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New information exclusive to SXSBlog.com about the 2016 Yamaha YXZ from a recent Yamaha patent filing.
Below are screen shots from the patent:
This drawing appears to show a 5 speed MANUAL SHIFTER (!!!!) along with the longitudinally mounted 3 cylinder engine with a divorced 5 speed manual transmission.
These two drawings show the layout of the interior with regards to the engine and transmission. Most notable here is the presence of the manual shifter and layout of the divorced transmission.
Shown here is the intricacies of the engine and divorced transmission layout. “Fig. 6” appears to show a single wet clutch, which may indicate that the YXZ is indeed a 5 speed MANUAL CLUTCHED machine.
And lastly there is a basic internal overview of the 5 speed transmission.
Below is the technical data from the patent. If any lawyers are reading, feel free to decipher this info for us in the comment section!