Toronto, ON – January 26, 2022 – Yamaha Motor Canada has announced its Pure Sport ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles for the 2022 model year.
Every Yamaha Side-by-Side and full-size ATV for the world is built with pride! The 2022 models include:
• 2022 YXZ1000R SS SE
• 2022 RAPTOR 700R
• 2022 YFZ450R
“The Raptor 700R offers comfort and unmatched big-bore performance,” said Andrew Scott, Yamaha Motor Canada’s Motorsports Product Specialist. “It has set the benchmark in the Sport ATV class for over a decade with a powerful, class-leading engine, perfectly balanced chassis, and legendary Yamaha refinement.”
2022 Raptor 700R
Conquering dunes and trails with ease, the Raptor 700 lineup offers superior style, comfort, and unmatched big-bore performance, adding up to the ultimate sport ATV for thrill-seekers and weekend warriors. A potent and proven 686cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine delivers enormous torque right off idle, transitioning into a potent mid-range and monstrous top-end.
The Raptor 700’s power, combined with an advanced, lightweight hybrid steel and aluminum frame, controlled-fill aluminum subframe, and cast aluminum swingarm, results in a durable, rigid structure, offering a premier power-to-weight ratio while beating the competition as the lightest ATV in its class. Superior handling enhances the Raptor 700 lineup’s incredible experience, smoothing out trail and braking bumps on account of the 9.1-inch front and 10.1-inch rear suspension travel.
Rider-friendly features, such as a thick, plush seat, dual counter-balancers, electric start, and reverse gear, bring comfort and convenience to all-day adventures, and the premium suspension features high- and low-speed compression and rebound adjustability so it can match the most aggressive rides.
The YFZ450R is the undisputed podium-topping ATV used by the world’s top racers. The YFZ450R is the most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market today, with a quick-revving, 449cc fuel-injected engine and titanium five-valve cylinder head delivering abundant power throughout the mid-to top-end, after the YFZ’s signature massive torque-feeling right off idle.
Built motocross-ready, the weldless professional-caliber frame is designed from lightweight aluminum with a tension-steel bottom frame allowing the engine to sit lower for excellent mass-centralization. Suspension components and settings further reduce weight while providing light, sharp handling, and rider comfort.
Comfort and convenience are further enhanced with an assist-and-slipper clutch, reducing clutch lever effort for less fatigue, while also increasing clutch plate pressure and reducing engine braking for faster cornering, particularly while downshifting.
Further improving lap times, the YFZ450R’s ergonomic bodywork allows the rider increased room to shift their weight in the corners and leverage the race-inspired padded seat to maximize traction and momentum. Riders can easily remove the no-tool body panels, quickly accessing key service areas without the need to remove the battery or other components.
2022 YXZ1000R SS SE
A 5‑speed sequential shifting transmission and automatic clutch puts pure sport performance at your fingertips while the high-revving, high-output inline-triple engine injects adrenaline into any adventure, from open deserts to tight woods.
Pure sport meets extreme adventure by combining a factory-installed WARN winch, Special Edition paint, colour-matched Beadlock wheels, fully adjustable FOX dual spring shocks, and aggressive Yamaha-exclusive Maxxis Carnage tires.
Side-by-Side Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older. ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.
ABOUT YAMAHA MOTOR CANADA:
Yamaha Motor Canada was incorporated in 1973. Since then, the company has expanded to include eight individual product groups in addition to after-sales support with parts, accessories, lubricants, apparel, and service functions. Yamaha continues to expand its footprint, with over 400 dealers servicing Canadians from coast to coast to coast.