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Starting at $19,799 the Yamaha YXZ1000R has a 3 cylinder engine and 5‑speed sequential shift transmission.
- 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. Featuring a new 998cc inline triple engine mated to a 5-speed sequential shift gearbox with On-Command® 4WD, massive FOX Racing Shox® suspension front and rear, and styling the competition can’t touch, the new YXZ1000R is in a class by itself—the only true pure sport SxS ever developed.
- Stunning, Industry-first Three-Cylinder Engine
Prepare yourself for the industry’s first 998cc inline-three cylinder sport side-by-side engine. Featuring a compact DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and high-tech dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R engine offers jaw-dropping power, fantastic midrange torque and a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline. With lightweight 80mm forged aluminum pistons and a counterbalancer, the motor is exceptionally smooth-running, too. Built for the pure sport SxS enthusiast, there’s nothing else like it.
- 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. A beefy hydraulically-actuated clutch system is operated by an automotive-style foot pedal for light, consistent feel and an entirely new sports SxS experience. Yamaha’s proven On-Command 4WD system with full Diff Lock is ready to tackle challenging terrain, and the entire driveline is built to provide unmatched durability.
- Terrain Conquering, Fully-adjustable FOX Podium RC2 Shocks®
Jutting defiantly through the front hood and defining the rear of the vehicle, the YXZ1000R’s huge piggyback FOX® 2.5 Podium RC2 Shocks® bring visual impact with unmatched performance. All four corners are fully adjustable—spring preload, rebound and both high- and low-speed compression damping—with a huge 16.2 inches of front travel and 17.0 inches at the rear, with integrated Bottom-Out technology as well as front and rear sway bars. Result: The ultimate in ride quality, tuneability and handling. Whether you’re riding in dunes or dirt, the YXZ1000R suspension will handle the toughest terrain.
- Ergonomics Built for Performance
The YXZ1000R cab features plush cut-and-sew high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters, and the cockpit is built to provide a balanced combination of secure confidence with comfort. The floorboards are shaped to provide generous legroom while still giving a planted feel during aggressive driving, too. The driver’s seat is adjustable across 3.5 inches, and the steering wheel is tilt adjustable 5.8 inches to ensure a perfect fit.