Wolverine-R / SE

Yamaha - Side By Side - Wolverine-R / SE

Wolverine-R / SE

2018 Side By Side

Go explore

The Wolverine-R is an exciting 2-seater that’s opening up recreational off-road driving to everyone. Featuring car-type controls and offering high levels of comfort and security, this stylish and versatile 4×4 gives you access to a whole new world of fun and excitement.

With its compact chassis, confidence-inspiring car-type 2-seat cabin and high-torque engine, the Wolverine-R is engineered to traverse some of the most extreme terrain out there.

Equipped with fully automatic transmission – as well as switchable 2WD/4WD and Electronic Power Steering (EPS) – the Wolverine-R is ready for you. And for added safety, there’s a Seat Belt Inter-Lock system. Go explore!


•  Compact and aggressively styled 2-seat off-roader
•  Class-leading comfort, extreme off-road potential
•  Automotive style 2-person cab with bucket seats
•  Ultramatic® fully automatic CVT transmission
•  High, low, reverse and neutral gear settings
•  Stable and natural-feeling engine braking
•  On-Command® 2WD/4WD/4WD with diff lock modes
•  Seat Belt Inter-Lock system for added safety
•  Fully adjustable long-travel KYB piggyback shocks
•  Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
•  Flat cargo bed and 680kg towing capacity
•  Designed for leisure and light utility use


Yamaha - Side By Side - Wolverine-R / SE

Secure car-style cabin

This is no ordinary off-roader. With its spacious 2-person cabin and high-back bucket seats with 3-point seat belts and shoulder bolsters, you'll feel comfortable and secure. The Seat Belt Inter-Lock system prevents the engine from starting unless you buckle up - while the rugged tubular cage and sun top help protect you from the elements.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Wolverine-R / SE

Durable cargo bed

Manufactured from lightweight polypropylene, the flat cargo bed is designed to carry up to 136kg of gear or provisions. Six tie-down points allow you to secure the load with straps, and the multi-position tailgate can be located to suit your needs. And when you need to access the engine for routine maintenance, the whole cargo bed can be quickly removed.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Wolverine-R / SE

Rugged, aggressive design

With its tough front-end design and compact chassis, this extreme off-roader brings an aggressive look to the off-road world. Featuring a short wheelbase and narrow chassis, the nimble 2-seat Wolverine-R comes with rugged good looks that complement its class-leading off-road performance.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Wolverine-R / SE

26-inch tyres

This 4x4 is so special that Maxxis have developed another version of their Bighorn tyres exclusively for it! Designed to deliver optimum traction and durability together with high levels of comfort and steering precision, the bias construction 26x8x12 front and 26x10x12 rear tyres complement the advanced new suspension for class-leading off-road performance.

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708cc DOHC engine

The 708cc engine produces optimized torque and power delivery for exciting recreational riding. Featuring an efficient DOHC 4-valve cylinder head, this gutsy 4-stroke single transmits its power via Yamaha’s Ultramatic® fully automatic CVT transmission system to ensures smooth and seamless acceleration together with stable engine braking.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Wolverine-R / SE

On-Command® drive system

The Yamaha On-Command® system enables you to select 2WD, 4WD or 4WD with diff lock simply by turning a dial located on the dashboard. Together with the option of high and low gear ratios - as well as reverse - this proven industry-leading drive system enables Yamaha's rugged Wolverine-R to get into and out of technical and extreme terrain.

Yamaha - Side By Side - Wolverine-R / SE

Fully adjustable suspension

To underline its class-leading off-road performance over extreme terrain, the Wolverine-R is equipped with a high performance suspension package. The long travel KYB piggyback shocks give 246mm front wheel travel and 269mm rear wheel travel - and can be adjusted for high and low speed compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload.

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Special Edition / R Spec models

Aimed at gamekeepers, hunters and forestry professionals, the Wolverine-R EPS Special Edition features a Camouflage body finish and is equipped with Satin Black aluminium cast wheels. And the R Spec models are now offered in Racing Blue as well as Alpine White with the latest graphics, and are equipped with aluminium cast wheels as standard.

Technical specifications


Engine type
Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
103.0 mm x 85.0 mm
Compression ratio
10.1 : 1
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Fuel system
Single Mikuni 44 mm
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Yamaha Ultramatic® CVT automatic V-belt
Drive system
On-Command® 2WD, 4WD, 4WD with Diff-lock
Final transmission


Front suspension system
Independent Double Wishbone, 246 mm wheel travel
Rear suspension system
Independent Double Wishbone with Anti-Sway Bar, 269 mm wheel travel
Front brake
Dual ventilated hydraulic disc
Rear brake
Dual ventilated hydraulic disc
Front tyres
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0, AT26x8-12, steel rims
Rear tyres
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0, AT26x10-12, steel rims


Overall length
2,970 mm
Overall width
1,540 mm
Overall height
1,885 mm
2,062 mm
Minimum ground clearance
290 mm
Min. turning radius
4.6 m
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
581 kg
Fuel capacity
36.7 litres
Oil capacity
2.6 litres

Loading limits

Cargo bed
136 kg

Additional features

Steering System
Ackermann-type with Electronic Power Steering
Towing capacity
max. 680 kg
Digital LCD with fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, hour meter, clock, battery volt meter, 4WD status, transmission gear indicator and Parking Brake indicator