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DETAILS | 2022 WOLVERINE RMAX4 1000 XT-R | New model showroom | News | Vehicles

The 2022 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX4 1000 XT-R comes in at $28,249 and is loaded with extra features not seen on their Wolverine range before.

When Yamaha released details about the Wolverine RMAX4 1000 XT-R the side-by-side work lit up with excitement. The Japanese had gone all-out on a fully-spec’d play toy and it looked the business. Yamaha also released details about their entire UTV and SXS range but the Wolverine RMAX4 1000 XT-R stole the show.

One of Yamaha’s flagship machines with a two-row SXS configuration, the RMAX4 can comfortably seat up to four adults with additional room for cargo. A storage system provides adequate cargo space. By folding and sliding the rear seats forward, the rear area expands to accommodate up to 272kg of load-carrying capacity. Like its RMAX2 brother, RMAX4 also features multiple steel tie-down points as well as a built-in two-inch receiver to tow up to 907kg when needed.

Power is provided by an all-new dry-sump, 999cc parallel twin-cylinder engine producing 80.5kW (108hp) of performance. There’s easy access to the dual air filters (no tools required), D-Mode Engine mapping options with Sport, Trail and Crawl, Electronic Power Steering, FOX 2.0 QS3 shock absorbers and loads more. Here’s our look at all the stuff you need to know about.


999cc parallel twin-cylinder engine producing 80.5kW 108hp.

270-degree cross-plane crank with a counter balancer.

Vibration is further reduced through a four-point rubber engine mount system.

High mount CVT intake for ideal belt temperatures.

Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) – Three engine maps (Sport, Trail, Crawl).

On-Command 2WD/4WD/Diff Lock.


FOX 2.0 QS3 shocks with 360mm of front suspension travel, while the rear layout provides 337mm of rear travel.

Toolless three-position damping adjustment.

The Wolverine RMAX4 XR-T also features a rear stabiliser bar and the FOX BOC (Bottom Out Cup) system to maximise high-speed damping.


The Wolverine frame has been stretched and strengthened.

14×9-inch rims at the front and 14×11-inch rims at the rear.

Maxxis Carnage radial 29-inch tyres.

By utilising the cargo area of the RMAX2 to provide the two additional passenger seats, plus a storage area, the RMAX4 required an 8.8cm increase in wheelbase and 22.5cm increase in overall length.

63 percent larger door waist opening. The rear doors on the RMAX4 also open wider than the previous generation Wolverine.


Speed Management System fitted to the RMAX4 allows the vehicle to be limited to a top speed of 40km/h.

A throttle-position sensor delivers the right amount of engine braking by automatically adjusting the throttle position.

The RMAX4 can still utilise its full 907kg of towing capacity even with the speed limiter activated.

Fully-welded steel skid plates and a replaceable front plastic skid plate.

RMAX comes standard with welded-on rear wheel protectors.

A factory installed heavy duty 4500lb WARN VRX winch is also standard fitment.

Other cockpit features

Colour-matched interior

New cut and sew seats

Adjustable driver seat

Tilt steering

New throttle and brake pedals

Quick-adjust passenger handhold

Soft-touch knee areas

High-quality shifter and parking brake

Six-point adjustable seatbelt

Center console with 2.7 litres of storage

Sealed 5.5 litre glove box

Accessory switch cut-outs

USB charging port

Interior floorboard lighting

Multiple cup holders