Yamaha breaks new ground with Yamaha Sport Shift, a sequential 5-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 that replaces the foot-operated clutch pedal with sporty paddle shifters mounted to the steering column. Plus, a Launch System provides for thrilling take-offs.
The YXZ1000R SS SE is built to blow away the competition in every terrain, from desert dunes to muddy trails. To ensure peak performance every ride, the YXZ1000R SS SE now features a new rear-mounted radiator: this system not only reduces heat in the cabin, 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.
Featuring a compact DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and high-tech dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R SS SE engine offers jaw-dropping power, fantastic midrange torque and a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline. New high strength connecting rods provide the durability Yamaha is known for—even under the demands of high-output modifications like turbocharging. Built for the pure sport side-by-side enthusiast, there’s nothing else like it.
The YXZ1000R SS SE features instruments inspired by Yamaha’s high-performance supersport motorcycles. Functions include a digital speedometer, analogue tachometer and programmable shift light, with readouts for 4WD mode, gear position, fuel level, trip meters, hour meter, coolant temperature warning and a clock. The new Sport Shift system also indicates when the YCC-S is actuating the clutch or Launch System for additional control and driver feedback.
Cargo area has been redesigned as result of the relocation of the radiator, also front hood styling is improved with room to install optional night riding LED lights. The roll cage has a straight top bar, it doesn't only look sleeker but also improves forward visibility when climbing. The extra rear cross bar adds to the overall structural strength.
Huge piggyback twin-wall industry exclusive FOX® 2.5 Podium X2 Shocks bring a whole new level of adjustability by giving you high- and low-speed compression damping adjustments, as well as high- and low-speed rebound, all conveniently mounted to the top of the shock body. All shocks also feature dual springs with crossover adjustment—providing 411.5mm front and 432mm rear travel.
The YXZ1000R SS SE cab features plush, high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters, and the cockpit is built to provide a balance of driving confidence with comfort. Shaped floorboards provide generous legroom while still giving a planted feel during aggressive driving, and both the driver’s seat and steering wheel are adjustable to ensure a perfect fit.