2019 Yamaha YXZ1000R SE


Unleashing pure sport performance to a wider range of drivers, the YXZ1000R SE boasts enhanced gearing, improved cabin comfort, refined styling and more.


  • STUNNING INDUSTRY-FIRST THREE CYLINDER ENGINE: Designed to bring a Pure Sport riding character like nothing else in the side-by-side world, the YXZ1000R SE engine was built to deliver high-revving power with the flexibility and character that only an inline triple can provide. With a compact, counterbalanced, DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R SE engine offers jaw-dropping power, fantastic midrange torque and a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline. New high strength connecting rods provide the durability Yamaha is known for—even under the demands of high-output modifications like turbocharging.
  • NEW COOLING SYSTEM: The YXZ1000R SE is built to blow away the competition in every terrain, from desert dunes to muddy trails. To ensure peak performance every ride, the YXZ1000R SE features a new rear-mounted radiator: this system not only reduces heat in the cabin, it remains clear of mud or debris build-up, and is designed to funnel cool air through the radiator at low or high speeds equally well.
  • EXCLUSIVE 5-SPEED SEQUENTIAL TRANSMISSION: Pure Sport is not just about engine output—engaging the driver is just as important. And nothing in the side-by-side world can match the feeling of banging through the gears using the YXZ1000R SE’s sequential 5-speed manual transmission. A beefy hydraulically-actuated clutch system is operated by a foot pedal for light, consistent feel—delivering power up to 20% more efficiently than most automatic CVTs. The transmission also features newly optimized gearing that gives the YXZ1000R SE even more flexibility to handle nearly any type of trail, from wide-open desert roads to first gear crawling.
  • HIGH FLOW INTAKE AND EXHAUST: Any engine needs to inhale clean air and exhale as efficiently as possible. YXZ1000R SE’s high capacity intake system features dual air filters—one oiled foam, one viscous paper—affording maximum airflow to the engine as well as durable filtration for the dirtiest riding environments. The three-into-one high-volume exhaust system centralizes weight distribution and is tuned to provide maximum power across the rev range.
  • YAMAHA'S EXCLUSIVE ON-COMMAND 4WD: On-Command 4WD gives the driver ultimate traction, with easily selected 2WD, 4WD limited-slip, and 4WD full diff lock modes. The YXZ1000R SE drivetrain incorporates Yamaha’s proven On- Command 4WD system to tackle the most challenging terrain. To deliver Yamaha’s exceptional durability, this system also incorporates an over-torque protection system that eliminates spike loads to the front drive case on hard impacts, protecting it from damage without affecting performance.
  • TERRAIN CONQUERING, FULLY ADJUSTABLE FOX SHOCKS: Rising defiantly through the front hood and defining the rear of the vehicle, the YXZ1000R SE’s FOX® 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks with huge piggyback reservoirs bring visual impact and unmatched performance. All four corners are fully adjustable—spring preload, rebound and both high- and low-speed compression damping—with a huge 16.2 inches of front travel and 17.0 inches at the rear for exceptional ride quality, tuneability, and handling.
  • PURE SPORTS CHASSIS: The YXZ1000R SE the best handling sport side-by-side on the planet, period. The YXZ1000R SE attacks corners with agility, light steering feel and straight line stability across the roughest terrain. High-end spherical-joint double A-arms retain ideal castor angle and bump response throughout the entire travel range, and front and rear sway bars minimize body roll for flatter, more responsive cornering. And underneath the optimized frame geometry, full-frame composite skid plates protect against rocks and debris.
  • YAMAHA ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS): The YXZ1000R SE features Yamaha’s class-leading speed-sensitive EPS, for reduced steering effort and precise handling in virtually all conditions. The EPS unit is lightweight and compact, mounted high on the new rack-and-pinion steering system, further protecting it from dirt and debris.
  • POWERFUL ALL-WHEEL DISC BRAKES: The YXZ1000R SE offers precise braking control thanks to twin-piston calipers clamping down on large 255 mm rotors at all four wheels, for excellent braking power, feel and fade-resistance under hard use. An automotive-style parking brake lever is mounted in the cabin’s center console.
  • NEW 29 IN. MAXXIS TIRES: The YXZ1000R SE now mounts larger 29-inch Maxxis® Bighorn® 2.0 radial tires that offer extreme performance, with increased ground clearance, optimum traction, durability, comfort and steering precision. These tires are mounted to strong yet lightweight 14-inch alloy wheels.
  • AGGRESSIVE STYLE: Radical styling shows off Yamaha’s passion for powersports. And form follows function, as the front suspension design permits an extremely low hood line for excellent trail visibility. The YXZ1000R SE is sharper and sportier than ever.


  • ERGONOMICS BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE: The YXZ1000R SE cab features plush, high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters, and the cockpit provides a balance of driving confidence with comfort. Shaped floorboards provide generous legroom while still giving a planted feel during aggressive driving, and both the driver’s seat and steering wheel are adjustable to ensure a perfect fit.
  • SUPERSPORT-STYLE DASHBOARD: The YXZ1000R SE features instruments inspired by Yamaha’s high-performance supersport motorcycles. Functions include a digital speedometer, analog tachometer and programmable shift light, with readouts for 4WD mode, gear position, fuel level, trip meters, hour meter, coolant temperature warning and a clock.
  • COOLER RUNNING CABIN: Drive hard and keep your cool. The all-new rear-mounted radiator significantly reduces cabin heat compared to a conventional forward-mounted cooling system.
  • PLUSH SUSPENSION: While the high-end Fox® suspension on the YXZ1000R SE is primarily focused at maximizing adjustment range for aggressive riding, that same range of adjustment adds flexibility, too. With a couple of quick tweaks, the YXZ1000R SE can be tuned to deliver a plush, smooth ride that defies the idea that sport and comfort can’t coexist.


  • PROVEN RELIABILITY: Yamaha continues to build industry-leading machines lauded for their peerless reliability and durability. The YXZ1000R SE features fit and finish, components and construction designed to make every ride exceptional.
  • AGGRESSIVE LED LIGHTING: Four super bright and long-lasting LED headlights provide brilliant forward illumination and give the YXZ1000R SE a sinister sense of style, with a bright LED taillight for extra visibility.
  • 300 LB. CARGO CAPACITY: Bring what you need thanks to a cargo rack with a 300-pound capacity. A glove box in the cab provides additional storage, as do passenger-side cup holders and a central storage tray in the dashboard.
  • READY TO ACCESSORIZE: Developed alongside the updated YXZ1000R SE are a range of new accessories, including audio options, lighting, and high-performance turbo kits—all of which come standard with the engineering expertise of Yamaha. The YXZ1000R SE is also compatible with the new Adventure Pro™, Yamaha’s exclusive trail-focus GPS system.
  • ASSEMBLED IN THE USA: The YXZ1000R SE is proudly assembled in Newnan, GA, for world-wide distribution and is built to be Real World Tough™.

New in 2019

  • NEW POWERTRAIN: The YXZ1000R SE proved its Pure Sport performance time and time again. A range of enhancements push the envelope no matter where you drive. Drivers looking to tear up gnarly woods and trails will appreciate the lowered gearing with a tighter first gear, ideal for technical riding and sharper torque right off the bottom. And folks looking to blast through the desert will love the beefy new engine internals, which makes adding Yamaha’s turbocharger kit easier than ever.
  • NEW COOLING SYSTEM: Big power means big heat, so the YXZ1000R SE uses an all-new cooling system that not only ensures proper cooling during the toughest conditions, but is designed to ensure the cabin remains comfortable and the radiator stays clear of mud and debris.
  • NEW WHEELS AND SUSPENSION: To ensure the YXZ1000R SE is able to make the most of its roaring three-cylinder engine, the driver needs to get traction across a range of conditions, so the 2019 YXZ1000R SE brings updated suspension settings to control the larger 29-inch Maxxis® Bighorn® tires for exceptional grip.
  • LARGER ALL-WHEEL DISC BRAKES: The YXZ1000R SE offers fantastic braking thanks to upgraded, larger-diameter rotors. Braking feel and power ensure confidence even under aggressive deceleration.
  • NEW STYLING: Goes fast, looks fast. An updated frame underpins sharper styling from nose to tail, while still ensuring class-leading driver visibility with the aggressively low hood design.

Top Features

  • THE ULTIMATE PURE SPORT SXS: Overhauled and upgraded, the YXZ1000R™ SE is the most focused, high-performance side-by-side in the world. Changes to nearly every system on board ensure that the YXZ® brings this level of performance to every ride, no matter the terrain, from dunes to desert, tight woods and muddy trails.
  • EXCLUSIVE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION: Unique, powerful and just as exclusive as when Yamaha unveiled the first YXZ1000R SE in 2015, the new YXZ1000R SE features a high-revving, high-output inline-triple engine mated to a sequential-shift five-speed gearbox. The result is a Pure Sport driving experience unmatched by anything on the market.
  • HIGH-SPEC CHASSIS: Big engines makes headlines, but it’s the chassis that does the real work. The YXZ1000R SE flatters its driver with one of the most agile, adjustable and capable side-by-side chassis designs ever seen in a production side-by-side.
  • DRIVER-FOCUSED ERGONOMICS: Comfort is control when driving hard, and the YXZ1000R SE is built around this concept. The driver and passenger are kept low in the chassis, with exceptional visibility. The cabin offers roomy high-back seats with plenty of adjustability for the driver.
  • YAMAHA ENGINEERING: Not only does the YXZ1000R SE come standard with Yamaha’s famous reputation for reliability, it’s also assembled in the USA and engineered with a full range of factory accessory options, so that not only can you customize a YXZ1000R SE to your needs, you know it will meet and exceed your expectations for years to come.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2019
Model YXZ1000R SE
Model Code YXZ1000RSE
Color Team Yamaha Blue


Brakes Front & Rear - Dual hydraulic disc

Front - 29 x 9.00R-14 Maxxis M917-8PR

Rear - 29 x 11.00R-14 Maxxis M918-8PR


Length 123.9 in.
Height 69.8 in.
Width 64 in.
Weight Wet - 1,561 lb.
Ground Clearance Maximum - 13.2 in.
Wheelbase 90.6 in.
Turning Radius 236. in.


Transmission Manual foot clutch; 5 speed sequential with reverse
Drive System On-Command; 3-way locking differential; selectable 2WD and 4WD with diff lock; shaft drive


Engine DOHC Inline 3 cylinder; 12 valves
Displacement 998 cc
Bore x Stroke 80 x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI); three 41 mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Fuel Tank Capacity 9 gal.
Cooling Liquid
Fuel Type Unleaded



Front - Independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium X2 shocks; 16.2 in. travel

Rear - Independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium X2 shocks; 17 in. travel


Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory)