2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE Release Date – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces the all-new four-passenger Yamaha Wolverine X4™ Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle, providing superior Capability, Comfort and Confidence to deliver performance that is truly Proven Off-Road. The all-new Yamaha Wolverine X4 delivers superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with legendary Real World Tough Yamaha durability and reliability. Smooth, quiet power comes from an all-new 847-cc twin cylinder engine while a compact, nimble chassis cradles the most versatile cab in its class with industry-exclusive stow-away full-size rear seats for expanded cargo capacity on demand.
Yamaha Real World Tech driver-centric features include On-Command® four-wheel drive (4WD), ultra-reliable Ultramatic® continuously variable transmission (CVT) and industry-leading, speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS). Advanced self-leveling rear shocks provide a plush ride, as well as help maintain optimized ground clearance based on the terrain and cargo. And built for all weather situations, the Wolverine X4 is also the only four-seat SxS to feature a true full hard cab option available direct from the manufacturer.
2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE Release Date
2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE – Engine
Leading the way in tight, technical terrain, the 2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE is powered by an all-new 847-cc DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder motor. Forged pistons and connecting rods ensure durable high-RPM performance, and Yamaha’s 270-degree crankshaft format allows for linear torque development and excellent power throughout the RPM range. To improve efficiency, the engine features a dry-sump design for a more compact layout, and an offset cylinder block to reduce friction loss, while rubber engine-mounts and a geared counterbalancer all but eliminate vibration at idle and throughout the RPM range.
The Wolverine X4 SE is powered by an all-new 847cc DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder motor that features the full range of Yamaha’s advanced performance technologies. Forged pistons and connecting rods ensure durable high-rpm performance, with Yamaha 270° Crossplane Concept Crankshaft for linear torque development and excellent power throughout the rpm range. To improve efficiency, the engine features a dry-sump design for a more compact layout and offset cylinder block to reduce friction loss, while rubber engine mounts and a geared counterbalancer ensures smooth running from idle to redline.
Yamaha’s Ultramatic® transmission is the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive system available. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch delivers natural all-wheel engine braking. In the Wolverine X4 SE, a robust clutching system features an oversized belt for durability under aggressive riding, while still maintaining low cruising rpm for smooth, quiet running.
- On-Command 4WD
Yamaha’s renowned On-Command® 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD. Unlike competitors’ automatic 4WD systems, On-Command puts the driver in full control to make the most of available traction in any sort of terrain.
- Compact and Nimble Chassis
Designed for maneuverability, the Wolverine X4 SE chassis is super agile, making tight trails a breeze, with lightweight steering to select the ideal line when tackling obstacles.
- Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
The 2018 Wolverine X4 SE engine utilizes YCC-T®, a drive-by-wire system that converts the driver’s commands into precise throttle control—Real World Tech for impeccable engine response. Throttle response is further improved thanks to a new ‘high-response’ servo motor for ultra-fast throttle application, 12-hole fuel injectors and a high-volume airbox with two-stage air filtration.
- Class-Leading Electric Power Steering
Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides the industry’s best balance of steering assist and positive feedback from the trail, with light steering, speed-sensitive steering response, and minimal fatigue.
- Self-Leveling Suspension
The Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE features self-leveling rear shocks that automatically adjust to changes in vehicle load. Not only does this system maintain ideal chassis geometry and eliminate the need to adjust shock preload, the system is completely self-contained and requires no heavy air compressors or electric motors. The motion of the vehicle itself pressurizes the shock’s internal valving, for an ideal chassis set-up on every ride.
- Excellent Ground Clearance
Independent suspension at all four corners gives excellent response, handling feel and bump absorption. With an upswept underbody design and wide arc A-arms, the 2018 Wolverine X4 SE boasts big approach and departure angles to clear challenging terrain, with plenty of clearance to get in and out of the most remote areas.
- Powerful All-Wheel Disc Brakes
Large 207mm vented disc brakes with two-piston calipers provide exceptional stopping power on all four wheels, with excellent feel and minimal noise.
- Maximum Versatility
In addition to the ability to comfortably seat four adults, the Wolverine X4 features an ingenious storage system for cargo flexibility. By folding and sliding the rear seats forward, the rear area expands and transports up to 600 pounds, with multiple tie-down points to secure cargo. And a full 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.
2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE Release Date
2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE – Features
Additional Real World Tech features include Yamaha’s exclusive Ultramatic transmission – the most advanced and durable CVT drive system available, On-Command 4WD giving drivers control over switching between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and a fully locked differential 4WD. All 2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE models are equipped with Yamaha’s EPS for the industry’s best balance of steering assist and positive feedback from the terrain.
For added ease-of-use in a multitude of driving situations, the 2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE features new self-leveling rear shocks that automatically adjust to changes in vehicle load, maintaining ideal chassis geometry and eliminating the need for shock preload adjustment. The system is completely self-contained and requires no heavy air compressors or electric motors. The motion of the vehicle itself pressurizes the shock’s internal valves, for an ideal chassis setup on every ride.
With an upswept underbody design, wide arc A-arms, and an overall 10.7-inches of ground clearance, the Wolverine X4 boasts ideal approach and departure angles to help traverse challenging terrain. Additionally, the Yamaha Wolverine X4 is equipped with independent double-wishbone suspension, providing 8.7 inches of preload-adjustable travel in front and 8.9 inches in the rear, for excellent handling feel and bump absorption. And delivering exceptional stopping power on all four wheels with superb feel, the Wolverine X4 EPS boasts large 207-mm vented disc brakes with two-piston calipers.
Real World Tech
Yamaha’s advantages in the side-by-side industry are easily seen in the technology that comes standard with every Wolverine X4 SE: Yamaha’s driver-centric On-Command 4WD, ultra-reliable Ultramatic CVT and industry-leading, speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering.
Advanced Suspension System
Plush, well-damped suspension perfectly balances comfort with chassis control and bump absorption. Advanced rear self-leveling shocks automatically adjust for changes in vehicle and passenger loads to ensure ideal chassis performance with every ride.
New 847cc Twin-Cylinder Powerplant
Featuring drive-by-wire throttle, a 270-degree crankshaft design and lightweight internals, the Wolverine X4 SE shares performance technology with Yamaha’s class-leading sportbikes, for thrilling power on every ride.
Room for Four
With high-back seats and plenty of legroom, the Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE offers comfortable, secure seating for four full-sized adults. The second row is raised for excellent visibility, with comfortable handholds and three-point seatbelts for each seat.
The Wolverine X4 SE offers a balance of work-ready functionality, refined comfort and trail-proven capability that confirming Yamaha is the ultimate outdoor adventure partner.
Smooth, Quiet Powertrain
Thanks to spiral- and helical-cut drivetrain gearing, the rubber-mounted and counterbalanced engine, and a variety of noise- and vibration-reducing inserts around the cabin, the Wolverine X4 SE is one of the smoothest and quietest recreational side-by-sides ever built. Sneak through trails without disturbing nearby animals, or simply enjoy the improved refinement after a long day riding on the trail.
Roomy Four-Person Cabin
With four high-backed seats, each with shoulder bolsters and automotive-style three-point seat belts, the 2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE provides a comfortable perch for everyone on board, even with four adults. More importantly, the Wolverine X4 SE offers plenty of foot room, including in the rear seats, which are mounted slightly higher than the front row for stadium-style seating and enhanced visibility for all. Multiple cup holders, high-traction floorboards and adjustable driver seat and steering column round out the amenities.
Thanks to the well-developed suspension tuning and self-leveling shocks, the Wolverine X4 provides a plush, well-damped riding feel that further improves cabin comfort, all without the need to adjust suspension to suit the changes in load every time you add or remove cargo.