White 60th-Anniversary Special Edition
is $21,599 with gold beadlock wheels.
Arctic Cat’s Wildcat 1000X is $17,499,
while the LTD and SE are $19,999, and
the Robby Gordon Speed Edition is
$21,499. Can-Am’s Maverick 1000X ds
is $19,499, the 1000X XC is $18,449,
and the 1000X rs Turbo is $23,999.
The 2016 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS is
$20,299, and the RZR XP Turbo EPS is
$24,999. All the YXZ’s competition have
CVT belts to wear out, burn or break at
around $200 a pop.
HOW FAST IS THE YXZ1000R?
It’s as fast as anything in its class. In
a drag race, it’s about even with a RZR
XP 1000, and top speed is a similar
78–79 mph. It’s more fun getting there on
the Yamaha, though, because of the thrill
of shifting and the sound the screaming
triple makes. It revs to 10,500 rpm, and
reprogrammers should get 100 mph out of
it. From turn to turn the YXZ is an absolute
blast to drive, because it pulls so long in
each gear, and second and third are great
for ripping dune bowls and ridges.
Width is 64
inches, and seat
height is 26. 4
2. 5 inches lower
than the RZR
hood for better
visibility from the
cockpit, and the
plate has holes
diff fluids and
mass was big on
as the center-exit exhaust,
attest. The bed
has a 300-
and four steel
and the YXZ
has front and
rear torsion bars
to fight body roll
Yamaha converted one of its snowmobile engines to year-round
use, and the 998cc triple has three 80mm pistons with 11.3:1
compression, a 66.2mm stroke, three 41mm EFI throttle bodies and
114-horsepower output. Each spark plug wire has is own coil and
two-bolt-head mounts, and the headers are equal length.
To get to the primary air filter, remove five Dzus fasteners and
remove the cover. Unscrew the filter cap to reveal an oiled foam filter
like the Raptor 700R. Below the bed, a second wet-paper filter makes
sure the engine never gets dusted.