Yamaha Wasted No Time Expanding Its New Utility UTV Lineup With The 2015 Viking VI
Yamaha will always be known as the company who started the UTV craze. You literally couldn’t go out to the desert, dunes, or mountain trails without seeing one of their original Rhinos. Nowadays and after 200, 000+ units sold, you’d be hard pressed to find one of these Yamaha’s at your local riding area.
After countless settlements for lawsuits that Yamaha was burdened with over the years, the higher ups at the company decided it was time to come out with a completely new UTV, but this time they would make it lower, wider, safer, and easier to drive for the masses. That vehicle is known as the Viking, and it was introduced to acclaim from consumers and the media alike with its proven powertrain and handy seating configuration with 3 individual seats.
With one successful year of the Viking on tap, Yamaha wasted no time expanding its new utility UTV lineup with the 2015 Viking VI. The Viking VI utilizes the proven powertrain from its old Rhino lineup, including the single cylinder, liquid cooled, 686cc, fuel injected engine that feeds 4 independently suspended wheels and a class-leading wheelbase of 115.6 inches.
One of the standout features of this machine is its 6, bucket-style seats, which give it real-world capacity for 6 full-size adults. With this much space and a full bed in the back, you can really take your friends AND family all in one vehicle.
In addition to hauling all of your friends, the Viking VI makes for a great work partner around the farm or yard. Having the ability to tow up to 1500 pounds or haul 600 pounds in the bed gives you the freedom to use this utility machine in your day-to-day operation, while also knowing that your family can take advantage of all this capability on the weekends on your local trails.
Take a good look at the Yamaha UTV lineup at your local dealer, and be ready for more UTV offerings from the tuning fork company.