YAMAHA 2019 GRIZZLY ATV AND WOLVERINE SIDE X SIDE
Yamaha had joined with Toyota TRD PRO Trucks for a test drive at a private facility near Noelville, Ontario in October to showcase the 2019 Yamaha Grizzly ATV’s and Wolverine Side x Sides.
The Wolverine’s come with the 847cc DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder engine and the OnCommand® 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, limitedslip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD. An all-new tilting cargo bed simplifies hauling duty with hydraulic assist and a latch system. The bed transports up to 270 kg (600 lb) with multiple tie-down points to secure cargo or attach accessories and 900 kg (2,000 lb) of towing capacity with 2-inch receiver.
We took a number of loops around the test track that had been set up for us. The Wolverines were easy to drive and we enjoyed the lightweight feel and nimble handling.
The Grizzly EPS LE is new for 2019 as well. The Big 27 inch Maxxis® Zilla® tires were mounted on strong, lightweight alloy rims to handle any terrain, and look gnarly. The Grizzly EPS offers impressive 11.8 inches of maximum ground clearance with full-length composite skid plates to provide protection against damage. The engine is a liquidcooled 686 cc SOHC 4-stroke.
With selectable 2WD, 4WD and 4WD limited-slip and 4WD diff lock modes, the Grizzly will be ready for any conditions. There’s even a factory installed Warn 1133 kg (2500lb) winch (which we didn’t get a chance to try).