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Published on January 28th, 2022 | by Yamaha

Yamaha Unveils Pure Sport Side-by-Sides for Model Year 2022

Podium-Proven YXZ1000R Models at Dealers Soon

MARIETTA, Ga. – January 26, 2022 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the balance of its Proven Off-Road 2022 Side-by-Side (SxS) lineup, the Pure Sport YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS),  These vehicles, along with all of Yamaha’s Side-by-Sides  are built with pride in the U.S. at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

According to Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “Whether you’re looking to top podiums or simply enjoy the desert and dunes with friends and family, Yamaha’s YXZs, YFZ450R, and Raptor 700 models are built to REALize Your Adventure.”

2022 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS

The 2022 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS are the ultimate pure-sport high-performance off-road adventure vehicles, capable of handling a wide variety of terrain – from open deserts and dunes to muddy trails and rough, rocky terrain. YXZ models are powered by Yamaha’s industry-first 998cc triple-cylinder engine and are equipped with either a full-manual five-speed transmission for ultimate vehicle-to-driver connection, or with aluminum paddle shifters and a Yamaha Chip Controlled (YCC-T) auto-clutch in the high-tech Sport Shift package.

All YXZ models are equipped with Yamaha’s premier Real World Tech features including On-Command with 2WD, 4WD Limited Slip, and 4WD full-differential lock, Yamaha’s exclusive torque- and speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS), and prewiring for the Yamaha Adventure Pro. Capability, Comfort, and Confidence are optimized for unmatched performance with a high-flow intake and exhaust, oversized rear-mounted radiator, fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 shocks, and 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn eight-ply rated radial tires. The standard 2022 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS models will be available in Yamaha Racing Blue starting at $20,499 MSRP.

The 2022 YXZ1000R SS XT-R model dons stunning Tactical Black / Carbon Metallic painted bodywork with color-matched contrast-stitched seats. It is further equipped with a suntop, center-mount mirror, centerline pod light, true beadlock wheels, enhanced underbody protection, Maxxis Carnage eight-ply rated radial tires for exceptional traction and durability, and a custom front grab bar with a heavy-duty WARN VRX 4500 winch and integrated in-cab switch. The YXZ1000R SS XT-R is available for $23,299 MSRP.

Maximizing terrainability from coast-to-coast and further enhancing the YXZ’s confidence-inspiring, direct-connection feeling, the all-new Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) Turbo Kit delivers next-level power and performance. The new GYTR Turbo Kit is designed specifically for newer model year YXZs and is more powerful, lighter, and easier to install and maintain. The kit utilizes the renowned Garrett GT2554R turbo to meet Yamaha’s high standards of durability, reliability. From deep, loamy sands and wide-open deserts, to mountainous trails – even at higher elevations – the new GYTR Turbo Kit delivers the ideal power novice to seasoned drivers expect and demand from such an accessory for the ultimate off-road adventure no matter where you ride. The new GYTR Turbo Kit is CARB, EPA, and 50-state compliant and available at now for $5,999.99.

REALize Your Adventure and learn more about Yamaha’s 2022 Pure Sport lineup, along with every Proven Off-Road model at, or by visiting your local Yamaha dealer. Connect with Yamaha on social media via @YamahaOutdoors, tune in to the Yamaha Outdoors podcast on listening apps, or search the following hashtags on all platforms:  #Yamaha #YXZ1000R #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledInUSA #REALizeYourPodium

About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.

YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida), Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) and Siren Marine, Inc. (Rhode Island), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).


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