Can the Kawasaki KRX take on its fierce competition in the Sport UTV category?
Whether the KRX can actually top direct rivals like the Honda Talon, Yamaha YXZ and Polaris RZR, is a long way out from being determined. So far, detailed patent images reveal that Kawasaki is bringing the fight in ways the big players already do.
What will help the KRX is its overall race ready build that includes an extensive 8-point roll cage with curved bars in the rear, roll cage reinforced doors for added protection, zero wheel overhang that creates superior approach and departure angles, front and rear suspension setup similar to the RZR, a well sorted CVT and many more.
A general overview at KRX expectations so far come down a three-cylinder engine (forced induction?) mated to a CVT transmission, 100-120 horsepower, 72” width, long suspension travel and adequate ground clearance.
Comparing that to the mentioned rivals, the KRX packs enough of a punch even with a lot of missing details. Some key comparison information to look out for as more becomes available will be, horsepower/torque, transmission, weight, suspension travel, ground clearance and price.