The style, comfort and class you expect from the leading RUV in the business 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.
The original Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE bested the competition immediately after its introduction a few years ago, scoring big with journalists and buyers all over America. Over the years it’s been continually refined, receiving digital fuel injection and a host of other upgrades in 2009, and an aggressive new front end with a hinged, forward-tilting hood, easier maintenance, a better cooling system, a sturdier tilting bed and several other improvements for added vehicle durability in 2010.
For 2011 things are status quo, which makes sense for an RUV with this much performance, function and durability. And heck, why mess with a great thing?
Power is key when it comes to a performance RUV like the Teryx LE, and when it comes to power, no other RUV can touch this one’s 749cc 90-degree eight-valve V-twin. Not only is this engine plenty powerful down low and higher in its rev range, its 90-degree configuration gives it perfect primary balance for unmatched smoothness at any rpm – and a great exhaust note that sets the Teryx LE apart from lesser RUVs.
Feeding that impressive engine its cocktail of fuel and air is the Teryx LE’s advanced digital fuel-injection system. The system offers automatic elevation 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. There’s also an ignition cut-out feature that won’t allow the Teryx LE to be ridden away when the parking brake is engaged. That new braking system technology complements the Teryx LE’s CVT Belt Protection System, which 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 the dash.
All that electronically enhanced performance is packaged in an advanced chassis narrow enough to navigate most trails (and fit in a standard pickup bed), yet wide enough to offer a roomy cab and a great ride. The wide-track frame uses large-diameter, thin-walled tubing to combine tremendous rigidity with light weight. And the upper frame combines cool style and protection with 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 buckled in, the rider can choose two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with the flip of a switch, and Kawasaki’s super-efficient continuously variable transmission takes it from there, taking you practically anywhere you feel like going. A cockpit-adjustable variable front differential control even lets you fine tune front-end traction. And while you’re doing all that, the LE’s half windshield and cab top shield you from the elements, while its retractable cup holders make it easy to grab a refreshing drink on the go.
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, while a high-performance long A-arm double-wishbone suspension design that reduces camber changes offers sharp steering at all times. When it’s time to slow down, dual discs up front and a high-tech sealed oil-bath brake system in back get the job done with power to spare, while Kawasaki Engine Braking Control uses clever electronics to assist with engine braking while driving down hills. Specially designed 26-inch Maxxis tires custom-built for the Teryx LE’s design characteristics are the final ingredient in its amazingly potent handling package.
All in all, this one does it all – and does it in style.
A large selection of authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers for the 2011 Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE. As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages RUV drivers to drive responsibly and to respect the environment.
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
Fuel System: 2 x Mikuni 34 mm throttle bodies
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 Control, shaft
Frame type: 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 / 7.5 in.
Front Tire Size: Maxxis 26×8-12
Rear Tire Size: Maxxis 26×10-12
Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length: 116.3 in.
Overall width: 58.5 in.
Overall height: 79.5 in.
Wheelbase: 76.0 in.
Ground clearance: 11.6 in.
Lighting: (2) 35W headlights, (2) 8W taillight, 27W stoplight
Cargo Bed Capacity: 500 lbs., 44.2 W x 32.7 L x 11.1 in. H
Towing Capacity: 1,300 lbs.
Curb weight: 1,428 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 7.4 gal.
Instruments: Multi-function Digital Meter with speedometer, fuel gauge, clock hour meter, odometer, dual trip meter and parking brake, CVT belt, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and oil pressure indicators
Color Choices: Metallic Nocturne Blue
Warranty: 6 months base warranty
Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24,36, & 48 months
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