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TOKYO Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (7272.T) aims to start making and selling two-seater cars in Europe as early as 2019, targeting environmentally-conscious drivers, a person - towerworks motorsports - familiar with the plan told Reuters on Friday. Well, to Yamaha it means forging a stronger connection between driver and vehicle in a performance sense, much like a sports car, streetbike or dirtbike, where driver and machine work in tandem. Built around a steel chassis, the YXZ1000R is equipped with long-travel Fox Podium RC2 piggyback shocks, adjustable for spring preload, rebound as well as hi and low compression damping. Getting power out of the Yamaha feels a little more like racing an inline four, but in the sand.Yes, Vanderhall has fitted a turbocharged 1.4-liter VVTi engine with 149 kW (200 hp) and 271 Nm of torque and, yes, that's plenty in a car that weighs just 700 Kg. But small turbocharged engines aren't exactly known for their character - we're hoping this motor is an exception. The YXZ builds off of Yamaha's rich racing heritage; there is no doubt you can see striking resemblance to the Raptor and other Yamaha machines. My first sample of the YXZ1000R was with Mr Motocross god Steven Gall at the wheel. Yamaha offer's a Rekluse clutch option for the YXZ and I believe this will be a very popular add-on. Optimized frame dimensions make the YXZ1000R the best handling sport side by side... ever.The kit means Brutus can play about in snow, sand or other loose materials with the dexterity of a traditional ATV. With Yamaha celebrating their 60th anniversary, the SE model comes in yellow, and has upgrades that the standard blue and orange (orange?) models don't. Because we - Towerworks motorsports - live in blessed times, Yamaha has bestowed a full electronic cruise control system upon the MT-10.Considering Yamaha helped construct the foundation of the fastest growing powersports segment with its side-by-side genre-defining Rhino back in 2004, maybe it's not so crazy that the tuning fork brand is taking a shot at redefining part of the market again. MSRP starts at $19,799 and color options include Yamaha Racing Blue/White, Blaze Orange/Black, and Yamaha's 60th anniversary celebration Yellow-and-Black.Though already equipped with impressive stock features, you can take this machine to the next level with our aftermarket Yamaha YXZ parts. Yamaha's YXZ1000R has long travel suspension much like many other long travel UTVs on the market today, but with subtle differences that make it uniquely Yamaha. The drivetrain on the YXZ1000R features an external flywheel to help maximize torque and provide ease of shifting.Yamaha says it sees the YXZ1000R's main buyer as being in his late 40s, has a combined house income in the 110,000s, and likely has quite a few years of off-road experience. I spent one of the most enjoyable afternoons in this job driving a Polaris RZR across the Mojave desert a few years ago and they are an amazing bit of kit. The YXZ1000R features instruments inspired by Yamaha's high-performance supersport motorcycles.With an amazingly direct connection between throttle and the drivetrain, this new transmission gives the YXZ1000R SE an entirely new sports SxS experience that is unmatched by any other machine. Manufactured from 4mm thick TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) - with 6mm thickness at the rear section - this light and resilient guard also enables the YXZ1000R to glide over most obstacles found on the trail.

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