New adjustable shocks, ground-breaking wheels and tires. That’s just some of the new hunter-focused side-by-side options from Yamaha Motor Corp., USA , which has announced the majority of its Proven Off-Road ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for model year 2022, highlighted by the new high-performing Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Sport. The versatile machine is based off the best-in-class RMAX 1000 platform to further redefine the recreational SxS segment.Every Yamaha SxS and full-size ATV for the world is built with pride and assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, which recently reached a historic manufacturing milestone, celebrating its 4-millionth vehicle produced. The 2022 models unveiled today include:
- New 2022 Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Sport
- 2022 RMAX2 1000 and RMAX4 1000
- 2022 Wolverine X2 and Wolverine X4
- 2022 Viking and Viking VI
- 2022 Grizzly
- 2022 Kodiak 700 and Kodiak 450
- 2022 Grizzly 90, Raptor 90, and YFZ50
“The Wolverine RMAX 1000 is redefining recreational off-roading by providing unmatched comfort, capability, and confidence-inspiring performance,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “This year, we’re expanding the Wolverine line with a new RMAX2 1000 Sport variation with added user-benefits, including another level of suspension adjustability for personalized handling and performance.”The new 2022 Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Sport brings a whole new level of performance to sport-minded drivers, featuring new adjustable FOX 2.0 shocks designed to deliver quality damping feel at higher speeds, without sacrificing low-speed comfort. The new shocks include 24 clicks of high- and low-speed compression adjustment, dual springs, and a crossover coupling for adjustable pre-load, offering a sportier handling feel with increased high-speed bottoming resistance.
In addition to new sport-inspired color, graphics, and seat cover design, the RMAX2 1000 Sport dons a “square” tire setup (same size front and rear) with new 30-inch GBC Terra Master 10-ply rated radial tires for versatile riding options and rugged durability. Featuring a unique asymmetrical design with each side different than the other, the Terra Masters offer contrasting ride and handling characteristics, depending on the setup. “Side A,” the stock setup, offers a larger void ratio with horizontal lugs for soft to intermediate terrain, increasing forward acceleration and enhanced braking. “Side B” offers a smaller void ratio with circumferential grooves for improved grip in the corners and a greater contact patch on intermediate to hard off-road surfaces.
Further Wolverine RMAX2 1000 enhancements include new 14-inch cast aluminum color-matched beadlock wheels on Sport and XT-R models—the first factory-installed beadlock wheels on a Wolverine— for a unique, durable, and functional design with aggressive styling. The 2022 Grizzly is the ultimate recreational ATV for excitement on every ride, delivering the ideal blend of big-bore power and performance for a smooth and powerful ride to conquer extreme off-road trails. The 2022 Kodiak 700 and Kodiak 450 combine Yamaha’s legendary durability and reliability with class-leading capability. The Kodiak lineup delivers maximum value and work-ready performance in a compact, nimble chassis for tight and technical trails.