Yamaha Announces 2018 Viking and Viking VI Models

Jun. 12, 2017 By Josh Burns
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Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announced its 2018 lineup of Viking and Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS), which will include new Special Edition (SE) Metallic Sand models.

The new Metallic Sand Ranch Edition Viking provides a unique package for SxS enthusiasts in the coming year, offering a colormatched interior, hard sun top, under-seat storage, cast aluminum wheels, comfort-grip steering wheel, over fenders, center rearview mirror and unique Ranch Edition badging. Yamaha will also offer a Viking VI Ranch Edition, which will feature the same new color and features as well as a color-matched soft sun top, rear bed grab bar, and heavy duty front brush guard.

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The 2018 Viking lineup will include a new Armor Grey color.

Yamaha touts that its Viking models offer class-leading cab room and comfort, and yet they are “the toughest and hardest working utility-based SxS vehicles that are also fun to drive.” All Viking models are powered by a 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC engine, which is mated to an Ultramatic fully automatic CVT transmission designed to offer natural-feeling engine braking, On-Command 2WD and 4WD function, a full differential lock, and Electric Power Steering. The Viking features 11.8 inches of ground clearance, large-diameter front and rear wheel disc brakes, and a 9.7-gallon fuel tank for long rides or all-day work.

Viking’s are available in either a three- or six-seat cabin, with automotive-style two-stage door latches, passthrough bucket seating, padded passenger handholds, and dedicated angled floorboard foot positioning. Out back, a reinforced rear steel cargo bed incorporates mounting points on the bed rails and a rubber cargo bed mat to reduce sound and vibration. The rear cargo area is large enough for a fully-loaded pallet, and the assisted dump bed can pack up to 600 pounds of equipment and supplies. Viking SxSs are also fitted with a standard two-inch receiver hitch that is rated to pull 1,500 pounds with or without a full load in the cargo bed.

2018 Yamaha Viking VI EPS in Hunter Green

The 2018 Viking models have a starting MSRP of $11,999. For the new year Yamaha will be adding an all-new Armor Grey color with cast aluminum wheels, Realtree Xtra model with cast aluminum wheels, Hunter Green and Red. MSRP for the 2018 Viking VI starts at $13,999.

For additional details on Yamaha’s SxS and ATV 2018 lineup, head over to www.YamahaMotorsports.com.

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