There is no doubt that Land Rover’s vehicles feel right at home off road, but if you are going to get into the woods covered with unpredictable terrains, then you are going to need something a little more compact and yet as capable such as one like the 2016 Yamaha Wolverine-R Side-by-Side Sport Vehicle. Powered by a 708cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine and mated to Yamaha’s Ultramatic CVT automatic transmission, the Wolverine-R boasts car-type controls, a well-equipped car-like cabin for two, Electronic Power Steering, as well four-wheel drive capability with or without differential lock, selectable at a twist of a knob.
Other mentions include fully adjustable long-travel KYB piggyback shocks, dual-ventilated hydraulic disc brake all-round, flat cargo bed with up to 136 kg (300 lbs) payload that comes complete with tie-down points and multi-position tailgate, up to 680 kg (1,500 lbs) towing capacity, 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 steel rims tires, digital LCD instrumentation providing a wealth of information at a glance, high-back bucket seat (more like semi-bucket, imho) with three-point seat belts, rugged tubular cage, rugged skid plates and over fenders. Basically, this baby is rigged inside out to take on whatever the Earth can serve up under its wheels.
The 2016 Yamaha Wolverine-R Side-by-Side Sport Vehicle is offered in a choice of Steel Blue or Hunter Green, plus a new camo version, featuring Realtree Xtra Camo. Prices start at $12,199 for non-EPS models, while EPS models retail for $13,199 and up.