Starting at $28,499 MSRP
Built from the ground up to be the ultimate sport side by sides, the Teryx KRX 1000 lineup is not to be denied by the world's toughest trails. The game-changing Teryx KRX 1000 series inspires confidence with a terrain-taming combination of power, performance and capability. Add in an unprecedented level of comfort and the superior build quality of Kawasaki side by sides, and you've got everything you need to push the limits for an adventure of a lifetime.
Offering the best of both worlds, the KRX 1000’s compact 999cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin engine delivers both high power and high torque. Its well-balanced performance enables both high-rpm operation as well as low-speed running, and its easy character accommodates a wide range of situations, from trail running to technical sections.
Complementing the high-torque response of the KRX 1000’s powerful parallel twin engine, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and centrifugal clutch are the key to its superior acceleration control at slow and very slow speeds. By eliminating the shock of the CVT belt engaging, the centrifugal clutch facilitates precise throttle control when navigating rock crawls or other tricky terrain. When rolling down steep inclines, stable engine braking offers reassuring support.
Wheels positioned as far apart as possible contribute to the KRX 1000’s overall stance. Its long 2,510 mm (99”) wheelbase, combined with the long wheel travel, contributes to its performance and ride comfort, while its wide stance helps the vehicle maintain its line when cornering. (Tread measures 1,505 mm (59”) at the front; 1,510 mm (59”) at the rear.)
Wheels pushed out to the four corners of the vehicle actually extend beyond the bodywork. Approach and departure angles of 90° mean that the tires are the first to encounter obstacles on the trail. Ample ground clearance is complemented by the angled underbody, which helps reduce the chance of striking objects when navigating rock crawls.
Instrumental components of the KRX 1000’s off-road capability as an adventure/trail model, the long suspension arms and massive FOX 2.5 LSC Piggyback Shocks easily soak up obstacles encountered on the trail, and the suspension’s ability to keep all four wheels in contact with the ground keeps the KRX 1000 moving forward. Long wheel travel combined with independent suspension action also translates to a superior ramp travel index.
Large-diameter tires and bead-lock wheels contribute to the KRX 1000’s superior off-road capability. The 31” MAXXIS Carnivore tires more easily ride over small obstacles than their smaller-diameter counterparts, their off-road pattern offers enhanced grip for climbing over rocks in rock crawls, and their 8PR construction offers excellent puncture resistance. The 15” aluminum wheels feature bead-lock rims designed to hold the tires beads in place in off-road riding situations.
When it comes to having fun, the KRX 1000 is fully equipped to take on forest and rock trails. Its powerful, high-torque engine is complemented by CVT transmission with a centrifugal clutch for smooth acceleration and superb control. Its wide stance and long wheelbase offer a sturdy base, while its long wheel travel and large tires were designed to soak up obstacles encountered on the trail with ease.
Designed using Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis, the KRX 1000’s frame incorporates the Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) as a stressed member. The energy-absorbing ROPS design helps dissipate stress, contributing to optimal rigidity balance and high durability. All of the KRX 1000’s high-quality engine and chassis components were built to last, with all parts subjected to strict testing and high Kawasaki standards for durability.
Undercarriage is covered by highly durable skid-plates, with key components protected by steel pieces, adding to driver confidence. Steel plates behind the front fenders offer the vehicle protection from rocks and other flying debris.
The KRX 1000’s electrically selectable 4WD and front differential lock can be engaged while on the go, enabling the driver to quickly and easily switch between drive systems to suit changing terrain and applications. Power Mode selection offers the choice of Full or Low power to suit preference and conditions.
The rear carrier space is large enough to accommodate a 32” spare tire – a highly reassuring feature when planning to venture deep into the wilderness. The carrier’s recessed bottom also makes it easier to secure other large items.
Backed by renowned Teryx durability and reliability, both the engine and frame of the KRX 1000 were designed to withstand tough conditions without being compromised. High build quality is complemented by extensive undercarriage protection, while on-the-fly-adjustable power delivery, including Power Mode selection, and a wide rear carrier large enough to accommodate a spare wheel add to peace of mind.
While the driving position was optimized for the woods and rock trails, the KRX 1000’s roomy cabin greatly contributes to ride comfort. High-backed bucket seats and three-point seatbelts support driver and passenger during hard riding, while providing comfortable seating during more leisurely riding. Ample legroom, lever-adjustable seats and tilt steering allow the driver to fine-tune their position for control and comfort.
Standard doors can be opened from both inside and outside, offer a wide opening, and feature armrests for additional comfort.
Kawasaki’s high-grade electric power steering (EPS) system is speed sensitive, offering light steering effort at low speed, while reducing assistance as vehicle speed increases to ensure responsive steering. It also enhances ride comfort and control by acting as a damping system, reducing kickback to the steering wheel caused by shocks to the wheels.
Positioned above the steering wheel, large all-digital instrumentation offers at-a-glance information to the driver. Features include a bar-style tachometer (with 2 display options), digital speedometer, bar-style fuel gauge, gear indicator (L, H, N, R), Power Mode, driving mode (2WD/4WD/4WD+Diff Lock) indicator, Economical Riding Indicator, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, hour meter, various gauges, indicators and warning lamps, and a new low-battery warning lamp.
Numerous built-in storage spaces (two closed, one open), a total of five cup-holders, and a handy DC socket integrated into the dashboard all add to the comfort of the well-designed interior.
As the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s Teryx side by side models, it should come as no surprise that the KRX 1000 was also designed to deliver superior comfort. Roomy interior space and ground-hugging suspension that soaks up bumps encountered on the trail mean driver and passenger can strap into the high-backed bucket seats and simply enjoy the ride.
Sport Front and Rear Bumpers and a set of Nerf Bars – all made from durable tubular steel – contribute to the KRX 1000 Trail Edition’s aggressive styling as they offer increased protection to the vehicle from obstacles encountered on the trail.
Fit as standard on the Teryx KRX 1000 Trail Edition, the KQR Sport Roof helps to shelter passengers from harsh weather and sun. It can be easily removed or installed without tools, and features pre-configured mounts that allow the addition of up to six accessory LED Dome Lights.
Standard equipment on the KRX 1000 Trail and Special Editions, the WARN VRX 45 Powersport Winch features 15.2 m (50 ft) of durable, aircraft-grade ¼" steel rope backed by a 2,041 kg (4,500 lb) capacity. Built using premium components and offering market-leading performance and features, this handy tool perfectly complements the high quality of the KRX 1000.
The Teryx KRX 1000 Special Edition’s high-grade Hifonics audio system allows drivers to turn their off-road adventures into a party. Complete with 6.5” door speakers and a 12” subwoofer, it offers excellent sound that can be heard – and felt. The compact studio unit is built into the centre console, giving the dash a well-integrated appearance.
With the Teryx KRX 1000 already the source of great excitement in the sport side by side category, the KRX 1000 Trail Edition and KRX 1000 Special Edition, two models with factory-equipped accessories and special colours and graphics, offer a broader selection for trail/adventure enthusiasts to choose from.
The KRX 1000 eS’ highly advanced electronic control suspension system – a first for Kawasaki side by side models – combines high-performance FOX “Internal Bypass” and “Live Valve” suspension technology with a Bosch electronic control system and Kawasaki original suspension settings to deliver the comfort, capability, and confidence of the original model to a higher degree across a wider range of riding situations. Using a switch on the dashboard, drivers can select from three Suspension Modes (Soft, Normal, Firm) on-the-fly to suit the terrain and vehicle speed.
A large 7” high-grade full-colour TFT LCD screen – the first use of a TFT screen on a Kawasaki side by side model, and the first use of a 7” TFT screen on any Kawasaki model – transforms the KRX 1000 eS’ interior into a modern cockpit. Three selectable display modes (Digital, Analogue, Simple) offer information at a glance in the format of the driver’s choice. The high-grade instrumentation even includes a number of features with infotainment potential.
The third variation of Kawasaki’s highly acclaimed Teryx KRX 1000 trail adventure side by side offers greater comfort and enhanced performance care of electronic control suspension. Other high-quality features like TFT colour instrumentation, sun roof, rugged front bumper, and stealthy, aggressive colour and graphics position the new KRX 1000 eS as the undisputed flagship of the KRX 1000 series.