2019 Yamaha YXZ1000R: Most Versatile Pure Sport Side-By-Side

Yamaha GYTR turbo kit available for YXZ platforms

June 2018 Feature

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is widening the world of pure sport performance by introducing the new 2019 YXZ1000R side-by-side (SxS) vehicle. Designed for the ultimate high-performance off-road adventures on a wide variety of terrain—from open deserts and dunes, to muddy trails and rough, rocky terrain—the new YXZ1000R’s aggressive, race-ready chassis delivers coast-to-coast capability, comfort and confidence.

The new Proven Off-Road YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS) is powered by Yamaha’s industry-first 998-cc triple-cylinder engine, and an enhanced five-speed manual transmission that delivers the industry’s only direct-connection experience for a wide range of drivers and landscapes across the country.

And for those who require even more punch, the Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) turbo kit designed specifically for the YXZ line is now easier, faster and less expensive to install. The GYTR Turbo kit uses the renowned Garrett GT2860RS turbo to meet Yamaha’s high-standards of durability, reliability and performance, while also being the only turbo in the industry that is CARB, EPA and 50-state compliant for 2016-18 model year YXZs, with 2019s soon to follow.

The new YXZ1000R/SS boasts enhanced new body styling and design, a larger, relocated radiator, lower-positioned seats, new suspension, new tires and wheels, along with enriched accessory integration. They are additionally equipped with Yamaha’s most off-road capable Real World Tech features including dependable On-Command four-wheel drive (4WD), and industry-leading, speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS). YXZs are designed with either a full-manual transmission for ultimate vehicle control and connection, or with high-tech paddle shifters in the SS package.

Also new for the 2019 model year, the YXZ1000R comes pre-wired for incorporating the all-new Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS powered by Magellan, providing off-road enthusiasts the confidence and capability to explore more, and share off-road adventures with friends and family.

“The YXZ1000R’s new design opens up the pure sport side-by-side package to a wide range of drivers and terrain, all backed by Yamaha’s industry-leading Proven Off-Road durability and reliability,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group vice president. “The YXZ has appealed to real performance enthusiasts since Yamaha introduced the thrilling experience of pure-sport shifting to side-by-sides, and now Yamaha is opening the door to even more off-road adventure seekers with the new 2019 YXZ, Adventure Pro, and GYTR turbo kit.”

Capability: Proven Off-Road Performance In A Variety Of Terrains, Conditions

The new YXZ1000R brings the pure sport power and performance of its predecessors with the same industry-first three-cylinder, 12-valve, DOHC, liquid cooled, 998cc engine. Delivering the most reliable and durable power of any 1,000cc class machine, it boasts an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and 10,500 rpm redline to facilitate the only true pure sport SxS experience in the industry.

That power is harnessed by the driver’s direct-connection to the vehicle through the industry-exclusive five-speed sequential shift transmission—now optimized with enhanced gear ratios paired with new 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn eight-ply tires to provide Proven Off-Road performance in both high- and low-speed situations. Increased clutch durability delivers greater confidence during aggressive operation, while simultaneously improving performance at low speeds. The YXZ1000R is available in both a fully manual package, with a center-console sequential shift lever and foot clutch pedal, as well as Yamaha’s Sport Shift package, with pure sport-inspired paddle shifters synced to Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) technology, an advanced automatic clutch system, eliminating the need for a clutch pedal.

Yamaha’s proven On-Command system provides 2WD, 4WD and 4WD full diff-lock options in a driver-controlled system, eliminating any computer-generated hesitation or slipping, common in competitive models. Yamaha’s EPS with optimized steering ratios provides precise handling through the best balance of assist and positive feedback from any terrain.

Comfort: Enhanced Driver/Rider Experience With Cooler, Roomier Cabin

The new YXZ1000R is redesigned to enhance driver and passenger comfort for a wide variety of terrain, both within the cabin and throughout the ride. A new oversized radiator has been relocated behind the seats, eradicating excess cabin heat while simultaneously eliminating the risk of clogging while driving through mud. Multiple air vents allow for consistent air intake, even with a storage box or cargo in the bed.

The cabin space has also been enhanced for increased comfort with lower seats and an updated roof design, maximizing space within the cabin for both driver and passenger, while easing entry and exit from the vehicle. The new roof design, combined with the more aggressive body styling, creates greater visibility in a variety of environments.

Optimized suspension settings offer greater ground clearance and a smoother ride in more diverse environments. New Fox RC2 shocks with updated spring rates and new high flow internals developed exclusively with Fox Racing are now available with dual springs and adjustable crossovers. The advanced 26-inch shocks jut through the steeply-raked front hood to soak up 16.2 inches of travel in the front, while massive 32-inch piggybacks withstand up to 17 inches of travel in the rear.

Confidence: Superior Durability, Reliability And Build-Quality For Secure Ride Feeling, Ease Of Ownership

Yamaha designs, engineers and tests its side-by-side vehicles in the real world. The YXZ1000R is assembled with pride in Newnan, GA, and delivers the durability, reliability and superior build quality off-road enthusiasts have come to expect from Yamaha.

Available in Yamaha dealers this fall, along with pricing, The 2019 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS comes in two colors: Team Yamaha Blue and Graphite. The YXZ1000R SS Special Edition (SE) model features a Pure White painted bodywork, color-matched interior, true bead-lock wheels, a hard suntop, and other premium upgrades.

REALize Your Adventure and view additional details on Yamaha’s all-new 2019 YXZ1000R, along with the complete lineup of Proven Off-Road vehicles online at YamahaOutdoors.com, or by visiting your local Yamaha dealer. Connect with Yamaha on your favorite social channels at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors. Additionally find Yamaha Outdoors on YouTube, or search the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha #YXZ1000R #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AdventurePro.

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