Kawasaki Gets Into the Sport SxS Game! The 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 Has Arrived

Kawasaki has finally pulled the sheet off of its first ever sport side-by-side, named the Teryx KRX 1000.

The new machine will do battle with the likes of the Honda Talon and Yamaha YXZ, and comes powered by a 999cc parallel twin engine making 112.6 horsepower and packing two drive modes: Full Power and Low Power. That power is sent through both a centrifugal clutch and a CVT, with the former there to help make sure you don’t get harsh belt engagement from the latter.

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Suspension consists of a double-wishbone setup in the front with up to 19 inches of travel while the rear uses a 4-link trailing arm configuration that offers up to 21-inches of travel. A set of FOX 2.5 Podium LSC shocks at all four corners provide the damping.

The KRX is actually a little skinnier than its competition, measuring in at 68-inches wide with a 99-inch wheelbase. Ground clearance is nearly 15 inches, while the underside of the machine is protected with steel and plastic skid plates.

Huge 31-inch Maxxis Carnivore tires sit underneath the KRX wrapped around 15-inch aluminum beadlock wheels.

Storage is am important part of the KRX as well, with Kawasaki designing a deep bed on the rear of the machine that can carry up to 350 pounds and has four tie-down points.

Two different color schemes will be available when the machine first launches, either Lime Green / Metallic Onyx Black or Metallic Moondust White / Metallic Onyx Black.

Pricing for the Teryx KRX 1000 will begin at $20,499 in the US.