2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS

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The power of three cylinders, 12 valves, and 998cc's is right at your fingertips. Yamaha's YXZ1000R SS provides the most direct connection between driver and machine by utilizing high-tech paddle shifters located adjacent to the steering wheel on the centre console. The result is a dynamic combination of performance and ease of use for nearly any type of riding situation or condition.


• 27" Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 Tires with cast aluminum wheels

• Piggyback, fully adjustable Fox 2.5 Podium Shocks with 16" travel front and 17" travel rear

• Standard Electric Power Steering


• 998cc, 3 Cylinder, 12-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected

• First in class high tech paddle shift provides the feeling of a direct connection between driver and machine.

• On-Command driver directed 4WD with diff lock


• Full length skid plate

• Front and rear sway bars, LED head and tail lights

• Adjustable driver's seat, soft-grip tilt adjustable steering wheel, standard sun-top, highback cut and stitch seats

Features & Benefits
  • Engine: 998cc, inline-three cylinder, DOHC, twelve-valve head. Aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and high-tech dry-sump lubrication. Lightweight 80mm forged aluminum pistons and connecting rods with counterbalancer.
  • 5-Speed Manual Sport Shift: A first in class sequential 5-speed manual sport shift (SS) transmission featuring Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) technology that combines the power and efficiency of a traditional manual transmission with an advanced automatic clutch system and pure sport inspired paddle shifters mounted to the steering column.
  • "Launch System": A feature exclusive to the paddle shifting experience ? provides an exciting high acceleration feeling from stop by applying the brakes, pulling in both shift paddles, revving the engine over 5,000RPM and releasing the paddles. A new way to 'drop the clutch'
  • High Flow Intake System: Dual air filters, one oiled foam, the other oiled paper - affords maximum airflow to the engine as well as durable filtration for the dirtiest riding environments. Re-usable foam filter features tool-free access for easy servicing.
  • Compact and Clean Exhaust System: Three-into-one high-volume exhaust system with center-mounted muffler is tuned for maximum power. Centre mounted for centralized weight distribution.
  • Yamaha's Exclusive On-Command® 4WD: On-Command 4WD gives the driver ultimate traction, with easily selected 2WD, 4WD and 4WD full diff. lock modes. The YXZ1000R's all-new drivetrain incorporates Yamaha's proven On-Command 4WD system with full Diff Lock for challenging terrain.
  • Advanced Drivetrain: External engine flywheel maximizes traction and engine torque, for smooth shifting and incredible acceleration. Yamaha's exceptional durability is delivered by incorporating an Over-Torque protection system to eliminate spike loads to the front drive case on hard impacts, protecting it from damage without affecting performance.
  • Aggressive New Style: Aggressive chassis and styling is highlighted by massive suspension components. Front suspension design permits an extremely low hood line for excellent trail visibility. The YXZ1000R is the new benchmark for performance side-by-sides, built for enthusiasts looking for a pure sport machine with the confidence and attitude to tackle any challenge.
  • Fully-Adjustable FOX Podium RC2 Shocks®: The YXZ1000R's FOX 2.5" Podium RC2 Shocks® with huge piggyback reservoirs are fully adjustable with spring preload, rebound and both high- and low-speed compression damping. Front travel is 16" and rear travel is 17" for the ultimate in ride quality, tuneability and handling.
  • Optimized Suspension Geometry: Rigid spherical-joint double A-arms suspension retains ideal castor angle and bump response throughout the entire suspension travel range, for excellent cornering ability, light steering feel and straight line stability across the roughest terrain.
  • Pure Sport Chassis: Optimized frame dimensions make the YXZ1000R the best handling sport side by side... ever. In addition to the performance and durability that comes with Yamaha's exacting standards, the YXZ1000R also includes a ROPS-compliant structure without sacrificing driver visibility, and a full-frame composite underbody protection system protects the chassis from rocks and debris.
  • Yamaha Electric Power Steering: The YXZ1000R features Yamaha's class-leading speed-sensitive EPS, for reduced steering effort and precise handling in all conditions. The EPS unit is lightweight and compact, mounted high on the new rack-and-pinion steering system, further protecting it from dirt and debris.
  • Powerful All-Wheel Disc Brakes: Twin-piston calipers clamp down on 245mm rotors at all four wheels for excellent braking power, feel and fade-resistance under hard use. Automotive-style parking brake lever is mounted in cabin's center console.
  • Exclusive 27-Inch Maxxis® Tires: 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.
  • Ergonomics Built for Performance: Plush high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder give riders the feeling of being part of the vehicle for an excellent cockpit feel. Floorboard shape provides generous legroom while still giving a planted feel during aggressive riding. Tilt adjust steering wheel to fit drivers of all sizes.
  • Supersport-Style Dashboard: The YXZ1000R features instruments 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.
  • 300-Pound Cargo Capacity: YXZ1000R has a composite cargo bed with a 300-pound capacity and four steel tie-down points. 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.
  • Standard Suntop: The YXZ1000R comes standard with a composite suntop integrated into the ROPS frame. A pair of whip flag mounts are ready for customization options, too.
  • Aggressive LED Lighting: Four super bright and long-lasting LED headlight assemblies 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.
  • Engine: 998cc, 3-Cylinder, Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC
  • Bore and Stroke: 80 mm x 66.2 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.3: 1
  • Fuel Delivery: Triple 41mm throttle bodies with 4-hole injectors
  • Ignition: TCI
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Transmission: YCC-S Controlled Constant Mesh 5-Speed and Shaft with Flywheel
  • Drive Train: On Command 2WD, 4WD with Diff-Lock
  • Suspension (Front): Fully adjustable, FOX Podium RC2, Piggyback, Independent Double Wishbone with Anti-Sway Bar, 406mm (16 in.) of wheel travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Fully adjustable, FOX Podium RC2, Piggyback, Independent Double Wishbone with Anti-Sway Bar, 432mm (17 in.) of wheel travel
  • Brakes (Front): Twin Piston Caliper, 245 mm Rotor Disc Brakes
  • Brakes (Rear): Twin Piston Caliper, 245 mm Rotor Disc Brakes
  • Tires (Front): Maxxis Bighorn, 27 x 9-14, Cast Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires (Rear): Maxxis Bighorn, 27 x 11-14, Cast Aluminum Wheels
Critical Data
  • Length: 3,121 mm (122.9 in.)
  • Width: 1,626 mm (64 in.)
  • Height: 1,834 mm (72.2 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 2,300 mm (90.6 in.)
  • Turning radius: 6,000 mm (236.2 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 330 mm (13 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 34 L (8.98 US gal.)
  • Wet Weight: 686 kg (1512 lb.)
  • Bed Capacity: 136 kg (300 lb.)
  • Warranty: Private use - 1 year (unlimited mileage); Commercial use - 6 months (unlimited mileage)
  • Colour(s): Yamaha Racing Blue
Always protect the environment and wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Read the owner's manual and the product warning labels before operation.



Engine Type
3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC
Bore and Stroke
80 mm x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio
11.3: 1
Fuel System
Triple 41mm throttle bodies with 4-hole injectors


Front Suspension
Fully adjustable, FOX Podium RC2, Piggyback, Independent Double Wishbone with Anti-Sway Bar
Front Brakes
Twin Piston Caliper, 245 mm Rotor Disc Brakes
Front Tire
Maxxis Bighorn, 27 x 9-14, Cast Aluminum Wheels
Rear Suspension
Fully adjustable, FOX Podium RC2, Piggyback, Independent Double Wishbone with Anti-Sway Bar
Rear Brakes
Twin Piston Caliper, 245 mm Rotor Disc Brakes
Rear Tire
Maxxis Bighorn, 27 x 11-14, Cast Aluminum Wheels


Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 686 kg (1512 lb.)
2,300 mm (90.6 in.)
Front Travel
406mm (16 in.)
Rear Travel
432mm (17 in.)
Ground Clearance
330 mm (13 in.)
Fuel Capacity
34 L (8.98 US gal.)
Box Capacity
136 kg (300 lb.)


YCC-S Controlled Constant Mesh 5-Speed and Shaft with Flywheel
Drive System
On Command 2WD, 4WD with Diff-Lock


Yamaha Racing Blue
Private use - 1 year (unlimited mileage); Commercial use - 6 months (unlimited mileage)