The 2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000R is the world’s first and only pure sport UTV side by side & Fox Powersports is proud to be a Yamaha dealer!
Yamaha has expanded its Side-by-Side (SxS) range with a brand new sports model packed with innovative, industry leading technology. Designed for ultimate off-road performance, the YXZ1000R.
The engine is a new three-cylinder four-stroke 998 cc unit – the first triple in a class that until now has been dominated by twins. So far we have no word on power figures, with some (unconfirmed) initial reports putting the number in the 110 hp (82 kW) region. Fueling is assigned to a Mikuni injection system with triple 41 mm (1.6 in) injectors, fed with fresh air by a high mounted intake. For added reliability Yamaha has opted for twin air filters, combining a foam and a paper element that are both accessible without the need for tools.
Industry First Sequential Manual Side-by-Side Transmission
The YXZ1000R features the industry’s first fully manual 5-speed sequential shift transmission in a SxS vehicle, delivering a direct connection between driver and machine for superior performance, confidence and the first and only true pure sport SxS experience.
The 5-speed sequential shift is manually operated via a clutch pedal and short-stroke shift lever for smooth, secure gear engagement. With the YXZ1000R’s direct-drive transmission, driveline efficiency is increased, supplying optimal engine power directly to the rear wheels, while cam dampers on both the input and output shafts keep shifting smooth and precise.
The YXZ1000R’s all-new clutch design is optimized for the vehicle’s class-leading engine output, providing a smooth and connected shifting feeling with reliable power. The all-new sport-inspired foot-pedal operated hydraulic clutch system provides light, consistent and natural feeling feedback to the driver, increasing confidence in challenging off-road terrain.
You can find more information about the new 2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000R at Fox Powersports.