2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R Media Buzz Press Reviews



2016 UTV of the Year - UTV Action Magazine

  • The Yamaha YXZ1000R is so innovative that it creates its own class
  • Yamaha build quality and attention to ergonomics also set new targets in the UTV industry
  • [T]he machine’s styling got every performance-minded driver’s attention
  • [T]he machine’s performance was an instant hit
  • The YXZ dominates short-course racing




OFF-ROAD.COM

Click here
  • The YXZ1000R owns the pure sport category at this point, and it’s possible Yamaha did such a good job with the machine that we may never see a direct competitor to it
  • We are impressed with what Yamaha built, and there’s a lot to like about the machine
  • I instantly felt comfortable behind the wheel of the YXZ1000R, and for a machine this performance-minded I think that speaks to the quality of the overall package
  • The machine was composed over the biggest, chunkiest whoop sections, and we especially impressed when it soaked up even the harshest downhill transitions at speed




LANESPLITTER / JALOPNIK

Click here
  • The experience it provides is sportier and more involved than anything else on the market today.
  • Everything from the steering wheel to the floor material to the angle and resistance of the pedals to the overall longevity and durability of the YXZ1000R have been optimized, and it really shows in the performance of the UTV.




UTV SCENE

Click here
  • The YXZ sounds bad-to-the-bone, especially during shifts.
  • Yamaha’s “Pure Sport” branding truly is spot on.
  • The massive fully adjustable top-shelf FOX 2.5 Podium long-travel shocks, so thick and tall they rip through the hood, offer such an incredibly plush ride.
  • The ride gives an unparalleled confidence inspiring feel that is unlike any off road vehicle I’ve driven
  • I expect Yamaha products to be that unprecedented, and after a long day of hard riding, the YXZ didn’t disappoint me one bit!

 




YXZ TALK

Click here
  • “Do I want to shift?” YES! For the love of God and country, YES!
  • Those wanting a true sport driving experience will certainly love the YXZ1000R.
  • Each shift is so satisfying.




ATV.COM

Click here
  • Give this YXZ1000R a ride and feel the power and emotion that comes with it.
  • The power was limitless and the transmission was incredibly tough.
  • The suspension was working so much, but we didn’t even realize it until we watched replay video.




UTV ON DEMAND

Click here
  • Yamaha’s new 2016 YXZ1000R is certainly a high-performance machine with all the power, suspension, and good handling qualities to match.
  • Its manual shift transmission adds a cool aspect of performance and control that’s been missing from the entire side-by-side industry.
  • If suspension performance is important to you, you won’t be disappointed hold on tight... there’s More to come!

 

 

 

AUTOMOBILEMAG.COM

Click here
  • Throttle response is excellent
  • An example of the thorough engineering job Yamaha has done
  • We found ourselves hooting and whooping behind the steering wheel

GEARPATROL.COM

Click here
  • 998cc, three-cylinder purring metal miracle
  • This vehicle will absolutely, unequivocally shred on dirt trails, tracks, sand dunes, et cetera

FOURWHEELER.COM

Click here
  • Yamaha delivered big with their new YXZ1000R and its 5-speed manual gearbox
  • The Yamaha YXZ1000R gave us what we all wanted
  • The interior of the two-seater has everything you’d need for a good time out in the dirt
  • The parts are cut precisely, welded precisely and then expertly finished with a deep coating of paint
  • The YXZ1000R is everything we were expecting
  • It’s going to change the sport UTV scene as we know it

OFF-ROAD.COM

Click here
  • Yamaha wanted to create something cool and different, and to that we say mission accomplished
  • The YXZ1000R owns the pure sport category at this point, and it’s possible Yamaha did such a good
  • job with the machine that we may never see a direct competitor to it
  • We are impressed with what Yamaha built, and there’s a lot to like about the machine
  • I instantly felt comfortable behind the wheel of the YXZ1000R, and for a machine this
  • performance-minded I think that speaks to the quality of the overall package
  • The machine was composed over the biggest, chunkiest whoop sections, and we especially
  • impressed when it soaked up even the harshest downhill transitions at speed
  • Getting used to the manual shifter didn’t take much time – and it makes for a more intense
  • riding experience

ATVESCAPE.COM

Click here
  • What a machine
  • Not disappointed in any way!
  • This side-by-side raises the level of fun to “11” on a 1 to 10 scale
  • The Yamaha YXZ1000R is a true sport side-by-side in every respect from the high horsepower
  • to the suspension travel
  • The YXZ1000R takes on looks like a fighter jet which is a perfect synonym for this side-by-side
  • I found the cab to be sporty and comfortable with visibility better than competitive units
  • I can’t find anything about it to complain about or change…at all

4WHEELDRIVE.ABOUT.COM

Click here
  • What can we say? We love the fact that the YXZ has a sequential shift transmission!
  • No CVT system means no belts to worry about, and less HP loss between the motor and rear wheels
  • With all of the quick shifting we were doing in the desert and in the dunes, we never missed a shift
  • This is the best feeling transmission we have used in just about anything we have driven
  • It was exhilarating to slam through the gears and feel the YXZ continue to pull with every throw
  • Not only can the YXZ handle long whoop sections with ease, it can also corner like the true sport UTV it is
  • The cockpit is extremely comfortable […] and the interior of the YXZ sort of just wraps around you, giving
  • you a feeling of security without sacrificing roominess
  • Forward visibility in the YXZ is fantastic

UTVSPORTSMAG.COM

Click here
  • Yamaha has built an ergonomically excellent machine
  • The first time you let out the clutch you’re totally locked in with the wheels and
  • you’ve become a believer
  • This is absolutely high, very-high performance
  • The huge FOX shocks are a marvel of engineering
  • Yamaha’s electric power steering on the YXZ is another work of art
  • Yamaha has definitely created a winner with its YXZ1000R

DIRTTOYS.COM

Click here
  • Yamaha YXZ1000R continues to impress
  • One word describes that experience: incredible
  • Still A Homerun In Our Book
  • Even more impressed with the newest Yamaha side-by-side

UTVDRIVER.COM

Click here
  • The YXZ’s manual transmission is not only exciting to drive, but it’s also darn near bulletproof
  • The ability to down shift the manual transmission also helped us to brake later and corner faster
  • It’s one of the most stable and predictable machines available
  • The exciting YXZ experience is more like riding a sport quad

ATV.COM

Click here
  • This Side-by-Side likes to carve corners and big berms, giving the driver confidence
  • The sound of that tightly wound fuel injected engine is incredible
  • Very capable of cruising the mountain trails
  • I could simply shift into second or third gear and lug this engine all over the tight canyon trails through rocky outcroppings and slowly creep up over those tall single tracks
  • It is that kind of universal use that makes this machine great
  • The cockpit of this rig is set up for comfort and security

UTVSCENE.COM

Click here
  • With its unique rear trailing arms, oversized shocks that are so massive they have to stab through the front hood in order to fit, aggressive Yamaha YFZ and Raptor-like styling, sports car interior with a big inviting sequential shifter on the center console and a ferocious-looking fire-breathing triple cylinder engine that resembles something you would see in a muscle car, it’s the gotta-get-a-closer-look-at-thisthing of our modern time
  • [W]hen I look at the YXZ I’m still stunned that it’s not some one-off concept vehicle, these incredible off road machines are actually for sale at Yamaha dealers! I still can’t believe it.
  • The Yamaha YXZ is the top-shelf performer in the UTV scene
  • [T]his one-of-kind off-road machine is indeed the king of the high-performance side-by-side machines
  • There’s nothing out there that offers a ride quite like the YXZ does
  • [T]he machine handles the high-speeds more like a trophy truck than a UTV
  • [I]t’s solid, planted and true even while hammering the machine through whoop-infested turns at high speeds
  • [Y]ou feel like a rock star off-road racer every time you pick off a gear

HOW ABOUT A RACER'S POINT OF VIEW?




                               Learn more about the 2016 YXZ1000R and 2016 YXZ1000R SE.

 

Professional driver on closed course. Always protect the environment and wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Read the owner’s manual and product warning labels before operation. Model shown with Genuine Yamaha Accessories. Vehicle specifications subject to change.