2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: YAMAHA

— YAMAHA’S UTV LINE UP FOR 2019 —

YAMAHA YXZ1000R/YXZ1000R SPECIAL EDITION
The YXZ1000R line gained a wealth of upgrades for 2019. Lower transmission gearing helps propel larger 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn tires. The radiator was relocated to the rear of the vehicle to keep clear of mud and debris while reducing in-cab heat. The front rotors on the SE were enlarged for better stopping power. The frame was updated as well.

Engine type DOHC triple
Displacement 998cc
Suspension:
Front Dual A-arm/16.2”
Rear Dual A-arm/17.0”
Length/width/height 122.8”/64.0”/72.2”
Fuel capacity 9.0 gal.
Dry weight 1512 lb.
Towing N/A
Bed capacity 300 lb.
Price $18,999/$20,599

YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS/YXZ1000R SS SPECIAL EDITION
The Sport Shift model utilizes the same sequentially shifted five-speed manual transmission as the full manual 1000R. However, it employs an automatic clutch so you can shift it with the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. A triple-cylinder four-stroke engine powers the YXZs. The SE version gets better rims, roof, and a blue or white color scheme.

Engine type DOHC triple
Displacement 998cc
Suspension:
Front Dual A-arm/16.2”
Rear Dual A-arm/17.0”
Length/width/height 122.8”/64.0”/72.2”
Fuel capacity 9.0 gal.
Dry weight 1512 lb.
Towing N/A
Bed capacity 300 lb.
Price $18,999/$20,599

YAMAHA WOLVERINE X2
The Wolverine X2 is an all-new machine from Yamaha for 2019. It sports a muscular, 847cc parallel-twin engine that is liquid-cooled and electronically fuel-injected. This motor and transmission allow the Yamaha to tow up to 2000 pounds and have a cargo bed capacity of 600 pounds. An R-Spec and R-Spec SE model are also in the lineup.

Engine type DOHC twin
Displacement 847cc
Suspension:
Front Dual A-arm/8.7”
Rear Dual A-arm/8.9”
Length/width/height 115.0”/59.1”/74.8”
Fuel capacity 9.2 gal.
Dry weight 1541 lb.
Towing 2000 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Price $12,699-$15,299

YAMAHA WOLVERINE X4
The Wolverine X4 has the capability of taking four riders along tight trails with a short wheelbase and a potent 847cc engine. The rear seats can be folded down to employ more cargo space, but the ability to take your family and friends along for a ride in tight trails is well worth it. There is an X4 SE version for $17,249.

Engine type DOHC twin
Displacement 847cc
Suspension:
Front Dual A-arm/8.7”
Rear Dual A-arm/8.9”
Length/width/height 122.0”/59.8”/77.2”
Fuel capacity 9.2 gal.
Dry weight 1666 lb.
Towing 2000 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Price $15,999/$17,249

YAMAHA VIKING
The utility capable Yamaha Viking sits strong in their lineup year after year. The three-seater comes in four versions: Base, EPS, EPS SE and EPS Ranch Edition. All four models share the same 686cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine that is paired to an automatic CV-style transmission. The front differential is lockable in the 4WD system.

Engine type SOHC single
Displacement 686cc
Suspension:
Front Dual A-arm/8.1”
Rear Dual A-arm/8.1”
Length/width/height 122.1”/61.8”/75.8”
Fuel capacity 9.7 gal.
Dry weight 1431 lb.
Towing 1500 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Price $11,999-$14,199

YAMAHA VIKING VI EPS
The Viking VI looks like an off-road limo and rides like one. It can carry six passengers on a smooth ride thanks to the front and rear dual-A-arm suspension with over 8 inches of travel. Towing capacity is a reasonable 1500 pounds, while the dump bed can hold 600 pounds. The Ranch Edition gains aluminum wheels, a roof, bumper and more.

Engine type SOHC single
Displacement 686cc
Suspension:
Front Dual A-arm/8.1”
Rear Dual A-arm/8.1”
Length/width/height 153.5”/61.8”/76.6”
Fuel capacity 9.7 gal.
Dry weight 1695 lb.
Towing 1500 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Price $13,999/$15,599

Yamaha: (714) 761-7300, www.yamahamotorsports.com

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