Nobody expected the Kawasaki Teryx to die in 2022, but it’s nice to have official confirmation that the model is sticking around.
For the 2022 model, Kawasaki is bringing a few small changes and a couple of new models. The base Teryx KRX 1000 returns with the same 999cc parallel twin and CVT from previous years. Every model of KRX 1000 gets Kawasaki’s electronic 4WD system with a front diff lock that can be engaged on the fly. Fox 2.5 Podium LSC shocks are also on the standard equipment list, and with extended suspension arms, Kawasaki claims the 2022 Teryx KRX 1000 has the longest suspension travel in the class Rounding out the running gear is a set of 31-inch Maxxis Carnivore tires wrapped around 15-inch aluminum beadlock wheels.
Joining the base TRX 1000, the 2022 model lineup sees the addition of Special Edition and Trail Edition models. The 2022 Teryx KRX 1000 Special Edition gets a Hifonics audio system with an in-dash LED screen playing through 6.5-inch door speakers. A 12-inch subwoofer rounds out the system, and should provide plenty of thump and bump on the trail.
If you want more capability instead of more audio, the Trail Edition will be more up your alley. Nerf bars down the sides and sport bumpers fore and aft will aid aggressive trail riders. A KQR Sport Roof also hits the standard equipment list for the Trail Edition, and Kawasaki rigged it with mounts for up to six LED dome lights. Finally, the Trail Edition adds a Warn VRX 45 winch, giving you 50 feet of steel cable and 4,500 pounds of pulling power.
Notably absent from the announcement of the 2022 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 is the KRX eS model with Kawasaki’s trick electronic control suspension. Even on the Kawasaki website, all the new models are listed as 2022 models, while the eS sits at the bottom of the page, listed as a ‘21. We don’t expect Kawasaki to abandon the electronic suspension, so maybe we will get more news in the coming weeks.