YXZ1000R / SE

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

YXZ1000R / SE

2018 Side By Side

Crazy for racing, racing for fun.

Powered by a torque-rich 998cc 3-cylinder engine and featuring a protective high-tech chassis with recalibrated long-travel suspension and all-round disc brakes, the aggressively styled Yamaha YXZ1000R is the ultimate pure-sport SxS.

Climb in the fighter-pilot style cockpit, slip into the ergonomic bucket seat, and prepare yourself for supersport acceleration with class-leading handling and go-anywhere terrain-conquering abilities.

The game-changing YXZ1000R and the YXZ1000R SE Special Edition are ready to take you to the next level. With their advanced specification and outstanding performance, these supersport SxS models are about to transform the off-road world forever.


•  The first pure sports side-by-side
•  Aggressive and radical design
•  Extreme engine and chassis performance
•  First-in-class 3-cylinder 998cc DOHC engine
•  Class leading acceleration and top speed
•  Rally-style sequential 5-speed transmission
•  On-Command® 2WD/4WD/4WD Diff-Lock
•  Light and agile pure sports chassis
•  Recalibrated ultra-long travel Fox shocks
•  Yamaha Electric Power Steering (EPS)
•  Fighter-pilot style cockpit with automotive dash
•  Overhead Protection System and sun top


Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

High-performance 3-cylinder engine

Designed and engineered as a pure-sports off-road vehicle, the YXZ1000R introduces a new level of supersport-class engine performance. With an ultra-compact 3-cylinder layout, the 998cc DOHC engine delivers breathtaking acceleration up to its thrilling 10,500 rpm red line, creating a whole new class in the SxS world.

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

The triple 41mm diameter throttle bodies feed the engine through 4-hole fuel injectors. The instant throttle reponse provides immediate power when you want it, adding excitement to the ride.

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

5-speed sequential gearbox

The 5-speed manual gearbox with reverse complements the high-performance character of the engine. The rally-style sequential shift enables ultra-fast gear shifting for awesome acceleration, allowing you to use the power and torque where you want and when and the durable drivetrain gets power to the wheels with minimal transmission loss.

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

Pure sports chassis

The light and compact tubular purpose-built steel chassis is constructed using optimized dimensions to ensure class leading handling performance and outstanding durability. An overhead protection system with sun top is fitted as standard, and its tubular r structure offers high levels of security with good visibility for the driver and passenger.

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

Aggressive design

Featuring a shark-like nose with massive Fox shocks jutting through the hood as well as a low front end and a high tail, the bodywork gives an aggressive and predatory look. The low front also gives you and your passenger an excellent view on the terrain in front of the machine to see and go where you want for the ultimate off-road experience.

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

State-of-the-art suspension

The recalibrated Fox piggyback shocks - RC2 on the R, and Podium X2 on the SE - give a huge 406mm of front wheel travel with a massive 432mm rear wheel travel for class-leading handling performance. Fully adjustable for spring preload, rebound and high/low speed compression damping, this system can be dialed in to handle virtually any situation.

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

27-inch tyres on 14-inch alloy rims

Aggressively styled 12-spoke lightweight aluminium wheels are fitted with Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Bighorn 2.0 radial tyres that offer extreme performance with increased ground clearance. Together with the 4-wheel 245mm disc brakes and 2-piston calipers, the YXZ delivers a high level of traction with outstanding braking performance.

Yamaha - Side By Side - YXZ1000R / SE

Special Edition

The YXZ1000R SE Special Edition comes with a Yamaha Racing Blue body with a white shroud and graphics that underline its pure racing DNA.

Technical specifications


Engine type
Three Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
80.0 mm x 66.2 mm
Compression ratio
11.3 : 1
Lubrication system
Dry sump
Fuel system
Triple Mikuni 41 mm
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Drive system
On-Command® 2WD, 4WD, 4WD with Diff-lock
Final transmission


Front suspension system
Independent double wishbone with Anti-Sway bar, 412 mm wheel travel
Rear suspension system
Independent double wishbone with Anti-Sway bar, 432 mm wheel travel
Front brake
Dual hydraulic disc
Rear brake
Dual hydraulic disc, Shaft mounted parking brake
Front tyres
Maxxis MU09, AT27x9.00R-14, Cast aluminium wheels (SE: bead lock wheels)
Rear tyres
Maxxis MU09, AT27x11.00R-14, Cast aluminium wheels (SE: bead lock wheels)


Overall length
3,121 mm
Overall width
1,626 mm
Overall height
1,834 mm
2,300 mm
Minimum ground clearance
330 mm
Min. turning radius
6.0 m
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
685 kg / 699 kg
Fuel capacity
34.0 L
Oil capacity
3.4 L

Loading limits

Cargo bed
136 kg

Additional features

Steering System
Ackermann-type with Electronic Power Steering
Towing capacity
Analog Tachometer, Digital Speedometer w/ Shift Indicator, LCD Display w/ Odometer, Dual Trip Meters, Battery Voltage, Hour Meter, Fuel Meter, Clock, Water Temp, Gear Position Indicator, 4WD/Diff-Lock Status, EPS and Engine Trouble