REAR GRAB BAR: $235.99
Yamaha also makes this trick rear bumper for YXZ
models. Since the YXZ doesn’t come stock with a rear
bumper, this is a perfect addition. It’s made from 0.08-inch-
wall steel tubing and sheet metal. It extends down the
frame tube for additional coverage. It comes in black or
white, and the Yamaha part number is 2HC-F85E0-V0-00.
Mounting was easily done with its three mounting points,
which made it stronger than a woodpecker’s beak. If we
were hit from behind, the car would be fine. We mounted
the two lower bolts quickly, then mounted the U-brackets
with the four bolts, nuts and washers.
Altogether, we had a much more solid race platform
that enhanced our ability to race more safely, and that is
all thanks to these great products provided by Yamaha
Genuine Parts. ❏
The center-mount mirror from Assault Industries
offers great viewing coverage, even when we were
strapped in with the harness belts.
When the YXZ is new, the rear end is left without protection.
Installing their rear grab bar added protection for the
Akrapovic exhaust system and the frame rails.