On September 1st, 2015 Yamaha Motor Corp., USA introduced the world’s only pure sport side by side, the YXZ1000R. The all-new SXS is powered by a high-performance 3-cylinder 998cc engine and features the industry’s first fully manual 5-speed sequential shift transmission in a side by side vehicle.


Let’s take a look at some of the specs on the Yamaha YXZ1000R:

  • Stunning, Industry-first Three-Cylinder Engine
  • Industry-first 5-Speed Sequential Shift Transmission with On-Command 4WD
  • Terrain Conquering, Fully-adjustable FOX Podium RC2 Shocks®
  • Ergonomics Built for Performance

Engine / Specs
Engine Type – 998cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline three-cylinder; 12 valves
Bore x Stroke80.0mm x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio – 11.3:1
Fuel Delivery – Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI); three 41mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition – TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Starting System – Electric
Transmission – 5-speed sequential manual external transmission; wet multiplate clutch, external flywheel
Final Drive – Yamaha On-Command; 3-way locking differential; select able 2WD and 4WD with diff lock; shaft drive

Chassis / Specs
Suspension / Front – Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks®; 16.2-in travel
Suspension / Rear – Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks®; 17.0-in travel
Brakes / Front – Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear – Dual hydraulic disc
Tires / Front – Maxxis® MU09 27 x 9.00R-14
Tires / Rear – Maxxis® MU10 27 x 11.00R-14
L x W x H – 122.8 in x 64.0 in x 72.2 in
Wheelbase – 90.6 in
Turning Radius – 236.2 in
Maximum Ground Clearance – 12.9 in
Fuel Capacity – 9.0 gal
Wet Weight – 1541 lbs.
Bed Capacity – 300 lbs.


As excited as we are to drive this new machine, we get even more excited about aftermarket parts and accessories. At Side By Side Stuff our goal is to help you get the most out of your machine. Personalizing your UTV or side by side with parts and accessories to fit your needs will enhance your off road experience and is a fun and great way to give your bike style.

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The Yamaha YXZ1000 has exceeded our expectations; let side by side stuff exceed yours. You can expect side by side parts and accessories for the new Yamaha YXZ 1000 R coming very soon. Visit SideBySideStuff.com today!