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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wait for 2020 model or buy a leftover '19?

Hello everyone! New member here. Have decided to buy my first Teryx4. I love the 2019 in Carbon Gray but seem to be running out of time to get one. I know of only 2 left at dealers within 4 hrs or so of me (Minnesota). My concern is- do I buy the 2019 or wait to see what the 2020s look like and if there will be any major changes that would make it worth waiting for and paying more for without the current factory discounts? Has anyone heard anything about any upgrades in store for this year? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 07:58 PM
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Welcome KellyW421
Rumors & patents of a new sport Kawi are floating around but still haven't heard of anything certain about 2020 yet
Hope someone picts up on it soon
Good prices on good reliable 2019's are probably best value out there in my opinion
Can am ,Honda, are showing new line ups for 2020 some are good price Kawi has a better warranty though
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Kawasaki is the last of the major brands to announce there 2020 models so I would guess that announcement will be soon.

I haven't read, or heard anything about what the 2020 Teryx will be???
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Welcome...I would wait a month or so and see what happens....

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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the responses! The best info I have been able to get from any dealer is that the 2020s will be released within the next 2 wks.
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I have been following the Teryx development since the T4 introduction and am hoping they will up the ante and introduce a 900 or 1000 this year. They are definitely behind the times displacement wise. Hopefully this will be the year!
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I have been following the Teryx development since the T4 introduction and am hoping they will up the ante and introduce a 900 or 1000 this year. They are definitely behind the times displacement wise. Hopefully this will be the year!
I wouldn't think they would put in a larger engine without additional changes as well. The suspension limits the Teryx as is. More power could even be dangerous without some suspension & chassis changes.

Usually rumors leak out if big changes are coming and I haven't seen any??? Yes, there is plenty of info. out there suggesting Kawasaki is coming with a whole new sport buggy but it appears to be completly different than the Teryx.

Hope I am wrong, and a revamped Teryx emerges just to keep the model line fresh and relevant.
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I wouldn't think they would put in a larger engine without additional changes as well. The suspension limits the Teryx as is. More power could even be dangerous without some suspension & chassis changes.

Usually rumors leak out if big changes are coming and I haven't seen any??? Yes, there is plenty of info. out there suggesting Kawasaki is coming with a whole new sport buggy but it appears to be completly different than the Teryx.

Hope I am wrong, and a revamped Teryx emerges just to keep the model line fresh and relevant.
Grandkids, I agree to an extent. However, there are pure utility vehicles such as the Ranger and Defender that offer 1000 cc engines, though they are tuned down compared to their sport counter parts.

I believe a mildly cammed, lower compression and tuned 900 or 1000 cc Teryx or Teryx4 platform would be able to handle the power increase.

All we can do is hope...

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Power is all in the mind of the beholder, if you got a good motor not giving any trouble why change it, the 800 is solid and reliable, and haven't seen anything mine wouldn't do. I would buy the 19 over the first year motor change. and better deals.
Just my opinion
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Grandkids and Cody I have not been able to test drive nor have i even laid eyes on a Teryx yet. All I ever see on the trails around here are Polaris and Can Am. And the nearest Kawasaki dealers are 3-4 hrs away.I am basing my purchase decision on all the information out there such as videos and this forum. The Teryx just seems to be the best fit for what I plan to use it for which is trail and tight woods riding with the family. And occasionally ripping it around by myself. Of course I will test ride one before purchasing but does it even need more power in your opinion? The one upgrade I am hoping for with the 2020s would be more suspension travel. Again. Does it need it?
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P.T that is a good point. It never seems to be a good idea to buy the 1st model year of any machine/ engine. There always seems to be some issues that need to be worked out.
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Kelly, for the uses you describe the 2019 Teryx4 would be hard to beat. Very comfortable, reliable vehicle for woods cruising with the family. I've driven vehicles in the tight woods that are capable of 85 or 90mph, but at least with my skill level you don't use too much of the throttle! One little slip at high speed in the woods and there's usually carnage, the faster you go the more you get.(carnage that is)

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Thanks for the input Mike! I agree. In my opinion a family sxs doesnt need to go that fast anyways. Im sure the 800 will be more than enough power for my usage. My main concerns are reliability and comfort. From everything I've read the Teryx seems to be the most reliable out there. I've ridden rangers, rzrs and one commander. People seem to say that the Teryx seats are one of the best but how about the ride? Does the Teryx ride as well as a ranger?
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In my opinion the teryx rides better , now the ranger is quieter in the cab, but the teryx is alotore agile on the trails
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Grandkids and Cody I have not been able to test drive nor have i even laid eyes on a Teryx yet. All I ever see on the trails around here are Polaris and Can Am. And the nearest Kawasaki dealers are 3-4 hrs away.I am basing my purchase decision on all the information out there such as videos and this forum. The Teryx just seems to be the best fit for what I plan to use it for which is trail and tight woods riding with the family. And occasionally ripping it around by myself. Of course I will test ride one before purchasing but does it even need more power in your opinion? The one upgrade I am hoping for with the 2020s would be more suspension travel. Again. Does it need it?
Being realistic about your own usage for a SxS 90% of thedecision making process. Sounds like you want to use your buggy the same way my wife & I use ours. If you are looking for something reliable, low maintenance, comfortable, and more than enough power for casual riding you won't be dissapointed in a 2019.

We mostly ride just single lane dirt forest roads (often with snow) with an occassional hill climb, or rock strewn non-maintained road. We rarely drive faster than 15-20mph and the current Teryx is more than adequate for our needs.
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Yes grandkids that sounds like the exact type of riding that I will be doing. The 2019 will probably exceed my expectations. I am going to go pick one up in 2 weeks. Thanks for the input!
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Yes grandkids that sounds like the exact type of riding that I will be doing. The 2019 will probably exceed my expectations. I am going to go pick one up in 2 weeks. Thanks for the input!
I'm going to go out on a very sturdy and thick limb here and say, "NO CHANGES to 2020 Teryx outside of color or cosmetics" Mechanically, I expect it to be identical to the 2019. Their R&D time is being spent on the new bike. I doubt they would waste time updating an older and proven platform. It wouldn't even surprise me to see the new bike completely replace the Teryx, pushing people to chose between sport OR utility

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Virginia that is a scary thought! The mules are way too hideous to consider buying in my opinion. I would be surprised if they got rid of the Teryx. It seems to be way too popular.
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It would seem foolish for Kawasaki to discontinue the Teryx just because they launch a pure sport sXs. They currently only have a utility and a sport utility. Look at how many different models Can am and Polaris have. 3 different models would still fall FAR short of the offerings of the competition.
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The 2020s are up on Kawasakis website.
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The 2020's are the same ole same ole....very disappointing...

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Yes I'm a little disappointed that there are no changes at all. They could at least make a few small interior changes or something.
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Or wait for this...

https://youtu.be/Kfz57WHnku0

Finally! I'm sure it will start with a 2 seater and grow into a 4.
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Wow! Hopefully they will release both versions right away.
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