Yamaha reinvented the sport UTV with the YXZ1000R, the first 1000 to be powered by a triple-cylinder engine with a five-speed, sequential-shift transmission and hydraulic clutch. Standard and Special Edition YXZs also had the most adjustable shocks to hit the showroom floor, dunes and short-course races, but that was then
and this is now. For 2017 Yamaha ups the UTV-performance ante with the YXZ1000R Special Edition, which gets
all-new Fox 2. 5 Podium X2 shocks with industry-first High-Speed Rebound (HSR) and Low-Speed Rebound (LSR)
adjusters. We got to try out the YXZ1000R SE and Sport Shift SE (look for that test soon) models at Utah’s Sand
Hollow State Park.
Return of the manual-shift monster with new legs