So, what makes this bad dude our idea of the ultimate hunting buggy? We’re glad you asked! You can go to Yamaha’s website and look at the long list of impressive features that the Wolverine X4 boasts, but here are some of the high points.
We appreciate a product that provides versatility and this certainly fits the bill. Starting with the Wolverine X4’s configuration, it comfortably seats four passengers. We are often accompanied by friends, family, spouses and children when we hunt, check trail cameras and work on various habitat projects, etc. The high-backed bucket seats allow several passengers to settle in for a comfortable and safe ride, regardless of the trail in front of you. The cab is designed with passengers in mind and has cup holders, a high traction floorboard, an adjustable driver seat and steering column as well as a glove box and huge center console for storage. Passengers in the rear get a boost with a seat base that is slightly elevated for a better view. Rear passengers also have plenty of room and full-grown adults can comfortably sit in the back without feeling constrained. Yamaha also went to great lengths to make sure that the Wolverine X4 has plenty of power and capability, but also provides a quiet ride which makes conversation easy and audible, even through your helmets.
So, you aren’t going to take along any passengers and you really need more cargo space. Not a problem. The rear seats fold up and slide forward to expand the versatility of the cargo bed and allows the user to carry up to 600 pounds. When you add to that a 2,000-pound towing capacity, the Wolverine X4 has more than enough capability to haul virtually anything you ask it to! It’s worth noting that even with all four seats fully expanded, there is more than enough room in the cargo area to carry along a cooler, fishing gear and even some folding chairs. So regardless of how many people you are bringing with you to the backcountry, the Wolverine X4 has ample room to handle passengers and gear, as well as the animals you’ll most likely be hauling back out!
Once you’ve finally packed everything in and you’re ready to go, that’s when the Wolverine X4 really shines. It has superior handling that is great for tight, technical trails. And the steel skid plates give the user bumper to bumper coverage when traveling in rough terrain. While it’s quiet, it still has plenty of power that comes from the all new 847-cc twin cylinder engine and gives you confidence with Yamaha’s On-Command® four-wheel drive (4WD), ultra-reliable Ultramatic® continuously variable transmission (CVT) and industry-leading, speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS). This all equates to a powerful and reliable machine that is able to get you to your destination safely with passengers and gear in tow, without problem. On any hunting or fishing trip, that is the ultimate goal.
It doesn’t matter if you’re hauling dog boxes or deer, kids or gear, the 2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 is well equipped to handle anything and with seating that is adjustable you are really able to customize your setup to meet your needs.