Because everybody gotta say, Go Rhino!"
Our good amigos at Yamaha Motor Corp. USA announces its 2011 Rhino 700 FI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, including a new Sport Edition (old model pictured), will begin arriving at dealers this summer. Yamaha’s leading Rhino continues to hold the top spot as the toughest, most off-road capable and versatile, as well as the all-time best selling, SxS vehicle.
Yamaha ignited unprecedented interest in SxS vehicles when it launched the first Rhino in 2003, and the Rhino line continues to be a category leader today. Combining Yamaha quality and durability, the Rhino has received nearly every best-in-class award from the ATV and SxS world as well as hunting and farming communities because of its ability to tackle off-road terrain while also serving many utility functions.
For the 2011 model, Yamaha has given the Rhino a new steering wheel and adjustable seat belt providing more rider comfort in off-road conditions.New to the Rhino line is a White Armor Sport Edition that features fully adjustable piggyback shocks, one-piece cast aluminum wheels, injection-molded sun top, over fenders, Baja-inspired front carry bar, and a special graphics treatment. The Sport model also comes with dealer-installed LED tail lights, custom shift knob and black bed rails.
The bumpin' 700-class powerplant is optimized for the Rhino with a liquid-cooled, four-valve SOHC engine providing plenty of torque to tackle rough terrain. Helping manage that power is the Yamaha Fuel Injection system with unmatched performance and dependability at high elevation and in cooler conditions.
Additionally, the Rhino engine features a forged piston that adds durability and an aluminum cylinder body with ceramic composite coating for decreased weight, increased cooling ability and additional wear resistance. The roller rocker arms lessen friction in the valve train reducing wear and increasing durability while providing improved throttle response and better overall off-road performance. And that's what we're all looking for in life, right?
Yamaha’s reliable Ultramatic® automatic transmission system features an exclusive centrifugal clutch that allows the drive belt to remain under constant tension providing another key point of durability. Also exclusive to Yamaha’s Ultramatic system is the one way sprag clutch that provides four wheel engine braking for maximum traction and confidence.
Adding to the Rhino’s terrainability is the On-Command® 2WD/4WD system with differential lock that gives the driver options with the push of a button. The Rhino 700 FI has 12.1 inches of ground clearance, and its fully adjustable and fully independent front and rear dual A-arm suspension offers more than 7.3 inches of travel. How awesome is that?
So, go git yourself one right away. Or you can visit Yamaha's website to find out more.