Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces additional models and accessories for their 2017 model year lineup. The 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R pure sport side-by-side, along with an all-new Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) torque assist gear kit for the YXZ1000R, will be available in dealerships this month. A new Special Edition Tactical Black Kodiak 700 ATV will also be available starting in October for the fall riding season.
“A year after its world debut last September, the YXZ1000R is still the most exciting pure sport side-by-side featuring a three cylinder, 998cc engine and fully manual transmission,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s vice president of RV operations. “While Yamaha is building on the industry-changing YXZ platform with new variations, such as the Sport Shift model, and new accessories like the GYTR torque assist gear kit, we’re also continuing to expand our ATV line, most recently with the new Special Edition Kodiak 700 in Tactical Black.”
Yamaha announces that the 2017 YXZ1000R models will be in dealerships this month. The Team Yamaha Blue / White model now comes with a color-matched blue sun top, colored seat stitching, embroidered seats and race-inspired decals at a $19,999 MSRP. The new YXZ1000R SE in Matte Black features FOX 2.5 Podium X2 Shocks, painted bodywork, and cast aluminum beadlock wheels at a $21,599 MSRP.
The YXZ1000R combines the industry’s first naturally aspirated three-cylinder 998cc sport engine with the first ever 5-speed sequential shift manual transmission. The YXZ1000R is born of Yamaha’s true high-performance DNA – creating a direct connection to the driver and serving up unmatched power and handling characteristics, resulting in a vehicle perfectly positioned as the definitive choice for the pure sport side-by-side enthusiast.
GYTR Torque Assist Gear Kit
New to the Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories catalogue for the YXZ1000R is the GYTR Torque Assist Gear Kit to aid the YXZ1000R through the most rugged, technical and diverse terrain. This innovative system reduces overall gearing, providing enhanced torque control. The GYTR kit reduces the YXZ1000R’s final gearing by 30 percent for balanced close-ratio performance, as well as an additional 40 percent to first gear for ultimate low-speed crawling.
The GYTR Torque Assist Gear Kit includes a CNC-machined OEM transmission case to eliminate the need for grinding, modification or outside machining, an adjustable speedometer calibrator for precise speedometer readings in YXZs with aftermarket tire sizes, and all genuine Yamaha parts and components necessary for installation. The GYTR Torque Assist Gear Kit will be available from authorized Yamaha dealers this month at an MSRP of $999.99.
2017 Kodiak 700 Special Edition
Built for work with a comfortable and compact-feeling chassis, the Kodiak 700 has redefined the mid-size utility ATV category. Smooth power and torque create the foundation for a range of features that all combine to make the Kodiak 700 ATV the most powerful in its category, while maintaining Yamaha’s legendary durability and off-road performance.
In addition to Midnight Blue Metallic, the Kodiak 700 SE is now available in Tactical Black for 2017. The Kodiak 700 SE models come equipped with additional features including cast aluminum wheels, durable painted bodywork, electric power steering (EPS) and Yamaha’s legendary On-Command four-wheel drive system that puts the rider in control of 2WD, 4WD or 4WD full-differential lock at the push of a button. MSRP for the Kodiak 700 SE starts at $8,999, with the non-EPS Kodiak 700s starting at only $6,999.
Every Yamaha side-by-side and full-size ATV is assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.