New 2021 Kawasaki Teryx & Teryx4 S Models

This week Kawasaki pulled the cover off two new Teryx models named the Teryx S LE and Teryx 4 S LE. What makes these two models different from their respective siblings the Teryx and Teryx4 comes down to the suspension in addition to the paint options with graphics. Let’s dive into the biggest item making the S models unique, the suspension.

Kawasaki Teryx S

Kawasaki Teryx4 S

Teryx & Teryx4 S Suspension

The new Teryx and Teryx4 S suspension has been called a long-travel suspension with additional travel featuring longer a-arms in addition to a longer wheelbase. Travel in the Teryx and Teryx4 S LE is 10.7 in the front and 10 inches in the rear while the Teryx and Teryx4 models has 8-inches of front travel and 8.3-inches of rear travel. The overall wheelbase is 85.8-inches on the Teryx and Teryx4 while the Teryx and Teryx4 S has a wheelbase of 88.2-inches. Overall width of the Teryx and Teryx4 are 60-inches while the Teryx and Teryx4 S is 62-inches. The front lower a-arms on the Teryx and Teryx4 are now arched for additional ground clearance, in addition to being longer to achieve the additional width. Finally, though all Teryx come with adjustable 24 compression settings the S models have been tweaked for a better ride with the front shocks matching the 2-inch shock-body of the rear.

Kawasaki Teryx S

Kawasaki Teryx4 S

Colors & Graphics

There has to be a new look for a higher trim level right? In Teryx and Teryx4 come in some unique colors with an “S” in graphics package so that owners can make sure people know their Teryx S is not just a normal ole’ Teryx.

Kawasaki Teryx S

What We Think

Clearly Kawasaki wants to offer a more premium Teryx vehicle with the S models with more sport capability. The additional width with longer a-arms will make for a better overall ride, while the newly-tuned shocks will be more on the sport side allowing for even more aggressive driving at higher speeds should the mood strike you. The additional travel will also lend itself for better rock crawling or extreme terrain where articulation matters. We would guess that the “S” stands for Sport, but we will have to reach out to see if that is true. We are thrilled to have the option of a wider Teryx with our experience being the Teryx has a great ride as it is, so the S will be even better. We are glad to see that the additional width is an option and not the standard since 60-inches of width keeps the Teryx on trails that are limited to 60 inches. From the photos the stance of the Teryx S just adds to the already aggressive look of the Teryx. The S package will be a hit no doubt. We hope to drive one in the near future and give a good review of what the changes really mean, but until then if you get to drive it please leave comments below. Also, let us know below if you have any questions.

For more information, check out the Teryx and Teryx4 models on the Kawasaki Teryx Website.