2022 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Sport Top Speed

How fast is the RMAX?

We love Yamaha’s do-all RMAX2 Sport, but how fast is it?Zach Bowman

It’s no secret that we love the Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000. Last year, it earned an Editor’s Choice Award, and it landed a spot on our 2022 10 Best list. Earlier this year, we tested a 2022 RMAX2 Sport, and found the machine plenty capable, earning an excellent 732.4 on our Ramp Travel Index evaluation. But articulation is only part of a machine’s performance, and when we strapped our VBOX GPS datalogger to the vehicle, we got to see just how well it stacks up compared to other vehicles we’ve tested.

The 2022 RMAX2 knocked out an 8.86-second 0–60 mph run on its way to a top speed of 73 mph. Like other UTVs, the RMAX2 is electronically limited on the top end. That 0–60 mph run puts this year’s RMAX2 a full second ahead of last year’s RMAX2 Limited Edition, thanks largely to the 2022 year model’s stickier Terra Master tires.

Otherwise, the 2022 RMAX2 1000 is slightly faster than the Polaris General Trailhead Edition, which managed a 70 mph top speed and a comparatively glacial 13.09-second 0–60 mph sprint. Not bad, Yamaha.

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

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