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We would like to introduce the first actual leak photos of the upcoming Yamaha Wolverine SideXSide! More information to come so stay tuned and be sure to check out http://www.WolverineForums.com!

The all-new Wolverine R-Spec features an aggressive, compact look and is designed to be the most capable off-road recreation side-by-side. The Wolverine R-Spec offers the perfect blend of suspension, handling, drivetrain and chassis working together to give you the ability to traverse rough terrain with confidence and best-in-class comfort."

"•Powered by a double overhead cam (DOHC), 4-valve, fuel-injected 708cc engine, the Wolverine R-Spec is tuned to optimize torque, power delivery and engine character to get through even the most challenging off-road terrain.
•Ultramatic® fully automatic transmission with high, low, reverse and neutral provides the industry’s most durable CVT transmission. The one-way sprag clutch produces the industry’s most natural-feeling all-wheel engine braking and eliminates “freewheeling” found in some competitive models. A centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension and eliminates slipping reducing belt wear and improving durability.
•On-Command® puts the driver in control of 2WD, 4WD or 4WD full diff lock with a conveniently mounted and easy to use dash-mounted dial.
•High-volume air intake optimizes power character for off-road situations and it is tucked under the hood to keep it out of the elements. The over-sized foam air-filter is reusable and accessible without tools.
•Gear, coolant, and engine oil drain holes have been designed into the full-length skid plates which make maintaining and servicing the Wolverine R-Spec very convenient."

The Wolverine R-Spec’s narrow chassis with class-exclusive full underbody skidplates lets it glide over many obstacles that might hold others back…and those skidplates are swept up more than two inches on each side to maximize clearance at the wheels.
•KYB fully adjustable piggyback shocks with 9.7” of travel in the front and 10.6” of travel out back deliver excellent suspension and rider comfort when hitting the trails. Adjustable settings include high and low--speed compression damping, rebound and preload adjustments.
•Front wide-arc A-arms and full-length skid plates maximize durability and terrainability and provides the Wolverine R-Spec with 11.4” of ground clearance. Flares on the frame protect the rear wheels from oncoming trees and rocks.
•Exclusive 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires provide optimum traction, durability, comfort and steering precision.
•Large diameter front and rear wheel disc brakes provide unsurpassed stopping power with twin pistons for excellent, and predictable, overall brake feeling. Drilled rotors increase cooling and reduce noise plus the wet parking brake is completely sealed, so it’s protected from the elements and it’s virtually maintenance-free.
•Standard, heavy-duty 2-inch receiver-style hitch can tow up to 1500 pounds.
•Tough, rotomolded doors help keep mud, water and dirt on the trail where they belong.
•The tough, molded composite bed is rated to haul 300 pounds of gear, with a design that allows you to reposition the tailgate to handle different sized loads…and a 1” divider notch provides even more versatility. In the bed are six steel tie-down hooks to secure cargo."

"•Bolstered high back seats provide great support and plush comfort, and they’re positioned for optimal visibility. The driver’s seat is 3-position adjustable.
•Class-leading legroom, and a tough, textured floor surface make it easy to find a comfortable position whether you’re driving or riding.
•Three-point seat belts, shoulder bolsters and an adjustable passenger handhold add to the secure comfortable feeling.
•A standard suntop offers additional protection from the elements.
•Digital instrument panel boasts multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, clock and fuel gauge.
•Two cup holders, two center console storage bins, a dash-mounted glove box and under-seat storage provide maximum space for storing items in the cab.
•Standard 12V DC outlet in cab for powering accessories and personal items on the trail.
•Large, 9.7-gallon fuel tank allows for long rides.
•Yamaha accessories are available to enhance the ownership experience for the recreational rider, hunter and rancher.
•Proudly built Real World Tough and assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A."
 

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I think the trail guys are going to like it. However, I'm having a hard time with the "whole new category" thing...it looks like they just updated the Rhino. Hmmmm?
 

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Well I sure am glad I didn't wait, I just bought my Viking 4 days ago and was wondering when, if and what Yamaha was going to release. I am glad it wasn't a three seat 1000cc monster or I'd drive my viking off a cliff.
 

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I like it!
 

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I was really expecting them to blow polaris out of the water. Seems like a let down to me. It really looks like they are trying to compete with the pioneer 500 rather than the much bigger RZR market. Defenintely would rather have a viking than a wolverine and the viking is actually cheaper.
 

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Meh...we still have two more models to go. I'm sure the next one will be a four seater sport version of the Wolverine. Hopefully the last one will be some bat crazy shit that WILL blow Polaris out of the water.

I would love to see the 900 CC cross-plane engine from the FZ09 in a Yamaha sxs.
 

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Check out the accessories that are available. They have lengthend the folding windshield so it pretty much covers the gap between it and the roof. Also, check out the cargo box. https://www.yamahapartsandaccessories.com/shop/wolverine
Looks like Yamaha has really done their homework on this release. Although it's not the super powered UTV that some were hoping for, I think it's going to be a good solid (Reliable) trail machine.
 

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Man... the 700 is so played out... I mean that's the 4th different machine they've come out with using the same basic power plant. I like the reliability and all, but the fun factor is just non-existant for me. Was really hoping for more than this. I know Polaris has gotten quite a bit of power out of their 570 northstar motor, so I'll wait to really say what I think until I see some HP numbers, but even still... the body and frame do nothing for me at all. Looks like Polaris is going to be spanking the sxs kids all around the block again this year.
 

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Its like htere scared to put a bigger, different otor in there new machines...
 
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