Yamaha recently introduced their new 2020 XT-R Edition ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. These vehicles still have all the same solid performance, reliability, durability and technology features that Yamaha owners have come to love, but the XT-R special edition vehicles are also loaded with exclusive features that take them to the next level for off-roaders. The XT-R models have a more aggressive wheel and tire package, new color scheme, a factory installed winch and more, Steve says. The tires give a defining and impressive presence to these XT-R models. They are big, beefy, and have a seriously aggressive tread. The 27-inch tires perform great on the trail, but really show their grit when challenged with mud and muck, slopes and other rough or nasty terrain elements. The factory installed WARN winch is a big part of what makes these XT-R models so great. It really delivers on the “confidence” component of Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road mission to deliver capability, comfort and confidence. Steve says that in the realm of accessories, the winch has been a huge item for Yamaha owners for many years. It’s a high functioning accessory, the kind that gives users peace of mind when they are out on the trail and can really help them out of a jam. To have a WARN winch preinstalled at the factory means that buyers don’t have to hassle with purchasing and installing the product later. Instead, their unit is ready to roll, straight from the showroom floor to the back roads. Visually enforcing its off-road prowess, the XT-R edition vehicles are finished off with a new color scheme that speaks to its ability to blaze through mud, dirt, rocks and more. Since the release of the Yamaha XT-R lineup, they have been very well received, says Steve. It’s a great package and one you can get on the Wolverine X4, Wolverine X2 R-Spec, Grizzly and YXZ1000R SS.
If you already have a Yamaha ATV or Side-by-Side or you’re looking at purchasing a base model Yamaha vehicle, you can still purchase accessories, like a WARN winch, to customize your vehicle the way you want and need. Steve says there are a lot of different accessories buyers can purchase at ShopYamaha.com and then working with your dealer and a certified technician, those components can be installed for you. One of the many great features available is Yamaha’s Adventure Pro - a sophisticated GPS system that offers great trail system benefits, but it also fully integrates with your machine to provide a detailed look at the systems, warnings and more. With winter almost upon us, cab enclosure systems are also highly sought after accessories for Side-by-Sides. Hard cab enclosures provide a lot of protection and comfort when you’re working or recreating in the cold. The Wolverine X2 and X4 can both be customized with hard cab enclosures, Steve says, which can include a glass windshield and back window, windshield wipers, full doors, a heater system and more. In that case, it can become quite the cold weather, off-road vehicle that will keep you warm and dry. Snow removal is also big for many users, so plows and accessories can be purchased as well to help with road/driveway maintenance. It’s a very functional thing to have for your Yamaha, Steve says.
Finally, Steve highlights the importance of maintaining your Yamaha ATV’s and Side-by-Sides in order to keep them in top notch shape and extend their life. Talking about YamaLube, Steve says that preventative maintenance goes a long way. That means regular oil changes, air filter changes, and addressing problems as they arise instead of putting them off. That also means winterizing your vehicle if you don’t plan to use it much in the cold months. Yamaha has fuel additives and engine meds to prevent injector clogging and to keep things clean and corrosion free.
Be sure to listen in as Steve Nessl, Yamaha Motorsports Marketing Manager, stops by to talk about the new 2020 XT-R Edition ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, customizing your Yamaha with high functioning accessories and much more!
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