Significant improvement from older Viking UTV is increased seating capacity for six occupants. Viking VI has more head, shoulder, knee and leg room compared to its predecessors. In addition to providing more space in passenger section, the SxS UTV comes with stamped steel rear dump bed for carrying load, tools, and such.
2015 Yamaha Viking VI All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) hosts a single cylinder 686cc 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that pushes out undisclosed power and torque figures through an Ultramatic transmission system. High and Low range drive modes can be selected. Downhill engine braking through all four wheels is assisted by an automatic spring clutch. On command torque delivery system has three way locking differential – 2 Wheel Drive, limited-slip 4 Wheel Drive and fully locked differential 4 Wheel Drive.
Dual hydraulic disc brakes do duty on all four wheels. Maxxis Bighorn tyres – AT25 x 8 – 12 rolls on the front and AT25 x 10 – 12 pushes the Viking VI from the rear. Ground clearance is 11.4 inches, turning radius is 244.1 inches. Wet weight of Yamaha’s new UTV is 733kg, with 36.7 litre fuel tank capacity. Towing capacity is 679kg and carrying capacity on rear dump bed is 271kg.
Launching in July 2014, Yamaha will put a price tag of $12,799 (Rs. 8,03,560 approx.) for base version and $13,599 (Rs. 8,02,352 approx.) for the Realtree Camo version. EPS (Electronic Power Steering) equipped models will start at $13,799 (Rs. 8,14,027 approx.) and EPS Special Edition will be offered at base price of $14,999 (Rs. 8,84,882 approx.). In addition, Yamaha has a variety of special attachments and functional accessories for the new 2015 Viking VI SxS.