The 2012 Yamaha Rhino sets the standard for versatility, value, and reliable performance for an ATV, all while looking the part of its name. It’s fairly easy to judge an ATV based on how much it can handle at any given point in time, but as far as exceeding expectations, the Rhino is as capable as any of its contemporaries - and then some.
Built on the same principles as that of the Rhino 700FI, the 700 FI Sport Edition adds a bit of style and sizzle into what is already an uncompromisingly imposing package. It is ready to go and packed with plenty of amenities, including fully adjustable piggyback shocks, one-piece cast aluminum wheels, injection-molded sun top, over fenders, and a Baja-inspired front carry bar. The ATV also has thick bucket seats and a long-travel suspension system that work together to provide the smoothest ride in the industry, as well as dealer-installed LED tail lights, a brushed aluminum shift knob, cargo bed rails, a stylish steering wheel, a three-point seat belt with anti-cinch shoulder belt, a center-mounted
console shifter, and a parking brake lever.
But more than its aesthetics, the Rhino 700FI Sport Edition sets itself apart with a 686cc liquid/oil-cooled, four-stroke engine that provides undeniable performance anytime and anywhere. The engine is mated to an industry-exclusive fully automatic Ultramatic transmission with dual-range drive and
and an industry-exclusive three-position On-Command In/Out 4WD feature that allows you to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD at the ease of just pushing a button.
As far as handling duties are concerned, the Rhino comes with a fully independent four-wheel suspension featuring double wishbones on the front and rear deliver 7.3" of wheel travel and 12.1" of ground clearance, making it the perfect companion for all your go-anywhere, do-anything adventures.
Find out more about the Yamaha Rhino 700FI Sport Edition after the jump.
It’s not the most eye pleasing ATV you can find in the market, but as far as versatility, value, and reliable performance are concerned, the Yamaha Rhino 700 FI Auto hods a back seat to no one.
True it’s name, the Rhino has all the tools that will provide you with an amazingly high level of comfort and ease, thanks to its powerful engine, Ultramatic transmission and long-travel four-wheel independent suspension.
The design of the Rhino isn’t going to win any styling contests, but it will give you a utilitarian purpose that very few all-utility ATVs can compete with. The Rhino has thick bucket seats and a long-travel suspension system that work together to provide the smoothest ride in the industry. For the 2012 model, the Rhino also gets a new steering heel with an adjustable seat, fully adjustable piggyback shocks, one-piece cast aluminum wheels, an injection-molded sun top, a Baja-inspired front carry bar, dealer-installed LED tail lights, a custom shift knob and black bed rails.
More than all the accessories, the Rhino also boasts a powerful 686cc liquid/oil-cooled, four-stroke engine that provides excellent power-to-weight ratio. The engine is then mated to a fully automatic Ultramatic
transmission with dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse, considered by people as is the most advanced drive system in the market today. As a Yamaha ATV, the Rhino also boasts of the company’s industry-exclusive three-position On-Command In/Out 4WD feature that allows riders to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD—
all with the simple push of a button.
There’s no question that the Yamaha Rhino boasts of all-world reliability and durability, one that continues to set the standard for versatility, value and reliable performance among all ATVs on the market today.