The new generation Yamaha Wolverine X2 is the hard working sibling of the Yamaha YXZ 1000R. While the YXZ is at home carving up the motorcross track, the Wolverine X2 arrives with it’s sleeves rolled up, ready to get the job done no matter what terrain lies ahead.
The Wolverine X2 features a comfortable two person cabin, with high back seats (the drivers is adjustable), three point seatbelts, doors with an internal latch and shoulder bolsters. Nimble and maneuverable with excellent visibilty thanks to the low and narrow dash and low shoulder height, the X2 has no problem threading the needle in heavily wooded or rocky terrain.
A rear tilting cargo bed with hydraulic assist rated to 272kg. A single lever tailgate ensures easy access and the X2 has an impressive 960kg towing capacity thanks to the standard 2″ receiver.
The new 847-cc DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder engine brings the Wolverine to life out on the trails. Forged pistons and connecting rods ensure durable high-RPM performance, and Yamaha’s 270-degree crankshaft format allows linear torque development and excellent power throughout the RPM range. An asset highlighted on the steep climbs and fast flowing farm tracks at Mt Seaview. While the Ultramatic transmission with it’s unique one-way sprag clutch delivered exceptional all-wheel engine braking on the steep descents the property is known for.
Yamaha’s On-Command 4WD system, made it simple to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and a fully locked differential 4WD to suit the terrain. This, with the combination of the electric power steering and the KYB shock absorber equipped suspension delivered a nimble and spritely drivers experience to a workhorse that wraps offroad capability, comfort and confidence into one machine.
847cc 4 Stroke Parellel Twin
Yamaha Ultramatic CVT with One-Way Sprag Clutch for all-wheel engine braking
Yamaha On-Command 2wd / 4wd with Diff Lock
Wheels & Tyres
26″ Maxxis Tyres fitted to
12″ Diecast Aluminium Wheels
Dual Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear.
Total Length: 2920mm
Total Height: 1900mm
Front Wheel Travel: 221mm
Rear Wheel Travel: 226mm
Ground Clearance: 280mm
Wet Weight: 699kg
Three year full factory warranty
$21,499 (at time of product launch)
Originally featured in Edition 50 of Dirtcomp Magazine | January 2019