Yamaha Unveils Pure Sport ATVs and Side-by-Sides for Model

MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the rest of its 2022 Proven Off-Road Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV models, including the Pure Sport YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS), the championship-dominating YFZ450R and the mighty big-bore Raptor 700R. These vehicles, along with all Yamaha side-by-sides and full-size ATVs, are proudly built in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia for worldwide distribution.

“After years of ruling short-distance, cross-country and motocross racing, our pure-sport line continues to build on its reputation for delivering the best performance and unrivaled durability and reliability – and that’s exactly why many top racers across the country choose Yamaha,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha Motorsport Marketing Manager. “Whether you’re looking to hit the podium or just enjoy the desert and dunes with friends and family , Yamaha’s YXZ, YFZ450R and Raptor 700 models are designed to MAKE your adventure MORE.”

2022 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS
The 2022 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS are the ultimate high-performance off-road adventure vehicles, capable of handling a wide variety of terrain – from open deserts and dunes to muddy trails and rough, rocky terrain. YXZ models are powered by Yamaha’s premier 998cc three-cylinder engine and come with either a fully manual five-speed transmission for the ultimate connection between vehicle and rider, or aluminum paddle shifters and a Yamaha Chip Controlled (YCC-T) automatic clutch in the high-tech Sport Shift package.

All YXZ models are equipped with Yamaha’s key Real World Tech features including On-Command with 2WD, 4WD Limited Slip and 4WD full differential lock, Yamaha’s exclusive torque and speed sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS) and pre-wiring for the Yamaha Aventure Pro. Capability, comfort and confidence are optimized for unparalleled performance with high-flow intake and exhaust, oversized rear radiator, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 shocks and 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn eight-ply radial tires. The standard 2022 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS models will be available in Yamaha Racing Blue starting at $20,499 MSRP.

The 2022 YXZ1000R SS XT-R model features a stunning Tactical Black/Carbon Metallic painted body with color-keyed contrast stitched seats. It is further equipped with a sun visor, center mirror, center lighting, true beadlock wheels, enhanced underbody protection, eight-ply Maxxis Carnage radial tires for traction and exceptional durability, and a custom front grab bar with a rugged WARN VRX 4500 winch and in-cab switch. The YXZ1000R SS XT-R is available for $23,299 MSRP.

Maximizing coast-to-coast terrain ability and further enhancing the YXZ’s confidence-inspiring direct-connect feel, the all-new Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) turbo kit delivers next-level power and performance. The new GYTR Turbo Kit is designed specifically for the new YXZ models and is more powerful, lighter and easier to install and maintain. The kit uses the renowned Garrett GT2554R turbo to meet Yamaha’s high standards of durability and reliability. From deep, loamy sands and open deserts to mountainous trails – even at higher elevations – the new GYTR Turbo kit delivers the ideal power for the seasoned riders that expect and demand from such an accessory for the ultimate off-road adventure, no matter where you ride. The new GYTR turbo kit is CARB, EPA and 50-state compliant and is available on ShopYamaha.com now for $5,999.99.

2022 YFZ450R and YFZ450R SE
The YFZ450R is the undisputed podium ATV used by the world’s top racers, including reigning Grand National Cross Country and ATV Motocross pro champions, Walker Fowler and Chad Wienen. The YFZ450R is the most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market, with its 449cc fuel-injected engine and titanium five-valve cylinder head delivering torquey acceleration from low idle and plenty of mid-to-top power. range.

Proudly built and track-ready at Yamaha’s US factory in Newnan, Georgia, the weld-free, pro-grade frame is crafted from lightweight aluminum with a tensioned steel bottom allowing the engine to sit lower for excellent mass centralization. Suspension components and settings further reduce weight while providing light yet precise handling.

Comfort and convenience are also enhanced with an assist and slipper clutch, reducing clutch lever effort for less fatigue, while increasing clutch plate pressure and reducing engine braking for cornering faster, especially when downshifting. Further improving lap times, the YFZ450R’s ergonomic bodywork gives the rider more room to shift their weight around the corners and takes advantage of the race-inspired padded seat to maximize traction and momentum. Drivers can easily remove the body panels without tools, quickly accessing key service areas without having to remove the battery or other components.

The 2022 YFZ450R is available in Team Yamaha Blue for $9,799 MSRP. Special Edition (SE) models feature an additional GYTR front grab bar and unique color and graphics kits in White/Metallic Black or Yamaha Black/Yellow for $10,199 MSRP.

2022 Raptor 700, Raptor 700R and Raptor 700R SE
Conquering dunes and trails with ease, the Raptor 700 line offers superior style, comfort and performance for thrill seekers, weekend warriors and intermediate riders. A powerful and proven 686cc engine delivers massive torque right from idle, turning into a potent mid-range and monstrous top-end. The Raptor 700 features an advanced, lightweight steel-aluminum hybrid frame with an aluminum subframe and swingarm, creating a lightweight, yet durable and stiff structure to deliver best-in-class power-to-weight ratio. Superior handling enhances the incredible experience of the Raptor 700R line, smoothing out trails and braking bumps with its race-caliber suspension.

Rider-friendly, rider-centric features like a thick, plush seat, dual counterweights, electric start, and reverse bring comfort and convenience to all-day adventures on Armor Gray Raptor 700 models from 8 $799 MSRP. Suspension is upgraded on the Team Yamaha Blue Raptor 700R with high- and low-speed compression and rebound adjustment for $9,399 MSRP. Raptor 700R SE models are further enhanced with a GYTR front grab bar, GYTR foot pegs and a unique color and graphics kit in White/Metallic Black or Yamaha Black/Yellow for $9,999 MSRP. California-specific, CARB-compliant Raptor 700 models start at MSRP $8,799 and are available in all color options.

Realize your adventure and learn more about Yamaha’s 2022 Pure Sport lineup, plus all the proven off-road models at YamahaOutdoors.com, or by visiting your local Yamaha dealer. Connect with Yamaha on social media via @YamahaOutdoors, tune in to the Yamaha Outdoors podcast on listening apps, or search for the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha #YXZ1000R #YFZ450R #Raptor700 #Raptor700R #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledInUSA #REALizeYourPodium

About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include motorcycles and scooters, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, WaveRunner watercraft, boats, outboard motors, outdoor power equipment, power-assisted bicycles, golf carts, power-assisted wheelchair systems, surface mounts. Technology (SMT) and robotic machines, unmanned helicopters, accessories, clothing, Yamalube products and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.

YMUS has a headquarters in California, two headquarters in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Other US-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida), Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) and Siren Marine, Inc. (Rhode Island), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

SxS vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years of age and older.
ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years of age and older.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Scott Newby
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
770-420-6078
[email protected]

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