2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS Walk Around + Video

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
See how downshifting and launch control work with the new paddle shifters

When Yamaha took the covers off the 2017 YXZ1000R SS earlier this month, the biggest news was the Sport Shift technology.

The YXZ SS gets rid of the clutch pedal in favor of paddle shifters, which should open the YXZ up to more people.

While you can read all about the YXZ1000R SS in our feature, Yamaha produced a video that shows you how it all works. Everything from automatic downshifting and launch control is covered in the video below.

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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.

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