Friday, 26 February 2021 15:55

Blurring the boundaries between work and play

Written by  Mark Daniel
Yamaha's new R Max2 XT-R Yamaha's new R Max2 XT-R

New from the Yamaha camp is R Max2 XT-R.

The manufacturer says the new machine blurs the boundaries between work and play.

At its heart, a powerful 999cc parallel twin, fuel-injected engine that revs out to 8500rpm.

This certainly takes care of the play part, particularly when mated to a refined chassis that features long travel Fox shock absorbers and drive modes for Sport, Trail and Crawl.

On the flip side, when work beckons, its long service intervals make ownership easy, while a hydraulically assisted rear load tray and a factory fitted warn winch system help get the job done.

Looking at the new model in more detail, the machines are available in two or four seat configurations (RMax-2 and RMax-4). Both are equipped with On Command 2WD, 4WD with limited slip differential, and 4WD with a locked diff settings, engaged via a dash-mounted rotary control.

The rear cargo bed offers a 272kg carrying capacity, with multiple tie-down points. While the rear, 2-inch receiver offers a 907kg towing capacity.

As expected from Yamaha, the RMax features the Ultramatic V-belt transmission offering silky smooth transition as the speed increases. It has excellent downhill retardation and control, delivered by a one-way sprag clutch built into the driveline.

Catch up with these new models at the upcoming Central Districts and South Island Agricultural field days sites.

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