Yamaha has started production on the Racing Blue/White and Blaze Orange/Black versions of its new YXZ1000R Sport UTV this month.

The Yamaha YXZ1000R is manufactured at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Ga., for worldwide distribution.

With the industry’s first and most powerful naturally aspirated three-cylinder 998cc sport engine combined with the first ever five-speed sequential shift manual transmission in a SxS, the YXZ1000R caught the industry’s attention like we’re rarely seen before.

Delivery of the 60th anniversary Special Edition Yamaha Yellow/Black YXZ1000R quickly ensued, and the Racing Blue/White and Blaze Orange/Black are starting to arrive at dealers now that they are in production.

2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R Blue

“This was an extremely exciting and momentous year for Yamaha,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s RV Group Vice President. “We celebrated our 60th Anniversary in style with a historic and extensive new model launch across both our ATV and Side-by-Side lines, including the all-new YXZ1000R.”

In January 2015, Yamaha kicked things off by announcing the all-new Wolverine R-Spec, a Sport-Utility UTV. Subsequent new model announcements included the all-new Grizzly 4×4 ATV, the all-new Kodiak 700 mid-sized Utility ATV, and for riders 10-years and older the all-new Raptor 90 Youth ATV. Yamaha’s 60th anniversary also inspired the heritage styling on the Yamaha Yellow/Black Special Edition Raptor 700R and YFZ450R sport ATVs for 2016.

Yamaha also unveiled additional Wolverine, Viking and Viking VI models and enhancements this summer and fall, including the new Viking VI Ranch Edition.

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  • The Goat

    Not a fan of how these machines were rolled out, while the Yellow SE models, the most expensive, have been out for a couple of months, the blue models are just now trickling into dealerships here in Phoenix, with no orange models in sight, the least expensive model. I mean would a car manufacturer only roll out one color at a time? I think NOT.

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