Our Unique Advantage

Why buy a Yamaha utility vehicle? The answer lies in a host of industry leading technologies that have been honed on farmsteads and trail parks around the globe. Technologies that make accessing remote rural areas a joy rather than a chore.

Unlike our sports range, we don’t design our utility vehicles to be the fastest in the paddock. We design them to be the toughest in the paddock. Real World Tough. All our vehicles are made with this philosophy to deliver unparalleled capability, comfort and confidence.

Yamaha’s unique utility advantage starts with our industry leading Ultramatic drive system. Ultramatic allows you to be in full control of your Yamaha and there simply isn’t a better way to get power to the ground when a big workload beckons. Our benefits continue with supreme build quality and low maintenance that has led to an unrivalled reputation for dependability with Aussie farmers. And a three-year factory warranty on all utility four wheelers.

This combination of high performance, low maintenance and long term reliability means less downtime from work, which in turn lowers the cost of ownership – a big factor for many owners.

Check out more about the unique advantages of our Real World Tough range below…

Yamaha Technologies



Yamaha’s Ultramatic automatic transmission is the industry’s most durable automatic CVT system. Power is transferred using adjustable sheaves and a centrifugal clutch that maintains constant belt tension for a smooth delivery. This eliminates slipping and slamming of the belt at idle or when engaged. The smooth transition prolongs belt life, reduces heat and improves durability.

Automatic shifting fitted to other utility vehicles offers an unpredictable ride. When ascending or descending the system can shift gears when you least expect, which makes technical terrain a real handful. But Yamaha’s Ultramatic drive system is constantly variable so it maintains smooth drive in all conditions. It provides peak torque and instant pulling power for the job at hand and has the most natural downhill engine braking of any utility CVT transmission on the market. This means there is less need to use the brakes and allows you to be in full control even on slippery descents. Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission has been proven eight times more reliable than the competition*. The system’s advantages include:

• Easy to drive with peak torque on tap – you are always in the right ‘gear’
• Superior all-wheel engine braking for controlled descents
• Constant belt tension prolongs belt life
• Cool air intake for durability

*According to US-based ADP Lightspeed competitive comparison study of CVT belt components in 4x4 ATVs 400cc and above.

There are a stack of reasons why we back each Yamaha utility vehicle with a three-year warranty. Our Real World Tough four wheelers are built for the harshest conditions and everything we spec is built to last. For example, we run marine grade watertight multi-pin electrical connectors that help prevent moisture getting in. Especially useful in rainy conditions or when crossing creeks. Rugged composite front bumpers resist scratching and won’t rust, while injection-moulded fenders and CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage. Full underbody skidplates protect the entire underside of our vehicles, from the front differential to the rear gear case - with convenient service points to access fluid drain locations without removing the guards. These tough features are added to bulletproof powerplants and drivetrains that offer years of trouble-free service. Plus our utility vehicles are built to Yamaha’s exacting quality control. All factors that make our three-year warranty a no brainer.


Rider safety is most important to us, which is why we founded the Yamaha ATV SSV Safety Institute. YASSI is the recognised national leader in ATV and SSV training. Our aim is to improve safety by delivering practical training and providing best practice information to all ATV and SSV users and promote the safe and responsible use of ATV and SSV and Off Road Vehicles distributed in Australia.

More information - https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/ownership/atv-ssv-safety-institute

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