2019 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS Ride And Review

Taylor Pierce Oct 5th 2018

Man oh man, did I change my mind 100 times on which unit I wanted. Everyone on the UTV Source team gets to pick their personal unit and I was next on the list after Rick got his X3 XRS. Over the last 2 months I spent countless hours going back and forth between the 2018 Polaris RZR Turbo S and the new 2019 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS.

My background is racing ATVs in both XC and Motocross conditions, I have also owned a plethora of sportbikes so the manual transmission was a massive plus to me, to be honest I hate belt driven automatics. 

I called up a good buddy of mine, Shawn Hess of Hess Motorsports and asked him where the deals where. Well that next day I found myself at Sehorn Yamaha in Shawnee OK signing the papers. 

I have had the unit about a week and put in some good seat time. Take a look at our video review below.

I am really excited about the build, everyone is telling me turbo this and supercharge that, but honestly I want to focus on a woods machine. Next on my list of mods are:

PRP Harness

Alba Full Exhaust and ECU TuneAlba Airbox Spacer

Stay tuned, we are just getting started.

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