SOURCE: Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

June 12, 2017 12:30 ET

Yamaha Announces 2018 Viking and Viking VI Models

Full-Feature, Value-Packed, Multipurpose Side-by-Sides Return with New SE Models for 2018

KENNESAW, GA--(Marketwired - June 12, 2017) - Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its 2018 line of Viking and Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles including new Special Edition (SE) Metallic Sand models. Yamaha's Proven Off-Road capabilities and REAL WORLD Tough durability -- combined with its comfortable and confidence-inspiring ride -- create the ideal, value-packed and hard-working Viking SxS, built in the USA at Yamaha's state-of-the-art factory in Newnan, Georgia.

"The Yamaha Viking platform provides the highest, hardest-working value combined with Proven Off-Road capabilities and cab comfort features, additionally making them fun to drive," said Mike Martinez, Yamaha vice president of ATV and SxS operations. "The 2018 Viking line brings the best combination of comfort, confidence and capability in a multipurpose Side-by-Side at a very competitive price."

New Special Edition Models for 2018
For 2018, Yamaha is introducing a new Metallic Sand Ranch Edition Viking equipped with a color-matched interior, hard sun top, under-seat storage, cast aluminum wheels, comfort-grip steering wheel, over fenders, center rearview mirror and unique Ranch Edition badging. The Viking VI Ranch Edition will don the same new color and features, along with a color-matched soft sun top, rear bed grab bar, and heavy duty front brush guard.

The Leading Multi-Passenger SxS with Best-in-Class Features
With class-leading cab room and comfort, coupled with superior handling and Proven Off-Road capability, Vikings are the toughest and hardest working utility-based SxS vehicles that are also fun to drive.

Viking SxS models are well-appointed with Yamaha's REAL WORLD Tech features including an Ultramatic® fully automatic transmission providing the industry's most durable CVT transmission and natural-feeling engine braking, On-Command® 2WD/4WD with full differential-lock, and Electric Power Steering (EPS). Further benefits include a powerful 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC power plant, 11.8-inches of ground clearance, large diameter front and rear wheel disc brakes, and a large 9.7-gallon fuel tank for long rides or all-day work.

The Viking's comfortable three- or six-seat cab features automotive-style two-stage door latches, pass-through bucket seating, padded passenger handholds, dedicated angled floorboard foot positioning, and more. A reinforced rear steel cargo bed incorporates mounting points on the bed rails and a rubber cargo bed mat to reduce sound and vibration. Large enough for a fully-loaded pallet, the assisted dump bed can pack up to 600 pounds of equipment and supplies while retaining its supple ride and off-road capability. The standard two-inch receiver hitch is rated to pull 1,500 pounds -- with or without a full load in the cargo bed.

Starting at $11,999 MSRP, additional Viking colors include an all-new Armor Grey with cast aluminum wheels, Realtree Xtra® with cast aluminum wheels, Hunter Green and Red. MSRP for the 2018 Viking VI starts at $13,999.

Along with the diverse selection of available accessories to tailor your ride or further your work, Yamaha's Parts and Accessories division now offers DFK hard cab enclosure systems for the Viking family. Keeping the elements out, these modular steel-frame systems feature lockable doors that can be opened 180 degrees and are easy to remove, a roof with noise-reduction upholstery, front and rear windshields made of safety glass and hard-coated UV-treated polycarbonate, and an optional hot water cabin heater kit.

Every Yamaha SxS and full-size ATV is proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

View additional details on Yamaha's entire Proven Off-Road Side-by-Side and ATV 2018 lineup at www.YamahaMotorsports.com. Like and follow Yamaha at www.facebook.com/YamahaMotorUSA, www.twitter.com/YamahaMotorUSA, www.instagram.com/YamahaMotorUSA, as well as Yamaha Outdoors at www.facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, www.twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and www.instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors. #Yamaha #YamahaViking #ProvenOffRoad #YamahaAdventure

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company's ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com.

ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.
SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.

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