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Just finished up my second real ride in the KRX and thought I would share my opinion.

First let me say this thing is a tank. He goes anywhere I point him, without hesitation.

Coming from a RZR 800 that I way exceeded the capabilities of I can truly say Kawi knocked it out of the park with this machine.

Today and last weeks ride took us through over 1400’ of elevation changes. Up and down the mountain, several moderately deep mud pits, riverbeds, big rocks, etc., etc., etc..

A few things truly stand out in my mind.
Comfort- the seats are very comfortable and welk bolstered. Sure they don’t recline much but most of the time I find myself leaning forward watching the front wheel anyway.
Visibility-you can actually see the front wheel while riding. Very helpful when picking a line.
Room-plenty of space in the cab for full sized adults without feeling cramped.
Power Steering-this is one area where the KRX truly shines. Plenty of assist in tight, slow, technical sections without being too much at faster speeds.
Suspension-I have not changed mine from factory settings. I think it’s perfect already. It’s just the right mixture of firmness without beating you to death on bumpy sections.
Power-plenty enough to shoot a major rooster tail or catch a little air on that up-coming whoop.
Transmission-high gear seems broad enough for all but the steepest climbs and descents. A true low gear that will crawl straight down, no brakes needed=winning. I haven’t even touched low power or diff lock yet.

Complaints?
I wish the crossover rings didn’t knock and bang over bumps but it’s four-wheeling. Not a cadillac ride on the highway.
Dustiest utv ever.

Overall I’m super happy I bought this over another RZR. Riding in groups almost feels like cheating as everything is easy.
 

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Just finished up my second real ride in the KRX and thought I would share my opinion.

First let me say this thing is a tank. He goes anywhere I point him, without hesitation.

Coming from a RZR 800 that I way exceeded the capabilities of I can truly say Kawi knocked it out of the park with this machine.

Today and last weeks ride took us through over 1400’ of elevation changes. Up and down the mountain, several moderately deep mud pits, riverbeds, big rocks, etc., etc., etc..

A few things truly stand out in my mind.
Comfort- the seats are very comfortable and welk bolstered. Sure they don’t recline much but most of the time I find myself leaning forward watching the front wheel anyway.
Visibility-you can actually see the front wheel while riding. Very helpful when picking a line.
Room-plenty of space in the cab for full sized adults without feeling cramped.
Power Steering-this is one area where the KRX truly shines. Plenty of assist in tight, slow, technical sections without being too much at faster speeds.
Suspension-I have not changed mine from factory settings. I think it’s perfect already. It’s just the right mixture of firmness without beating you to death on bumpy sections.
Power-plenty enough to shoot a major rooster tail or catch a little air on that up-coming whoop.
Transmission-high gear seems broad enough for all but the steepest climbs and descents. A true low gear that will crawl straight down, no brakes needed=winning. I haven’t even touched low power or diff lock yet.

Complaints?
I wish the crossover rings didn’t knock and bang over bumps but it’s four-wheeling. Not a cadillac ride on the highway.
Dustiest utv ever.

Overall I’m super happy I bought this over another RZR. Riding in groups almost feels like cheating as everything is easy.
If you don't have a rear window, suggest you get one. I got one from Super ATV. After recent dusty rides, the back window was absolutely covered with dust that would have blown in the cab, otherwise. I also covered all the holes under the seats with rubber sheeting. I think that helps too.
 

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I removed the Kawasaki full glass windshield I purchased when I bought the Kawasaki as the dust was unbearable here in AZ even with the roll up rear windshield. I bought the Super ATV flip up windshield, with it flipped up no dust gets sucked in and it's pretty good for when the sun starts to set and the glare on the windshield makes it hard to see. I put it down when driving to town to get gas when the wind gets to strong.
 

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Just finished up my second real ride in the KRX and thought I would share my opinion.

First let me say this thing is a tank. He goes anywhere I point him, without hesitation.

Coming from a RZR 800 that I way exceeded the capabilities of I can truly say Kawi knocked it out of the park with this machine.

Today and last weeks ride took us through over 1400’ of elevation changes. Up and down the mountain, several moderately deep mud pits, riverbeds, big rocks, etc., etc., etc..

A few things truly stand out in my mind.
Comfort- the seats are very comfortable and welk bolstered. Sure they don’t recline much but most of the time I find myself leaning forward watching the front wheel anyway.
Visibility-you can actually see the front wheel while riding. Very helpful when picking a line.
Room-plenty of space in the cab for full sized adults without feeling cramped.
Power Steering-this is one area where the KRX truly shines. Plenty of assist in tight, slow, technical sections without being too much at faster speeds.
Suspension-I have not changed mine from factory settings. I think it’s perfect already. It’s just the right mixture of firmness without beating you to death on bumpy sections.
Power-plenty enough to shoot a major rooster tail or catch a little air on that up-coming whoop.
Transmission-high gear seems broad enough for all but the steepest climbs and descents. A true low gear that will crawl straight down, no brakes needed=winning. I haven’t even touched low power or diff lock yet.

Complaints?
I wish the crossover rings didn’t knock and bang over bumps but it’s four-wheeling. Not a cadillac ride on the highway.
Dustiest utv ever.

Overall I’m super happy I bought this over another RZR. Riding in groups almost feels like cheating as everything is easy.
good write up l feel the same way.
 

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I just installed new tender springs with rubber rings for cushion at crossover rings also. Got my ride height right back up to 14-1/2+ inches and no more clunking. Also the ride stayed great and reduced body roll cornering. Also i installed front full windhsield and soft rear window, then i installed the cab seal kit and cut the dust down to very little in cab. And i installed the wide fenders as these machines throw up some mud and dirt in cab from front tires.
 

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I just installed new tender springs with rubber rings for cushion at crossover rings also. Got my ride height right back up to 14-1/2+ inches and no more clunking. Also the ride stayed great and reduced body roll cornering. Also i installed front full windhsield and soft rear window, then i installed the cab seal kit and cut the dust down to very little in cab. And i installed the wide fenders as these machines throw up some mud and dirt in cab from front tires.
What Gibbster says, when you swap out the tender springs(just about everyone one does), install the rubber rings on the crossover rings. You can put spacers under the front seat bolts to fix the seat being to upright(get longer bolts). Ace is the place!
 
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