2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2
Review and Guide

The new for 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 brings the running gear from the X4 into the 2 seat recreation side by side class. The X2 offers all the new technology of the X4 in a more nimble 2 seat package. 

Yamaha Wolverine X2 Top Features

Real World Tech

The focus of the technology that comes standard with every Yamaha Wolverine X2 is on the real world driving experience: adjustable suspension, On-Command 4WD, reliable Ultramatic CVT and speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering.

Smooth and Powerful Twin-Cylinder Engine

The Wolverine X2 is powered by an 847cc DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder motor. Forged pistons and connecting rods ensure durable high-rpm performance, with Yamaha’s 270° Crossplane Concept Crankshaft for linear torque development and excellent power throughout the rpm range. To improve efficiency, the engine features a dry-sump design for a more compact layout and offset cylinder block to reduce friction loss, while rubber engine mounts and a geared counterbalancer ensures smooth running from idle to redline.

Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)

The Wolverine X2 engine utilizes YCC-T, a drive-by-wire system that converts the driver’s commands into precise throttle control. Throttle response is further improved thanks to a ‘high-response’ servo motor for ultrafast throttle application, 12-hole fuel injectors and a high-volume airbox with two-stage air filtration.

Reliable Engine Lubrication and Cooling

With a large oil capacity circulating in the dry-sump system, a liquid-cooled oil cooler, and a large radiator with integrated blower, the Wolverine X2 powerplant is able to handle the toughest jobs without complaint.

Adventure Pro Ready

The Wolverine X2 comes pre-wired for Yamaha’s Adventure Pro GPS system, unlocking the next level of trail-ready navigation. This GPS unit combines a range of functions into a single rugged 7-in full-color display. Search, download, record and share trail routes. Challenge your friends to time trials on saved courses. And with Yamaha’s  integrated software, the Adventure Pro system also communicates with the Wolverine’s ECU to display vehicle data and warnings with exceptional clarity.

2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 in Graphite.

Ultramatic Transmission

Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission is one of the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive systems available. The transmission uses its own cooling intake to maintain proper temperatures, an automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch delivers natural all-wheel engine braking. The clutching system features an oversized belt to handle the torque of the motor, while still maintaining low cruising rpm for smooth, quiet running.

On-Command 4WD

Yamaha’s 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD. 

Compact and Nimble Chassis

Designed for maneuverability, the Wolverine X2 chassis is super agile, making tight trails a breeze, with lightweight steering to select the ideal line when tackling obstacles. With an upswept underbody design and wide-arc A-arms, the Wolverine X2 boasts big approach and departure angles to clear challenging terrain, with plenty of clearance to get in and out of the most remote areas.

Electric Power Steering

Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides a good balance of steering assist and positive feedback from the trail, with light steering, speed-sensitive steering response, and minimal fatigue.


The Wolverine X2 features KYB shocks at all four corners that give the X2 a flexible, balanced ride, whether the day calls for cargo carrying or trail blasting.

The suspension tuning provides a well-damped riding feel that further improves cabin comfort.

All-Wheel Disc Brakes

Large 207mm vented disc brakes with two-piston calipers provide  stopping power on all four wheels, with excellent feel and minimal noise.

Maximum Versatility

The Yamaha Wolverine X2 offers a balance of work-ready functionality, comfort and trail-proven capability. 

It features an all-new tilting cargo bed to simplify hauling duties. Built with hydraulic assistance and a robust latch system, the bed transports up to 600 pounds, with multiple tie-down points to secure cargo or attach accessories. Add in a full 2,000 pounds of towing capacity thanks to the standard 2-in receiver, and the Wolverine is ready to get to work. 

Smooth, Quiet Powertrain

Thanks to helical-cut drivetrain gearing, the rubber-mounted and counterbalanced engine, an array of specially-formed body panels and insulating dampers throughout the chassis, and a variety of noise- and vibration-reducing inserts around the cabin, the Wolverine X2 is one of the smoothest and quietest recreational side-by-sides to date.

Roomy, Practical Ergonomics

With high-back seats, shoulder bolsters, automotive-style three-point seat belts, and plenty of legroom, the Wolverine X2 offers comfortable, secure seating. 

Multiple cup holders, high-traction floorboards and adjustable driver seat and steering column round out the amenities.

Mud Protection

Full-enclosed doors and high, wide fenders ensure that mud, rocks and sticks all stay outside the cabin so you and your passenger can enjoy the ride. 

Full Underbody Skid Plates

Skid plates protect the entire underbody of the Wolverine X2, from the front differential to the rear gear case, to ensure gnarly terrain doesn’t stop you. The skid plates include convenient service points to access fluid drain locations without removing the guards.

LED Lighting

LED headlights and taillights, for brilliant visibility, long life and minimal power draw.

Complete Instrumentation

The all-digital meter gives the driver a complete picture at a glance, with a large dimmable readout. Vehicle status and warnings are clearly displayed, along with easily accessible odometers and trip and hour meters. And with the Adventure Pro system installed, additional vehicle data is clearly displayed on a full-color 7-in display.

Speed Management System

The Wolverine X2 also comes standard with a Speed Management System which allows the owner to limit the vehicle to a top speed of 25 mph, ideal for work sites or other special operating conditions.

Accessory Ready

With nearly 600 watts of electrical output from the engine, a standard 12V DC port and multiple pre-wired accessory switches, the X2 is ready for a wide range of accessories and add-ons.

As with other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, the Wolverine X2 is assembled in the USA. 

2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 - $12,699 - Graphite 

Wolverine X2 R Spec - $14,949 - Realtree Edge w/Suntop & Aluminum Wheels

$14,499 - Ridge Red w/Suntop & Aluminum Wheels 

$14,499 - Alpine White w/Suntop & Aluminum Wheels 

Wolverine X2 R Spec SE - $15,299 - Tactical Black w/Suntop & Aluminum Wheels 

$15,299 - Backcountry Blue w/Suntop & Aluminum Wheels 

2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 specs for all models.

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