Sponsored Post: Features and Benefits of the 2014 Yamaha Viking

Packed with premium off-road features, the all-new Yamaha Viking Side-by-Side (SxS) is setting a new standard in multi-purpose, three-passenger Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles.

Yamaha is known for performance, and the new Viking boasts Yamaha's most powerful four-wheel drive engine to date. The 686cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 4-valve fuel-injected engine provides peak performance at maximum capacity. Yamaha Fuel Injection delivers consistent starts and power even at elevation and in cold weather, and the 9.7 gallon fuel tank allows for long days in the field or on the trail.

While the Viking's 700cc-class engine makes more power than some larger 800cc-class machines, the vehicle's handling and off-road capabilities truly set it apart.

Yamaha's Ultramatic™ transmission with high, low and reverse has proven to be the industry's most durable CVT system with natural feeling all-wheel engine braking. The Viking's three-way On-Command® system, featuring 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock, is driver-controlled with an automotive-type rotary dial selector.
Electric Power Steering (EPS) adds to the vehicle's precision whether hauling loads or exploring trails.

Additional features throughout the Viking add to its ability to handle hard work and fun trails. Nearly 12 inches of ground clearance, full-body skid plates, four-wheel disc brakes, all-new exclusive Maxxis Big Horn 2.0 tires, and independent suspension add to its durability and terrainability. The Viking also features a steel rear cargo bed that is large and strong enough to carry 600 pounds, plus a standard two inch receiver hitch is rated to pull 1,500 pounds.