Yamaha has taken its latest engine and introduced it in a two-seat package, the new Wolverine X2.
First introduced in the X4, the new X2 uses the 847cc engine sending its power to Yamaha’s driver-controlled On-Command four-wheel drive system. Throttle-by-wire is also part of the package, helping to smooth out throttle when crashing over rough terrain. The Ultramatic CVT handles power delivery, and thanks to new belt tension specs, there should be little to no jerkiness or banging when taking off.
For workers, a new piston-assist dump bed has been added which can handle a load of 600 pounds, while towing capacity is pegged at 2000 pounds.
The suspension has been improved as well, with 11-inches of ground clearance offered along 8.7-inches of wheel travel in the front and 8.9-inches of travel in the rear. This machine is actually slightly smaller than the previous model, down by 1.6-inches in width and 1.9-inches in length.
In the cab you will find high-backed seats, a tilt steering wheel, automotive-style seatbelts and numerous 12V ports. Pre-wiring comes standard for aftermarket add-ons along with a Magellan GPS inside. A new LCD digital display has also been added and can be dimmed for riding at night.
Pricing for the X2 begins at $12,699, which gets you steel wheels and spring preload adjustable KYB shocks. If you want a camp wrap on the X2, the price climbs by $2250. And if you’ve got $14,499 to spend, you can get the X2 R-Spec, offering fully adjustable KYB piggyback reservoir shocks, red or white bodywork and aluminum wheels. You can go beyond still with an extra $700 for tri-color seats, fender extensions and other colour options.
The Wolverine X2 is available now.