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of reservoir shocks, with 8.3 inches of travel, soaks up pun- ishment. Kawasaki also claims that their IRS suspension system is designed to ride like a sporting RUV either solo, or with passen- gers. While we can’t say how it holds up in the long run, from our initial test impression, we can say even when fully loaded with four adults, or just the driver, we felt the suspension was plush, smooth and always controllable. We will reserve our long term verdict on suspension and handling on the Teryx4 until we get a long term test unit for further evaluation. Summing Up Kawasaki has a winner in the new Teryx4. While the price is high at $14,399 for the 2012 Teryx4 750 4x4 we drove, it does offer twice the capacity of its two-seat cousin, and that means 4 times the fun. The EPS version, with its electronic pow- er steering, is one that ranchers, farmers, or working men will ap- preciate, especially when using the machine for long stretches. All in all, the new Teryx4 will simply give Kawasaki one more reason to brag about their product lineup for 2012. Specifications: 2012 Teryx4 7504x4 EPS 2012 Teryx4 7504x4 EPS Front Tire Size: Maxxis 26x9-12 (Electronic Power Steering) Rear Tire Size: Maxxis 26x11-12 Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90-de- gree, four-stroke V-twin Valve System: SOHC, four valves per cylinder Displacement: 749cc Starting System: Electric Bore x stroke: 85 x 66mm Compression Ratio: 9.3:1 Fuel System: DFI®, 2 x Mikuni 36mm throttle bodies Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs with 2-piston calipers Rear brakes: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc Overall length: 125.2 in. Overall width: 62.0 in. Overall height: 77.3 in. Wheelbase: 86.1 in. Ground clearance: 10.8 in. Lighting: (2) 35W headlights, (2) 8W taillight, 27W stoplight Transmission: Continuously vari- Cargo Bed Capacity: 249 lbs., able belt-drive transmission Length,Width, Height: 47.6 W x with high and low range, plus reverse, and wet centrifugal clutch Final drive: Selectable four- wheel drive with locking Front Differential Control, shaft Frame type: Double-X reinforced design using large-diameter, thin-walled, high-tensile tubu- lar steel Front suspension/wheel travel: Dual A-arm with fully adjust- able, gas charged, reservoir shocks / 7.8 in. Rear suspension/wheel travel: 17.9 L x 8.7 in. H Towing Capacity: 1,300 lbs. Curb weight: 1,624 lbs. Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal. Instruments: Multi-function Digi- tal Meter with speedometer, fuel gauge, clock hour me- ter, odometer, dual trip meter and parking brake, CVT belt, R/N/P/4WD, water temp and oil pressure indicators Color Choices: Vibrant Blue Warranty: 6 months MSRP: $14,399.00 Adjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with fully ad- justable, gas charged, reservoir shocks / 8.3 in. www.dirtillustrated.com