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Yamaha Announces VIKING Side-by-Side Vehicle


Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced the Viking EPS Side-by-Side (SxS), an all-new three-person multi-purpose SxS vehicle.

The Viking is designed and engineered to be a robust and high-capacity utility vehicle. It combines Yamaha's most powerful four-wheel drive engine to date with a comfortable three-person cab, precision steering and class-leading handling. The Viking's features make it an exceptionally capable off-road vehicle.

The pass-through bucket seating features a unique off-set center position that improves comfort with maximum shoulder room for all three occupants. Each seat offers a three-point seat belt and a headrest. There's also an adjustable handhold for both passengers and a textured floorboard with dedicated foot wells—helping to ensure a safe and comfortable ride.

The vehicle's power stems from a 686cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 4-valve fuel-injected engine that provides peak performance at maximum capacity. The engine has been optimized for working conditions with strong low-end torque, while quick throttle response and smooth power delivery are maintained throughout the rev range. The Viking is equipped with a 9.7 gallon fuel tank, ensuring that it can withstand long days afield.

The all-new Viking EPS and non-EPS models will be available starting this August. Standard models come in Steel Blue, Hunter Green (with sun top), Red (with sun top) and Realtree AP HD camo (with sun top). The non-EPS models start at $11,499 MSRP while the EPS models start at $12,499 MSRP.

Every Yamaha Viking is being manufactured exclusively in the United States at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Ga., for worldwide distribution.

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