2022 Yamaha RMAX2 1000 Sport RTI Score

How did the 2022 RMAX2 1000 Sport do on UTV Driver’s RTI ramp?

2022 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Sport making its way up our RTI ramp.Zach Bowman

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.

Our new RTI champion, the 2022 RMAX2 1000 sport.Zach Bowman

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 RMAX2 shows just how much travel the rear suspension can handle.Kevan Ray

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.

2022 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Sport Specs

MSRP: $23,099
Engine: DOHC, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin; 4-valve
Displacement: 999cc
Bore x Stroke: 93.0 x 73.5mm
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Transmission: Ultramatic V-belt w/ all-wheel engine-braking; high/low range, reverse
Claimed Horsepower: N/A
Claimed Torque: N/A
Fuel System: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) w/ dual 48mm throttle bodies
Steering: Electronic power assisted
Drivetrain: On-command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, full diff-lock 4WD
Front Suspension: Independent double wishbone w/ anti-sway bar, Fox 2.0 piggyback shocks, preload, high/low-speed compression adjustable; 14.2 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Independent double wishbone, Fox 2.0 piggyback shocks, preload, high/low-speed compression adjustable; 16.9 in. travel
Front Brakes: Dual hydraulic 255mm discs, 32mm dual-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Dual hydraulic 244.5mm discs, 26mm dual-piston calipers
Wheels, Front/Rear: Aluminum alloy beadlock w/ accent coloring; 14 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: GBC Terra Master; 30x10-14
Length: 119.3 in.
Width: 66.1 in.
Height: 77.8 in.
Wheelbase: 86.7 in.
Bed Capacity: 600 lb.
Towing Capacity: 2,000 lb.
Seating Capacity: 2
Ground Clearance: 13.8 in.
Turning Radius: 19.7 ft.
Claimed Wet Weight: 1,839 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 9.2 gal.
Warranty: 6-month limited warranty
Availability: Now
Contact: yamahamotorsports.com