The popular side-by-side market is getting a new player, the Yamaha YXZ1000R. The latest offering from Yamaha will feature the world’s first 3-cylinder, 12-valve DOHC, liquid cooled 998cc engine. Backing this monster engine is a sequential 5-speed manual transmission that should be a welcome change to a CVT.
Yamaha says this is the world’s first and only pure sport side-by-side, and looking at the specs it’s hard to disagree. The YXZ1000R will feature a fully adjustable long-travel suspension with Yamaha-Spec FOX 2.5 Podium shocks that have been tuned specifically for the YZX1000R.
This triple cylinder side-by-side looks like it’s going to be a blast, we can’t wait to get behind the wheel and see how it soaks up the whoops! You can watch the unveiling at yamahamotorsports.com.We’ll keep you updated on more specs as they are released and how it does on its initial test run.