❑ While Yamaha and Honda are
concentrating on building new UTVs
aimed at ranchers, farmers and
hunters, and Polaris, Arctic Cat and
Can-Am are catering toward the
high-speed thrillseekers of the world,
Kawasaki is taking the middle road
with the 2014 Teryx line. For the new
year, Kawasaki’s Teryxs are available
in two-seat and four-seat models.
Basically, both machines share the
same chassis, suspension and front
bodywork. You can tell them apart
because the T2 comes equipped with
a standard dump bed, while the T4
offers two extra seats behind the driver and a small cargo platform for
storage. Price-wise, the two Teryxs
are a couple thousand dollars apart.
Kawasaki’s T2 starts at $12,999 and
the T4 starts at $15,799. The Limited
Edition models we drove sell for
$14,999 (T2) and $16,999 (T4).
The two machines are very close
in dimensions; however, the overall weight, and bed capacity differ
Kawasaki spent a ton of time designing the rear passenger compartment of the
Teryx 4. It probably has the most comfortable and rider-friendly seating area of any
Kawasaki’s Teryx line is aimed at
the adventure-seeker, not the speed
demon. If you keep it on tight trails, it’s
hard to beat. And no matter how hard
you abuse the machine, it can take it.