Yamaha once again continues their fluffing of the UTV industry, getting everyone in the sport excited to see the return of Yamaha! I am not selling short that they have introduced the Viking and Wolverine, but come-on, we all know that its a Yamaha sport machine we have been waiting for since like forever!

This is the second teaser video produced by Yamaha claiming something new is coming in September. This one claims that “It will all become perfectly clear”. This is great but whats clear to me now is that Yamaha like Honda and Kawasaki are way behind in the sport market so whatever they drop they better come with it, and I have no doubt they will.

In this video we get a glimpse of what appear to be bead lock wheels, some head lights, what appear to be higher end seats or upholstery of some sort and the sound of an engine that clearly is not the same ol’ 700 single cylinder we have seen over and over since the days of the Rhino. This is all very exciting and I am sure everyone including the competition has a close eye trained on Yamaha to find out exactly what they have up their sleeve.

Rumors have swarmed for years over a 1000cc manual shifted UTV that Yamaha has been developing and testing. One person told us he saw it a couple of months ago in Glamis, all wrapped in black, banging gears and shredding dunes. I have been around long enough to know not to believe everything I hear, so I will tell you like I tell every other person who asks me about this new machine, I’ll believe it when I see it!

For now, we will all have to speculate, but one things for sure, we can’t wait to see what is released in September!!

Stay tuned…

Joey D.

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    • if they do come out with a True! Sport side by side it better come with a shit load of HP, kickass suspension 16″ of travel would be good, greaseable swing arms not like there junk 4 wheeler no greasable machines, bead locks are a must can not figure that one out with Razor they must want to kill somebody, nice lowered in seating tilted back a bit, and a manual transmission would be awesome. I am pretty sure there going to drop in the R1 engine and tune it a little to put out 150hp but I don’t think that will last long with the race can am and Razor have going they would be out of the race the following year cause can am and Razor our going for more HP and I think 150hp is all you get out of the R1 engine.

  1. I can’t wait!!!! Yamaha puts out good quality stuff! They have just been way behind in the side by side market!!!

  2. That’s what Honda said too, then they released a machine with 10″ of travel, gtfo! I’ll believe it when I see it.

  3. The coil spring it shows seems pretty tightly wound to have any good travel to it. It will be interesting to see if they really take a good swing at the Rzr’s.

  4. The one video you can hear the engine run and it sounds exactly like the 3 cylinder viper motor. Which only makes sense.

  5. Dakotah Aldridge….. Maybe to much hype?????? You can come out of a rhino coma and just be like…. 11 years later, let’s do this boys, lmao!!!!!

  6. Yamaha yamaha doesnt do anything unless they could make money. If anybody is going to shut down all the competition it’s yamaha.

  7. Briana N’ Jeff, Daniel Shane Schnake, Jake Johnson, Brandon Baird, Mikey Manfrass, Timothy Clarke. I have always said I would love to have a manual RAD MOBIL!!? Rally car!!

  8. Hmmm…very interesting. Yamaha hasn’t posted anything about the 2016 Viking…and they’re coming out with a fast new engine on Sept 1. …and it’s extremely unlikely Yamaha would mothball the Viking model….I wonder…

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