Yamaha’s upped the squeeze for 2008 with the re-tuning of the 700 EFI Rhino.
This new breed utilizes the Grizzly’s 700 EFI mill packed neatly into the overhauled Rhino unit. We’ve had some saddle time on this unit and it hauls donkey from a jumpy tip in straight through to full pedal with the governor screaming.
The exterior experienced some very minor changes with a few more paint and plastic options and the addition of straight-from-the-factory half doors intended to keep legs inside the the vehicle and out of harm’s way.
The interior sees a redesigned center console complete with a small storage area, cup holders and a new automotive style parking brake.
Some safety upgrades include a passenger’s grab bar and wrist strap, relocated roll bar handle grabs and over the shoulder 3-point seat belts, all designed to reduce injury in the event of a roll over.
There will be a variety of performance packages available including trick shocks, aluminum wheels and beautiful paint and graphics options.
Keep your eyes open for our full test in an upcoming issue of All-Terrain Vehicle Magazine.