You do not need to buy aftermarket shocks for the YXZ. The stock shocks have all the adjustment you will ever need, including
high- and low-speed compression, rebound, and preload. We expect spring kits to become a popular upgrade.
The YXZ’s engine is more like the
Yamaha Vector snowmobile than any
other machine, including the Viper,
Genesis or R1. Turbo kits are already
available for the Vector pumping out 155
horsepower. Mountain Performance in
Utah supplies the accessory turbos for
Yamaha’s snowmobile line and is a good
company to consider.
You will need to invest in a second
battery or the external alternator option
if you plan on running big lights, a GPS
or a stereo in the YXZ. We suggest
buying the rear cargo bin, which comes
with a tray for that second battery.
You do not have to use the clutch to
shift the YXZ. You just have to be able
to match the rpm and wheel speed
perfectly before shifting. If not, the
transmission will be the first thing to
are identical to
the steel and fiber plates
in Yamaha’s 1679cc, V-Max motorcycle.
The Rekluse auto-clutch option will be a
very popular item. ❏
The stock gearing will allow the
YXZ1000R to be driven at 100 mph.
You will just have to manipulate the
electronics to help get you there from
the stock top speed of 80 mph.
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