Kawasaki Brings Live Valve Tech To New Teryx KRX 1000 eS Model Hot
Kawasaki Brings Live Valve Tech To New Teryx KRX 1000 eS Model
Kawasaki has added another Teryx KRX 1000 model to the family, but it would be more of a flagship or patriarch rather than a sibling. The Teryx KRX 1000 eS model is not just another model with a couple of new accessories but rather the baddest KRX yet with its FOX Live Valve suspension system that adjusts dampening on the fly for the best ride.
What Makes This Version Special
Kawasaki has added some very special “sauce” to the Teryx KRX 1000 family with the Teryx KRX 1000 eS model featuring the Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) including FOX 2.5 Live Valve Internal Bypass shocks and Bosch Electronic Control System. Simply put the KECS system automatically adjusts the suspension per wheel to the conditions of the trail and based upon the setting you have placed the suspension. In addition to the KECS system the Teryx 1000 KRX 1000 eS features a new 7-inch TFT color instrumentation mounted above the steering wheel, sport front bumper, KQR sport roof, and special colors and graphics.
Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension
KECS is a suspension system utilizing a computer to take data from inputs around the Teryx KRX 1000 to make adjustments to the four FOX LIVE Valve shocks in almost real time to provide the best ride possible. That was a mouthful wasn’t it? Let’s start with real-world benefit. Like other FOX LIVE Value setups out there, the Teryx KRX 1000 eS model will adjust the suspension on the fly in near real time based upon vehicle and driver inputs and according to what setting the driver has placed the KECS system in. In other words, the Teryx KRX 1000 suspension will adjust itself to the terrain near instantly to the tune of 200 times per second, for the best ride possible. This means you can go faster, corner quicker, and tackle rough terrain more comfortably than a non-Live Value model. It also means excellent protection from bottoming-out no matter what mode is being used. The driver can use a dial switch on the dash to set the KECS in one of three modes: Normal, Firm, and Soft. Normal is for the majority of driving situations. Firm is for high-speed trail riding, and Soft is for technical terrain at slower speeds. From there, the system uses inputs from the KRX 1000 to adjusts the shocks on the fly. What is unique to the KECS system is that it uses a 6-axis IMU rather than a 4 or 5-axis on others meaning more data for the system to use the make adjustments to the shocks. There is no using clickers to adjust the shocks for the terrain with this system. Just set the dial and KECS offers the best ride possible.
The Teryx KRX 1000 eS also introduces a new 7-inch digital instrumentation TFT screen which is mounted above the steering wheel. This large digital screen is a can be customized to show any and everything about the Teryx KRX 1000 including KECS information, speed, RPM, or any number of things to keep you informed without the need to squint. It will also sync with bluetooth to your IOS device and show calls and messages on the screen. The clock is even set to the correct time when you sync your phone to the Teryx KRX 1000.If you want to add a front or rear plug-in-play accessory camera or audio system, that information will be displayed on the screen. We love seeing Kawasaki embracing technology in its vehicles.
Teryx KRX 1000 Platform
All of the above features specific to the Teryx KRX 1000 eS are in addition to the base model capabilities which there are many. You get the 999cc engine, CVT transmission, dual-arms up front and four-link trailing arm rear suspension with 19-inches of travel up front and 21-inches in the rear, a comfortable and automotive interior with half-doors, and a heavy-duty build quality all around. We have had plenty of experience driving the Teryx KRX 1000 with several of our friends having bought one. A Live-Valve setup on a KRX 1000 just makes it that much more capable on an already very capable side-by-side.
There are a handful of new accessories for the Teryx KRX 1000 eS model that carries the color scheme to match the vehicle. Things like bumpers come to mind. Don’t forget the front and rear cameras which can easily be added to the KRX and integrate into the 7-inch screen.
Not Just Another KRX 1000
Though there are other models of KRX 1000 with different accessories packages, the Teryx KRX 1000 eS model is not that. In all reality the KECS system means the suspension is substantially different than the other KRX 1000 models. Sure it looks good, has a TFT screen we can geek-out on, but it offers the best suspension capabilities of any of the models. If you want your KRX 1000 for the most aggressive riding offering the best ride then the eS model is your KRX 1000. The Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS model is priced at $24,399 and will be in dealerships in March.
For more information check out the Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS Website- https://www.kawasaki.com/en-us/side-x-side/teryx/teryx-2-passenger-sport/teryx-krx-1000/2021-teryx-krx-1000-es