Time after time over its 60-year history in America, Yamaha has created new OHV categories with revolutionary machines like the 1968 DT-1, 1998 YZ400F and 2001 YZ250F dirt bikes, 2003 YFZ450R sport ATV and 2004 Rhino 660 UTV, all of which changed the sport for the better. The Rhino spawned the sport UTV
market, and the aftermarket’s response with long-travel and engine hop-ups fueled the UTV industry’s progression
towards extreme-performance 800s, 900s and now 1000s. Now Yamaha enters the 1000cc extreme-performance
UTV category with its YXZ1000R, and although it’s entering an existing segment, it’s sure to start a new category—
pure-sport, ultimate-performance UTV. We’ve gotten to drive the YXZ1000R at California’s Imperial Sand Dunes
and in the Arizona desert. Here’s the low-down on the machine that raises the bar in UTV performance.
REDEFINING THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE UTV YET AGAIN!