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2011 Rhino 700 FI Auto 4×4 Sport Edition

For the 2011 model, Yamaha has given the Rhino a new steering wheel and adjustable seat belt providing more rider comfort in off-road conditions.  New to the Rhino line is a White Armor Sport Edition that features fully adjustable piggyback shocks, one-piece cast aluminum wheels, injection-molded sun top, over fenders, Baja-inspired front carry bar, and a special graphics treatment.  The Sport model also comes with dealer-installed LED tail lights, custom shift knob and black bed rails.

Key Features:

•  The Sport Edition is ready to go with fully adjustable piggyback shocks, one-piece cast aluminum wheels, injection-molded sun top, over fenders, and Baja-inspired front carry bar. Also included are dealer-installed LED tail lights, brushed aluminum shift knob, and cargo bed rails.
•  Comfortable interior with automotive-type controls: Stylish steering wheel, left-side foot brake pedal/right-side foot accelerator pedal, centermounted console shifter and parking brake lever, turn-to-start ignition switch, indicator lights and 12-volt accessory outlet.
•  686cc liquid/oil-cooled, four-stroke engine and light weight add up to an excellent power-to-weight ratio and great performance.
•  Industry-exclusive fully automatic Ultramatic® transmission with dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse is the most advanced drive system available. Maintaining constant belt tension reduces wear, gives great throttle response and provides industry exclusive all-wheel downhill engine braking.
•  Industry-exclusive three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD— all with the simple push of a button.
•  Fully independent four-wheel suspension: double wishbones front and rear deliver 7.3 inches of wheel travel and 12.1 inches of ground clearance; five-way preload-adjustable shocks provide maximum tire contact and amazing comfort while navigating rough terrain.
•  Thick bucket seats and that great long-travel suspension system work together to provide the smoothest ride in the industry.
•  Designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA.

Engine:

•  686cc engine puts out a broad powerband. Four-valve head with 9.2:1 compression bumps power and efficiency.
•  Electronic fuel injection ensures peak performance in nearly all conditions and elevations, along with instantaneous cold starts.
•  Four-wheel disc brakes provide unsurpassed stopping power, and the parking brake is super-convenient.
•  Dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive with reverse taps into more pulling power in low and more performance in high.
•  Console-mounted dual-range (H/L/N/R) shift lever provides positive Ultramatic® transmission operation.
•  Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris, and a hand-operated side cover drain lets out what little gets in.
•  Specially designed full stainless-steel exhaust system features aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor for superb power characteristics with minimum noise output.
•  Large-capacity aluminum radiator and oil cooler with fan-assist delivers maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.
•  Specially designed drive system air intake vent helps prevent overheating and keeps water and mud from entering the drive case.

Chassis/Suspension:

•  Steel frame is lightweight and features outstanding durability with superior rigidity for superb handling.
•  Light, responsive rack-and-pinion steering features a fully sealed steering column and double U-jointed steering linkage for smooth operation and class-leading turning radius—even in 4WD.
•  12.1-inch ground clearance delivers maximum underbelly protection while enhancing terrainability.
•  Low-maintenance front shaft drive features gear case and electronic servo-activated 2WD/4WD/Diff Lock via the On-Command® system. Direct rear shaft drive eliminates the U-joint for greater durability and more efficient power transfer at all rpm.
•  Heavy-duty CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.
•  Standard center-mounted, heavy-duty 2-inch receiver-style hitch can tow more than 1200 pounds.
•  Tough, rotomolded doors keep mud, water and dirt on the trail where they belong.
•  Stamped steel dump bed is rated to haul 400 pounds of gear, with a latch that opens from either side.
•  Aggressive Maxxis® tires offer great traction, longer life and a comfortable ride.

Additional Features:

•  Equipped with two cup holders for even greater creature comfort.
•  Digital instrument panel boasts multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, clock and fuel gauge.
•  Integrated, easy-to-read fuel gauge makes it easy to keep track of your fuel supply.
•  Large, specially designed seats are extra plush and supportive for all-day driver and passenger comfort.
•  Dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton bulb headlights with high/ low beams feature stylishly sleek cat-eye design; dual 5-watt/ 21-watt tail/brake lights.
•  Large, 7.9-gallon fuel tank allows for long rides.
•  Maintenance-free battery provides power, even in cold weather.
•  Under-hood, tool-free air filter is a snap to service.
•  Cool, comfortable steering wheel and passenger grab handles.
•  Assembled in Newnan, GA, USA.

MSRP* $13,099 (White Armor) Available from July 2010

Engine

Type: 686cc liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke; SOHC, 4 valves

Bore x Stroke: 102.0 x 84.0mm

Compression Ratio: 9.2:1

Fuel Delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 41mm

Ignition: 32 Bit ECU

Starting System: Electric

Transmission: Yamaha Ultramatic® V-belt with all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R

Drive Train: Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton;3-way locking differential; 2WD,4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive

Chassis

Suspension/Front: Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.3-in travel

Suspension/Rear: Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.3-in travel

Brakes/Front: Dual hydraulic disc, twin piston

Brakes/Rear: Dual hydraulic disc

Tires/Front: AT25x8-12 NHS

Tires/Rear: AT25x10-12 NHS

Dimensions

L x W x H: 113.6 x 56.6 x 73 in

Wheelbase: 75.2 in

Turning Radius: 153.5 in

Ground Clearance: 12.1 in

Fuel Capacity: 7.9 gal

Wet Weight: 1199 lb

Bed Capacity: 400 lb

Towing Capacity: 1212 lb

Other

Instrumentation: Digital LCD Multi-function display; speedo, odo, dual trip, hour, clock, fuel, and gear position

Lighting: Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & dual 21/5W brakelight

Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

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