I'm not a fan of the graphics on either. I can see people pulling them off the Wolvy for a black out look. It has some nice accessories. I wonder if that steering wheel is the same as the one on the YXZ. Real world pricing should be below msrp. Ken at Rocks and Ruts did a very nice presentation on both models.
I wish they would have came out with an Orange or Orange/White like the YXZ. I would have been swapping out my camo plastics for a set. I do like the beadlocks, it will probably be hard to get a set of them though.
A few things I'm surprised at on this new SE model:
1. Looks like the KYB Shocks may stay around for a while on the Wolverine, at least in the States, since this SE has them.
2. I would have thought they would have added a tilt wheel and a dump bed for the top of the line model.
The bead lock, a-arm guards, and fenders are nice, but otherwise this seems strange to me. Why do a full length plate when you advertise that full length protection is built in? I'm sure this is better, but seem counter to their advertising. Why do a simple black and gray color scheme when you could add one of the Yamaha graphics kits? The blue kit looks awesome. Not sure what I expected, but I'm not that excited about this SE. Just my opinion. I'm sure others will like it.
Butch did a great report on rocks and ruts. I don't know the reasoning for fox shox in canada either. I agree an aluminum skid over a steel pan seems odd, just extra protection I guess. A tilt wheel would be useful, but the wovly isn't made for a dump bed. The steering wheel and beadlocks are nice.
I will be interested to see what real world prices will be.
I agree,the SE model looks very nice.Hope it is not the same flat tactical black that was used on past grizzlys&rhinos.Had them,mud stains the color,very hard to get to get clean,after 6mos,it looks yrs old.Wonder if the SE has better springs on the shocks,or the same ones as the other wolverines,just painted a different color.Seriously doubt Yamaha will ever put a dump bed on a Wolverine,it was designed as a sport trail machine,not a utility machine.I think Yamaha installed the full skids on the SE because they know the oem steel belly skids will get bent up after riding for awhile.The factory ones are welded on,not real easy to straighten,they do offer some protection and tie the frame together for strength.Looks like it has the same paper thin tires as the others have.Does have the much nicer YXZ steering wheel in it,would have been nice if it also had the tilt column,two tone seats with adjusters like the YXZ.
Good luck getting one. I cant find one in alberta. The 2016 SE is available by order only, and above msrp ! Dealer told me there are a lot in manufacturer warehouse sitting. Checking to see if any deals are available