would take us from the outskirts of Las Vegas all the way through to Cougar Buttes in Johnson Valley.

The two different 2011 Kawasaki Teryxs were each outfitted by Funco Motorsports and DragonFire Racing.  Both came equipped with long travel suspension, suspension seats, harnesses, roll cage, lights and aftermarket wheels and tires.  We literally drove the two Teryxs off the showroom floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center and onto a trailer that would take us to the starting point.

Needless to say, I was pretty pumped to have the opportunity to try out these two customized Teryxs, and also to set out on an overnight ride of a few hundred miles!

The ride was organized and led by Wally fromSide x Side Outfitterz. Wally knows the Mojave Desert well and does a great job with course planning and organization during the ride.

After dinner at Famous Dave’s BBQ, we had to diagnose a ground problem on one of the chase trailers.  We hit the trail just after 8PM.

This was the first time I had done an all-nighter since college, and I was real glad that I had Joey D. from UTVUnderground.com in the car with me to help with driving duties. Driving at night through the Mojave Desert is surreal. I felt like I was in a tunnel all night. You only got to see the area just where your headlights shone.

On this trip, we had a total of five Kawasaki Teryxs which included the two 2011’s that were outfitted by DragonFire and Funco. We drove over 200 miles in complete darkness and the only issue we had was one blown tire.

More Photos:

Wally from Side x Side Outfitterz in his Kawasaki TeryxMike and Chad from Funco in their 2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4

Funco and DragonFire Racing custom Kawasaki Teryxs

DragonFire Racing Kawasaki TeryxDragonFire Racing Kawasaki TeryxDragonFire Racing Kawasaki TeryxTodd Romano DragonFire Racing
DragonFire Racing

Funco Motorsports - DWT Moapa TiresFunco Motorsports Kawasaki TeryxFunco Motorsports Kawasaki TeryxFunco Motorsports Kawasaki Teryx

Funco Motorsports Kawasaki TeryxGrant George Funco Motorsports
Funco Motorsports

Here is a crumb trail of our trip:

20:10:41 PDT Latitude:36.01136, Longitude:-115.31592:
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21:23:31 PDT Latitude:35.93059, Longitude:-115.42647:
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21:36:21 PDT Latitude:35.813, Longitude:-115.41908:
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22:32:46 PDT Latitude:35.62032, Longitude:-115.39639:
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22:55:12 PDT Latitude:35.65924,  Longitude:-115.47298:
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23:22:32 PDT Latitude:35.67902,  Longitude:-115.60095:
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00:03:57 PDT Latitude:35.59696, Longitude:-115.606:
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01:19:39 PDT Latitude:35.55569, Longitude:-115.71246:
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02:43:13 PDT Latitude:35.27734, Longitude:-116.28421:
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04:16:12 PDT Latitude:35.09849, Longitude:-116.26439:
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05:11:17 PDT Latitude:35.04517, Longitude:-116.22272:
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05:19:36 PDT Latitude:35.00753, Longitude:-116.19583:
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06:06:21 PDT Latitude:34.7272, Longitude:-116.16319:
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06:54:29 PDT Latitude:34.75848, Longitude:-116.40378:
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07:36:26 PDT Latitude:34.56593, Longitude:-116.67545:
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08:06:48 PDT Latitude:34.50187, Longitude:-116.85718:
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 I used my Spot Satellite Messenger’s “Check-In” feature to collect these points.

2011 Dealer Show – Kawasaki Teryx

2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE SGE2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE SGE2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE SGE2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE SGE
2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE SGENew for 2011. For some enthusiasts, owning the very best isn’t enough. These discriminating folks not only demand the finest in function, but aesthetics that go along with it – a look that tells everyone within eye-shot they’re dealing with a serious owner.

2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE Realtree APG HD2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE Realtree APG HD2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE Realtree APG HD
2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE Realtree APG HD – It’s an awesome combination for outdoorsmen: Take the world’s leading Recreation Utility Vehicle (RUV) and bless it with high-tech Realtree® APG™ HD® camouflage graphics. The end result is a veritable dream machine for hunters – one also known as Kawasaki’s Teryx® 750 FI 4×4 LE Camo.

2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 Sport 2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 Sport 2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 Sport
2011 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport – Think of the Teryx® 750 FI 4×4 Sport as the hot rod of Kawasaki’s Recreation Utility Vehicle (RUV) family. The Teryx Sport is ready for serious off-road fun right out of the box, with the clues to its substantial performance in plain sight – lightweight alloy wheels controlled by high-end multi-adjustable, gas-charged shocks. The uprated suspension and wheels extend the Sport’s off-road ability by delivering a high degree of wheel and chassis control even through seriously rough terrain. So whether you’re hammering along a rocky, bumpy desert two-track or hightailing it on a narrow, bumpy trail in the woods, the Sport makes short work of the nasty terrain so drivers can focus on the fun.

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2011 Kawaski Teryx 750 FI 4×4 – In an increasingly specialized world, it’s nice to know some products can still do a lot of jobs. And in the powersports industry, there’s perhaps no better example than Kawasaki’s V-twin powered Teryx® 750 FI 4×4 recreation utility vehicle. Whether you’re hauling bricks to the construction site, firewood and supplies to the campground, or just going for a blast on the local trails, the Teryx has you covered, with a range of abilities that’ll have you grinning like a kid inside your helmet.

2011 Kawaski Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE 
2011 Kawaski Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE – If you think the industry’s leading V-twin powered Recreation Utility Vehicle (RUV) should pack a handful of cool extras as standard equipment, you’d be right – and you’d be talking about Kawasaki’s Teryx® 750 FI 4×4 LE. What sets the upscale LE apart from our other class-leading RUVs are its luxury touches, which include a cab roof, deflector windshield, a retractable cup holder and high quality, automotive-style paintwork.

Custom Kawasaki TeryxCustom Kawasaki Teryx
Custom Kawasaki Teryx

Kawasaki 750 V-Twin FI Engine
750 V-Twin FI Engine

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