Yamaha YXZ1000R Production in Full Swing

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
We’re committed to finding, researching, and recommending the best products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using links in our articles. Learn more here
yamaha yxz1000r production in full swing
All three iterations of the YXZ1000R being produced

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

2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R Review 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.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

More by Lucas Cooney