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The romantic image is of cowboys and horses, but more than 80% of BEEF readers report owning two or more all-terrain or utility vehicles. Here are the top offerings for 2011 in those categories.
- Read about the best of 2012 ATV offerings here.
Yamaha Rhino 700 FI
The latest edition of the Rhino 700 FI is the toughest, most off-road capable and versatile side-by-side (SxS) vehicle on the market, says Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. Assembled in Newnan, GA, the Rhino’s 700-class power plant is a liquid-cooled, four-valve, single overhead cam (SOHC) engine that provides plenty of torque. Fuel injection offers performance and dependability in any condition, especially at high elevation and in cooler conditions, Yamaha says. And the vehicle’s standard 2-in. receiver is capable of towing up to 1,212 lbs. with 400 lbs. in the cargo bed.
Yamaha’s flagship SxS gets much of its durability and off-road capabilities from its Ultramatic® automatic transmission – the industry’s most durable continuously variable transmission (CVT) system. On-Command® 2WD/4WD and 4WD diff lock gives the driver control with the push of a button. The Rhino has more than 12 in. of ground clearance and hydraulic disc brakes with dual-piston calipers on all four wheels for superior braking performance.
Standard features include a 12-volt accessory outlet; padded bucket seats for both driver and passenger; grab handles and cup holders; roto-molded doors to keep mud, water and trail debris out of the cab; a digital LCD multi-function display meter featuring a speedometer, odometer, dual-trip meter, clock, fuel gauge and gear position display; a voltage meter for monitoring battery condition; and an hour meter function that operates only while the engine is running for more accurate servicing.
The 2011 Yamaha Rhino is available in Hunter Green, Red and the Sport Edition White Armor. For more information, call 1-800-962-7926 or visit www.YamahaOutdoors.com..