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
Yamaha is launching an all-new YXZ Supercross Sweepstakes to kick off the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. Contestants can enter from now through April 2 at www.YXZsweeps.com to win a 2017 YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift) Side-by-Side (SxS), a VIP trip to the 2017 Supercross finals in Las Vegas, a meet and greet with both Chad Reed and Miss Supercross, and more.
One lucky entrant, 18 years-of-age and older, will receive a 2017 YXZ1000R SS model,
The Skunkworks at Yamaha has kicked out something that will make some of you rock hounds and trail crawlers as happy as this Texan in my favorite barbecue restaurant. Meet the GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Racing Technology) torque assist gear kit, which reduces final gearing by 30 percent and first gear by 40 percent to give ultimate low-speed torque and crawling capability. If slower-speed
Like James Bond in a Tux, black goes well with ATVs and side-by-sides. The color has also become "trendy" as it is being offered across several machines this year, however, that doesn't take away from how good it looks. Now, the Yamaha Kodiak is being offered in an SE version with Tactical Black as its color of choice. It comes with cast aluminum wheels
There are side-by-sides that change the game, and then there are side-by-sides that destroy what we know about side-by-sides and refine them. The 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS is one of those side-by-sides. When it was introduced last year, the YXZ1000R redefined what pure sport meant by adding the manual transmission to a sport side-by-side, and that provided a connection to the machine that didn't exist in the industry. After driving the YXZ1000R, there was no doubt Yamaha had redefined what pure sport meant. For 2017, Yamaha has taken a giant step forward
What might this be coming June 8 from Yamaha? Is it a bird or a plane? Probably neither, but it looks like another model in the YXZ1000R family. Check in to find out.
Yamaha again provided a new Special Edition (SE) Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, Calif. The Assembled in USA Viking VI helped raise $30,000 towards the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s third consecutive year of backing NSW, raising more than $70,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients.
Yamaha is introducing two new Special Edition (SE) models to its growing line of Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles. Yamaha’s YXZ1000R, the world’s first and only pure sport SxS, and Wolverine, a new standard in off-road capability and comfort in a SxS, both receive new SE versions for 2016.
The new YXZ1000R SE features an all-new Silver Metallic and Blaze Red Metallic painted exterior and interior with color matched seats
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the industry leading manufacturer of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for ranchers and farmers, announces the Ultimate Ranch Hand Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a new 2016 Viking VI Ranch Edition SxS with Electric Power Steering (EPS). Entries are now being accepted atwww.yamahaoutdoors.com/ranchhand.
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the industry leading manufacturer of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) again in 2016, this year giving away the all-new Yamaha Kodiak 700 ATV with Electric Power Steering (EPS) through an online sweepstakes at
Let’s face it, Yamaha has had a huge, huge year in 2015, and has now Yamaha announced it started production on the Racing Blue/White and Blaze Orange/Black versions of the all-new YXZ1000R this month. Delivery of the 60th anniversary Special Edition Yamaha Yellow/Black YXZ1000R and the Racing Blue/White and Blaze Orange/Black are starting to arrive at dealers now that they are in production.
Yamaha announced the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) has contributed more than $40,000 in cash to support two projects reflecting the program’s expanded mission to promote safe, responsible use and open, sustainable access for outdoor recreation. Riding groups, land managers and others with a project that is in line with OAI’s mission and in need of support should visit the program’s newly
Yamaha’s new 2016 Raptor 90 is an exciting youth ATV for riders starting at 10-years-old and is available now for the holiday season. The entry-level Raptor’s styling and sporty ride is reminiscent of the Raptor 700, but at a size and performance level appropriate for younger riders and budding ATV enthusiasts. The Raptor 90 is a great gift for first-time riders joining the family out on the trails this holiday season.