The tight trail conquering R-Spec model boasts proven off-road performance with superior capability, comfort and confidence.
Features may include:CAPABILITY
The Wolverine X2 R-Spec is powered by an 847cc DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder motor that features the full range of Yamaha’s advanced performance technologies. Forged pistons and connecting rods ensure durable high-rpm performance, with Yamaha’s 270° Crossplane Concept Crankshaft for linear torque development and excellent power throughout the rpm range. To improve efficiency, the engine features a dry-sump design for a more compact layout and an offset cylinder block to reduce friction losses, while rubber engine mounts and a geared counterbalancer ensures smooth running from idle to redline.
Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission is the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive system available. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch delivers natural all-wheel engine braking. The robust clutch features an oversized belt for durability, while maintaining low cruising rpm for smooth, quiet running.
Yamaha’s renowned On-Command 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a full diff-locked 4WD. Unlike competitors’ automatic 4WD systems, On-Command puts the driver in full control to make the most of available traction in any sort of terrain.COMFORT
Thanks to helical-cut drivetrain gearing, the rubber-mounted and counterbalanced engine, and a variety of noise- and vibration-reducing inserts around the cabin, the Wolverine X2 R-Spec is one of the smoothest and quietest recreational side-by-sides ever built. Sneak through trails without disturbing nearby animals, converse with your passenger, or simply enjoy the improved refinement after a long day riding on the trail.
With high-backed seats, each with shoulder bolsters and automotive-style, three-point seat belts, the Wolverine X2 R-Spec provides a comfortable perch for driver and passenger. Multiple cup holders, high-traction floorboards, and adjustable driver seat and steering column round out the amenities.
Thanks to the well-developed suspension tuning, the Wolverine X2 R-Spec provides a plush, well-damped riding feel that further improves cabin comfort. 2020 updates also increase rear suspension travel, enhancing bump absorption.CONFIDENCE
The Wolverine X2 R-Spec transmission uses its own cooling intake to maintain proper temperatures, an oversized belt to handle the torque of the large motor, and Yamaha’s unique sprag clutch to maintain constant belt tension—the end result is a drivetrain built for years of trouble-free service that leaves the competition in the dust and is backed by the industries only 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty.
With a large oil capacity circulating in the dry-sump system, a liquid-cooled oil cooler, and a large radiator with integrated blower, the WolverineŽ powerplant is able to handle the toughest jobs without complaint.
Skid plates protect the entire underbody of the Wolverine X2 R-Spec, from the front differential to the rear gear case, to ensure gnarly terrain doesn’t stop you. The skid plates also include convenient service points to access fluid drain locations without removing the guards.