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Yamaha YXZ1000R adds supersport performance to Side-by-Side line-up

The Yamaha YXZ1000R packs a new three-cylinder four-stroke 998 cc engine
The Yamaha YXZ1000R packs a new three-cylinder four-stroke 998 cc engine
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The Yamaha YXZ1000R aims to bring supersport performance to the Side-by-Side world
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The Yamaha YXZ1000R aims to bring supersport performance to the Side-by-Side world
Yamaha YXZ1000R (blue) and YXZ1000R SE (yellow)
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Yamaha YXZ1000R (blue) and YXZ1000R SE (yellow)
Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
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The removable 3-piece composite underbody protection system is made 4 mm (0.15 in) thick thermoplastic olefin. The rear section is thicker at 6 mm (0.24 in)
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The removable 3-piece composite underbody protection system is made 4 mm (0.15 in) thick thermoplastic olefin. The rear section is thicker at 6 mm (0.24 in)
The removable tubular steel roll cage is designed to offer high levels of front and rear visibility
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The removable tubular steel roll cage is designed to offer high levels of front and rear visibility
The YXZ1000R's brand new three-cylinder engine is used for the first time in a SxS
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The YXZ1000R's brand new three-cylinder engine is used for the first time in a SxS
The YXZ1000R is the first of its kind to come with a five-speed sequential gear box
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The YXZ1000R is the first of its kind to come with a five-speed sequential gear box
Double wishbone (A-arm) suspension for the front wheels of the YXZ1000R
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Double wishbone (A-arm) suspension for the front wheels of the YXZ1000R
A single A-arm setup is used at the rear wheels of the YXZ1000R
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A single A-arm setup is used at the rear wheels of the YXZ1000R
The YXZ1000R's seats can be adjusted in eight positions
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The YXZ1000R's seats can be adjusted in eight positions
The supersport styled dashboard of the YXZ1000R includes an adjustable shift light
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The supersport styled dashboard of the YXZ1000R includes an adjustable shift light
The Fox shocks offer 406 mm (16 in) travel at the front wheels and 432 mm (17 in) at the rear
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The Fox shocks offer 406 mm (16 in) travel at the front wheels and 432 mm (17 in) at the rear
The YXZ1000R has 12-spoke alloy wheels fitted with Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Bighorn 2.0 radial tires
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The YXZ1000R has 12-spoke alloy wheels fitted with Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Bighorn 2.0 radial tires
This paddle is used in conjunction with the gear shifter to make sure that reverse is not selected by mistake
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This paddle is used in conjunction with the gear shifter to make sure that reverse is not selected by mistake
Separate floorboards for driver and passenger
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Separate floorboards for driver and passenger
Through this lever the seat is easily adjusted back and forth
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Through this lever the seat is easily adjusted back and forth
The glove compartment on the YXZ1000R's passenger side
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The glove compartment on the YXZ1000R's passenger side
Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
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Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
The Yamaha YXZ1000R packs a new three-cylinder four-stroke 998 cc engine
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The Yamaha YXZ1000R packs a new three-cylinder four-stroke 998 cc engine
Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
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Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
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Yamaha YXZ1000R (blue) and YXZ1000R SE (yellow)
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Yamaha YXZ1000R (blue) and YXZ1000R SE (yellow)

Yamaha has expanded its Side-by-Side (SxS) range with a brand new sports model packed with innovative, industry leading technology. Designed for ultimate off-road performance, the YXZ1000R goes up against the Polaris RZR and Can-Am Maverick in thefight for dominance in the pure sports class.

With aline-up of models like the Wolverine and the Viking, Yamaha was practicallyabsent from the sportier end of the SxS world. The introduction of the YXZ1000Raims at filling this void and Yamaha has made sure its new model is equippedwith the weaponry required for the task at hand.

The engineis a new three-cylinder four-stroke 998 cc unit – the first triple in a class thatuntil now has been dominated by twins. So far we have no word on power figures,with some (unconfirmed) initial reports putting the number in the 110 hp (82 kW) region. Fueling is assigned to a Mikuni injection system with triple 41 mm (1.6 in) injectors,fed with fresh air by a high mounted intake. For added reliability Yamaha hasopted for twin air filters, combining a foam and a paper element that are both accessiblewithout the need for tools.

The YXZ1000R's brand new three-cylinder engine is used for the first time in a SxS
The YXZ1000R's brand new three-cylinder engine is used for the first time in a SxS

Anotherindustry first is the new five-speed sequential transmission, a constant meshdesign with reverse, equipped with a torque limiter and mated to a 21-platehydraulic clutch. This system promises to deliver responsive gear shiftingwithout the losses that are usually associated with automatic CVTtransmissions.

Positioned infront of the engine and between the seats, this transmission incorporatesYamaha’s On-Command system which allows the driver to switch through 2WD, 4WDand 4WD with Differential Lock at the turn of a dial. Power is transferred tothe front and rear differentials via single-piece drive shafts.

Builtaround a steel chassis, the YXZ1000R is equipped with long-travel Fox PodiumRC2 piggyback shocks, adjustable for spring preload, rebound as well as hi andlow compression damping. The four alloy wheels with 27-inch Maxxis tiresconnect to the frame via double wishbone suspension in the front a single setupin the rear.

Braking isvia four disc brakes with 245 mm (9.6 in) discs and two-piston calipers allaround, plus a parking brake that acts on the drive shaft.

The removable tubular steel roll cage is designed to offer high levels of front and rear visibility
The removable tubular steel roll cage is designed to offer high levels of front and rear visibility

On the passenger comfort front, the driver is likely to appreciate the speed sensitive Electronic Power Steering system,especially in low speed steering over tough terrain. Both seats offer aselection of eight different positions on the longitudinal axis and the steeringwheel is tilt adjustable. A lightweight composite sunroof comes as standard, asof course are the three-point seat belts. The cargo bay with 136 kg (300 lb) capacityand the inclusion of four steel tie-down points is another feature that enhances the YXZ1000R’spracticality.

Yamaha willoffer its new SxS in three color variations, a yellow 60th Anniversary Edition(the SE), a blue/white and an orange/black combo. The SE is scheduled for a December release, the blue version is expected in February, and the orange will come at a later, as yet undefined date. Starting prices in USArange from $19,799 (orange) and $19,999 (blue) to $21,599 (SE).

Yamaha's promo video for the new YXZ1000R is below.

Source: Yamaha

Yamaha YXZ1000R – First and Only Pure Sport SxS

5 comments
Anru
Great, another way to tear up the land. I wonder how much beauty and life was sacrificed for this pathetic show of human hubris.
Jeff G
I want one. What is it's top speed?
VadimR
So will these awesome machines ever be street legal?
Bob
I'm glad to see ATVs with roll bars and seat belts. The ride on top models are getting too powerful and fast without enough driver protection. Riding 60-70mph on 4-5psi tires is crazy without a cage around you. The 700-900 lb. models are real bone crushers in a rollover.
vblancer
It was rather obvious the Yamaha never left the trail or the dunes and after driving in both for 40 years I can tell you many more critters are road kill than will EVER be hurt with this kind if driving Anru. Virtually all such usage is restricted to established trails (dirt roads), Lifeless dunes that constantly change shape and to racetracks so you do not have to worry about it! Generally the people that do this kind of recreation are much closer to nature and it's critters than all the city folks wringing their hands in worry.