The Ultimate Pure Sport SxS The YXZ1000R™ is the most focused, high-performance side-by-side in the world. Every system on board ensures the YXZ® brings this level of performance to every ride, no matter the terrain, across dunes and deserts, through tight woods and muddy trails.
Exclusive Engine and Transmission Unique, powerful and just as exclusive as when it broke cover in 2015, the YXZ1000R features a high-revving, high-output inline-triple engine mated to a sequential-shift five-speed gearbox. The result is a Pure Sport driving experience unmatched by anything on the market.
High-Spec Chassis Big engines make headlines, but it’s the chassis that does the real work. The YXZ1000R flatters its driver with one of the most agile, adjustable and capable side-by-side chassis designs ever seen in a production side-by-side.
Driver-Focused Ergonomics Comfort is control when driving hard, and the YXZ1000R is built around this concept. The driver and passenger are kept low in the chassis, with exceptional visibility. The cabin offers roomy, high-back seats with plenty of adjustability for the driver.
Yamaha Engineering Not only does the YXZ1000R come standard with Yamaha’s famous reputation for reliability, it’s also assembled in the USA and engineered with a full range of factory accessory options, so you can customize a YXZ1000R to your needs and know it will meet and exceed your expectations for years to come.
Stunning, Industry-First Three-Cylinder Engine Designed to bring a Pure Sport riding character like nothing else in the side-by-side world, the YXZ1000R engine was built to deliver high-revving power with the flexibility and character that only an inline triple can provide. With a compact, counterbalanced, DOHC cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R engine offers exceptional power, a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline, and high-strength internals ready to handle the demands of high-output modifications like turbocharging.
Smart Cooling System To ensure peak performance every ride, the YXZ1000R features a vented, rear-mounted radiator. This system not only reduces heat in the cabin, it remains clear of mud or debris build-up, and is designed to funnel cool air through the radiator at low or high speeds equally well.
Exclusive 5-Speed Sequential Transmission Nothing in the side-by-side world can match the feeling of banging through the gears using the YXZ1000R’s sequential 5-speed manual transmission. A beefy hydraulically-actuated clutch system is operated by a foot pedal for light, consistent feel, while delivering power up to 20% more efficiently than most automatic CVTs. Optimized gearing gives the YXZ1000R even more flexibility to handle nearly any type of trail, from wide-open desert trails to first-gear crawling.
High Flow Intake and Exhaust Any engine needs to inhale clean air and exhale as efficiently as possible. YXZ1000R’s 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 three-into-one high-volume exhaust system centralizes weight distribution and is tuned to provide maximum power across the rev range.
Exclusive On-Command® 4WD On-Command 4WD gives the driver ultimate traction, with easily selected 2WD, 4WD limited-slip, and 4WD full diff lock modes. The YXZ1000R 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.
Terrain Conquering, Fully-Adjustable FOX® Shocks Rising aggressively through the front hood and defining the rear of the vehicle, the YXZ1000R’s FOX® 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks with huge piggyback reservoirs bring unmatched performance. All four corners are fully adjustable—spring preload, rebound and both high- and low-speed compression damping—with a huge 16.2 inches of front travel and 17.0 inches at the rear, for exceptional ride quality, tuneability, and handling.
Pure Sports Chassis The YXZ1000R the best handling sport side-by-side on the planet—period. The YXZ1000R attacks corners with agility, light steering feel and straight line stability across the roughest terrain. Spherical-joint double A-arms retain ideal castor angle and bump response throughout the entire travel range, and front and rear sway bars minimize body roll for flatter, more responsive cornering. And underneath the optimized frame geometry, full-frame composite skid plates protect against rocks and debris.
Yamaha Electric Power Steering (EPS) The YXZ1000R 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 rack-and-pinion steering system, further protecting it from dirt and debris.
Powerful All-Wheel Disc Brakes The YXZ1000R offers superior braking control thanks to twin-piston calipers clamping down on large 255mm rotors in the front and 245mm rotors in the rear 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.
29-inch Maxxis® Bighorn® Tires The YXZ1000R mounts large 29-inch Maxxis® Bighorn® radial tires that offer increased ground clearance, traction, durability and steering precision. These tires are mounted to strong yet lightweight 14-inch alloy wheels.
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.