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Hello, starting to consider a KRX, sorry for the obvious question, but for those of you in tight riding areas, do you find the 68" width too wide at times?

I did some measuring of my common tighter spots, 70" bridges and a few passes in between trees/rocks that are 69-70".
The bridges I'm thinking should be ok, tight tree or rock areas are hard to tell though, sometimes you can squeeze right through, or in real life with a bit of body lean and what looks doable by measuring tape ain't happening with the machine.
Although these tight spots aren't everywhere, they're also not that uncommon in my area, or likewise, snaking through tighter tree'd trails.

My initial impression is, yeah there's areas where I might struggle and have to really take my time and occasionally find a different rout, but overall having a KRX for the rest of the mountain riding with hills and crawling would far outweigh its width limitations.

Just looking for real world feedback if you guys would in fact avoid the machine for tight mountain trails, or if the width is never as big of an issue as we make it out before ownership, i.e, going from a quad to sxs.

Thanks,
 

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Hello, starting to consider a KRX, sorry for the obvious question, but for those of you in tight riding areas, do you find the 68" width too wide at times?

I did some measuring of my common tighter spots, 70" bridges and a few passes in between trees/rocks that are 69-70".
The bridges I'm thinking should be ok, tight tree or rock areas are hard to tell though, sometimes you can squeeze right through, or in real life with a bit of body lean and what looks doable by measuring tape ain't happening with the machine.
Although these tight spots aren't everywhere, they're also not that uncommon in my area, or likewise, snaking through tighter tree'd trails.

My initial impression is, yeah there's areas where I might struggle and have to really take my time and occasionally find a different rout, but overall having a KRX for the rest of the mountain riding with hills and crawling would far outweigh its width limitations.

Just looking for real world feedback if you guys would in fact avoid the machine for tight mountain trails, or if the width is never as big of an issue as we make it out before ownership, i.e, going from a quad to sxs.

Thanks,
I live in Arkansas and mostly ride in wooded areas and have not had any issues being too wide. We had polaris machines before the KRX and there is NO comparison. My buddy with a RZR Pro turbo has trouble keeping up with me on the more rocky terrain just due to the suspension. All the HP in the world can't compensate for bad suspension. Just my .02
 

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I live in Arkansas and mostly ride in wooded areas and have not had any issues being too wide. We had polaris machines before the KRX and there is NO comparison. My buddy with a RZR Pro turbo has trouble keeping up with me on the more rocky terrain just due to the suspension. All the HP in the world can't compensate for bad suspension. Just my .02
Wow I am surprised to hear that. I guess that answers my other question if I’m being a bit too narrow minded towards wanting the KRX, but it’s assets are exactly what I want, capable, reliable, great mountain crawler. I’m definitely not opposed to high hp lol, but it’s actually not my main priority.
I’ll have to be patient though, not seeing any for sale and have talked to pretty much all dealers within 6-7hrs of me. Sounds like maybe next riding season there will be stock again.
 

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Hello, starting to consider a KRX, sorry for the obvious question, but for those of you in tight riding areas, do you find the 68" width too wide at times?

I did some measuring of my common tighter spots, 70" bridges and a few passes in between trees/rocks that are 69-70".
The bridges I'm thinking should be ok, tight tree or rock areas are hard to tell though, sometimes you can squeeze right through, or in real life with a bit of body lean and what looks doable by measuring tape ain't happening with the machine.
Although these tight spots aren't everywhere, they're also not that uncommon in my area, or likewise, snaking through tighter tree'd trails.

My initial impression is, yeah there's areas where I might struggle and have to really take my time and occasionally find a different rout, but overall having a KRX for the rest of the mountain riding with hills and crawling would far outweigh its width limitations.

Just looking for real world feedback if you guys would in fact avoid the machine for tight mountain trails, or if the width is never as big of an issue as we make it out before ownership, i.e, going from a quad to sxs.

Thanks,
I'm sitting at 71" wide right now. With the machine loaded down with people and accessories the suspension will compress and widen out. After market springs like shock therapy or bandit spring will help you stay closer to the 68" Kawasaki advertisers for the KRX
 

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I'm sitting at 71" wide right now. With the machine loaded down with people and accessories the suspension will compress and widen out. After market springs like shock therapy or bandit spring will help you stay closer to the 68" Kawasaki advertisers for the KRX
Uh oh, our trails are restricted to 70”, bridges going forward are supposed to be 72”, that’s why I wasn’t overly concerned.
Sounds like I’ll have to go do some accurate measurements of the required bridges.
 

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This hits home! I started on a 570 quad, then a 570 Ranger. Traded that in on a 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2. All narrow small tire machines with limited suspension travel. The widest is the X2 at 59”. I still have the X2. It’s on 27” tires with a 2” lift.

Now I frequently alternate it with the KRX on 35” tires. We ride old quad trails! It’s tight technical hills through trees with frequent creek crossings.

Now that more of our group is on side by sides we carry chainsaws and cut what needs to be cut. In a 19 mile loop there are now only four trails I can’t fit in the KRX.

Where the X2 just always fits the KRX isn’t just wide, it’s long. All the angles change. But I’ll add these words of encouragement.

1. I quickly learned the angles and sight lines. You will too.

2. Carry a chainsaw. A battery one is quiet and usually all you need if a tree is 10” or less.
 

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When I was researching on buying a new KRX I too was worried about the width and length as I came from a 62'' wide machine. What I have learned after buying my new KRX is I have had no problems on the trails that I had been riding on. I have learned to drive it like you are pulling a trailer behind you. Most of the Rzr's and X2's that I ride with are just as wide if not wider than the KRX.
I believe you would adapt to the KRX just like the rest of us that have come from a smaller machine.:cool:
 

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I just spent three days riding fairly tight trails in the woods and mountains in Virginia and had no problems with width. I was with two RZR XP1000’s and a RZR 900S. I easily walked away from them on all types of terrain. The kawi suspension is unreal.
 

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Krx is my first sxs love it .. So does everybody else .. I have found a few trails that are a bit tight . aim point , sometimes back up a bit . . rear mud busters have been partialy torn off a couple times but fixable .But always made it threw. There are some here in. Ontario i just know i cant fit lol .
 

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i have yet to find my KRX to be too wide, suppose it can happen though.
x2 on the suspension being friggin perfect for woods trails or rock crawling....having engine braking when the Can-am's and Polaris' can't is awesome for descending steep rocky/slippery slopes. the clutching and engine power is also great for crawling over the rocks as i can maintain control without a sudden uncontrollable power burst (my buddy has a X3 can am and he even has trouble pulling it on the trailer). don't get me wrong, there are times i want the extra 50+ horsepower but being turbo engines their power band is very on/off, whereas the KRX is easy to control.
 

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Hello, starting to consider a KRX, sorry for the obvious question, but for those of you in tight riding areas, do you find the 68" width too wide at times?

I did some measuring of my common tighter spots, 70" bridges and a few passes in between trees/rocks that are 69-70".
The bridges I'm thinking should be ok, tight tree or rock areas are hard to tell though, sometimes you can squeeze right through, or in real life with a bit of body lean and what looks doable by measuring tape ain't happening with the machine.
Although these tight spots aren't everywhere, they're also not that uncommon in my area, or likewise, snaking through tighter tree'd trails.

My initial impression is, yeah there's areas where I might struggle and have to really take my time and occasionally find a different rout, but overall having a KRX for the rest of the mountain riding with hills and crawling would far outweigh its width limitations.

Just looking for real world feedback if you guys would in fact avoid the machine for tight mountain trails, or if the width is never as big of an issue as we make it out before ownership, i.e, going from a quad to sxs.

Thanks,
I would be cautious about the 68" width spec on the KRX. That is the width when NEW. Once you add a few accessories, a person or two, and the suspension sags 1-2 inches in the first 50 miles...you will be more like 70-71" wide.
As the ground clearance decreases, the track width increases.
 

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My 2021 Trail Edition fit's my trailer bed which is exactly 77" with 2 inches on either side. I agree stock is probably 68 but loaded with some things its more like 72/73". I havent encountered any places that i haven't been able to get thru and it's nice not getting side smacked by branches like i was in my Teryx 4le... :)
 

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Thanks for the responses guys, so sounds like if I want to be sure I'll be getting across a bridge it should be more like 74"
 

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72" should be about as wide as it will ever get. With my storage box and spare tire, along with a set of completely sacked out tender springs, I was right at 72" wide. I also have aftermarket 5+2 offset wheels which added about 2" total width by themselves. As long as you don't change out to a large offset wheel you will likely never be over 72".

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