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Now that we know quite a bit about the new YXZ, do you have any disappointments with the specs & features?
 

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Really hoped to see the silver but I guess that'll come along later... Also the tire size and clearance.. the open cargo area.. But I still want one! :) Although a 60" would be better suited for most areas I ride, There are plenty of 64" xp 1000s and wildcats around. I love the fact that it's manual with a clutch for myself, but not so much for guest driver's and I'm afraid it will limit the market for Yamaha.
 

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No low range.
No automatic clutch.
Means low sales where I live.
Hopefully there another in the works for the automatic transmission don't want to use a clutch pedal crowd, which is by far the largest majority.

I guess this will be great in the dunes?
 

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Overall, I'm impressed. I would have loved to see a low range though and I haven't see the rear area yet. The cargo area or lack there of and low first are the make or breaks for me. The rzr S has about the minimum storage that I can get by with...
 

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my main concern is the manual too.....would be awesome for dunes and clean dry riding would suck sticking my foot down into a foot or more of water/mud to shift...

also, wondering how an external flywheel will hold up in muddy conditions. I mostly ride tight trails and muddy stuff.....not sure this fits my personal needs but when i go to the dunes it would be awesome.

I love the colors...love the travel, and the triple...wish it had an auto-shift feature for when a guest driver is borrowing it.

overall, very impressed....glad to see Yamaha making a committment to the sport market. wonder if that 1000cc will make its way into Grizzly/Raptor/Wolverine/Viking...with an auto...
 

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Don't mind a manual but would have preferred a DCT. What I don't like is the dang price of the LED accessory option. Really 1,299 for a 27" lightbar? WTF, can get those for 100bucks or less.
 

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No low range.
No automatic clutch.
Means low sales where I live.
Hopefully there another in the works for the automatic transmission don't want to use a clutch pedal crowd, which is by far the largest majority.

I guess this will be great in the dunes?
My question is, will 1st be low enough?
 

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I'm SO DISAPPOINTED in this bike. My husband and I are mud riders. We are not racing or ramping sand dunes. We ride nearly every weekend. Our 700 Grizzly had 4300 miles on her with no issues when we finally had to get a SxS for other reasons. We've been waiting years for Yamaha to catch up to the SxS world. The Viking was too huge to even fit down trails, while the Wolverine was too small a motor to pull a SxS (and not enough room behind the seats for larger tires). When Yamaha announced a new SxS was coming, we were FIRST on the waiting list at our local dealer with a $1000 security deposit. But now Yamaha releases a bike with a clutch with no fenders to even keep the mud out of your face so you can see. A clutch!! I'm sure racing fans are enthusiastic. But I'm not trying to drive a manual up and down hilly terrain or in the mud where we ride. Is Yamaha just trying to say "see, we are different"??? Needless to say, we are getting our deposit back and will keep waiting on Yamaha to finally build something useable.
For now, we remain Yamaha fans trapped in a Polaris Ranger. :(
 

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An I the only one disappointed that it's not called the banshee??? Other than that I would like to see an auto clutch but I'm good with the foot pedal.
 

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I'm disappointed in the price, NO LOW RANGE, small 27" tires (brakes, axles, cv's aren't strong enough for 30"ers) no automated clutch, weight, and wheelbase is only .6" longer then xp1000. These need 95-100" wheelbase for high speed desert and dunes.

I still can't get over the fact that it has no low range. I do enough crawling where I need low range. And that leaves the entire mud market out of buying this vehicle. Plus on the ranch people can't use this to tow a heavy trailer.
 

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It's not built to tow anything, that's not its market.

And before everyone gets ahead of themselves on the lack of a low range, why not wait until the gear ratios are released. Maybe 1st will be low.
 

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I don't think "Sport" and "Mud or Towing a Big Trailer" go together. The only negative I see so far is the huge turning radius. Shifting gears would be great, even in the woods!

None of the manual tranny Honda work machines had low range. Don't see the issue. You just shift into 1st.
 

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Oh just go to Build your own and there is a Rekluse clutch kit as an accessory for $799. No need to use the pedal then.
 
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