The defining trait of a great model is how well it does many different things.  The sign of a great brand is the same, and nobody passes Yamaha.   They continue to offer the broadest spectrum ... Read more


Looking for a new Side x Side that’s capable of handling any trail you choose to explore, yet can help out around the yard or camp? Check out Yamaha’s new Wolverine RMAX2 1000 and RMAX4 ... Read more


Every racer needs pit buddies. They’re the ones you can count on to help change a tire, check your chain, or a hundred other details that need to happen on race day. Once the gate ... Read more

First Ride – Yamaha Kodiak 450

     Thanks to ample, usable power and good stock suspension the Kodiak 450 is supremely capable of taking on difficult terrain.  It’s comfortable and fun to ride. FIT and FEEL Visually the Kodiak 450 ... Read more

New Model Test – Shifting the Paradigm

Last year Yamaha released their version of pure sport performance with the YXZ1000R. This machine brought a real sequential shift lever and foot operated clutch to the off road community for the first time in ... Read more

New Model Test – The Yamaha YXZ 1000R

I was out of room. There are over 150,000 acres on the California & Arizona border in the giant sand playground known as Glamis and yet I was hurtling towards the line at where I ... Read more

New Model Review – Return of the Wolverine

The last decade has not been kind to Wolverines, whether it was the economic downturn felt by the Wolverine State of Michigan, the four-legged forest dweller, or the cellar dwellers of Big Ten football, the ... Read more

New Model Preview – Return of the Raptor

As much as we enjoy climbing up a rocky trail or slogging through a muddy pond on a utility ATV, we’ll always be sport riders at heart. The challenge of shifting up through the gears, ... Read more

First Ride – Yamaha Viking VI

Yamaha made it very clear last year that the Viking would be the first of many models designed to carry them back into the Side x Side market. The new, six seat Viking VI is ... Read more

Special Edition Models – 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE and Raptor 700R SE

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Side-by-Sides are taking over the off road vehicle industry. Everywhere you look on the trails, the dunes, and even on the road, you see big, ... Read more

First Ride – Viking Country

Good news about Vikings has been hard to find lately, especially for fans of the fumbling, cellar dwellers from the NFC North. While the Minnesota Vikings continue their march to mediocrity, Yamaha has done its ... Read more

Ride Tested – The Time Machine

As much as we like climbing over obstacles, exploring trails, and swimming through mud on a utility ATV, nothing gets us back to the roots of why we began riding in the first place like ... Read more
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