Yamaha Motor Corp.just introduced the Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle made for off-road enthusiasts, hunters and explorers looking to navigate tight, technical trails and extreme off-road terrain. Designed and engineered for off-road capability and class-leading comfort, the Wolverine R-Spec is assembled in the U.S.A. for worldwide distribution.
The 2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec boasts an all-new nimble chassis with a compact design, look and feel, a comfortable and secure cab with seating for two, Yamaha’s proven core technologies, and overall superior handling and durability with industry-leading suspension adjustability.
The Wolverine R-Spec’s long-travel suspension with standard KYB piggyback shocks features 9.7 inches of travel in front and 10.6 inches of travel out back – and more suspension customization than any other model in its class with high- and low-speed compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. This best-in-class adjustability allows drivers to tune the comfort and handling based on personal preference and terrain. The impressive suspension package provides superior handling along with a comfortable and planted feeling while articulating through a variety of rough off-road situations.
The Yamaha Wolverine combines aggressive new styling with a nimble and compact-feeling chassis designed to maximize visibility while allowing the driver to navigate tight, technical trails and challenging terrain. The vehicle’s 81.3-inch wheelbase, 11.4-inches of ground clearance and wide-arc A-arm design provide maximum terrainability and ground clearance.
Designing the vehicle for extreme terrain and durability, Yamaha incorporated features like rear wheel protectors that extend from the bottom of the frame to reduce obstacle contact with rear tires. The chassis is upswept on the sides more than two inches higher than the center of the frame to help the vehicle more smoothly pass over obstacles.
The Wolverine’s automotive-style cab with all-new supportive high-back bucket seats is designed to provide maximum comfort and confidence for both driver and passenger, especially in extreme off-road environments.