Four Wheeler Network wrote a quick review of their first drive in the KRX. The really liked how responsive it was to drive and how accessible all the service points were.
Kawasaki has returned to the sport side-by-side market with the 2020 Teryx KRX 1000, and we recently had the opportunity to drive it. At first glance the machine has a mean stance and is ready to tackle any terrain. Wrapped in Kawasaki's signature lime green, the vehicle was designed with custom half-doors allowing the driver to look out and see the tires crawling obstacles on the trail. Additionally, there is a Metallic Moondust White with Metallic Onyx Black available.
Service points on the KRX are easily accessible. You no longer need to remove the seat to access the battery. Just remove a cover underneath the seat and the battery is right there. Kawaski also made easy access to the CVT belt should it need to be changed or serviced.
Inside there are five cup holders and a large amount of storage in the compartments. A fullsize cooler can easily be mounted in the rear of the vehicle. The instrument cluster sits right in front of the driver. One of our favorite features is the CVT belt temperature monitor. You are able to keep an eye on the CVT belt temperature the whole time you are out on a ride. There are armrests built into the custom half-doors. Overall, we found the interior of the vehicle comfortable and well organized.
Once we fired up the vehicle and got on the gas we found the throttle immediately responsive. It was a blast to drive. The 32-inch tires had no problem rolling over the various terrain on the test track. The vehicle comes with FOX 2.5 Podium LSC shocks that have adjustable preload. On the cage, the B-pillar was designed in the same direction as the rear shocks to help absorb energy. Two- and four-wheel drive modes can be adjusted on the fly as well as the front differential lock. The vehicle had no problem with steep hill climbs. On the descent, the engine brakes for you. Speaking of the engine, the Teryx KRX 1000 is powered by a 999cc parallel-twin engine with high power and torque output.
Overall, Kawasaki built a machine that is a contender against the competition. Kawasaki has over 1,000 accessories ready to be installed on the Teryx KRX 1000. Currently the vehicle only comes in a two-seat configuration. Retail price starts at $20,499.