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2021 YAMAHA RMAX2 1000 XT-R

2021 YAMAHA RMAX2 1000 XT-R For a decade Yamaha has been trying to improve on the success of the Rhino. That machine started the entire recreational UTV movement back in 2004. At the time, it was fun, fast and ultra capable in gnarly terrain. Fast-forward 17 years and owners want that capability and reliability in a bigger machine. Is the Wolverine RMAX it? We tested the 2021 Yamaha RMAX2 1000 XT-R to find out. WHAT’S NEW FOR THE RMAX? While the base chassis is relatively the same as the older Wolverine X2,…

2021 YAMAHA YXZ1000 R/SE

2021 YAMAHA YXZ1000 R/SE The 2021 Yamaha YXZ1000R and YXZ1000 R/SE have manual clutch, sequential stick shift, five speed transmissions. They also come with all the major YXZ upgrades added to 2019 models, a lower first gear, improved cage, large rear-mounted radiator, 29-inch tires on 156mm-bolt pattern wheels, and new shock and EPS settings. Both models get high-end Fox Podium RC2 shocks for 2021. The SE also comes with beadlock wheels, upgraded center and interior lighting and Yamaha Blue painted bodywork. For driver's…

2021 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS/SE/XT-R

2021 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS/SE/XT-R The  2021 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS/SE/XT-R are three versions of the YXZ Sport Shift (SS). These 64" wide machines have a geared five-speed transmission with an automatic clutch rather than the belt-type CVTs found on most UTVs. You shift gears with sports car-type paddle shifters and the system even automatically downshifts if you forget to. Upgraded pedals and paddle shifters improve control. Lower gearing, revised shock and EPS tuning , 29-inch, 8-ply Bighorn tires on wheels with a…

2020 YAMAHA VIKING VI EPS/ EPS RANCH EDITION

The Yamaha Viking VI seats up to six and has crop-row width and an intake with one-year service interval. Viking VI’s tow up to 1500 pounds and have a 600-pound capacity dump bed. The Ranch Edition upgrades to painted bodywork, matching interior, aluminum wheels, roof, rear-view mirror, over-fenders, under-seat storage, bed grab bar and H-D front bumper. See how the Viking VI compares to other recreation UTVs here: https://utvactionmag.com/2020-recreation-utvs/ Motor type 686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single…

2020 YAMAHA WOLVERINE X4 XT-R/ SE/BASE

New for 2020, the Yamaha Wolverine X4 XT-R comes with a 4500 lb Warn winch, 27 inch GBC Dirt Commander tires, piggyback reservoir front shocks, Titanium Bronze/Tactical Black paint and color matched aluminum wheels. X4s are powered by a refined 847cc inline twin. Full-sized stadium seats stow forward for up to 600 pounds of cargo, and rear shocks are self-leveling. SE models come with painted bodywork, power steering and aluminum wheels. See more about all the 2020 Wolverines here:…

2020 YAMAHA VIKING/EPS/EPS SE/RANCH EDITION

Yamaha Vikings seat three, the air filter only requires service once a year, and the drive belt has a 10-year warranty. The SE has power steering, painted bodywork and aluminum wheels. Even the base-model comes with a roof. See UTV Action’s full test on a previous Yamaha Viking model here: https://utvactionmag.com/yamaha-viking-700-tactical-edition/ Motor type 686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev. Drive system 2WD/4WD Suspension/travel:   Front Dual A-arm/8.1”   Rear Dual…

2020 YAMAHA WOLVERINE X2/R-SPEC XT-R/R-SPEC SE/R-SPEC

New for 2020, the Wolverine X2 R-Spec XT-R comes with a 4500 lb Warn winch, 27 inch GBC Dirt Commander tires, piggyback reservoir front shocks, Titanium Bronze/Tactical Black paint and color matched aluminum wheels. All R-Spec models get adjustable piggyback KYB shocks, aluminum wheels and a roof, while the R-Spec SE adds Tactical Black or Backcountry Blue paint. All have a 10-year belt warranty! See UTV Action’s full test on the Wolverine X2 SE here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-2019-yamaha-wolverine-x2-se/ Motor type…

Build Your Own 2019 YXZ1000R on Yamaha’s Website

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, launched a new Build Your Own (BYO) function for the 2019 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS) pure-sport Side-by-Sides (SxS) at BUILD YOUR OWN YXZ1000R.  Now YXZ owners and shoppers can customize and visualize their off-road dream machine online with Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories, including the new GYTR turbo kit, spare tire carrier, Torque Assist Gear (TAG) kit, tire and wheel packages, four-point harness, and more. Yamaha currently offers over 55 accessories on www.ShopYamaha.com for the…

FAST FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW: 2019 YXZ1000R SS SE

We've already begun testing Yamaha's extensively upgraded 2019 YXZ1000R SS SE and it's even more impressive than we expected. Here's some of what we've found out: -Yamaha wanted to make the 2019 more capable and comfortable for eastern conditions and they've succeeded. The YXZ’s tractability on difficult tight woods trails in Alabama was excellent. Thanks to a new lower first gear, you don’t have to be an aggressive driver to master tough trails with it, but there’s an insane amount of performance on tap for drivers who…