Yamaha - Side By Side - Viking


2018 Side By Side

Functionality, durability and all-terrain ability.

It can be tough when you’re working outdoors all year round. You need the best equipment and the hardest working partners to get the job done. So it’s time to consider how the Viking can make your life a little easier!

The spacious 3-seat layout and walk-through floor ensure a comfortable and safe drive every time for you and your colleagues. Its double wishbone suspension is ready to take on the most rugged terrain – while the Euro-pallet sized tipping cargo bed can carry loads up to 272kg.

Equipped with our On-Command® drive system with 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with Diff Lock, and powered by a high-torque 686cc engine, the 3-seater Viking could be the best purchase you ever made!


•  Comfortable and spacious 3-seat layout
•  Powerful, high-torque 686cc single-cylinder engine
•  Electronic Fuel Injection
•  Switchable On-Command® drive system
•  2WD, 4WD and 4WD with Diff Lock
•  Electronic Power Steering for lighter handling
•  Low noise cabin with walk-through floor
•  Tipping cargo bed with heavy duty rubber mat
•  Front and rear double wishbone suspension
•  Easy to operate and well-positioned controls
•  Easily accessible engine location
•  Robust body design for good damage resistance


Yamaha - Side By Side - Viking

High-torque 686cc engine

The high-torque 686cc single-cylinder engine produces plenty of controllable power for effective off road transportation. For added confidence on slippery downhill slopes the Ultramatic® transmission features an engine braking function - while the 2WD, 4WD and Diff Lock modes can be quickly selected to suit different surface conditions.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Viking

Electronic Power Steering (EPS)

Even with 3 passengers and a full cargo load on board, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) ensures that the steering feels light even when fully laden or when driving in heavy soils like clay. When 4WD with Diff Lock is selected the EPS switches automatically to a second programme designed to optimize the steering characteristics.

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Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

The reliable 686cc 4-stroke single-cylinder engine features an advanced Electronic Fuel Injection system that ensures efficient combustion for good throttle response. Together with the forged piston and pent roof combustion chamber design, the EFI enables the Viking engine to produce gutsy torque at low rpm with strong high rpm performance.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Viking

3 mode On-Command® system

The Viking is designed to be used on a wide variety of surfaces, and the 3-mode On-Command® system offers 2WD, 4WD or 4WD with Diff Lock options to suit different terrain and weather conditions. The simple rotary-type switch enables the driver to select their chosen drive mode in seconds.

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Conveniently positioned controls

For easy operation the Viking is equipped with a central instrument console, while the electric starter switch, shift lever and handbrake are located to the right of the 4-spoke steering wheel. And for added comfort and safety there's a foot space partition to prevent the central passenger's feet from interfering with the driver's feet.

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Front and rear double wishbone suspension

For responsive handling combined with a comfortable ride for all 3 people on board, the Viking is equipped with independent double wishbone suspension at the front and rear. This rugged system allows each wheel to follow the terrain and maintain traction on extremely rough ground, allowing you to traverse extreme landscapes.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Viking

3-seater / Walk-through floor

The low noise cabin features an innovative 3-seat layout with a central seat inclined 5 degrees further back than the louter seats, giving each passenger more arm and shoulder room. There's also a flat walk-though floor that gives easy access and also allows the driver to step in from either side.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Viking

Easy maintenance

The Viking has been designed to be robust and easy to maintain, and the location of the engine beneath the cargo bed makes it possible to gain access to the powerplant in seconds. Together with the easily accessible front-mounted components located under the hood lid, the Viking's design ensures that routine service times and costs are competitive.

Technical specifications


Engine type
Single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
102.0 mm x 84.0 mm
Compression ratio
10.0 : 1
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Fuel system
Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Yamaha Ultramatic®, CVT, Centrifugal clutch
Drive system
On-Command® 2WD, 4WD, 4WD with Diff-lock
Final transmission


Front suspension system
Independent double wishbone, 205 mm wheel travel
Rear suspension system
Independent double wishbone, 205 mm wheel travel
Front brake
Dual hydraulic disc
Rear brake
Dual hydraulic disc
Front tyres
Rear tyres


Overall length
3,100 mm
Overall width
1,570 mm
Overall height
1,925 mm
Seat height
792 mm
2,135 mm
Minimum ground clearance
300 mm
Min. turning radius
4.5 m
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
Fuel capacity
36.7 litres
Oil capacity
2.6 litres

Loading limits

Cargo bed
272 kg

Additional features

Steering System
Ackermann-type with Dual Mode Electric Power Steering
Towing capacity