Yamaha Releases The Most Anticipated SxS of The Year

Cab and Ergonomics

The YXZ1000R’s sporty two-seat chassis features a cockpit-like cab with comfortable and convenient 16_07S_Blue_Detail_CabConfigurationTop_RGB_LoResergonomics, plush contoured high-back, cut-and-stitch seats, sliding adjustable driver’s seat, and a soft-grip, tilt adjustable steering wheel with 147mm of vertical travel.

The cabin allows for quick and easy access to functional items for both the driver and passenger. A first for the sport SxS segment, the YXZ1000R features throttle, brake, and clutch pedals for true sport driving performance. The vehicle’s floorboards are positioned for maximum legroom, while maintaining a planted feeling in tough terrain, with dedicated closed-in floorboards for both driver and passenger.

Three-point seat belts, integrated shoulder bolsters and passenger hand-holds provide optimal support and occupant comfort, while the driver’s side features a new and durable 8 position (90mm) adjustable seat that smoothly slides by a convenient lever, quickly locking into the preferred location without any tools necessary.


The YXZ1000R dash layout balances functional features with intuitive ergonomics for both driver and passenger. A hybrid digital-analog multi-function meter features speedometer, tachometer and shift light, providing critical information with sport-inspired styling. The center console incorporates a parking brake handle, headlight switch, On-Command® dial, and the all-new sequential manual shift lever. A convenient center storage tray and passenger-side latching glove box offer quick and secure storage options, while a center-mounted 12V outlet powers accessories and personal items.

Industry Leading Durability and Reliability 

Yamaha SxS vehicles are known to be the most durable and off-road capable, and the YXZ1000R continues that tradition bringing an all-new level of reliability to the sport SxS segment.

The YXZ1000R’s all-new sport-inspired frame was built to provide the industry’s most durable and reliable performance with nimble handling and a comfortable, secure-feeling pure sport SxS experience. Its optimized frame dimensions result in the best handling sport SxS ever.

Full underframe protection covers the bottom of the vehicle from front-to-back and side-to-side while still incorporating easy access to service points. Yamaha employed lightweight and extremely durable Thermoplastic Olefin to provide the best impact resistance, flexibility and wear reduction, while also allowing the vehicle to easily glide over obstacles encountered on the trail.

All New 27-Inch Tires and Cast Aluminum Wheels

The YXZ1000R features Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 radial tires with standard 14-inch cast 16_07S_Blue_Detail_RearWheel_RGB_LoResaluminum wheels, providing the best combination of styling, durability, ground clearance and handling. The tires’ 6-ply radial construction allows for optimum traction, durability, comfort and steering precision, and the standard 14-inch cast aluminum rims have a unique, durable and functional design.

The all-new YXZ1000R is assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia for worldwide distribution. MSRP starts at $19,799 and color options include Yamaha Racing Blue/White, Blaze Orange/Black, and Yamaha’s 60th anniversary celebration Yellow-and-Black. Arriving at dealerships first, the 60th anniversary Special Edition (SE) model adopts Yamaha’s heritage color and graphic scheme and a true bead lock rim2 Colors

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