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Yamaha Motorsports

2009 Yamaha Rhino 700 FI Available Starting June 2008
Versatile Machine Capable of Work and Fun Hits Dealer Floors Earlier This Year

Rhino 700 Ducks Unlimited
Rhino 700 Ducks Unlimited

Rhino 700 Blue
Rhino 700 Blue

Rhino 700 Green
Rhino 700 Green

Rhino 700 Special Edition Black
Rhino 700 Special Edition Black

Rhino 700 Special Edition Red
Rhino 700 Special Edition Red

Rhino 700 Sport Edition Red
Rhino 700 Sport Edition Red

Rhino 700 Sport Edition White
Rhino 700 Sport Edition White

Rhino 700 Camo
Rhino 700 Camo

CYPRESS, Calif. – June 6, 2008 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., maker of the toughest, most off-road capable ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, is bringing back the ever-popular Rhino 700 FI Auto 4x4 for 2009.  After a full remodel last year, the powerful and dependable Rhino returns with the same quality engineering wrapped in some new colors and special editions starting in June 2008.

At a whopping 686ccs, the Rhino’s powerplant comes from Yamaha’s leading utility ATV, the Grizzly 700 FI.  That means additional power throughout the entire rev range -- most notably enhanced low- to mid-range power.  Helping the driver take advantage of that power is the Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) system which improves throttle response throughout the powerband.

YFI offers unmatched performance at high elevation because the system is able to detect and compensate for changes in altitude.  The more precise fuel delivery offered by the YFI means clean power delivery, better throttle response and improved fuel economy under a multitude of riding situations.  In addition, YFI removes the need for a choke and allows for easier cold starting – a valuable feature in winter weather or cooler climates.

Other exciting engine features include a forged piston that reduces weight and adds durability and an aluminum cylinder body with composite coating for decreased weight, increased cooling ability and additional wear resistance.  The roller rocker arms lessen friction in the valve train allowing the engine to rev more freely leading to better overall performance and improved throttle response.  Of course, the ultra-convenient electric start feature continues to make it easy to fire up the liquid-cooled, four-valve SOHC powerplant.

Getting the Rhino up and at ‘em is as easy as turning the ignition key, while choosing the best gear for an outdoor adventure is done with the automotive-style gear shifter located on the center console.  Yamaha’s ultra-reliable Ultramaticฎ automatic transmission system transfers the power to the wheels and then to the trail.

The Ultramatic system keeps constant tension on the drive belt to avoid unnecessary wear and tear as well as eliminate “freewheeling,” which is sometimes felt on other machines.  The result is industry-leading all-wheel engine braking powered by the biggest Rhino engine ever.

The Rhino is a proven, capable machine.  Adding to the Rhino’s terrainability is the On-Commandฎ push button 2WD/4WD system with differential lock that gives the driver options when it comes to matching machine to terrain.  The Rhino 700 FI has 12.1 inches of ground clearance, and its fully adjustable and fully independent front and rear dual A-arm suspension offers more than 7.3 inches of travel.

Since the 2008 update, the Rhino also features larger axles and CV joints to better handle its engine power.  Front and rear A-arm guards prevent sticks and debris from getting to the boots, but should something find a way past the guards, the CV boot material is tough and resistant to most impacts and tearing.

When it comes to braking duties, the automotive-style brake pedal is at your service to control the four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes with dual piston calipers, which provide unmatched stopping power and feel.  What’s more, the brake pad material helps reduce noise – appreciated by all and perfect for hunters trying to get an early start in the field.  The parking brake lever located on the center console was also updated on the 2008 and made easier to use than ever.

The Rhino 700 FI comes with a number of standard extras and creature comforts.  A 12-volt accessory outlet easily receives a GPS device, spotlight or even a cell phone charger.  The Rhino has padded bucket seats with headrests for both driver and passenger.  And a digital meter is standard on the Rhino 700 FI providing self diagnostic capabilities for easy troubleshooting, a voltage meter for monitoring battery condition, and an hour meter function that operates only while the engine is running for more accurate servicing.  The digital LCD multi-function display meter also features a speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, clock, fuel gauge and gear position display.  The 7.9 gallon fuel tank holds enough gas for hours of riding.

The Rhino 700 FI also comes standard with seat and passenger grab handles and cup holders.  Also gracing the Rhino family are tough, rotomolded doors to keep mud, water and trail debris out of the cab.  Helping keep passengers clean and keeping cabin noise to a minimum is the noise and dust shield located behind the seats.  The under-hood, tools-free air filter is another added convenience.  It is a snap to service in its location and the increased filter size helps the filter stay clean longer.

A standard two-inch receiver means you can put that low-end torque to good use while utilizing the same hitch from your pick-up truck, and the cargo bed is capable of carrying 400 pounds, which means you will be hauling and towing your fair share of trophy game.  The cargo bed features tilt levers on both sides of the bed for the added convenience of unloading your blind, game and equipment.

The 2009 Rhino 700 FI will hit dealerships starting in June 2008 and come in Hunter Green, Realtree™ AP HDฎ Camouflage and Steel Blue.  A Ducks Unlimited version will also come in Realtree AP, and other special editions will be offered in Red, Black Metallic, Brushed Silver and Red Midnight Armor.  MSRP for the standard Hunter Green or Steel Blue colors starts at $10,699.

Specifications

2009 Rhino 700 FI 4X4 (Blue, Green, AP Camo)

  • Engine Type – 686cc, 4-Stroke Single, Liquid Cooled w/ Fan, SOHC
  • Bore x Stroke – 102mm x 84mm
  • Compression Ratio – 9.2:1
  • Carburetion – Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 41mm
  • Ignition – 32 Bit ECU
  • Starting System – Electric
  • Transmission – Yamaha Ultramatic V-Belt / H,L,N,R
  • Engine Braking – All Wheel
  • Drive Train – Yamaha On-Command push button 3-way locking differential, 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; Shaft
  • Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.
  • Suspension/ Rear – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.
  • Brakes/ Front – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Brake/ Rear – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Tires/ Front – AT25x8-12 NHS
  • Tires/ Rear – AT25x10-12 NHS
  • LxWxH – 113.6”x54.5”x73”
  • Wheel Base – 75.2”
  • Turning Radius – 153.5”
  • Ground Clearance – 12.1”
  • Fuel Capacity – 7.9 Gal
  • Dry Weight – 1124 Lbs.
  • Bed Capacity – 400 Lbs
  • Towing Capacity – 1212 Lbs
  • Instrumentation – Digital LCD Multi-function display. Speedo, Odo, Dual Trip, Hour, Clock, Fuel, and Gear Position
  • Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights & Dual 21/5W Brake light

2009 Rhino 700 FI 4X4 Special Edition (Red & Metallic Black)

  • Engine Type – 686cc, 4-Stroke Single, Liquid Cooled w/ Fan, SOHC
  • Bore x Stroke – 102mm x 84mm
  • Compression Ratio – 9.2:1
  • Carburetion – Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 41mm
  • Ignition – 32 Bit ECU
  • Starting System – Electric
  • Transmission – Yamaha Ultramatic V-Belt / H,L,N,R
  • Engine Braking – All Wheel
  • Drive Train – Yamaha On-Command push button 3-way locking differential, 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; Shaft
  • Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.
  • Suspension/ Rear – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.
  • Brakes/ Front – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Brake/ Rear – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Tires/ Front – AT25x8-12 NHS
  • Tires/ Rear – AT25x10-12 NHS
  • LxWxH – 113.6”x54.5”x74.8”
  • Wheel Base – 75.2”
  • Turning Radius – 153.5”
  • Ground Clearance – 12.1”
  • Fuel Capacity – 7.9 Gal
  • Dry Weight – 1140 Lbs.
  • Bed Capacity –400 Lbs
  • Towing Capacity – 1212 Lbs
  • Instrumentation – Digital LCD Multi-function display. Speedo, Odo, Dual Trip, Hour, Clock, Fuel, and Gear Position
  • Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights & Dual 21/5W Brake light

2009 Rhino 700 FI 4X4 – Special Edition (Red Mid-Night Armor)

  • Engine Type – 686cc, 4-Stroke Single, Liquid Cooled w/ Fan, SOHC
  • Bore x Stroke – 102mm x 84mm
  • Compression Ratio – 9.2:1
  • Carburetion – Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 41mm
  • Ignition – 32 Bit ECU
  • Starting System – Electric
  • Transmission – Yamaha Ultramatic V-Belt / H,L,N,R
  • Engine Braking – All Wheel
  • Drive Train – Yamaha On-Command push button 3-way locking differential, 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; Shaft
  • Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ Piggy back Rebound, Compression and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Suspension/ Rear – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ Piggy back Rebound, Compression and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Brakes/ Front – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Brake/ Rear – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Tires/ Front – AT25x8-12 NHS – Cast Aluminum Wheel
  • Tires/ Rear – AT25x10-12 NHS-Cast Aluminum Wheel
  • LxWxH – 113.6”x54.5”x73.4”
  • Wheel Base – 75.2”
  • Turning Radius – 153.5”
  • Ground Clearance – 12.1”
  • Fuel Capacity – 7.9 Gal
  • Dry Weight – 1140 Lbs.
  • Bed Capacity –400 Lbs
  • Towing Capacity – 1212 Lbs
  • Instrumentation – Digital LCD Multi-function display. Speedo, Odo, Dual Trip, Hour, Clock, Fuel, and Gear Position
  • Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights & Dual 21/5W Brake light

2009 Rhino 700 FI 4X4 – Sport Edition (Brushed Silver)

  • Engine Type – 686cc, 4-Stroke Single, Liquid Cooled w/ Fan, SOHC
  • Bore x Stroke – 102mm x 84mm
  • Compression Ratio – 9.2:1
  • Carburetion – Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 41mm
  • Ignition – 32 Bit ECU
  • Starting System – Electric
  • Transmission – Yamaha Ultramatic V-Belt / H,L,N,R
  • Engine Braking – All Wheel
  • Drive Train – Yamaha On-Command push button 3-way locking differential, 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; Shaft
  • Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ Piggy back Rebound, Compression and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Suspension/ Rear – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ Piggy back Rebound, Compression and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Brakes/ Front – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Brake/ Rear – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Tires/ Front – AT25x8-12 NHS – Cast Aluminum Wheel
  • Tires/ Rear – AT25x10-12 NHS-Cast Aluminum Wheel
  • LxWxH – 113.6”x54.5”x74.8”
  • Wheel Base – 75.2”
  • Turning Radius – 153.5”
  • Ground Clearance – 12.1”
  • Fuel Capacity – 7.9 Gal
  • Dry Weight – 1140 Lbs.
  • Bed Capacity –400 Lbs
  • Towing Capacity – 1212 Lbs
  • Instrumentation – Digital LCD Multi-function display. Speedo, Odo, Dual Trip, Hour, Clock, Fuel, and Gear Position
  • Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights & Dual LED Brake/ Backup lights

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