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2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV Review
2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV Review
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2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV
While driving the vehicle, everything is where it should. All controls and gauges are easy to access and read The narrower 25x8x12 Maxxis NHS tires up front help alleviate the bump steer while the wider rear tires help propel the Rhino through the toughest terrain. In the rough is where the Yamaha Rhino exceeds your expectations. With the front and rear double a-arm suspension, 12.1 inches of ground clearance, and Yamaha’s On-Command® pushbutton 3-way locking differential where you can select between 2WD, 4WD limited slip, and locked 4WD in either low or high gear utilizing the Ultramatic® V-Belt CVT transmission.

2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV dual hydraulic disk brakes
2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV dash
Dual Hydraulic Disc Brakes are used in the front with a single disc in the rear provides adequet stopping power for the Rhino weighing in at over 1,000 lbs
The ignition, choke, and On-Command push- button 3-way locking differential are all conveniently located on the dash for easy accessibility

The Rhino is capable of handling anything you throw its way. For the 2007 model Rhino, they now comes standard with the digital LCD, multifunction display containing a fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, dual trip, hour meter, clock and gear position. The cage has also been redesigned with a new rear cross bar and mounting brackets. The basic platform for the Rhino remains unchanged from its first release in 2004 with its dependable liquid cooled single over head cam (SOHC) five valve 660cc power plant delivering enough power to get you where you need. Testing out the stock rhino was very enjoyable. Smooth power delivery accompanied with ample acceleration provided for immediate satisfaction.

One thing lacking on the Rhino was a higher top speed. The stock rhino is just limited to around 40mph which seems on the slower side compared to the other UTV’s on the market, but there are aftermarket components available to increase its performance.

2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV ground clearance
2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV 660cc engine
With 12.1" of ground clearance & 7.3" of wheel travel, the Rhino provides a smooth ride, but standard non-reservoir shocks will overheat and fade during long rides, so piggy back shocks are a recommended addition for serious trail riding
The 660cc Engine provides useable and reliable power which is fueled by a 42mm Mikuni CV Carburetor. The engine is fairly easy to access by removing the seats and center consol, which also needs to be removed to clean the air filter

The suspension has plenty of potential in its design, and was able to soak up the majority of terrain that we put our Rhino through. However after hours of constant poundings, the stock shocks on our base model Rhino did over heat causing our dampening to decrease significantly. With that in mind, if you plan on hitting the trails full force you may want to look at the 2007 Sport Edition Rhino that comes stock with piggy back reservoir shocks for that little added performance.

2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 Side X Side /UTV
The Yamaha Rhino has created a new way for people to explore the outdoors
Overall the Yamaha Rhino is a great UTV, and with all the accessories available for them, they are becoming increasingly popular, and for 2008 Yamaha has raised the bar another notch with the announcement of its 700cc Fuel Injected model with plenty of other updates as well, and ATVriders.com will be testing this new model in the very near future. Also, we are working on performance enhancing modifications for 660 Rhino as well.

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