2016 Yamaha Wolverine R‑Spec EPS SE


Wolverine R‑Spec EPS SE



Top Features
  • Supreme Off-Road Capability: The Wolverine® R-Spec EPS SE features an aggressive, compact look and is designed to be the most capable off-road recreation side-by-side. The Wolverine offers the perfect blend of suspension, handling, drivetrain and chassis working together to give you the ability to traverse rough terrain with confidence and best-in-class comfort.
  • Fully-Adjustable Suspension: Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE features a class-leading 4-wheel independent suspension with KYB® long-stroke nitrogen gas-charged piggyback shocks that provide a very high quality damping feel, excellent bottoming resistance, and best-in-class adjustments to fit a wide range of riding styles, loads, and terrain.
  • Excellent Comfort and Ergonomics: Comfort is maximized for both the driver and passenger with an automotive-style cab and driving position featuring soft, supportive and secure high-back bucket seats, 3-point seat belts, an adjustable passenger handhold and dedicated floorboards that provide a comfortable and secure driving experience.
  • High-Torque 700-Class Engine: The Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE is powered by Yamaha’s newest and most advanced 700-class engine ever, with dual overhead cams and fuel injection. The 708cc engine's power character is optimized for smooth, linear, power delivery on the roughest, most technical terrain and open trails.
  • Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD: Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE features On-Command, the industry’s most capable four wheel drive system. With a simple twist of the dial, riders choose 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel limited slip, or 4-wheel full differential lock, enabling the Wolverine to claw its way through just about anything.
  • All-New Special Edition for 2016: The 2016 Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE features a bevy of upgrades to set it apart from the pack, including bead-lock wheels, additional chassis and A-arm protection, extended overfenders, a soft grip steering wheel, underseat storage and sleek Tactical Black/Matte Silver painted bodywork and color-matched seats for a stylish cabin interior.
Engine Features
  • High-Tech Engine Designed for Aggressive Trail Riding: Powered by a double overhead cam (DOHC), 4-valve, fuel-injected 708cc engine, the Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE is tuned to optimize torque, power delivery and engine character to get through even the most challenging off-road terrain.
  • Optimized High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission: Ultramatic fully automatic transmission with high, low, reverse and neutral provides the industry’s most durable CVT transmission. The one-way sprag clutch produces the industry’s most natural-feeling all-wheel engine braking and eliminates “freewheeling” found in some competitive models. A centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension and eliminates slipping reducing belt wear and improving durability.
  • Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD: On-Command puts the driver in control of 2WD, 4WD or 4WD full diff lock with a conveniently mounted and easy to use dash-mounted dial.
  • Tuned Tool-Less Air Intake: High-volume air intake optimizes power character and it is tucked under the hood to keep it out of the elements. The oversized foam air-filter is reusable and accessible without tools.
  • Simplified Servicing: Gear, coolant, and engine oil drain holes have been designed into the full-length skid plates which make maintaining and servicing the Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE very convenient.
Chassis/Suspension Features
  • Aggressive and Agile Chassis: The front and rear of the chassis—approach and departure angles—are tapered on the sides and bottom of the vehicle to reduce potential contact on tight trails and in rough terrain. With an 81” wheelbase and 11.4” of ground clearance, the Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE is designed for best-in-class terrainability. The body design and low hood gives drivers maximum visibility to navigate tight, technical trails and challenging terrain.
  • Durable Chassis Protection: The Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE chassis is more compact than the Viking®, and is optimized to conquer tight, difficult terrain. The SE-exclusive full underbody aluminum skidplate lets it effortlessly absorb impacts and cross obstacles that might hold others back. Matching aluminum A-arm guards protect the suspension and steering systems, too.
  • Class-Leading Suspension: Fully adjustable piggyback KYB® shocks with 9.7” of travel in the front and 10.6” of travel out back deliver excellent suspension and rider comfort when hitting the trails. Adjustable settings include high and low-speed compression damping, rebound and preload adjustments.
  • 11.4” of Ground Clearance: Front wide-arc A-arms and full-length skid plates maximize durability and terrainability, providing up to 11.4” of ground clearance. Flares on the frame protect the rear wheels from oncoming trees and rocks.
  • High-Performance Tires: Exclusive 26-inch Maxxis® Bighorn® 2.0 tires provide optimum traction, durability, comfort and steering precision. SE-exclusive 12-inch aluminum wheels feature bead lock plates for maximum tire durability, especially in challenging terrain.
  • Class-Leading Power Steering: Speed-sensitive electric power steering increases comfort and handling, especially in challenging terrain or when driving in four-wheel diff-lock mode. The Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE also sets itself apart with a high-quality, soft-grip steering wheel for additional grip and feeling of control.
  • All-Wheel Disc Brakes with Wet Parking Brake: Large diameter front and rear wheel disc brakes provide unsurpassed stopping power with twin piston calipers for strong, predictable overall brake feeling. Drilled rotors increase cooling and reduce noise, plus the wet parking brake is completely sealed, so it’s protected from the elements and virtually maintenance-free.
  • High-Capacity Tow Hitch: Standard heavy-duty 2-inch receiver-style hitch can tow up to 1500 pounds.
  • Enclosed Cabin: Rotomolded doors help keep mud and water on the trail and a standard suntop offers additional protection from the elements, while special fender extensions on the SE provide even more protections from roost and mud.
  • 300-Pound Cargo Capacity: The tough, molded composite bed is rated to haul 300 pounds of gear, with a design that allows you to reposition the tailgate to handle different sized loads… and a 1” divider notch provides even more versatility. In the bed are six steel tie-down hooks to secure cargo.
Additional Features
  • Roomy, Comfortable Cabin: Bolstered high back seats provide great support and plush comfort, and they’re positioned for optimal visibility. The driver’s seat is 3-position adjustable. Three-point seat belts, shoulder bolsters and an adjustable passenger handhold add to the secure comfortable feeling.
  • Secure Footing: Class-leading legroom, and a tough, textured floor surface make it easy to find a comfortable position whether you’re driving or riding.
  • Advanced Instrumentation: Digital instrument panel boasts multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, clock and fuel gauge.
  • Extensive Storage: Two cup holders, two center console storage bins, a dash-mounted glove box and under-seat storage provide maximum space for storing items in the cab.
  • Generous Fuel Capacity: Large, 9.7-gallon fuel tank allows for long rides.
  • Assembled in the USA: Proudly built Real World Tough™ and assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.
  • Engine Type: 708cc liquid-cooled DOHC single; 4 valves/cylinder
  • Bore x Stroke: 103.0mm x 85.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
  • Fuel Delivery: Yamaha Fuel injection (YFI), 44mm throttle body
  • Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: Yamaha Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; L, H, N, R
  • Final Drive: Yamaha On-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft
  • Suspension / Front: Independent double wishbone, fully adjustable KYB® shocks; 9.7-in travel
  • Suspension / Rear: Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable KYB® shocks; 10.6-in travel
  • Brakes / Front: Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes / Rear: Dual hydraulic disc, multi-disk wet parking brake
  • Tires / Front: Maxxis® Bighorn® 2.0 AT26 x 8-12
  • Tirres / Rear: Maxxis® Bighorn® 2.0 AT26 x 10-12
  • L x W x H: 117.0 in. x 60.6 in. x 74.2 in.
  • Wheelbase: 81.3 in.
  • Turning Radius: 181.1 in.
  • Maximum Ground Clearance: 11.4 in.
  • Fuel Capacity: 9.7 gal.
  • Wet Weight: 1404 lb.
  • Bed Capacity: 300 lb.
  • Towing Capacity: 1500 lb.
  • Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight. Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models. Professional driver on closed course. Always protect the environment and wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Read the owner's manual and the product warning labels before operation.



Engine Type
DOHC single; 4 valves/cylinder
Bore and Stroke
103.0mm x 85.0mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Yamaha Fuel injection (YFI), 44mm throttle body
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition


Front Suspension
Independent double wishbone, fully adjustable KYB® shocks
Front Brakes
Dual hydraulic disc
Front Tire
Maxxis® Bighorn® 2.0 AT26 x 8-12
Rear Suspension
Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable KYB® shocks
Rear Brakes
Dual hydraulic disc, multi-disk wet parking brake
Rear Tire
Maxxis® Bighorn® 2.0 AT26 x 10-12


Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 1404 lb.
81.3 in.
Front Travel
Rear Travel
Ground Clearance
11.4 in.
Fuel Capacity
9.7 gal.
Box Capacity
300 lb.
Towing Capacity
1500 lb.


Yamaha Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; L, H, N, R
Drive System
Yamaha On-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft


Tactical Black/Matte Silver
6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

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