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Yamaha Unleashes the 2024 YXZ1000R SS, Redefining Pure Sport Performance with All-New Auto-Shift Technology and 6-Speed Transmission

2024 Yamaha YXZ1000
New YXZ Amplifies Proven OffRoad Prowess, Elevating Versatility and Thrills on Adventures
MARIETTA, Ga. July 26, 2023 Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the pioneer in delivering the industry’s first and only directconnection puresport SidebySide (SxS), announces enhancements to the 2024 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift), highlighted by a new 6speed transmission and allnew Yamaha AutoShift Technology in the SS variant. Assembled in Yamaha’s stateoftheart manufacturing plant in Newnan, Georgia, the new YXZ1000R lineup raises the bar in terms of capability, comfort, and versatility, promising unforgettable offroad adventures for puresport SxS enthusiasts across the country.
2024 Yamaha YXZ1000

New 6-speed transmission

The highlight of the 2024 YXZ1000R SS is Yamaha’s exclusive AutoShift Technology, featuring three modes of direct connection, conveniently accessible via a dashmounted dial. This groundbreaking technology provides automatictransmission drivers with the pure sport experience while offering the flexibility of switching to manual gear selection for an unparalleled directconnection driving experience. The new 6gear, closeratio transmission is designed to excel during lowspeed operation on various terrains, ensuring the vehicle stays within the ideal powerband without compromising highspeed performance. Furthermore, the enhanced transmission boosts clutch durability, delivers smoother engagement, and optimizes the overall driving experience. The new YXZ1000R SS also showcases increased accessory integration with a higher electrical output and added accessory ports and plugs.

2024 Yamaha YXZ1000

Allnew Yamaha AutoShift Technology

“The YXZ1000R Sport Shift is the epitome of pure sport adventures without compromise, and the enhancements introduced in the 2024 model year take the thrill of a directconnection transmission to a whole new level appealing to a broader audience regardless of the terrain,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha motorsports group marketing manager. With our allnew Yamaha AutoShift Technology, enthusiasts can enjoy the excitement of a manual transmission or two fullyautomatic options, all while experiencing Yamaha’s unmatched durability, reliability, and Proven OffRoad
capability to REALize Your Adventure.”

2024 Yamaha YXZ1000

Lower 1st gear for more control in technical terrain

Key Features of the 2024 YXZ1000R SS Include:
New closeratio 6speed transmission: The optimized gear ratios, including a 40% lower first gear, enhance capability and comfort during lowspeed operation. The reduced halfclutch time results in improved clutch durability, smoother engagement, and reduced “shiftshock” and noise.

Allnew Yamaha AutoShift Technology: This revolutionary feature provides automatictransmission drivers with the pure sport, directconnection feeling, with the flexibility of switching to a manual gear selection for the ultimate driving experience. The technology offers three userselected modes: Auto, Sport Auto, and Sport Shift, catering to different driving preferences and terrains.

New clutch setup: The new hub design with radiating fins, enhanced oillubrication ports, and optimized YCCS programming ensures increased clutch durability, optimizing performance and reliability.
Highoutput electrical system: The enhanced electrical system provides 1000W of electricity, enabling seamless integration of accessories. With the addition of four electrical ports, accessory installation becomes easier and faster, with two plugs in the front and two in the rear.
Industryfirst triple-cylinder 999cc engine: The YXZ1000R SS continues to deliver categorydefining engine performance, providing unmatched power and excitement.
New 6Speed Transmission, Gear Ratios, and Automatic or Manual Modes Introducing a new closeratio 6speed manual transmission, the 2024 YXZ lineup takes capability and comfort during lowspeed operation to new heights. With a remarkable 40% lower first gear, drivers will experience enhanced performance across a variety of terrains. The optimized gear ratios not only boost clutch durability but also deliver a smoother clutch engagement, significantly reducing “shiftshock” and noise for an improved driving experience. Allnew for the YXZ1000R SS is Yamaha’s AutoShift Technology, providing the pure sport, directconnection feeling to even automatictransmission drivers, with the flexibility of switching to a manual gearselection for the ultimate directconnection experience. AutoShift Technology’s dashmounted dial includes three userselected modes:
Auto: automatic transmission with a relaxed drivefeeling, keeping RPMs low and in a higher gear.

Sport Auto: automatic transmission with a sportier drivefeeling, with shifts automatically made at a higher RPM than Auto mode, and quick downshifts when braking.

Sport Shift: manual transmission for the ultimate directconnection feeling, allowing the driver to select gears and shift points by engaging the paddle shifters fixed to the steering column.
With the dashmounted dial, drivers can switch AutoShift modes onthefly and at any time on the trail. Drivers will be able to match their mindset, skillset, and terrain with the allnew AutoShift Technology, as well as expand their offroad expertise and adventures in a myriad of settings.
2024 Yamaha YXZ1000

Allnew Yamaha AutoShift Technology

Yamaha’s Legendary Durability, Reliability, and BuildQuality for Proven OffRoad Performance

The YXZ1000R / SS boasts aggressive body styling and design that inspires adventureseekers during every ride. It retains the signature traits of the YXZ1000R lineup, including a large rearmounted twinfan radiator for optimal cooling performance. The strategic placement of the driver and passenger seats ensures ultimate sightlines from the cockpit, enhancing the overall driving experience. The raceinspired graphics and bodywork further contribute to the sporty and captivating appearance of the vehicle.

Equipped with durable 29inch eightply Maxxis Bighorn tires, the YXZ1000R / SS excels in both slow and highspeed situations, offering exceptional durability and versatility across various terrains. The FOX RC2 suspension setup has been specifically tuned to maximize comfort and offroad capability. The front suspension features massive 26inch shocks, allowing an impressive 16.2 inches of travel. In the rear, the vehicle boasts 32inchlong shocks with 17 inches of travel, ensuring smooth and controlled handling even on the most challenging terrains. With piggyback reservoirs, the suspension system guarantees maximum cooling capability, while the dualrate springs and adjustable crossover rings allow for full tunability to suit individual preferences and riding conditions.
Every YXZ1000R model is equipped with Yamaha’s signature drivercontrolled OnCommand system, offering 2WD, 4WD limited slip, and 4WD fulldifferential lock for consistent steering and handling. The vehicle’s torque and speedsensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS) strikes the perfect balance between assist and positive feedback, delivering optimized offroad capability, ideal steering feel, and precise handling even on challenging terrains.
Increased Accessory Integration for More Customization and Less Modification
Bolstered by a new interior dash panel featuring integrated accessory switches, the upgraded electrical charging system of the YXZ1000R now delivers an impressive 1000W of electricity. With a main fuse capacity of 70A, this enhanced system efficiently powers a wide range of accessories without compromising horsepower, avoiding the common issue experienced with many popular SxS LED light bars and stereo systems. Additionally, the YXZ1000R now offers convenient plugandplay integration with the addition of four electrical ports two located in the front and two in the rear. This facilitates easier and faster installation of accessories, providing a seamless and userfriendly experience.

Availability and Yamaha Genuine Accessories
Yamaha offers a comprehensive range of factorydesigned, tested, and approved Yamaha Genuine Accessories, available on These accessories include windshield options, spare tire carriers, rear cargo boxes, protection items, engine performance enhancements, and much more. With these options, YXZ1000R owners can customize and personalize their vehicles to suit their individual preferences and specific needs.
The 2024 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS are available at Yamaha dealers nationwide starting at a $20,899 MSRP in Team Yamaha Blue. The YXZ1000R SS XTR edition is available in Titan and Tactical Black painted bodywork with a colormatched interior, a centermounted rearview mirror, beadlock wheels, and a factoryinstalled WARN VRX 4,500pound winch, starting at a $23,699 MSRP.
Learn More and Connect with Yamaha
All YXZ1000R models are built with pride and Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s manufacturing facility in Newnan,Georgia, delivering the durability, reliability, and superior buildquality offroad enthusiasts across the world demand and receive from Yamaha.

To discover the exciting possibilities of the 2024 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS, as well as to explore Yamaha’s complete lineup of Proven OffRoad vehicles, visit or your local Yamaha dealer. Stay connected with Yamaha on social media by following @YamahaOutdoors or searching for the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha #YXZ1000R #ProvenOffRoad #REALizeYourAdventure #AssembledInUSA
About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
(YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s everexpanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and SidebySide vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned
Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.
YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida), Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) and Siren Marine, Inc. (Rhode Island), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana)

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