2022 YAMAHA SPORT UTVs
New GYTR Turbo, menacing Tactical Black YXZ XT-R & more!
2022 YAMAHA SPORT UTVs
Yamaha’s YXZ1000R returns for 2022 in geared (no drive belt) Sport Shift automatic clutch, paddle shift and fully manual five-speed versions. All YXZs are powered by a 999cc, three-cylinder, double-overhead-cam 12-valve engine with a huge, turbo-ready, rear-mounted radiator—a racing must most manufacturers let you add to their machines at great expense and effort. A new, lighter, easier to install and maintain GYTR Turbo kit includes the renowned Garrett GT2554R turbo, easily boosts the Yamaha’s horsepower more than before, and it does not affect your new-machine warranty when the installation is performed by a Yamaha dealer. The kit is $5999.99.
Yamaha’s American-built, Japanese-engineered sport machine hasn’t got the eye-opening specs some machines do—all models are 64 inches wide so far, and there’s not even a four-seater yet. It has earned a reputation for ruggedness, durability, refinement, smart engineering, astounding capability in East and West Coast riding conditions, and race wins all manufacturers wish for. All models have selectable 2WD/4WD with a true driver-controlled front differential-lock mode, and all come pre-wired for Yamaha’s excellent Adventure Pro with navigation, vehicle monitoring, ride sharing and more powered by Magellan. The YXZ also offers better forward visibility over its steeply sloped hood than most sport UTVs.
BACK IN BLACK
The YXZ1000R XT-R adds useful upgrades for riding extreme terrain, like a Warn winch, front brush guard, Maxxis Carnage 8-ply tires on beadlock wheels, extra under-body protection, and Tactical Black/Carbon Black painted bodywork—the go-to fashion for Navy SEALS, SWAT teams and other tough guys, which makes it look like you are ready to kick butt even before the machine moves. It’s $23,299, which is less than what Cain spent on a weed-whacker line for his massive, luxurious leisure ranch during weed season each spring and less than some drivers spend on repairing their less well-built machines in a single riding season.
The 2022 YXZ1000R, YXZ1000R Sport Shift and YXZ1000R Sport Shift Special Edition wear Yamaha Racing Blue bodywork, as seen on countless short-course and cross-country podiums. The Yamaha’s combination of tractable power, shrieking three-cylinder mid-to-top performance and racing-duty durability has made it as popular with trail riders as racers. The 2022 YXZ1000R starts at $20,499.
See UTV Action’s shootout between the Yxz1000R, Honda Talon 1000R and the Kawasaki KRX 1000 here: HONDA TALON 1000R VS. KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000 VS. YAMAHA YXZ1000R – UTV Action Magazine