Getting Down-and-Dirty With Yamaha’s Full Line of XT-R Side-by-Sides


It's not every day that we get the opportunity to sample a manufacturer's entire lineup at the same time. And although a track day sure is fun, a day in the dirt is what really gets the blood pumping. When the kind folks at Yamaha reached out and said they would be bringing the company's full line of XT-R vehicles to Gunsite Academy in the desert of northern Arizona, we quickly accepted the invitation and loaded up our gear. Gunsite Academy is located on thousands of acres of amazing Arizona desert, and graciously opened a large swath of their property for Yamaha to create a test course that featured a bit of everything, including steep, loose hill-climbs, tight forest trails, wide-open sand washes, fast two-track trails, and wide gravel roads.

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