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Bet it'll be between 16-18" of travel. Really not thinking they will disappoint this time. Which real life reviews of the wolverine have been positive
 

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Bet it'll be between 16-18" of travel. Really not thinking they will disappoint this time. Which real life reviews of the wolverine have been positive
I hope that they will at least have 16 to 18 of travel but I really think we r going to be very happy with this thing.Yes seems like the wolverine is doing well so far. I love Yamaha from dirt bikes,rhinos, n motorcycles street bikes had a lot of them through the years cannot say anything bad about them. So happy to see that they r coming out with a sport model. Have been waiting for a long time, cant wait for Sept 1st.
 

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I think it'll have 18", but I've seen a few people say it has 20-21"!!!! I don't think that's possible from an oem, but I sure will be stoked if it's true! What I do know is 14" doesn't cut it for me. Had that on my race Rhino and Maverick.
 

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18" is fine me. What I want to know is what suspension? I'd like to see the Fox Internal Bypass shocks on it. Not sure if they are a PoPo only deal. IMO, baddest shocks out there.
 

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18" is fine me. What I want to know is what suspension? I'd like to see the Fox Internal Bypass shocks on it. Not sure if they are a PoPo only deal. IMO, baddest shocks out there.
No matter what it has , they will most likely need some love from a suspension guru.
 

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I think it'll have 18", but I've seen a few people say it has 20-21"!!!! I don't think that's possible from an oem, but I sure will be stoked if it's true! What I do know is 14" doesn't cut it for me. Had that on my race Rhino and Maverick.
I hope your right. I hope they don't skimp and go with 16". Either way it should be better than the Mav
 

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No way they will use Fox on new Banshee.. Yamaha is one of the KYB owners and have huge experience in shock setup. Other SSV producers have no clue about shock setup, they order them from Fox and put on ATV/SSV - that's the reason why most OEM shocks sucks big time from factory ;)

Look at new Wolverine with Yamaha/KYB shocks, huge shock travel vs wheel travel = great handling / overall suspension.
 

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Nah, you haven't ridden in a Wolverine I guess. Yamaha has that suspension dialed in right. It's better than my buddies new 900s and that one has 2 more inches of travel in the literature. Travel is great but springs/valving make a huge the difference.
 

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Nah, you haven't ridden in a Wolverine I guess. Yamaha has that suspension dialed in right. It's better than my buddies new 900s and that one has 2 more inches of travel in the literature. Travel is great but springs/valving make a huge the difference.
I know but 10" of travel just won't work well for a pure sport vehicle no matter how you respring and revalve it. The wolverine is a trail machine not a sport machine. There is a big difference between the two. The industry started with trail machines and the sport guys needed to install LT kits to make them decent riding machines. The factorys are trying to catch up with what the sport customers have already been doing with aftermarket parts. The wolverine may work well in the woods but it would suck in the dunes.!!!
 

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I know but 10" of travel just won't work well for a pure sport vehicle no matter how you respring and revalve it. The wolverine is a trail machine not a sport machine. There is a big difference between the two. The industry started with trail machines and the sport guys needed to install LT kits to make them decent riding machines. The factorys are trying to catch up with what the sport customers have already been doing with aftermarket parts. The wolverine may work well in the woods but it would suck in the dunes.!!!
The RZR 900 won't do anything the Yamaha Wolverine won't do in a "sport" setting with 2" more of travel. The Wolverine does ride a lot better than the RZR though. This is the problem with reading "stats" and trying to compare things on paper.
 

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The RZR 900 won't do anything the Yamaha Wolverine won't do in a "sport" setting with 2" more of travel. The Wolverine does ride a lot better than the RZR though. This is the problem with reading "stats" and trying to compare things on paper.
That extra 2" of travel is a necessity when traveling at a high speed in the desert. It may not seem like much when driving on trails but in the desert or dunes it will make a big difference, that's all I'm trying to point out.
 

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will be interesting to see what shocks it does come with.

Do you think Yamaha will use the KYB's and engineer their own "long travel" shock?
Or use an off the shelf one from an established American company and spec it to their liking?
Or they could even go European and use something like Ohlins or Blistein.

I am thinking KYB
 

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will be interesting to see what shocks it does come with.

Do you think Yamaha will use the KYB's and engineer their own "long travel" shock?
Or use an off the shelf one from an established American company and spec it to their liking?
Or they could even go European and use something like Ohlins or Blistein.

I am thinking KYB
It would make sense for them to use a KYB if they already have that relationship established. However, for a true sport vehicle they may choose an alternate brand if KYB doesn't have something close to what they need. Otherwise KYB would need to develop a new performance shock. It will boil down to cost most of the time.
 
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