As we wrote about in February, we are expecting Yamaha to come out with a pure Sport Side-by-Side in the relatively near future. We’ve been hunting hard for information to back up our thoughts and a recent trademark filing by Yamaha has thrown a little more fuel on the fire.
The first thing most of us want to do when we take home a new ATV is squeeze the throttle and start going fast. While that is a good way to get your adrenaline fix, it’s not the best thing for your ATV’s engine.
To help consumers get the most out of their machines, Yamaha is putting together a series of Sport ATV tech tip videos. The first video, which you can see below, smartly tackles the dos and don’ts of breaking in a new engine.
Production of the new Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side vehicle is in full swing this month at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Ga. Yamaha dealers are receiving units this month.
The all-new Wolverine R-Spec sets a new standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort. It is designed and engineered for exploring extreme terrain and features an all-new nimble chassis with a compact design, look and feel. The Wolverine’s comfortable and secure cab has seating for two, and its injection-molded composite fixed-position cargo bed is both lightweight and durable for long, rough rides.
Can-Am X-Team ATV and Side-by-Side vehicle racers swept both the 4×4 Pro and UTV XC1 Pro class podiums at the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race held in Union, SC. Can-Am also scored two podium finishes this past weekend in the Lucas Oil Regional Racing Series in Arizona.
“Defending national champions Bryan Buckhannon, on the Renegade, and Maverick 1000R racer Kyle Chaney, did not disappoint in South Carolina, earning significant victories in their chase to repeat,” says Jeff Leclerc, racing project leader, Can-Am. “Buckhannon regained the class points lead and Chaney is now second overall to Can-Am Maverick pilot Treavis Poynter in the UTV XC1 Pro class standings. In fact, Can-Am racers own the points lead in several classes with four rounds in the books, so we’re off to a good start in 2015.”
The Polaris Factory Racing Teams traveled to Union, SC this past weekend for The Big Buck GNCC where they competed in ATV, Side-by-Side, and Single-Seat Racing.
Coastal Racing’s XC2 Racer John Henry came into Big Buck looking for redemption after a tough ride at the first round in Georgia. He was able to grab the hole shot off the line for his row to give him clear sailing into the woods. The Big Buck course is very tight and fast with very few passing lanes so Henry had to be very strategic throughout the race to gain ground. His RZR S 900 handled the rough track very well and, on adjusted time, took the win with teammate Sean Bogdan taking second in his RZR.