Brand new from Yamaha, the Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 and RMAX4 1000 are equipped with 1000cc, parallel twin engines, loads of advanced features, and all of the dependability and durability you've come to expect from the Yamaha brand. They are unlike anything else available on the market right now and are impressive across the board. Listen in as Steve Nessl, Yamaha Motorsports Marketing Manager, joins The Revolution to highlight some of the best features from this brand new line.
Steve talks about the all-new advanced, comfort-focused, heavy-duty iQs suspension that has been designed to deliver the maximum amount of articulation and balance to riders in every situation they encounter on the trail. Wide-arc A-arms combined with FOX® 2.0 QS3 shocks give the Wolverine RMAX2 the ability to deliver 14.2-inches of travel up front and almost 17 inches in the rear and the Wolverine RMAX4 is able to offer the same 14.2-inches of travel up front, and 13.3-inches of travel in the rear. Limited Edition RMAX models feature Fox iQs dampers which add the bonus of being able to customize and control suspension settings right from a switch in the cockpit of the vehicle between "comfort", "medium" and "firm" which means no more getting out of the vehicle to adjust those damping settings.
The new Wolverine RMAX side-by-sides are capable of going just about anywhere, and that's part of Yamaha's "Proven Off-Road" promise. Steve highlights the emphasis they put on making vehicles that are ruggedly off-road capable that will do what you need them to do, exactly when you need them to do it. A lot of effort goes into dialing in the design of Yamaha vehicles, and testing in real world environments helps Yamaha get the settings just right so that customers can really get the user experience they want. Part of that elevated user experience in the RMAX family of vehicles comes with the D-Mode drive system which allows users to operate their vehicle in three different modes. This system optimizes power delivery in different situations with Sport, Trail and Crawl modes. Steve says not only does this feature provide versatility to the RMAX models, but it also provides comfort and confidence to users. The "Trail" mode provides smooth acceleration, linear throttle response, and full engine braking for a fun, relaxed ride. The "Sport" mode offers powerful acceleration, quick throttle-response, and smooth engine-braking for a sportier experience on wide-open trails, dunes, and more. And finally, "Crawl" mode delivers smooth acceleration, moderate throttle response, and full engine-braking to methodically traverse technical situations, such as rock crawling or mud sections, with ease. It's one thing to talk about it, but Steve says it's another thing entirely to actually experience it for yourself. To be able to feel the difference as you toggle between modes on the fly reveals exactly what the RMAX is capable of. Plus, a factory installed Warn winch is also a great bonus for tough trail situations - a feature that can add to the confidence level of every driver.
The Yamaha Wolverine RMAX models accommodate up to four passengers with the RMAX2 providing seating for two and the RMAX4 providing seating for four. They also include rear cargo areas with the RMAX2 boasting a dumping cargo box with hydraulic assist. The cargo bed has a 600-pound payload capacity opening the doors up wide to the kind of gear that one can haul in a Wolverine RMAX2. The RMAX4 doesn't have the same dumping cargo box that its two seat counterpart features, however it does still provide cargo room with flexibility that is achieved by folding and sliding the rear seats forward which expands the overall rear cargo area. The RMAX4 also has a 600-pound payload capacity and across the board, all Wolverine RMAX units are able to tow a full 2,000 pounds via the built in 2-inch receiver. Haul your hunting, fishing and camping gear in and out of the woods, bring your big game harvest out of the backcountry, load your vehicle down with all the essentials for a long trail ride, hook up a trailer to tow behind you - the RMAX vehicles are more than capable of work as well as play.
High end technology is also built into the Wolverine RMAX units with the integration of Yamaha's Adventure Pro GPS unit. This tablet fits directly in the dash and provides advanced adventure tools to give Yamaha owners access to GPS mapping and navigation, online adventure planning, 115,000+ pre-loaded trails and waypoints, the Yamaha-exclusive Timing Mode, social sharing functionality, vehicle integration and customization, and more. Steve talks about all of the capabilities that the Adventure Pro unit provides and the versatility it offers by being able to undock from the machine.
Be sure to listen in as Steve Nessl, Yamaha Motorsports Marketing Manager, joins The Revolution this week to talk about the all new Yamaha Wolverine RMAX family of side-by-side vehicles. Then, head to YamahaOutdoors.com to get a complete look at the all-new Yamaha Wolverine RMAX units where you can view, build and customize your own unit with their 3D viewer.