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The Yamaha Rhino is truly the grandfather of the UTV sport world as we know it today. Yamaha employed lightweight and extremely durable Thermoplastic Olefin to provide the best impact resistance, flexibility and wear reduction, while also allowing the vehicle to easily glide over obstacles encountered on the trail. Fortunately, Yamaha invited us out to the dunes, so we were in an ideal environment to truly get a sense of what the YXZ can offer.

We haven't yet seen any photos, but according to Caterham the Brutus 750 can be converted from rugged two-wheel riding machine Yamaha YXZ1000R parts and accessories into a snowmobile with ease thanks to an aftermarket conversion kit. Whether you're riding in dunes or dirt, the YXZ1000R suspension will handle the toughest terrain. Unmatched SxS Performance: The all-new YXZ1000R doesn't just reset the bar for sport side-by-sides, it is proof that Yamaha is the leader in powersports performance. Yamaha prices haven't been finalized, but similar guards for the Maverick are $269 front and $289 rear.

In addition to the performance and durability that comes with Yamaha's exacting standards, the YXZ1000R also includes a ROPS-compliant structure without sacrificing driver visibility, and a full-frame composite underbody protection system protects the chassis from rocks and debris. Yamaha also has an alternator kit for $649.99 (required for 15-27-inch LED light bars).

The YXZ1000R owns the pure sport category at this point, and it's possible Yamaha did such a good job with the machine that we may never see a direct competitor to it. We took the YXZ1000R and pinned it into the sand whoops at 70 mph and the suspension stayed consistent and the machine went straight throughout the bumps. Yamaha makes this bold claim for several reasons, namely the 998c triple cylinder engine that revs up to 10,500 rpm. No one else offers you the superior engineering, style and performance you enjoy with your Yamaha.

Industry-first 5-Speed Sequential Shift Transmission with On-Command 4WD: The YXZ1000R establishes a direct connection with driver via an all-new sequential 5-speed manual transmission with reverse that permits rapid and smooth shifting, ideally matched to the potent three-cylinder engine. As an example of the thorough engineering job Yamaha has done, the front diff has a torque limiter to suppress spike loads. You can purchase years of our Yamaha Protection Plus coverage for a fraction of what a single major repair could cost you.

After talking to some old hands at this off-road racing the Yamaha might have to be further developed a tad before it can take on the modified racing Polaris and Can-Am jiggers but when it is then it's game on. Naturally, an effective intake and exhaust system towerworks motorsports is necessary to handle the YXZ's powerful engine. Furthermore, the YXZ's triple has a high 10,500-rpm redline, allowing the motor to make full use of its lightweight forged-aluminum pistons and equal-length three-to-one exhaust manifold. Le YXZ1000R est un engin au style radical conçu par Yamaha pour être un modèle 100% sportif destiné aux amateurs de sensations fortes.

Yamaha have developed a range of Accessories for the YXZ1000R that will become available when the model gets into market. Yamaha hasn't released official figures for the horsepower output, but various documents are pointing towards 111 hp. With clean, untouched dunes and a full day ahead of us, we set out to find out if Yamaha achieved its goal. Last year he crossed the line in 11th as the leading Open class rider on the Forward Racing Yamaha. The ergonomics of the YXZ1000R are all about enhancing the driver's comfort and control.

Posted Feb 21, 2016 at 4:56am



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