You may already know the Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 as a machine that combines off-road capability and utility. This new Sport model turns up the off-road performance a few notches. Our very own, Kase, has an opportunity to put the new RMAX2 Sport model to a hard desert-bashing test. Turns out this new side-by-side hauls more than just payloads and people.
The Wolverine RMAX2 1000 is a two-seater machine built for recreation. It has a small dump-bed that is rated to haul up to 600 lbs. It also has a 2-inch hitch receiver and a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.
The new Sport model is a 64-inch wide machine that rides on 30-inch GBC Terra Master tires and FOX 2.0 piggyback reservoir adjustable shocks. The front suspension is rated at 14.2 inches of travel, and the rear offers 16.9 inches of up-and-down motion. The RMAX2 Sport is powered by a 999 cc water-cooled four-stroke four-valve engine. The power is sent to the rear wheels or all four wheels via a continuously-variable belt-driven transmission. Yamaha offers a 10-year warranty on the transmission belt.
The RMAX2 Sport offers drive modes and a locking differential. Kase explorers all of the modes in this driving review.
The RMAX2 1000 Sport starts at $22,599. Check out the video as Kase takes the new RMAX2 Sport rock crawling and high-speed trail running.