I also 2nd checking the air filter as mine was dry as well when I checked it when I got home. Also check all fluid levels to make sure they are at the correct levels. Start and run it around a bit if you can before you leave to make sure nothing is leaking. Also check to make sure you can start it neutral and if not that means the shift linkage may not be adjusted right. Also check the differential lock lever and make sure it stays engaged. mine kept popping out which means it was not adjusted correctly.
well i got the new teryx home and checked everything. the air filter was already oiled and all fluids were filled. im really impressed with the power of this motor so far. now i just gotta see how it handles in the desert.