The only sport 3-cylinder engine with class-defining 5-speed sequential transmission.

If you’re an experienced desert driver looking for the next level of thrilling, adrenalin boosting side by side motor, the all-new Yamaha YXZ1000R should definitely be more than enough to pique your interest. Doing more than merely resetting the bar for sport side-by-sides, it is proof that Yamaha is the leader in powersports performance. Featuring a new 998cc inline triple engine mated to a 5-speed sequential shift gearbox with On-Command® 4WD, massive FOX Racing Shox® suspension front and rear, and styling the competition can’t touch, the new YXZ1000R is in a class by itself—the only true pure sport side-by-side ever developed.

The three-cylinder engine is an industry first, and features a compact DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and high-tech dry-sump lubrication, which all help to give the YXZ1000R engine incredible power, a fantastic midrange torque and a thrilling maximum rpm of 10,500. With all this going on, the ride is actually smooth, thanks in part to lightweight 80mm forged aluminum pistons and a counterbalancer.

Riding in the desert, it’s understandable that one might be concerned about the effects of sand on the longevity of such a vehicle. Fortunately, the YXZ1000R’s high capacity intake system features dual air filters—one oiled foam, one oiled paper—affording maximum airflow to the engine as well as durable filtration for the dirtiest riding environments. The re-usable foam filter features tool-free access for easy servicing, too.

The 5-Speed Sequential Shift Transmission with On-Command 4WD, is a real highlight of this side by side. It allows a direct connection with the driver as well as permiting rapid and smooth shifting, even in reverse. Moreover, Yamaha’s proven On-Command 4WD system with full Diff Lock is ready to tackle challenging terrain, and the entire driveline is built to provide unmatched durability. All of this at the twist of a dial!

With the diverse landscapes on offer in the UAE, off road enthusiasts need to be sure that their suspension is tough enough to handle sand dunes, rocks, and all the other surprises that one might encounter when out exploring. Thankfully, the YXZ100R is equipped with huge piggyback FOX® 2.5 Podium RC2 Shocks®, which bring a stunning visual impact alongside unmatched performance. All four corners are fully adjustable—spring preload, rebound and both high- and low-speed compression damping—with a huge 16.2 inches of front travel and 17.0 inches at the rear, with integrated Bottom-Out technology as well as front and rear sway bars. When coming to a stop, the YXZ1000R offers precise braking control thanks to twin-piston calipers clamping down on 245mm rotors at all four wheels, for excellent braking power, feel and fade-resistance under hard use. An automotive-style parking brake lever is mounted in cabin’s center console.

As far as handling is concerned, optimized frame dimensions help to make the YXZ1000R one of the best available. In addition to the performance and durability that comes with Yamaha’s exacting standards, the YXZ1000R also includes extensive occupant protection without sacrificing driver visibility, and a full-frame composite underbody skidplate protects the chassis from rocks and debris – perfect for exploring the mountainous regions of the UAE and Oman!

Steering wise, the YXZ1000R features Yamaha’s class-leading speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering, for reduced steering effort and precise handling in virtually all conditions. The EPS unit is lightweight and compact and mounted high on the new rack-and-pinion steering system, further protecting it from dirt and debris.

Developed exclusively for Yamaha, the YXZ1000R mounts 27-inch Maxxis® Bighorn 2.0 radial tires that offer extreme performance, with increased ground clearance, optimum traction, durability, comfort and steering precision. These tires are mounted to strong yet lightweight 14-inch alloy wheels.

Aside from all the performance specifications, you and your passenger are sure to be impressed by the interior, which takes side by sides to a whole new level; the cab features plush cut-and-sew high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters, and the cockpit is built to provide a balanced combination of secure confidence with comfort. The floorboards are shaped to provide generous legroom while still giving a planted feel during aggressive driving, too. The driver’s seat is adjustable across 3.5 inches, and the steering wheel is tilt adjustable 5.8 inches to ensure a perfect fit. The instruments on the dashboard are inspired by Yamaha’s high-performance supersport motorcycles. Functions include a high-visibility digital speedometer, analog tachometer and programmable shift light, with digital readouts for 4WD mode, gear position, fuel level, trip meters, hour meter, coolant temperature warning and a clock. But that’s not all. You can bring everything you need to the desert, thanks to the YXZ1000R’s composite cargo bed, with a 136 kg capacity and four steel tie-down points. A sealed compartment next to the cargo bed and glove box in the cab provide additional storage, as do passenger-side cup holders and a central storage tray in the dashboard.

Feel the beautiful Arabian winter sun via the composite suntop integrated into the ROPS structure. A pair of whip flag mounts are ready for customization options, too. And at night, stay safe and stylish with four super bright and long-lasting LED headlights, which provide brilliant forward illumination and give the YXZ1000R a sinister and aggressive sense of style, with a bright LED tail light out back for extra visibility.

Also available is the 155HP Turbo kit, which requires only 5 psi of boost to make over 150HP, edging out other the competition, whose vehicles require much higher boost levels. Bolt-on Intercooler design. The intercooler bolts directly to the engine’s throttle bodies with o-ring billet surfaces providing a simple, rigid and resilient connection without all the hassles of individual hose connections to each cylinder.

L x W x H: 122.8 in x 64.0 in x 72.2 in
Wheelbase: 90.6 in
Turning Radius: 236.2 in
Maximum Ground Clearance: 12.9 in
Fuel Capacity: 34 Litres
Wet Weight: 685kg
Bed Capacity: 136kg

Assembled in the USA, the Yamaha YXZ100R is the hallmark of everything that should be expected from a powerful side by side, and is perfect for exploring all that the UAE has to offer in an exhilarating, stylish and safe way.

The product is available in all Yamaha Showrooms across the UAE. For more details, please contact 0505429876 or visit