It’s no secret that the 2022 Yamaha RMAX2 1000 Sport is one of our favorite UTVs; it proves itself every time we get behind the wheel. When it finally came time to test it on our RTI ramp, it did not disappoint. Even with its short wheelbase, the RMAX continues to impress.
The RMAX set a record on our 20-degree RTI ramp, making its way 63.5 inches up the ramp before another wheel came off the ground. With its wheelbase of 86.7 inches, the 2022 RMAX2 1000 Sport achieved an RTI score of 732.4. What gives Yamaha even more credit is that our last champion, which had a score of 706.5, was the 2021 RMAX2 1000 Limited Edition.
What makes it so good though? Well, the independent front and rear suspension helps. Add the Fox 2.0 Piggyback shocks, 14.2 inches of travel in the front and 16.9 inches in the rear, and you’ve got yourself a record.
The RTI test can give us an idea of a rig’s rock-crawling ability and how well it traverses different terrain. To say that the RMAX2 impressed would be an understatement, and it continues to be one of the best-performing rigs on the market.