For those who did not see the actual Dealer presentation regarding yesterday's 2020 lineup, Yamaha has pre-announced a major dealer event for next June -- a new product that is supposed to "stir-up" the industry. It is out of character for Yamaha to make such an announcement -- so it will be interesting to see what is coming.
My other thoughts are that I don't know what everyone was expecting yesterday, but the 2019 YXZ was the major upgrade for the YXZ. I was not expecting anything other than what happened. Unless you are a dune guy, a Turbo is a non-event IMO. The YXZ has plenty of HP to do what you want in most cases. These Turbo's don't spin-up until well-into the power curve. In the rocks and slow stuff, I rarely go over 4K rpm. I have been to Moab 3 times with my 2019, never go past 3 or 4K rpm except in some of the high speed desert trails and public streets-- but not in the rocks. The gearing is great, I don't understand all this 70/30 talk. I put 9000 miles on my 2016 with 70/30/15 and I don't miss it at all. The 2019 gearing is much better balanced, and it is faster. I have found with some seat-time even the really slow going terrain is no problem. I have gone straight up the face on Steel Bender (Moab) with no issues (it is nasty for sure). The 2019 SS logic is the bridge between the 70/30 and the new 2019 gearing. The blown budget guys did a great review of the 2019 YXZ for east coast riding. The link is below.
I could not be happier with my 2019 YXZ SS SE, I have just under 3K miles on this thing and running very strong. I currently have it torn down to change the fluids and to perform a detailed inspections for every subsystem that I can see. It all still looks new. I looked at the filter trap on the transmission, and clean as a whistle. As far as quality is concerned, our local Yamaha dealer is also a Polaris dealer -- all the techs in the shop love their Polaris side of the business because it gives them job security -- they are always fixing them!
I am looking for Yamaha to be the leader in the segment that they should be. I have a wife and 2 kids id much like to ride with in a single car. The wolverine X4 is not an option. Looking for a high performance 4 seat machine made by Yamaha. There is nothing wrong with the yxz it is a great machine and does all the things you stated very well. Simple fact is Yamaha doesn't make a 4 seat variant, a long travel variant, or a factory turbo variant. Massive market for each of those. I go to the sand dunes and practically all i see are 4 seat cars, not sure why yamaha is still twiddling there thumbs about it?