Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduced the YXZ1000R last fall, and it is quickly proving its mettle on trails, dunes and race courses throughout the country. This week, in its first-ever running of the ULTRA4 Racing Series King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV class, the YXZ1000R showcased the superior quality and performance built into this all-new machine.
The YXZ1000R was entered into the KOH event by driver Jason Weller of Weller Racing and navigator Kyle Anderson. Leaving the starting line 47th out of 60 total entries, the team battled through the desert trails and grueling rock sections passing the majority of the field to finish 7th overall – a true testament to the talented team and the performance and durability of the YXZ1000R.
The annual KOH event has become legendary for its brutal desert course through some of the roughest and most challenging and punishing rock and bouldering sections of any timed event. It is a true test of driver talent and vehicle durability.
The YXZ1000R features the industry’s first and most powerful naturally aspirated three-cylinder 998cc sport engine combined with the first ever 5-speed sequential shift manual transmission in a SxS. This pairing of performance and driver control has created a direct connection between the driver, the machine and the terrain that is changing the meaning of “sport SxS.”
Every Yamaha SxS is assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.
For more information: www.YamahaMotorsports.com.