5 Things We LOVE About The Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 You Won't Find In The Specs Hot
5 Things We LOVE About The Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 You Won't Find In The Specs
It takes time to really take in all the details of a new ATV or side-by-side once it is announced. Seeing the machine in person, sitting in it, photographing it, and finally driving it allows us the time to digest the details and really get to know it. Then, letting the details dance around in our heads helps us draw conclusions about what makes the ATV or side-by-side great or.... not so great. Having spent time recently both behind the wheel of the Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000, and examining the Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 we have found some things we greatly appreciate about Kawasaki's first sport side-by-side you will not find in the specs.
1. The Doors
These doors are the nicest and most thought-out doors available on any sport side-by-side on the market. They are full half-doors with NO HOLES (imagine that) in them. The doors are finished inside and out, and can be opened with handles on the outside OR inside, since the KRX 1000 doors have both. They have a feel like an automotive door, and even the spot where your knee might rest on the door is comfortable to do just that. The doors also have legitimate armrests built right in.
2. Engine Oil Level Visual Level Check
All side-by-sides let you check (and you should regularly) the oil level with a good ole' dipstick. Many times that dipstick isn't in shall we say an ideal place to make it easy to check. Kawasaki came up with an innovative solution to check the oil level without having the use a dipstick at all. In the rear wheel well right on the side of the engine is a clear oil level taken in with a glance complete with marks showing the oil level. What a great idea!
3. Steel Wheel Well Plates Behind The Wheels
We don't have any problem with plastic floorboards, but have you ever heard of one breaking when having been struck in just the right spot with trail debris? We have because it happened to us. No worrying about that on the Teryx KRX 1000 because there are steel places behind the front wheels to take the brunt of the rocks, wood, sand, and whatever else the trail might throw at you while out on the trails.
4. Translucent CVT Belt Cover Drain
Hopefully you have never had to drain your CVT of water after swamping your ATV or side-by-side. If you have or thought you might need to drain it, you find out the only way to know if there is water in the CVT case or not is by opening the drain. With the Teryx KRX 1000 that is not necessary because the drain plug is translucent and you can see whether or not there is water in the CVT case.
5. Heavy-Duty Trailing Arms
Trailing arm suspension setups inherently have to be durable in order to survive in the wild, but we have never seen anything like this from an OEM. These steel boxed trailing arms take tough and durable to a whole new level.
There you have it, the 5 things we LOVE about the new Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 that you will not find in the specs. Be sure to checkout both our full first ride review and first look articles on the 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000.