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KENNESAW, Ga. — June 4, 2015 — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces two new Wolverine models for 2016: The Wolverine Side-by-Side (SxS) for casual trail riders, and the Wolverine R-Spec in Alpine White for serious off-road enthusiasts.The 2016 Wolverine and 2016 Wolverine R-Spec in Alpine White complement Yamaha’s existing line of Wolverine R-Spec models that were introduced in January and have quickly set a new standard in the recreational SxS category for off-road capabilities combined with class-leading comfort.

“Yamaha continues to expand its offerings to Side-by-Side enthusiasts with more models for utility users and recreational enthusiasts than ever before,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s Recreational Vehicle (RV) vice president. “These new Wolverine models give people more options — from entry level pricing to high-level customization.”
The all-new 2016 Wolverine is a fun, comfortable and off-road capable SxS for trail and outdoors enthusiasts. At a $10,999 MSRP, the Wolverine offers new and existing SxS customers alike a full-featured, supremely capable option at a value-packed price point.

The new Wolverine R-Spec in Alpine White is based off the R-Spec model with Electric Power Steering (EPS). It gets cast aluminum wheels, white painted plastics and aggressive graphics for the hardcore off-road enthusiast looking for custom features. MSRP for the Alpine White is $13,499.

Both models possess many of Yamaha’s core technologies, legendary performance and industry-leading durability, along with aggressive styling and a nimble and compact-feeling chassis. Yamaha’s On-Command® four-wheel drive system lets the driver decide when to switch from 2WD to 4WD and even 4WD with full differential lock. The Ultramatic® fully automatic transmission with high, low, neutral and reverse gears boasts the industry’s most durable CVT transmission with consistent and natural feeling engine braking.

Wolverine R-Spec models utilize long-travel suspension with standard KYB piggyback shocks featuring 9.7 inches of travel in front and 10.6 inches of travel out back — and more suspension customization than any other model in their class with high- and low-speed compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. With an 81.3-inch wheelbase, 11.4-inches of ground clearance and wide-arc A-arm design, Wolverines provide a superior combination of terrainability, ground clearance and handling.

All of the Yamaha Wolverine SxS models feature a new double overhead cam (DOHC), 708cc engine with optimized torque, power delivery and engine character for exciting recreational driving. The Wolverine’s automotive-style cab is designed to provide maximum comfort and confidence for both driver and passenger, especially in extreme off-road environments.

Yamaha employed all-new exclusive 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires and durable four-wheel disc brakes that provide strong and predictable stopping power and feel, while a separate new wet parking disc brake system provides increased durability and protection from the elements.

Yamaha Wolverine SxS vehicles are built for expedition length adventures with a 9.7-gallon gas tank and a lightweight and durable injection-molded composite fixed-position cargo bed rated to haul up to 300 pounds of gear and supplies.

More information on the Yamaha Wolverine and Wolverine R-Spec is at Yamaha Wolverine Side x Side. Follow Yamaha at www.Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, www.Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and
www.Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors.
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Yeah, that white is kind of hideous..lol I was thinking of painting mine white. I notice the regular wolverines don't have the high bucket seats, no tail gate, no piggy back socks, no eps. I guess for 10k msrp , realistic $8,999 on the street.. You can't beat it. Tractor supply rhino knock off are about 8k and probably isn't near as capable or reliable as the wolverine.
 

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Also notice in the grizzly 700, with the new 708cc motors make 6% more hp and 9% more torque.

Knowing the grizzly makes about 47hp in 2015, the 708cc should be 50-51 hp at the crank.
 

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I think there is more to come out of Yamaha in the following months. I'm still crossing my fingers for a Wolverine "Sport" model this year.
 

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I heard the Sport model is going to be a fall release by a Yamaha rep. No details on what their idea of "Sport" is but thats just what he said. I thought I would like the White Wolvy, but I really dont. I think its the wheels that are throwing it off for me.
 

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I still want that sport wolverine with a 900 twin, swing down tail gate, turf mode, tilt wheel and seat slider, and I don't want to pay more than I would have to pay for a RZR 900s.

I don't think that is asking too much.
 

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Ahhhh, I want 1000cc 3 cylinder buggy with 22"s of travel. Why can't we just have it already!?!?!?!.


I like the white though!
 

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I love the white and think the wheels are awesome! I personally think this Alpine White model with the aluminum wheels looks so much better than the others.
 

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To be honest the changing of the color to white and adding the wheels seems like a pretty poor attempt IMO. At least to me I don't really care what color it is because after about 30 min of riding I would call the color of my machine mud. I'm glad I didn't hold out in hopes of them releasing a sport model. Don't get me wrong I do love my wolverine
 
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