November 04, 2010
Got rough roads to travel? The 2008 lineup of ATVs will make them much smoother for you.
Highlights: Dry weight 600 lbs.; 11.8-in. ground clearance; 5.3-gal. fuel capacity; 286-lb. combined carrying capacity of front and rear cargo racks; 1,212-lb. towing capacity; MSRP — $7,599 (Blue, Green, Red), $7,949 (Realtree AP HD camo)
686cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve engine
Yamaha Ultramatic V-belt w/all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R, P
Yamaha On-Command pushbutton 2WD/4WD/Differential Lock
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone, 5-way preload adjustment, 7.1 in. of travel; Rear Suspension: Independent double-wishbone, 5-way preload adjustment, 9.5 in. of travel
Dual hydraulic front and rear disc brakes; digital LCD multi-function display; dual multi-reflector headlights; rugged steel cargo racks; center-mounted hitch; electronic fuel injection; plush seat
Thoughts: A very responsive ATV that's simple to operate (Yamaha Motor Cor-poration, U.S.A., 1-800-962-7926, www.yamaha-motor.com).