Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:16 AM CST

The Wolverine R-Spec is a whole new animal, said Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. when it introduced its newest two-passenger side-by-side in late January.

Designed for the off-road/trail and hunting markets -- about 34% of the U.S. side-by-side market, by Yamaha's reckoning -- the Wolverine boasts a compact and aggressive look with its front end swept low for improved trail visibility. R-Spec, in Yamaha-speak means the Wolverine R-Spec has higher specifications than a base model side-by-side.

Yamaha is especially eager to talk about the Wolverine's suspension system. Its four-wheel independent suspension features KYB ultra-long-stroke nitrogen gas charged piggyback shocks. The fully ...

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