Kicking things off with the new Wolverine X2, Steve notes that the X2 just received Field and Stream’s Best of the Best award. This award confirmed what a lot of people already knew, this sporty and powerful side-by-side is a standout with a lot of great features. In particular, the quietness of the machine has impressed a lot of people, giving passengers the ability to have a conversation while they’re navigating trails. The addition of a dumping cargo box also hit all the right notes for a lot of buyers. Steve says that it was a feature that customers asked for, so they delivered. Not only does it make off-loading whatever is in your box easier, but it also makes cleanup simpler. Overall, Steve says that it adds to the versatility and functionality of the X2 and makes it the all-around tool in the field that it was meant to be, whether you’re working or playing. That dumping cargo box has a capacity of 600 pounds allowing you to haul a substantial amount of cargo. Steve talks hauling capacity in more detail and explains how designers and engineers paid great attention to detail in order to achieve peak performance even with a full load. And while we’re talking hauling, Steve also notes that the X2 can tow up to 2,000 pounds making the Wolverine X2 a workhorse when you need it to be.
For all the trail riders and adventure seekers out there, the Adventure Pro GPS System is a fun and functional new accessory from Yamaha. This GPS system is integrated into Yamaha’s 2019 models and gives users all of the functions of a typical GPS system with trail maps and much more. Steve talks about how the Adventure Pro can be connected with your computer to access information on your vehicle - everything from temperature, speed, RPMs and much more. Working off of a cloud-based system, users have access to more than 115,000 trails that have been uploaded. That cloud-based system allows users to upload their own trails as well. Steve explains how riders who are breaking new trails, riding on their own property, or off-roading in an area that is seldom used, can map those trails and then connect to the web and upload those new trails to the cloud for their own use and the use of others. The Adventure Pro also has social media capacity within the system to be able to share adventures as well as record waypoints, make challenges for friends and so much more. Steve says it’s a really great accessory that gives users/riders a next level experience.
The 2019 Yamaha Grizzly is a standout in its category and the new Special Edition has some cool features. All-new Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, 14” cast aluminum wheels, a preinstalled winch, tactical black color scheme and more, make it adventure ready. Steve says that riders don’t have to worry about getting anywhere they can’t get back out of because the winch will have your back and the tires are gritty and can take a bite out of virtually any terrain. Steve says it’s cool looking, but more importantly it is the best performing big bore utility ATV out there. Furthermore, the Grizzly has a dedicated fan base that is vocal about how great the machine is. The Grizzly is definitely something you need to look into if you’re in the market for a new ATV, Steve says. While the Yamaha Grizzly is top of the line and they aren’t cheap, their performance speaks for itself. They are powerful and can tow up to 1300 pounds making them dependable workhorses. On the other hand, they also hit all the right marks for fun. Steve says the Grizzly’s versatility - work and play - goes a long way in justifying a purchase.
Finally, Steve will talk about the 10th anniversary of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative and their commitment to creating and defending access to land for outdoor recreation. The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has put more than $3.5 million back into the field, in a variety of ways in the last ten years. From maintaining and rehabilitating trails, supporting FFA, funding and supporting conservation and outdoor recreation projects, and partnering with groups like Ducks Unlimited in their conservation efforts - the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is a strong program that keeps access at the forefront, something that so many benefit from. Ten years in, what happens now? Steve says they have no plans of slowing down and in fact are expanding the program. With $3.5 million invested back into the outdoors, efforts in 44 states, 300+ projects and 220+ clubs founded, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has a lot of momentum which is good news for everyone who loves the outdoors, wild spaces and the ability to access them. Funded through the sale of Yamaha vehicles, Yamaha is giving back to this important cause and effort through sales, dealer partners and dealer customers. Dwindling access is a problem, Steve says, one that is important to Yamaha customers, outdoorsmen and women, families, kids and more. This is a subject, Steve says, we can’t talk about enough and can’t give enough to, to make sure we have these spaces to enjoy forever!
Muddy tires, happy trails and accessible spaces!