What it’s like living with the newest YXZ on the block.  By Cody Hooper We first started our journey with Yamaha’s unique YXZ1000R back in 2016. As soon as the unit was released, we snagged a fresh blue and white manual-shift version from the late, great Art Wood at Bert’s Mega Mall in Covina, California. If you’re a UTV Guide reader, you’ll recognize this car, as it has been the basis of many YXZ-related stories over the past few years. Since 2016, this car has racked up a little over 2,000 miles, and has taken us along some of the greatest trails in California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. NEW FOR 2019 Fast forward to December of 2018, when we purchased yet another new YXZ. This time, we opted for a metallic blue 2019 YXZ1000R SS Special Edition. We have been driving the car hard for over 3 months now, and with 650+ hard dirt miles on the odometer, we believe we have a relatively complete understanding of the car’s highs and lows. First, let’s cover the major differences between the first generation (2016-2018) and second generation (2019 & up) YXZ. Yamaha really listened to customer, media, and racer feedback … Continue reading LONG TERM REVIEW: 2019 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS SE