We remember the first time we saw the Wolverine X4 shortly before it’s release in 2018. Yamaha had made giant strides in comfort and capability just two years after the release of the first Wolverine side-by-side. Then, we saw the Wolverine X2 come out in 2019 mirroring the Wolverine X4 only built for two. Now in 2021 Yamaha has already made
Well this is some BIG news coming out of the Yamaha camp on a Thursday, and we at ATV ESCAPE are stoked on this vehicle. We have wanted this side-by-side out of Yamaha for several years. Say hello to the new Wolverine RMAX 1000 and RMAX4 1000 side-by-sides, and, not to spoil it, but yes it comes with a new 999cc engine putting 108 horsepower
Something is on the way for 2021 that we haven't seen before. Apparently it is a new vehicle of some kind, and from the latest video below it is a side-by-side. There is no word yet though as to when Yamaha will reveal this "thang" but we are excited to see what's next in the story of Yamaha side-by-sides. When we know
Yamaha is bringing it back again... for year three! Its third-annual XT-Reme Terrain Challenge (XT-R Challenge) for Yamaha YXZ, Wolverine, and Grizzly owners, friends, and families. The three-day event will be held October 2-4 at the famous Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. We have a friend or two who have attended the XT-Reme Terrain Challenge reporting it was a great time.
Here is some good news for the week! It feels like all of us have heard about the Navy SEALS, especially with the TV show SEAL Team which is one of our favs. Yamaha recently provided a new 2020 Yamaha Wolverine X4 XT-R Edition Side-by-Side (SxS) to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSWFF) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego
Here we go again people! Yamaha announced it awarded more than $127,000 to eight organizations in the fourth quarter grant cycle of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) for 2019, bringing the annual grant total to over $400,000. Projects receiving OAI grants often have a strong stewardship component, as well as an inclusive community of users working together
A handful of years have now passed since Yamaha moved its motorsports headquarters to Marietta, GA, but not everything followed Yamaha to its new headquarters. For years Yamaha's Wall Of Champions has remained in Cypress,CA, but that all changed late last month. Yamaha held a ribbon-cutting
Yamaha really does a lot of things to support the sport of ATV and side-by-side riding, which includes its support of the racing series across the industry. This year Yamaha has pledged over $100,000 in payouts to racers in several different racing series and several different classes of vehicles. Some of these payouts are for winning races, while some of them are
It’s time for something new! We have been toying with the idea of how to put together a weekly series showing you all the little things that make ATVs and UTVs unique from one another. We wanted it to not only be informational, but it our job to help you make informed buying decisions when you go out and purchase an expensive ATV or UTV.
Yamaha introduces new accessories for its lineup of Proven Off-Road ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, catering to a wide variety of adventures and allowing customers to further tailor and customize their Yamaha for specific environments or driving styles. New Yamaha Genuine Accessories, wheel and tire options, and WARN winches are highlighted, with the complete list of parts, accessories,
It's a bigger phenomenon in the mountain biking industry, but trail maintenance, upkeep, and creation are all things that need to be focused on in the ATV and UTV industry. There are so many different riding areas in North America, and many of them don't have proper trail maintenance associated with their management plan. Yamaha is at the forefront of all of these Public Lands initiatives with their Outdoor Access Initiative.
Second Annual XT-R Challenge Showcases Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road Prowess while providing Yamaha owners a chance to showcase their vehicle's capability, as well as their own driving prowess, on the closed course track.
The off-road industry has a great team of businesses and off-roaders rallying to keep our trails open, clean, and usable for everyone. Yamaha continues to be at the forefront with their Outdoor Access Initiative, which donates large amounts of money, product, and support to help keep our trails open.
We figured the time was upon us to see what Yamaha had in store for its 2020 models, and now that time is here! Buckle up as we take you through the different side-by-side model families below. Be sure to notice the scoop on the new XT-R series in Yamaha's ATVs and side-by-sides.
Yamaha released it's 2020 ATV models this week, and this is a breakdown of the changes for the 2020 Yamaha Utility ATVs. So far there are no big changes for the 2020 Yamaha utility ATV models other than new colors.
Yamaha has had a very special quad on their hands with the venerable Grizzly, and the 2020 model year brings about more innovation to this already very capable quad. While this utility ATV didn’t get the motor upgrade that so many of us have been hoping for (at least not yet…), it is still no slouch. And, now riders can enjoy the technology of Adventure Pro right on their quad!
Yamaha has announced the second-annual XTReme Terrain Challenge (XTR Challenge) for Yamaha owners and families will be held this October 4 through 6 at the famous Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and registration is OPEN! The event was a pretty big success last year,
ATV racing appeals to many, but what do you need to know and how do you get started? Yamaha has come up with a way to help. Yamaha announces the return of Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) University. Hosted before round eight of the 2019 GNCC series at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia from June 19 to 21, Yamaha is bringing together top off-road ATV and motorcycle racers
One of our greatest dreams would be to drive to the airport, head to one of the best riding areas across the U.S., and have a turn-key adventure with all the necessary gear onsite. That is exactly what you can do with Destination Yamaha, and Yamaha is expanding its Destination Yamaha rental program with new locations across the country
If you are Yamaha owner then listen up! Yamaha has announced the second-annual XTReme Terrain Challenge (XTR Challenge) for Yamaha owners and families will be held this October 4 through 6 at the famous Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The event was a pretty big success last year, and this year it is going
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a fun and challenging event?! Well, the Yamaha XTReme TErrain Challenge might just be the one you have been looking for! Check out the information below, including how to register and what this all-new event is all about!
In an unprecedented move of confidence by an off-road manufacturer, Yamaha impressed everyone in the off-road world by unveiling their all-new 10-YEAR BELT WARRANTY! Yes, you read that right, and if you’re worried about fixing your CVT belt on the trail, that is no longer a concern if you buy a Yamaha.
Yamaha has been on the throttle releasing new machine this year, and they recently unveiled all-new special edition machines that are set to take the market by storm with all-new Tactical Black colorways and specific features that make these machines even more desirable off the showroom floor. Speaking of the machines, the Yamaha Special Edition lineup for 2019 consists of the following machines: Grizzly 90, Grizzly, Kodiak 700 SE, Wolverine X4, and Wolverine X2.
Yamaha has released some big news for the 2019 model year, including updates to both their ATV and side-by-side lineups. Highlights include a new Grizzly SE model in the ATV lineup, a thoroughly revised YXZ1000R, and an all-new 2-passenger Sport/Rec side-by-side in the form of the Wolverine X2.
Yamaha continues to impress with more new models rolling off the Newnan, Georgia factory lines, and the 2019 model year looks to be like another banner one for the tuning fork brand. The latest model to roll out of that factory is the all-new Wolverine X2, which is the next iteration for the brand’s 2-seat Sport/Recreation
Meet the brand new four-seat Wolverine X4 recreational/utility side-by-side from Yamaha. We recently had a chance to check it out in person, and we are excited about this side-by-side. Three years in development, the Wolverine X4 is aimed directly at those who want a side-by-side for recreation with ability to take up to four people into the tight-trail areas of the off-road. Extreme efforts were made to make this side-by-side capable, comfortable, and inspire confidence on the trail. This new vehicle comes complete with a brand new 847cc parallel-twin long stroke engine. Yes,
About a year ago, we at had an opportunity to visit with the Yamaha crew at an event, and we asked them why Yamaha had dropped any kind of 500-class ATV from its lineup? The Yamaha crew said that most ATV buyers chose to spend the extra money to get the 700-class Grizzly or Kodiak when it came time to purchase. Yamaha has priced the Kodiak 700 in the same space as the competitive 500-class ATVs
It would be good to be this guy! Yamaha recently announced the winner of the 2017 YXZ Supercross Sweepstakes for the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, and he sure seems like a nice guy making his win that much better.
Yamaha and its employees regularly volunteer their time and money to help with and provide for places where off road enthusiasts can ride. Recently, Yamaha employees returned to the San Bernardino National Forest to volunteer their time in support of projects aiding the fire-damaged OHV trails within the Trestles / Baldy Mesa OHV staging area. Working with members of the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
It seems it hasn't been very long since we had the opportunity to lay eyes on the 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R and YXZ 1000R SS special editions, which were jaw-droopingly good looking! In fact, the YXZ1000R SS SE that we will be featuring in an upcoming video is the red and black version which could not be a better looking pure sport side-by-side. Apparently Yamaha thought it could throw another SE version