You will hear it from us first
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
10 THINGS YOU
DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
❏ Yamaha’s YXZ1000R is the most talked-about UTV in the
last few years. Most people just want to know if it’s faster
than a RZR or Maverick. The second question people are
asking is, what color should they buy?
We dig a little deeper and answer the questions people
probably wonder well after owning the machine and
spend a few hours behind the wheel. Here are the top 10
items we see as relevant to new owners and even people
still on the fence.
In the initial California Air Resources Board report we saw
that there are actually four different YXZ1000Rs approved.
Yamaha has only announced three. The fourth one will likely
be a red-and-white version.
The lug pattern for the wheels is 4/110, just like the Rhino
and Grizzly. Bigger brakes is what caused the wheel size to
jump from 12 inches to 14. STI already has sweet wheel and
tire packages perfect for any terrain. Also, front and rear
wheels are the same offset. So when you get aftermarket
wheels, they should stay the same from front to back. That’s
not the case with the Maverick or RZR. Their stock wheels are
wider in the back than the front.
You can adjust the shift light to blink or stay on solid when it
comes on. The trigger rpm can also be adjusted. Stock is set
at 10,000 rpm.
Yamaha recommends throwing away the stock paper
secondary air filter during service intervals. Yamaha also sells
a washable gauze filter as an accessory for $59. It will pay for
itself in one season.