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Yamaha Motor Launches ROV Wolverine RMAX-1000 - First 1000cc engine for use in Recreational Category
IWATA, September 4, 2020—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) announced today that it will launch the Wolverine RMAX-1000 in North American markets from September. The unit features both two and four-up versions equipped with a 1000cc engine - a first in the company’s recreational category of its key ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicles) product range in the RV1 business segment.
Manufacturing will be carried out by U.S. Group company Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC).
The Wolverine RMAX-1000 is the model of ROV platform as detailed in the 2019-2021 Mid-term Management Plan. The company aims to expand its market share with the introduction of new products into the recreational category, which is particularly popular in North America, the largest market. While satisfying customer needs with the adoption of a new design, further improvements in our strengths and individuality, focusing on maneuverability, reliability, and comfort have been achieved.
The main features include: 1) a new design with a strong presence that also stimulates the driver's desire for adventure, 2) a new 1,000cc engine that exerts high torque in the low-to-high speed ranges allowing great performance on various road surfaces, and the units D-Mode also allows the driver to choose the engine characteristics that best suit what they want according to the situation, 3) a power train that realizes excellent durability and reliability to fully enjoy outdoor environments, and 4) a cockpit that allows the driver to focus on driving through the pursuit of a sense of unity between the driver and the vehicle.
Going forward, Yamaha Motor will continue to expand its ROV lineup and will work toward continued improvement of the company’s presence in the North American market.
This model is designed for off-road use only.