YXZ1000R SS 2021

Semi-automatic firepower

With this dynamic model, we’ve taken off-road performance to the next level, creating the highest specification SxS ever! Its rally-style paddle gives instant fingertip control for clutchless full-throttle shifting – and with its YCC-S-activated launch control system used from a standing start, nothing comes close.

Equipped with 29" Big Horn tyres on 14-inch cast aluminium wheels and recalibrated long-travel suspension, the YXZ1000R SS is built to dominate the most extreme terrain.

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YXZ1000R SS Model


  • The ultimate in off-road fun and excitement
  • Stylish body, bonnet and sleek, straight ROPS design
  • Compact, high-powered 3-cylinder 998cc engine
  • Dual rear-mounted radiators with high-volume fans
  • Sequential manual five-speed gearbox with reverse
  • Sport-Shift paddle levers give total control
  • Intelligent Yamaha chip-controlled shift (YCC-S)
  • Refined fast and efficient clutch-less SE shifting
  • Smooth, seamless upshifting even on full throttle
  • Simple launch control system for instant take-off
  • 14-inch cast aluminium beadlock wheels
  • 29" Big Horn tyres on 14" aluminium wheels


£23,998.80 inc. VAT


Engine type

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valves, DOHC, Three Cylinder



Bore x stroke

80.0 mm x 66.2 mm

Compression ratio

11.3 : 1

Lubrication system

Dry sump

Fuel system

Triple Mikuni 41 mm

Ignition system


Starter system


Transmission system

Constant Mesh, 5-speed.forward, Electric Paddle Shift

Drive system

On-Command® 2WD, 4WD, 4WD with Diff-lock

Final transmission



Front suspension system

Independent double wishbone with Anti-Sway bar, 412 mm wheel travel, Fox® 2.5 Podium RC2 Single Spring

Rear suspension system

Independent double wishbone with Anti-Sway bar, 432 mm wheel travel, Fox® 2.5 Podium RC2 Single Spring

Front brake

Dual hydraulic disc

Rear brake

Dual hydraulic disc, Shaft mounted parking brake

Front tyres

Maxxis Boghorn M917, AT29x9.00R-14, Cast aluminium wheels lock

Rear tyres

Maxxis Boghorn M918, AT29x11.00R-14, Cast aluminium wheels lock


Overall length

3,121 mm

Overall width

1,626 mm

Overall height

1,834 mm


2,300 mm

Minimum ground clearance

330 mm

Min. turning radius

6.0 m

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)

685 kg / 699 kg

Fuel capacity

34.0 L

Oil capacity

3.4 L

Loading limits

Cargo bed


Additional features

Steering system

Ackermann-type with Electronic Power Steering

Towing capacity


High-performance 3-cylinder engine

Features 1

The 998cc DOHC engine is an ultra-compact three-cylinder, 12-valve layout, delivering breathtaking acceleration all the way up to its thrilling 10,500 rpm red line – in fact, it creates a whole new class on the SxS scene. What’s more, the heat-treated conrods are designed to take further race-tuning – whenever you’re ready for even more power!

Rear-mounted radiator

Features 2

For this advanced design, the radiator was moved from the front of the vehicle to high up on the rear cargo area to avoid mud clogging. The twin hi-volume radiator fans provide a massive air flow to keep engine temperature under control in all conditions.

Clutchless Sport Shift system

Features 3

The Sport Shift system is similar to the design used on rally and race cars, and features paddles on either side of the steering column. The refined and recalibrated electronics mean you can shift very rapidly through the five-speed gearbox using only your fingertips!

Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S)

Features 4

The intelligent Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) is the key to the Sport Shift system. The sophisticated YCC-S monitors a series of sensors and instantaneously disengages and engages the clutch when required, for seamless deceleration and acceleration. Clutch shifting and engagement is also faster at lower speed, which improves crawling performance.

Launch-control system

Features 5

Our awesome launch-control system allows you to accelerate very rapidly from a standstill and power through the five-speed transmission at full throttle where conditions permit. Initiated by pulling back both paddles simultaneously while pressing the foot brake, this YCC-Scontrolled system sets you free when you release the brake and paddles.

Stylish body and ROPS design

Features 6

The front bonnet design incorporates a special mounting space for the installation of night-riding LED lights and despite the dominant radiator location, we’ve found room for a small cargo area at the rear. The ROPS has a straight top bar, which not only looks sleeker, but also improves forward visibility when climbing. The extra cross bar at the rear adds to the overall structural strength.