This is a discussion on What don't you like about the Wolverine? within the Wolverine General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; Originally Posted by TN6680 60 inch Sport model Be aware that where we ride in the Rockies, many trails are being limited to 50 inches, ...
Single cylinder engine. I expect an off road machine to have more cylinders than my lawn mower.
(except a nice thumper XR)
Yamaha has such sweet motors freezing their pistons off in their snowmobiles.
They have 150 horsepower wasting away in the Apex for fu&^ sakes!
I like single cylinder. Honda and Yamaha, the two most durable utv makers, have single cylinder machines. My 570 is single cylinder, yet runs with twin cylinders all day long on the trails.
I don't think it's durable because it's a single cylinder, but rather in spite of.
Single cylinder requires the use of large counterbalancing weights to keep from shaking itself to death.
Single cylinder lead to vibration. Vibration leads to metal fatigue, metal fatigue leads to, well, metal fatigue.
That said, I sure did love my XR 650...
One thing I did like about the Arctic Cat is it came with a 2 year warranty. I would say the Yamaha is built better. 6 months is kinda short IMO for 13k machine.
I bought the extended warranty for my 2007 Grizzly since it had never before offered features, never used it once.
I bought one too. I had a 660 2002 grizzly. No issues. Never used it lol
come on Yamaha ur kidding us with a 1 cylinder engine! Give us technology, smoth running engin that dosent have to rev to get performance, nice sounding machins, futureist looks. I am discuraged the chinees have surpassed Yamaha in looks and performane. Good luck selling these.