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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.
Exclusive Five-Speed Sequential Transmission
Nothing in the Side-by-Side world can match the feeling of banging through the gears using the YXZ1000R SS XT-R’s Sport Shift, a sequential five-speed manual transmission featuring Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) technology. This system combines the power, durability and efficiency of a traditional manual transmission with an advanced automatic clutch system controlled with sporty paddle shifters mounted to the steering column. Sport Shift offers a high-tech riding experience that anyone can enjoy, with rapid and precise gear selection literally at your fingertips. And optimized gearing gives the YXZ1000R SS XT-R even more flexibility to handle nearly any type of trail, from wide-open desert trails to first-gear crawling.
Exclusive On-Command® 4WD
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R drivetrain incorporates Yamaha’s proven On-Command® 4WD system, giving the driver ultimate traction to tackle the most challenging terrain with easily selected 2WD, 4WD limited-slip, and 4WD full diff lock modes. 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.
Exclusive XT-R Tire Package
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R mounts large ultra-aggressive 29-inch Maxxis® Carnage™ radial tires that offer exceptional traction, durability and steering precision in the most extreme off-road environments. As part of the XT-R package, the beefy tire tread is mounted on ultra-durable beadlock rims ready for the toughest terrain conditions.
High-Flow Intake and Exhaust
Any engine needs to inhale clean air and exhale as efficiently as possible. The YXZ’s high capacity intake system features dual air filters—one oiled foam, one viscous paper—for 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.
High-Spec, Fully-Adjustable FOX® Shocks
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R features top-shelf FOX® 2.5 Podium® RC2 shocks with dual-spring-rate adjustable crossovers. All four corners are fully adjustable—spring preload, crossover adjustment, 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 along with exceptional ride quality, tuneability and handling.
Powerful All-Wheel Disc Brakes
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R 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.
Pure Sports Chassis
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R is the best handling sport Side-by-Side on the planet—period. The YXZ1000R SS XT-R 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, the full-frame composite skid plates protect against rocks and debris.
Smart Cooling System
To ensure peak performance every ride, the YXZ1000R SS XT-R features a vented, rear-mounted radiator. This system not only reduces heat in the cabin, but 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.
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 SS XT-R 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, a 11.3:1 compression ratio and dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R SS XT-R engine offers exceptional power, a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline and high-strength internals ready to handle high-output demands.
Yamaha Electric Power Steering (EPS)
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R features Yamaha’s class-leading speed-sensitive EPS to reduce steering effort and provide 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.
On top of the stylish painted bodywork, contrast-stitched seats, and high-spec interior controls, the YXZ1000R SS XT-R features a center-mount rear view mirror and auxiliary lights throughout the cabin.
A strong but lightweight composite suntop keeps the cabin running cool and perfectly matches the rakish lines of the YXZ body. The roof features proper clearance for riders in their helmets, eliminating the cramped feel found in many competitors’ machines. A wide-angle rearview mirror is also tucked under the roof for enhanced rearward visibility.
Drive hard and keep your cool. The rear-mounted radiator significantly reduces cabin heat compared to a conventional forward-mounted cooling system.
Ergonomics Built for Performance
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R cockpit provides a balance of comfort and control with both the driver’s seat and steering wheel adjustability to ensure the perfect fit. The cab features plush, high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters. Shaped floorboards supply generous legroom while still giving a planted feel.
While the high-end FOX® suspension on the YXZ1000R SS XT-R is primarily focused at maximizing adjustment range for various terrain, that same range of adjustment adds flexibility, too. With a couple of quick tweaks, the YXZ1000R SS XT-R can be tuned to deliver a plush, smooth ride that defies the idea that sport and comfort can’t coexist.
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R features instruments inspired by Yamaha’s high-performance supersport motorcycles. Functions include a digital speedometer, analog tachometer, programmable shift light, and readouts for 4WD mode, gear position, fuel level, trip meters, hour meter, coolant temperature warning and a clock.
300-Pound Cargo Capacity
Bring what you need thanks to a cargo rack with a 300-pound capacity. A glove box in the cab provides additional storage as do passenger-side cup holders and a central storage tray in the dashboard.
Aggressive LED Lighting
Four super bright and long-lasting LED headlights provide brilliant forward illumination and give the YXZ1000R SS XT-R a sinister sense of style. Includes a bright LED taillight for extra visibility, while the XT-R package provides even more light thanks to additional center-mounted auxiliary lights.
Assembled in the USA
Just like all of Yamaha's Side-by-Sides and full-size ATVs, the YXZ1000R SS XT-R is assembled with pride in the USA at Yamaha's state-of-the-art factory in Newnan, Georgia.
Yamaha continues to build industry-leading machines lauded for their peerless reliability and durability. The YXZ1000R SS XT-R features superior fit and finish, high-quality components and durable construction designed to make every ride exceptional.
Ready to Accessorize
Developed alongside the YXZ1000R SS XT-R are a range of accessories, including audio options, lighting, and performance upgrade kits—all of which come standard with the engineering expertise of Yamaha. The YXZ1000R SS XT-R is also compatible with the Adventure Pro®, Yamaha’s exclusive trail-focused GPS system.
WARN® Winch Package
To ensure you can get out of even the toughest spots when far away from civilization, the YXZ1000R SS XT-R features a WARN® VRX 4500 winch package mounted via a custom front grab bar. Since the winch package was engineered alongside the XT-R, the winch’s controls are integrated into the electrical system, putting the controls right where the driver needs them.
Comfort is control when driving hard, and the YXZ1000R SS XT-R is built around this concept. The driver and passenger are kept low in the chassis, while still maintaining exceptional visibility. The cabin offers roomy, high-back seats with plenty of adjustability for the driver.
Exclusive Engine and Transmission
Unique and powerful, the YXZ1000R SS XT-R features a high-revving, high-output inline-triple engine mated to Yamaha’s Sport Shift, a sequential five-speed manual transmission featuring Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) technology. The result is a Pure Sport driving experience unmatched by anything on the market.
Big engines make headlines, but it’s the chassis that does the real work. The YXZ1000R SS XT-R 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.
The Ultimate Pure Sport SxS
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R 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—from dunes and deserts to tight woods and muddy trails.
The YXZ1000R SS XT-R stands out with a range of stylish, high-spec components. Advanced FOX® Dual Spring suspension, beadlock rims wrapped in Yamaha-exclusive Maxxis® Carnage™ tires, and enhanced underbody protection come standard. Upgraded centerline lighting provide enhanced visibility. A custom front grab bar mounts a heavy duty WARN® winch package with integrated driver controls while the composite suntop, high-quality painted bodywork, contrast-stitched seats, center-mount mirror and auxiliary lights complete the package.
Not only does the YXZ1000R SS XT-R come with Yamaha’s famous reputation for reliability, it’s also assembled in the USA and engineered with a full range of factory accessory options. You can customize a YXZ1000R SS XT-R to your needs and know it will not only meet but exceed your expectations for years to come.
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) shown. Does not include tax, title, prep or destination charges. Actual prices set by dealer.
**Fuel Economy is estimated.
***Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.