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the best part about the new yamaha is that its a stick shift!...now hear me out.....remember all thosre unaccountable parents and drunks who filed lawsuits against yamaha regarding the rhino? well by making this thing a stick shift they probably eliminated furture idiots from driving this new machine!....good smart move yamaha!....great product!...now make a four seater and a factory turbo model with bigger tires....over and out/camshaw
 

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I'm sure a 4 seater will be released. I think they will forced the other brands to consider offering a stick model as well
 

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YAMAHA HAS BEEN TESTlNG THESE YXZ FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS. SO YES THERE IS A TURBO AND A 4 SEATER ALREADY
 
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the best part about the new yamaha is that its a stick shift!...now hear me out.....remember all thosre unaccountable parents and drunks who filed lawsuits against yamaha regarding the rhino? well by making this thing a stick shift they probably eliminated furture idiots from driving this new machine!....good smart move yamaha!....great product!...now make a four seater and a factory turbo model with bigger tires....over and out/camshaw
I agree the manual transmission is the best part about this machine! Although it won't keep the idiots from driving it. For example: I admit to being an idiot and fully intend on running this thing for all its worth. However I have no intention of suing Yamaha for my own stupidity:)
 

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the best part about the new yamaha is that its a stick shift!...now hear me out.....remember all thosre unaccountable parents and drunks who filed lawsuits against yamaha regarding the rhino? well by making this thing a stick shift they probably eliminated furture idiots from driving this new machine!....good smart move yamaha!....great product!...now make a four seater and a factory turbo model with bigger tires....over and out/camshaw

Now you gotta take your hand off the wheel while driving over whoops to shift!
 

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I just don't get the concept that shifting with one hand and driving with the other being an issue. Sand rails have been that way since their inception in the 1970's. I don't have any I issue driving mine, and neither do the vast majority of other drivers.

This is a paradigm that the people who started driving a CVT have and it is clearly not based on experience. I have never heard one sand car guy complain about shifting. Tim
 

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I think peeps are objected to change. After they drive one they will have a better idea if its suited to them. I'm just wanting to fit comfortably I can adjust to the mechanics afterwards
 

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I'll say it again. What I find intriguing is the manual transmission and sequential gears. It's like my sandrail, but 4 wheel drive....... How cool is that.
 

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I will admit this has concerned me. When I was young, I had a jeep with a stick and was learning to drive it off road. My dad and I modified it and installed a turbo 400 automatic which made it much easier to drive off road. However, thinking back to that time, I was LEARNING to drive and it was a different type of off road driving. We were riding on challenging tight trails and hill climbing, not big sand dunes or open desert. It also did not have power steering and it did not have a sequential shift pattern so finding the gears cleanly was a challenge. I think this concern will simply fade away once I actually drive it and realize the split second bump of the shifter is not a problem. In fact, it will more than likely become just the opposite. How could I have ever doubted this would be awesome!!!
 

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I don't think any of the Stage Rally guys have an automatic in their car. The Yamaha is going to take more skill to drive at pace than a CVT machine, but clearly it can be done.

CVT and Manual both have their advantages and disadvantages. To me it's really about personal preference. I prefer a manual. For me it's just a lot more fun to drive. I like shifting gears. I like the control I have over keeping the engine in the RPM range I want. I like being able to feather the clutch at the times I might need to. I like having more control over breaking the rear tires loose. I like how busy and focused I have to be to drive the machine on the ragged edge. It's like the difference between having a pair of bongos vs. playing an entire drum-set. Not everyone can play drums, nor wants to.

I don't think the other manufacturers will follow suit. Polaris, Arctic, and Bombardier are grounded in CVT's. That's what they do, that's what they know best. I bet the vast majority of the market does prefer the simplicity of driving a CVT sxs. I think Yamaha built a machine that fills a niche that wasn't being filled before. It will probably help them with sales of their entire line though. This machine should do very well in speed oriented competitions when well driven. If they can lay claim to podium finishes and apply it to their marketing it's going to sell machines across their line. Having no CVT power loss and the likely advantage this machine will have in durability should help them with that goal.

No matter what machine they built there were going to be some disappointed people. I do feel for you guys (and gals) that were hoping for something different. I've been disappointed in all the sxs's available up until now. Finally a sxs with a manual. That's what I've been waiting for and apparently a number of other people have been too. :)
 

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How do you think this yxz will do in drag racing the other big bores if you gotta shift? Do you guys see a disadvantage for the yxz?
 

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I don't think any of the Stage Rally guys have an automatic in their car. The Yamaha is going to take more skill to drive at pace than a CVT machine, but clearly it can be done.

CVT and Manual both have their advantages and disadvantages. To me it's really about personal preference. I prefer a manual. For me it's just a lot more fun to drive. I like shifting gears. I like the control I have over keeping the engine in the RPM range I want. I like being able to feather the clutch at the times I might need to. I like having more control over breaking the rear tires loose. I like how busy and focused I have to be to drive the machine on the ragged edge. It's like the difference between having a pair of bongos vs. playing an entire drum-set. Not everyone can play drums, nor wants to.

I don't think the other manufacturers will follow suit. Polaris, Arctic, and Bombardier are grounded in CVT's. That's what they do, that's what they know best. I bet the vast majority of the market does prefer the simplicity of driving a CVT sxs. I think Yamaha built a machine that fills a niche that wasn't being filled before. It will probably help them with sales of their entire line though. This machine should do very well in speed oriented competitions when well driven. If they can lay claim to podium finishes and apply it to their marketing it's going to sell machines across their line. Having no CVT power loss and the likely advantage this machine will have in durability should help them with that goal.

No matter what machine they built there were going to be some disappointed people. I do feel for you guys (and gals) that were hoping for something different. I've been disappointed in all the sxs's available up until now. Finally a sxs with a manual. That's what I've been waiting for and apparently a number of other people have been too. :)
Well said!
 
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