Circling back this week with an OHV (off highway vehicle) update, is our good buddy and Yamaha’s ATV and Side-by-Side Marketing Manager, Mr. Steve Nessl. Steve is fresh off a spike tent whitetail bow hunt in the Bluegrass State and he’s ready to get down to business in this radio interview. Like Steve mentions, it goes without saying that a part of off-roading is getting stuck. It might take several minutes, perhaps hours or maybe even a couple months before you find yourself in a pinch. But, eventually, you’ll be looking to others for assistance. That’s, unless, you’re in the Wolverine X2, it’s a marvel.
With the Wolverine X2’s compact nimble chassis that has a wheelbase of 82.7 inches and a width of 59.1 inches and 11 inches of ground clearance, squeezing between trees, rocks and other debris isn’t an issue. Plus, the X2’s powerfully dynamic 847cc DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder motor that’s paired with an advanced Ultramatic transmission and Yamaha’s renowned On-Command 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD. These features put arroyos, mud holes and any other potentially precarious places, on the please drive thru list.
One of the first components you’ll notice incorporated into the all-new Wolverine X2 is its fully functional dumping cargo box that’s rated to carry a whopping 600 Ibs. Steve expresses that Yamaha took their customers words to heart and they knew this Next Generation Wolverine X2, proceeding the Rhino, had to be perfect. And in order for them to achieve that goal, a lengthy list of essential requirements had to be met and this dumping cargo box was at the helm of that ship. Likewise, to the X2’s exceptional payload, it can also handle up to 2000 Ibs in terms of towing. So, if you’re hauling camping supplies, downed game or firewood to your house, maxing out your tow rating won’t be of concern.
Steve dives further into dissecting the Wolverine X2’s function by detailing Yamaha's complete suite of accessories for customizing your X2 to accommodate and improve your recreational pursuits. From soft and hard sided cab enclosures, cabin heaters, radios, sub woofers, LED light bars, mirrors, brush guards, bumpers, windshields, winches, skid plates, track systems and more, you can literally build a one off personalized X2 that fits your lifestyle, like a glove.
By the same token, the Yamaha Adventure Pro powered by Magellan, could very well be your cherry on top in the accessories department. For 2019, Yamaha released their Adventure Pro that was solely designed to augment your sensational adventures. The Adventure Pro has a 7” full color LCR display and it’s waterproof, shockproof, has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and allows you to share your journeys through digital mapping and social media outlets which it connects to, much like your phone or tablet. In addition, the Adventure Pro has a front and rear camera for taking spectacular spur of the moment photos and comes preloaded with U.S. and Canadian maps, which you can add to, and receives free lifetime map and software updates. I should also include that the Adventure Pro has unit-integration capabilities that let you monitor your X2’s speed, gear position, coolant temperature, battery voltage, 4WD status, and vehicle warnings, it’s incredible. As a side note, the Adventure Pro is available for use in multiple Yamaha Side-by-Sides, so check them out.
Moreover, Steve drops a huge bombshell and clues us all in that Yamaha now has an unprecedented 10 year warranty on all of its Ultramatic automatic transmission belts for new 2019 ATV and Side-by-Sides that are assembled in the U.S. Never before has such an extensive warranty ever been issued in the OHV world and this yet again solidifies Yamaha’s commitment to customer service and to building the best Proven Off-Road and Real World Tough, ATV’s and Side-by-Sides.
As shown above and in the interview below (press play if you haven’t already to soak up the off-road audio and Steve’s knowledge), the all-new Wolverine X2 from Yamaha is the ultimate Side-by-Side for hunters and adventure seekers that demand the utmost best, flawless performance and hi-tech goodies. And trust me, if you’ve never clutched the steering wheel or handlebar of a Yamaha ATV or Side-by-Side, you can’t begin to fathom what you’re missing out on. Now, hit up the Yamaha dealer locator today and explore your options. I guarantee it’ll be the best thing you’ve done all year :)
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