The new Yamaha RMAX 1000 comes in three different trims and two different seat configurations, but all of them have the same new modern and aggressive styling that gives the machine a rugged and tough personality. Scott says the great thing about the new RMAX 1000 is that the aggressive complexion of the vehicle is met with a matching level of performance and capability. It has a new category standout 1000cc motor that delivers class leading power while still maintaining Yamaha's commitment to durability. The Wolverine RMAX 1000 also offers an incredible heavy-duty, easily adjustable FOX 2.0 QS3 suspension with class-leading ground clearance. Matching the aggressive posture are 30-inch Maxxis® Carnivore® tires that provide great traction and tread in a variety of different terrains. Plus, the new Yamaha Drive-Mode (D-Mode) power-delivery system offers three custom drive modes for tackling any terrain or extreme terrain situations: Crawl Mode, Sport Mode and Trail Mode. Each drive mode controls how power is delivered in different terrains and conditions to provide the best ride and performance possible. A heavy-duty factory installed WARN® winch is also standard in the XT-R and LE trims. Scott notes that the team of engineers at Yamaha have thought through and refined everything on the new Wolverine RMAX 1000, even the doors that are designed to be the right height for safety, while also maintaining a good level of visibility. Moving to the back of the Wolverine RMAX2 1000, the tilting cargo bed with hydraulic assistance is a handy tool to have at your disposal. Scott says the bed itself can hold up to 600 pounds and the towing capability is 2,000 pounds and you can tow and haul that maximum weight at the same time without having to switch to a lower gear.
Inside the cabin, Yamaha worked to refine the interior and make it more spacious and comfortable. Scott says by working on the doors and how they open and close it's now easier to get in and out of the vehicle. In addition, automotive style soft touch points were integrated into the cabin to make commonly touched surfaces, like those near the knees and elbows, more comfortable. The interior also got a lighting upgrade with an interior light package to make navigating controls easier in low light conditions. When it comes to technology, Yamaha's smart off-road sidekick, the Adventure Pro, has now found an integrated home directly in the dash of Wolverine RMAX 1000. The Adventure Pro mounts in a removable and lockable housing and offers a lot of different features. Scott says the Adventure Pro provides GPS and navigational tools with over 115,000 preloaded trails and waypoints for people to explore. Trail timing modes are available for drivers to clock their time on different routes, and built in front and rear cameras make it possible to take pictures throughout the duration of the ride. The additional ability to sync the Adventure Pro to social media means you can then share your photos, trails, and adventures with your friends online from your vehicle. In addition to trail tools, the Adventure Pro also acts as a vehicle information and diagnostic panel. The fact that it's also removable makes it even more versatile, Scott says. You can take it home, take it inside, plan out your next route, get turn by turn navigation. You can even take it in your daily driver vehicle and use it as a navigational tool to help you get to and from your favorite trails.
It's not enough to be able to design, engineer and build a great machine, it's also crucial that a company stands by their work. Scott says Yamaha takes pride in their products and backs everything up with a 10-year-belt warranty. This serves as a promise to customers that they make Proven Off-Road vehicles that customers can buy with confidence knowing they have superior durability and reliability.
Be sure to listen in as Scott Newby, Yamaha ATV & Side-by-Side Senior Communications Specialist, talks about the all-new Wolverine RMAX 1000. He'll also talk briefly about the extensive line of generators that Yamaha offers, a power product that can be essential in the cold months and beyond.