For 2009, Kawasaki slipped a digital fuel-injected (DFI) V-Twin engine into the stable wide-body chassis of its impressive Teryx recreation utility vehicle (RUV), then equipped it with upgraded, fully adjustable, high performance suspension components and cast aluminum wheels. For riders seeking the latest racetrack style, Kawasaki’s Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport Monster Energy is the answer. With its black bodywork and wheels highlighted by an aggressive Monster Energy graphics set, this high performance RUV will certainly stand out from the pack.
Inheriting the Teryx family’s efficient CVT, superior ground clearance, useful cargo capacity and fuel-injected, mid-mounted 749cc 90-degree V-twin engine, the Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport offers the class-leading performance and features that performance-minded RUV customers have been seeking.
Strong and proven, the quick revving, fuel injected, large-bore V-twin engine features ignition timing that is tuned to allow it to rocket through the low and mid range with plenty of life left for high rpm performance. The Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport’s digital fuel injection (DFI) system automatically compensates for altitude and temperature changes. The DFI system uses a sophisticated mix of sensors that includes an inlet air pressure, throttle, crankshaft, speed, water temperature and a vehicle down sensor. A new fuel tank with a fuel pump to keep the Teryx’s engine fed were also part of the FI package.
The Teryx Sport superb continuously variable transmission (CVT) smoothly and efficiently transfers the robust power and quick response from its big V-twin to the wheels. This powertrain delivers true sport performance in a controlled manner, so the driver can exploit the full potential of the Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport.
The CVT utilizes a high-grade belt that is highly durable and designed to handle the high output of the engine. To minimize unnecessary belt wear, prevent undesired tire spin and offer upgraded rock section performance with less belt overloading, a CVT Belt Protection System uses inputs from a gear sensor (not in neutral), vehicle speed (measured from the rear wheel), Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), and engine speed to monitor belt conditions. Should the transmission failsafe system detect engine operation at high rpm for more than two seconds while the rear wheels remain motionless (i.e. rear wheels are immobilized and the belt is slipping) it automatically retards ignition timing and warns the rider via a flashing belt warning lamp.
Big power demands an equally capable chassis, and the Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport delivers with a body width that’s narrow enough to effectively negotiate trails, yet wide enough to offer additional stability, a roomy cab and help cope with the healthy output from its powerful V-twin. The wide track Teryx design employs a large-diameter, thin-walled tubular frame offering the necessary rigidity without performance draining weight. It also meets SAE requirements as a roll-over protective structure (ROPS) with an arrangement spacious enough to comfortably fit two full-sized adults.
Long A-arm and narrow frame give the Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport’s aluminum alloy wheels maximum travel and minimal camber change throughout the suspension’s stroke. The cast and machined aluminum wheels offer reduced unsprung weight by about two pounds each and increased strength over the standard Teryx’s steel units. They also add to the Sport model’s appearance.
A revised stabilizer bar and increased adjustability on the new Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport’s suspension makes a significant contribution to its handling and ride quality. Its front and rear Kayaba shocks are aluminum bodied, gas-charged units with piggy-back reservoirs, which reduce the tendency of the oil to froth under hard conditions. They provide adjustable preload and fully adjustable rebound and compression damping. The Sport’s higher-grade suspension component’s superior ability to soak up bumps translates to increased control and enhanced comfort on the trail.
Mounted on the stylish matte black aluminum alloy wheels, the tall and aggressive 26-inch Maxxis tires were developed specifically for the Kawasaki Teryx. The tires give it superb forward and sliding traction along with good rough terrain handling and contribute to its class leading ground clearance and ability to overcome obstacles.
Mixing a sporting pace with rough terrain demands a high level of concentration from the driver. Helping to reduce the driver’s workload, are features like the simple switch activated, servo-controlled 4WD system. Additional traction management is just a hand lever away and the driver can perform easy on-the-fly adjustments to front differential lock, via the variable front differential control lever on the center console. Much like a sport ATV, the Teryx Sport’s rear differential always stays locked, allowing the Kawasaki Teryx to slide around corners in a classic two-wheel drift whenever the driver feels like having a little extra fun.
A fast RUV needs equally quick stopping prowess. The Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport meets the challenge, utilizing a combination of dual 200mm discs up front and a sealed wet brake in the rear. The front brakes are tucked into the wheels for protection from debris and their 27mm twin-piston calipers are rigid-mounted for optimum feel and control. The advantage of the sealed rear brake is most apparent when it can keep working even in the wettest or muddiest of environments unlike its competition. Its compact profile further adds to the remarkable amount of ground clearance.
Of course, this substantial sport performance is matched by Kawasaki’s legendary durability and reliability that starts on the ebony surface tough scratch resistant Thermo-Plastic Olefin (TPO) bodywork, that is. A steel skid plate helps shield the Teryx engine from ride stopping obstacles.
Inside, bucket seats, retractable three-point seat belts, a padded steering wheel that�s positioned low for better control, dual cup holders and plenty of shoulder and leg room provide a comfortable driving environment. Standard equipment on all Teryx models, the multi-function digital meter offers a fuel gauge, hour meter, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, warning lights and parking brake indicator.
A 7.4-gallon fuel tank and a 500-pound capacity, gas-assisted tilting cargo bed mean the Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport has the range and cargo abilities for long-distance fun. A cargo net and tie down hooks in all four corners keep the goods secure. Its 1300-pound towing capacity expands those cargo abilities further. The action doesn’t need the sun either thanks to dual 40W headlights showing the way and dual rear taillights letting it be seen. With such a cargo-carrying and transportability potential, it is an able partner for leisure/recreation activities, such as day trips or camping.
A large selection of authentic Kawasaki Accessories for the 2009 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport Monster Energy are available through Kawasaki dealers. As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages RUV drivers to drive responsibly and respect the environment.
High-performance 749cc V-Twin Engine
- Liquid-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin is the most powerful engine in its class
- Ample torque output contributes to the Teryx’s superb acceleration and allows powerslides on command
- Oversquare design with an 85mm bore x 66mm stroke help enable reliable high-rpm operation
- The 90° V-Twin configuration offers perfect primary balance, resulting in low engine vibration
- Aluminum cylinders are Electrofusion-plated for light weight, long wear and excellent heat dispersion
- Engine can be started in any gear when the brakes are applied
- Electronically controlled Kawasaki Engine Brake Control helps to slow the RUV when descending steep hills
- Positioned mid-ship for optimum front/rear balance – good for power slides and cornering control
- Ducts located by the cargo bed direct cooling air to the engine
- Radiator is compact and placed high in the chassis for maximum protection against mud and debris
Digital Fuel Injection system
- High output 750cc V-twin engine includes a digital fuel injection (DFI) system, which enhances throttle response and automatically adjusts for changes in temperature and altitude
- DFI system (controlled by a 32-bit CPU) continually monitors coolant temperature, air intake temperature, throttle position, air intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle to automatically meter out the ideal amount of fuel via two 34mm throttle bodies for extremely stable power delivery – regardless of the conditions
- Quick and precise fuel delivery makes the Teryx Sport’s engine response sharper than ever
- DFI system permits easy engine starting at low temperature and utilizes an Automatic Idle Speed Control and Automatic Fast Idle function to ensure smooth starting and engine warm-up
- High-pressure fuel pump is located inside the tank and features a unique reservoir chamber at the bottom of the pump housing, to ensure air does not get into the fuel system
- Teryx-specific throttle body sizes, engine timing and ignition timing are set for increased low and mid-range torque as well as improved response at higher rpm
Continuously Variable Transmission
- Featuring a high and low range, plus reverse, the CVT provides a very direct feel from the engine and nearly instantaneous acceleration – ideal characteristics for sport riding
- Transmission utilizes a high-grade belt that’s highly durable and designed to handle the high output of the engine
- CVT Belt Protection System helps prevent tire freewheel, and reduce belt overloading when rock-crawling, by adding a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) to the CVT’s sensor array
Selectable Four-wheel-drive / Variable Front Differential Control
- Rider can select two or four-wheel-drive operation by pressing a switch located on the dash
- Electrically “selectable” 2WD/4WD system engages instantly
- Limited-slip front differential reduces steering effort under normal four-wheel drive operation, while Variable Front Differential Control permits rider to distribute torque equally to left and right front wheels for maximum traction via a hand lever located between the seats
- Rear wheels are locked and always turning together for controllable power slides
- Large-diameter thin-walled tubular steel frame offers high rigidity – a perfect base for performance riding
- Meets SAE requirements as a roll-over protective structure (ROPS)
- Wide track helps provide additional stability
- Chassis has 11.7 inches of ground clearance for clearing tough off-road obstacles
- Chassis offers the right balance of bump absorption while limiting understeer
- Able to tackle corners in either a drift or grip style and operate beyond the limits of its rivals
- Utilizes long dual front A-arm suspension and narrow frame concept to maximize the length of the front and rear suspension’s lower A-arms, contributing to excellent road-handling performance
- Features increased rear suspension damping and spring rate and decreased stabilizer stiffness to contribute to improved traction and handling
- First with sport performance-focused suspension – low-speed comfort not a main design priority
- High-performance, single-chamber, adjustable gas-charged Kayaba shocks offer excellent fade-resistant damping performance, even in hard conditions, while providing 7.5 inches of travel
- Both front and rear shocks are preload-adjustable and feature piggy-back reservoirs, further reducing the tendency of oil to froth under hard conditions
- Independent rear suspension provides the best balance of rider comfort and handling at high speeds
- Dual front 200mm disc brakes gripped by 27mm twin-piston calipers and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system provide maximum stopping power in all conditions
- Compact size of the rear brake design contributes to a favorable ground clearance
- Front discs are recessed in wheels for protection from debris, while the rigid-mount calipers deliver enhanced brake feel and increased control
Large 26-inch Tires
- 26-inch MAXXIS tires were specifically developed for the Teryx to maximize forward traction while offering excellent characteristics for both aggressive cornering and sliding
- Mounted on 12-inch rims, the largest tires available in the RUV category provide good rough terrain performance and obstacle clearance
- Plenty of shoulder and legroom to comfortably accommodate two adults
- Form-fitting bucket seats and retractable three-point seatbelts hold rider and passenger firmly in place
- Steering wheel positioned low for optimum control when sport riding
- Dual retractable cup holders
Multi-Function Digital Display
- Includes a digital fuel gauge, speedometer, clock, dual trip meters plus parking, 4WD, water temperature and fuel injection warning indicators
- Additional indicator lamps include CVT belt warning, neutral, reverse and oil pressure warning
- Revised rear mud guard shape
- Body work is made of high-gloss scratch-resistant Thermo-Plastic Olefin
- Steel floor boards and engine guards for maximum protection
- Battery and electric parts located higher, further out of the way of water and mud
- Dual 40W headlights and 8/27W dual taillights
- Cargo bed offers substantial carrying capacity with a 500 lb capacity, tie down hooks in all four corners, standard cargo net and sizeable dimensions
- Gas-assisted tilting cargo bed facilitates dumping cargo and is now a standard feature on all Teryx models
Range / Transportability
- Large 7.4 gal. (28L) fuel tank offers the range for plenty of fun
- Teryx is compact enough to fit in the bed of most full-size pickup trucks
Monster Energy Edition
- Special Monster Energy graphics package
- Molded black Thermo-Plastic Olefin (TPO) bodywork provides ultra-high gloss appearance and is scratch-resistant
- Special matte black aluminum alloy wheels
- Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin
- Valve system: SOHC, four valves per cylinder
- Displacement: 749cc
- Starting system: Electric
- Bore x stroke: 85 x 66mm
- Compression ratio: 8.8:1
- Fuel system: 2 x Mikuni 34 mm throttle bodies
- Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
- Transmission: Continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse, and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
- Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive with Variable Front Differential Control, shaft
- Frame: Large diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubular steel
- Front suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable dual A-arm with aluminum-body gas-charged shocks with piggy-back reservoirs, fully adjustable preload, and adjustable rebound/compression damping / 7.5 in.
- Rear suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with reservoir-equipped gas-charged shocks with adjustable preload and adjustable rebound/compression damping / 7.5 in.
- Front tires: Maxxis 26×8-12
- Rear tires: Maxxis 26×10-12
- Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers
- Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
- Overall length: 115.4 in.
- Overall width: 58.7 in.
- Overall height: 75.7 in.
- Wheelbase: 75.9 in.
- Ground clearance: 11.7 in.
- Lighting: (2) 40W headlights, (2) 8W taillight, 27W stoplight
- Cargo bed capacity: 500 lbs, 44.2 W x 32.7 L x 11.1 in. H
- Towing capacity: 1300 lbs
- Curb weight: 1380 lbs
- Fuel capacity: 7.4 gal.
- Instruments: Multi-Function Digital Meter with speedometer, fuel gauge, clock hour meter, odometer, dual trip meter and parking brake, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and oil pressure indicators
- Color: Ebony
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618