2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R Lineup

Yamaha Announces All-New 2017 ATV and Side-by-Side Models
New YXZ1000R Sport Shift Features Automatic Clutch and Paddle Shifting

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its 2017 line of ATVs and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, adding all-new models, features, options and special editions to its expanding line of industry leading motorsports products. Leading the 2017 announcement are Yamaha’s new YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift) and an all-new YFZ50 youth model.

“Yamaha shocked the motorsports world last year with the introduction of the first pure sport Side-by-Side with manual transmission, and the enthusiasm continues as we expand the category with the YXZ1000R SS with paddle shifters and automatic clutch,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s vice president of ATV / SxS operations. “From all-new youth ATVs to pure sport performance, Yamaha continues to lead ATV and SxS development with the most innovative and reliable models in the industry.”

The new Yamaha 2017 SxS models announced today include: the new YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift), new YXZ1000R SS Special Edition (SE) and new YXZ1000R SE in Matte Black, new Midnight Blue Metallic SE Viking and Viking VI, new Matte Silver Wolverine R-Spec SE, new Yamaha Blue Wolverine R-Spec and new Wolverine with Electric Power Steering (EPS). For Yamaha’s 2017 ATVs: an all-new youth YFZ50, new Matte Silver Grizzly SE, new Alpine White Grizzly, new Midnight Blue Metallic Kodiak 700 SE, new Kodiak 700 EPS in Steel Blue, new Grey Metallic Raptor 700 SE, new Blaze Orange Raptor 700, new Black Metallic YFZ450R SE and a new White Raptor 90.

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NEW 2017 YXZ1000R SS – Pure Sport Performance with Paddle Shifting and Auto Clutch
Innovating again this year, Yamaha introduces the new 2017 YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift), the first and only SxS vehicle to combine pure-sport driving performance with an exciting and high-tech paddle shifting experience.

Boasting the same industry-first 3-cylinder 998cc engine and unparalleled direct-connection feeling as the original YXZ, the YXZ1000R SS features Yamaha’s all-new confidence-inspiring Sport Shift transmission. The SS technology is defined by a 5-speed sequential shift manual transmission boasting an advanced automatic clutch and pure-sport inspired paddle shifters – eliminating the need for both the clutch pedal and taking your foot off the gas during shifting.

The pure-sport inspired paddle shifters on the YXZ1000R SS are mounted to the steering column and are synched to the Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) technology, an advanced automatic clutch system that eliminates the need for a clutch pedal. This allows a wide range of enthusiasts on a variety of terrain to enjoy the pure sport performance and direct connection of the world’s first and only manual transmission SxS.

The shift sequence – shift up with the right paddle and shift down with the left paddle – is designed to be highly intuitive for drivers, even if they are not familiar with operating a manual transmission. The YXZ1000R SS delivers a fun and exciting experience beyond what one would find in everyday automobiles with paddle shifters. The Sport Shift system incorporates features that complement the overall pure sport SxS experience – an auto downshift feature assists by automatically downshifting to first gear when the vehicle comes to a stop, even if the driver has not done so manually.

Another exciting and innovative feature on the YXZ1000R SS is the all-new “Launch System,” which is exclusive to the Sport Shift experience provides an exciting high-acceleration feeling from stop – similar to “dropping the clutch” in a manual vehicle with a clutch pedal – adding to the direct connection experience and exhilaration.

New for 2017, the Special Edition YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS acquire industry-first twin-wall FOX® 2.5 Podium X2 Shocks®. These unparalleled shocks were developed in tandem with Yamaha specifically and exclusively for the new Special Edition YXZ models. They provide ultimate slow speed comfort without sacrificing performance during aggressive driving situations combined with unprecedented adjustability to suit a variety of driving types and preferences. A new level of performance and comfort are achieved by creating completely independent high and low speed compression and rebound adjustment, combined with huge 16.2-inches of front and 17.0-inches of rear travel. Additional features of the X2 shocks include dual adjusters on the upper cap and twin tube structure, dual rate springs with coupling and crossover adjustment, position sensitive damping, and more.

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TOP FEATURES:

1.Unmatched Side-by-Side Performance
The YXZ1000R SE is proof that Yamaha is the leader in powersports performance. Featuring a 998cc inline triple engine mated to a 5-speed sequential shift gearbox with On-Command® 4WD, massive industry-first FOX Racing® X2 Shocks suspension front and rear, and styling the competition can’t touch, the YXZ® is in a class by itself—the only true pure sport side-by-side ever developed.

2. Stunning Three-Cylinder Engine
Featuring a compact DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and high-tech dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R SE engine offers jaw-dropping power, fantastic midrange torque and a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline. Built for the pure sport side-by-side enthusiast, there’s nothing else like it.

3. Industry First 5-Speed Sequential Shift Transmission with On-Command 4WD
The YXZ1000R establishes a direct connection with driver via a sequential 5-speed manual transmission with reverse that permits rapid and smooth shifting, ideally matched to the potent three-cylinder engine. A beefy hydraulic clutch system is operated by an automotive-style foot pedal for light, consistent feel and an entirely new sports side-by-side 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.

4. All-New Terrain Conquering, Industry-Exclusive FOX® Podium® X2 Shocks
Huge piggyback twin-wall FOX® 2.5 Podium® X2 Shocks bring a whole new level of adjustability by giving you high-and low-speed compression damping adjustments, as well as high-and low-speed rebound, all conveniently mounted to the top of the shock body. All shocks also feature dual springs with crossover adjustment—providing 16.2 inches front and 17.0 inches rear travel.

5. Ergonomics Built for Performance
The YXZ1000R SE cab features plush, high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters, and the cockpit is built to provide a balance of driving confidence with comfort. Shaped floorboards provide generous legroom while still giving a planted feel during aggressive driving, and both the driver’s seat and steering wheel are adjustable to ensure a perfect fit.

6.Special Edition Features
In addition to the industry-first, twin-wall Fox® 2.5 Podium® X2 Shocks and durable color-matched bead-lock wheels, the YXZ1000R SE is highlighted by a darkly aggressive Matte Black paint and red graphics package with matching A-arms and ROPS frame for standout style.

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ENGINE:

Stunning, Industry-First Three-Cylinder Engine
Featuring a compact DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and high-tech dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R SE engine offers jaw-dropping power, fantastic midrange torque and a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline. With lightweight forged aluminum pistons and an engine counterbalancer, the motor is exceptionally smooth-running, too. Built for the pure sport side-by-side enthusiast, there’s nothing else like it.

Industry-First 5-Speed Sequential Transmission
The YXZ1000R utilizes a 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 a foot pedal for light, consistent feel—delivering power up to 20% more efficiently than most automatic CVTs. With an amazingly direct connection between throttle and the drivetrain, this transmission gives the YXZ1000R an entirely new sports side-by-side experience that is unmatched by any other machine.

High Flow Intake System
High capacity intake system features dual air filters—one oiled foam, one viscous paper—affording maximum airflow to the engine as well as durable filtration for the dirtiest riding environments. The re-usable foam filter features tool-free access for easy servicing, too.

Compact and Clean Exhaust System
The three-into-one high-volume exhaust system with center-muffler centralizes weight distribution and is tuned to provide maximum power across the rev range.

Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD
On-Command 4WD gives the driver ultimate traction, with easily selected 2WD and 4WD full diff lock modes. The YXZ1000R SE’s drivetrain incorporates Yamaha’s proven On-Command 4WD system to tackle the most challenging terrain. To deliver Yamaha’s exceptional durability, this system also incorporates an over-torque protection system that eliminates spike loads to the front drive case on hard impacts, protecting it from damage without affecting performance.

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CHASSIS/SUSPENSION:

Aggressive Style
Radical styling shows off Yamaha’s passion for powersports. And form follows function, as the front suspension design permits an extremely low hood line for excellent trail visibility.

All-New Terrain Conquering, Industry-Exclusive FOX® Podium® X2 Shocks
No other suspension on the market can match the YXZ1000R Special Edition’s ability to deliver both low-speed comfort over the harshest chop while at the same time providing incredible bottoming resistance.Huge piggyback twin-wall FOX® 2.5 Podium® X2 Shocks bring a whole new level of adjustability by not only giving you high-and low-speed compression damping adjustments, but, for the first time ever, high-and low-speed rebound as well, all mounted to the top of the shock body for easy tuning. All shocks also feature dual springs with crossover adjustment—providing 16.2 inches front and 17.0 inches rear travel.

Optimized Suspension Geometry
Rigid spherical-joint double A-arms suspension retains ideal castor angle and bump response throughout the entire travel range, for excellent cornering ability, light steering feel and straight line stability across the roughest terrain. Front and rear sway bars minimize body roll for flatter, more responsive cornering.

Pure Sports Chassis
Optimized frame dimensions make the YXZ1000R SE the best handling sport SxS on the planet. In addition to the performance and durability that comes with Yamaha’s exacting standards, the YXZ1000R SE also includes extensive occupant protection without sacrificing driver visibility, and a full-frame composite underbody skidplate protects the chassis from rocks and debris.

Yamaha Electric Power Steering (EPS)
The YXZ1000R SE features Yamaha’s class-leading speed-sensitive EPS, for reduced steering effort and precise handling in virtually all conditions. The EPS unit is lightweight and compact, mounted high on the new rack-and-pinion steering system, further protecting it from dirt and debris.—Powerful All-Wheel Disc BrakesThe YXZ1000R SE offers precise braking control thanks to twin-piston calipers clamping down on 245mm rotors at all four wheels, for excellent braking power, feel and fade-resistance under hard use. An automotive-style parking brake lever is mounted in the cabin’s center console.

Exclusive 27-inch Maxxis® Tires with Bead Lock Wheels
Developed exclusively for Yamaha, the YXZ1000R SE mounts 27-inch Maxxis® Bighorn® 2.0 radial tires that offer extreme performance, with increased ground clearance, optimum traction, durability, comfort and steering precision. These tires are mounted to tough 14-inch alloy wheels with bead lock plates for maximum tire durability, especially in challenging terrain.

Ergonomics Built for Performance
The YXZ1000R SE cab features plush, high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters, and the cockpit provides a balance of driving confidence with comfort. Shaped floorboards provide generous legroom while still giving a planted feel during aggressive driving, and both the driver’s seat and steering wheel are adjustable to ensure a perfect fit. Improved cabin insulation keep you cooler when blasting across the hottest summer days.

Supersport-Style Dashboard
The YXZ1000R SE features instruments inspired by Yamaha’s high-performance supersport motorcycles. Functions include a digital speedometer, analog tachometer and programmable shift light, with readouts for 4WD mode, gear position, fuel level, trip meters, hour meter, coolant temperature warning and a clock.

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

Special Edition Features
In addition to the industry-first, twin-wall Fox® 2.5 Podium® X2 Shocks and durable color-matched bead-lock wheels, the YXZ1000R SE is highlighted by a darkly aggressive Matte Black paint and red graphics package with matching A-arms and ROPS frame for standout style.

300-pound Cargo Capacity
Bring what you need thanks to a composite cargo bed with a 300-pound capacity and four steel tie-down points. A sealed compartment next to the cargo bed and glove box in the cab provide additional storage, as do passenger-side cup holders and a central storage tray in the dashboard.

Standard Suntop
The YXZ1000R SE comes standard with a composite suntop integrated into the ROPS structure. A pair of whip flag mounts are ready for customization options, too.—Aggressive LED LightingFour super bright and long-lasting LED headlights provide brilliant forward illumination and give the YXZ1000R SE a sinister sense of style, with a bright LED taillight for extra visibility.

Assembled in the USA
The YXZ1000R SE is proudly assembled in Newnan, GA, for world-wide distribution and is built to be Real World Tough™.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Engine Type
998cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline three-cylinder; 12 valvesBore x Stroke80.0mm x 66.2mm

Compression Ratio 11.3:1

Fuel Delivery
Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI); three 41mm Mikuni® throttle bodies

Ignition
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Transmission
Manual foot clutch; 5-speed sequential with reverse

Final Drive
On-Command; 3-way locking differential; selectable 2WD and 4WD with diff lock; shaft drive

Suspension / Front
Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX® 2.5 Podium® X2 Shocks; 16.2-in travel

Suspension / Rear
Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX® 2.5 Podium® X2 Shocks ; 17.0-in travel

Brakes / Front
Dual hydraulic disc

Brakes / RearDual hydraulic disc

Tires / Front
27 x 9.00R-14 Maxxis® MU09

Tires / Rear2
7 x 11.00R-14 Maxxis® MU10

L x W x H
122.8 in x 64.0 in x 72.2 in

Wheelbase
90.5 in

Turning Radius
236.2 in

Maximum Ground Clearance
12.9 in

Fuel Capacity
9.0 gal

Wet Weight
1560 lb

Bed Capacity
300 lb

Warranty
6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

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2017 YXZ1000R – The World’s First Pure Sport SxS for the High Performance Off-Road Enthusiast
Making its debut to the motorsports world in September of 2015, the wildly successful and highly anticipated pure sport YXZ1000R is available in exciting new color schemes for the 2017 model year. Augmenting the high-end look and feel, the Team Yamaha Blue / White now comes with a color matched Team Yamaha Blue sun top, colored seat stitching, embroidered seats and race-inspired decals. A new YXZ1000R SE in Matte Black shares the same great accoutrements as the YXZ1000R SS SE, including the FOX Podium X2 shocks, yet with the industry-first 5-speed sequential shift manual transmission for ultimate driver-to-vehicle cohesion.

The YXZ1000R was the world’s first pure sport SxS, combining the industry’s first naturally aspirated three-cylinder 998cc sport engine with the first ever 5-speed sequential shift manual transmission. The YXZ1000R is born of Yamaha’s true high-performance DNA – creating a direct connection to the driver and serving up unmatched power and handling characteristics, resulting in a vehicle perfectly positioned as the only choice for the pure sport SxS enthusiast. MSRP on the 2017 YXZ1000R models will be announced this fall.

Every Yamaha SxS and full-size ATV is Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS Special Edition – Matte Black

 

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS  – Team Yamaha Blue & White 

 

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS – Blaze Orange

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R – Team Yamaha Blue & White