Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has announced new additions and enhancements to the recreationally focused Wolverine family.
Every Yamaha SxS and full-size ATV is built with pride and Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution. Further attesting to Yamaha’s renown durability and reliability, 2019 and newer models equipped with the proven Ultramatic transmission are backed by an unprecedented, industry-exclusive 10-Year Belt Warranty.
Select models are also equipped with more of Yamaha’s Real World Tech, including the proven On-Command 4WD system featuring two-wheel drive (2WD), four-wheel drive (4WD) with limited-slip, and 4WD with full-differential lock, and Yamaha’s speed- and torque-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.
“People and families are gravitating toward outdoor recreation more than ever as a means to experiencing fun socially-distanced activities,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “Yamaha is expanding the Proven Off-Road lineup this year with the all-new Wolverine RMAX 1000 models, redefining the recreational Side-by-Side class with a new best-in-class 999cc engine, extreme capability, power delivery, and comfort features. The RMAX2 1000 and RMAX4 1000, along with every 2021 Yamaha Side-by-Side and full-size ATV, is built with pride by our U.S.-based factory employees in Newnan, Georgia, and now arriving at dealers to answer the growing demand for outdoor off-road exploration.”
The new 2021 Wolverine X2 and Wolverine X4 deliver superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with Yamaha’s legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability. Smooth, ultra-quiet power comes from an 847cc twin-cylinder engine, combined with Yamaha’s Real World Tech including Ultramatic transmission, On-Command 4WD, and EPS, packed in a compact, nimble chassis.
New for 2021 and based on the all-new RMAX 1000 models, the Wolverine X2 and X4 feature a sleek, new look and layout. The newly designed doors and frame enhance entry and exit for both the driver and front passenger, while more compact shoulder bolsters and new adjustable seatbelts improve cabin comfort. The driver’s seat also features repositioned pedals and greater seat adjustability to accommodate taller drivers.
For 2021, all Wolverine X2 and X4 models are now equipped with 27-inch GBC Dirt Commander radial tires featuring a terrain-dominating eight-ply rated construction. Larger tires deliver increased ground clearance, better traction in more terrains, and added durability. XT-R editions are further enhanced with a WARN VRX 4500 winch, high-quality graphics, painted Covert Green bodywork, and KYB piggyback shocks with fully-adjustable spring preload, rebound, and high- and low-speed compression damping. The Wolverine X4 XT-R retains the advanced self-leveling rear shocks to provide a plush ride, as well as help maintain optimized ground clearance based on the terrain and cargo.
Both Wolverine X2 and X4 models are versatile and work-ready with a 600-pound-rated bed, donning an automotive-style one-hand-operated tailgate and 2,000-pound towing capacity. Like the RMAX 1000 models, the two-seat Wolverine X2 is equipped with a hydraulic dump bed, while the X4 can seat up to four with industry-exclusive, simple-to-stow full-size rear seats, allowing for expanded cargo capacity when needed.
All 2021 Wolverine X2 and X4 models will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall. The 2021 Wolverine X2 R-Spec and Wolverine X4 will be available in Armor Gray (X2 $14,499 / X4 $16,499) and Realtree Edge in the X2 ($14,999 MSRP), with Covert Green XT-R Editions of each starting at a $15,999 MSRP.
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