2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 Review

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The 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 now has one too. The “SS” stands for Sport Shift, and there is no clutch pedal to be seen, but there are paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. Yep, SS is a five-speed manual transmission shifts that do not require gripping even off line or when stopped (two situations where stalling the public). Paddle shifters will be synced to the Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) technology, advanced automatic clutch system, eliminating the need for a clutch pedal.

There is a hydraulic clutch is connected to the transmission, but it will be activated in a split second by an electronic solenoid that moves only when one of the two steering column mounted paddle shifters withdrawn. This is faster than any driver could have done with a manual clutch pedal.

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 Review
2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 Review

Yamaha has also improved with the addition of a suspension for the SS Podium X2 Fox 2.5 shocks. Fox had a double unit “clickers” so that compression and rebound are completely customizable, and they have a dual spring setup gives the possibility of tuning even more. With 16 inches of travel up front and 17 inches in the rear, Yamaha is good to go.

SS still has a system of Yamaha’s On-Command 2WD provide, 4WD and 4WD diff-lock selection of full and also employ Yamaha Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.

Yamaha recognizes that SS can provide some horsepower to go to fully manual shift 1000R them, but 1000R SS brings performance with a three-cylinder, 12-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled, 998cc engine, which boasts a 11.3: compression 1 ratio and a 10,500-rpm redline , 1000R is fast, so even if the SS to lose 5 to 10 percent of the horsepower with the new tranny, we’ll be OK with it. We think. We’ll know more when we get drive one.

All models come with Suntop Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 and now features a colored seat stitching and embroidered seat at a starting MSRP of $ 20.599. The choice of colors including Team Yamaha Blue / White with color-matched Team Yamaha Blue Suntop and race-inspired decals, Blaze Orange / Black, and Matte Black The new special edition featuring painted bodywork, cast aluminum beadlock wheels, and all-new FOX 2.5 X2 podium Shocks designed specifically for YXZ SE models. The new Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 assembled in the factory Yamaha in Newnan, Georgia, for distribution throughout the world.

While the rest of the chassis remain exactly the same, the driving experience is totally different. We have heard reports of the owner complained YXZ that offers a rough ride or gearing is not low enough to “their way, either with a 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2, the problem goes away.

Having the ability to leave both hands on the steering wheel and one foot planted on the floor of the car, your body is free to rest or bracing themselves depending on the terrain and not on your shift points. So it is able to withstand when you come to a corner or check-out up to G, actually eliminate the body’s stress you might find in a standard stick shift YXZ.

We knew we wanted to experience driving paddle shift YXZ models, we do not think it will change the entire trip. Now do not get us wrong, the stick shift version, fun in the dunes and wide open desert, it just takes some work to keep it smooth in things tight.

YXZ1000R-SS SE 2, actually a lot of work for you believe it or not. Some hidden profits Yamaha automatic clutch system has, that if you are rolling stops, the clutch will engage to you and prevent stalling. The same can be said if you are cruising through the wooded or rocky tight, the clutch will actually partly involved for you at low RPM.

Plus, driving the SS models you realize how low you can really bring the Yamaha before wanted to stall. But for all the start and stop a really nice when you do not need to push and hold the clutch in a vehicle that makes a really fun relaxing in the new Yamaha.

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 Features

Although we know some great suspension setting for the standard model to make it more comfortable at a slow pace, we really do not need them with this car. Hands and one foot in the right position every time really makes the car feel better than ever even with the stock settings.

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 Review
2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2

We do not think we want to model Sport Shift more than we do stick shift version but we did. It gives you the thrill and excitement of banging through the gears while allowing the driver to remain planted in a chair with both hands on the wheel.

This is basically a feature that lets you dump the clutch in hi-revs for situations like drag racing your buddies or at the beginning of the race MX. To use it, of stopping at idle with your foot on the brake, you pull two shift paddles and hold them. Then move your feet into the gas peddle and rev it as much as you want. Then, when you release the two paddles, the car moved forward as if you throw the clutch.

Another feature that is hidden from the Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2, is that it downshifts for you. No it does not read your mind, it is a safety mechanism that saves the clutch but also improve travel for novice drivers. So the way it works, is when the MCU (Motor Control Unit) senses throttle low input, low revs and a certain load on the engine, will shift down one gear at a time.

So if you forget to get off the ride up the hill, the engine will shift to you. Amazing! Also, a few seconds after you stop, the transmission will downshift to first gear for you. Honda paddle shifters in Pioneer in 1000 to do the same.

Features hidden from the end of 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R-SS SE 2 is Dynamic Clutch Engagement. This feature helps you to stop and start on a steep incline. Here’s how to use it. If you climb the hill and stop, you basically, move your foot from the brake peddle to peddle gas and on to the floor. MCU then basically acts as an expert driver will and slip clutch and nail this RPM moment and got the car moving again. It works when you are stuck in the stone as well.