We saw this coming. A couple of locals
that Jeff ran into were hanging out having fun in their
Yamaha Rhino 660 ATV. Although they worn no helmets
and no seatbelts while ripping around in this large quad
with a roll cage, it seemed to us that these guys were
trying to flip this thing. Taking unnecessary risks is
not something were encourage, especially out here in the
middle of nowhere, miles from any medical help.
However when these guys got hung up on a log along the pit
wall and were leaning on a hard angle applying throttle, all
cameras instinctively pointed towards these knuckleheads.
This might be good stuff.
We later noticed in the videos that the
passenger stuck his leg out for some reason, maybe
thinking he could stop the roll? Luck for him
it wasn't under this 1049 lb vehicle.
Yamaha Rhino 660 4x4
Regardless of who was driving the Yamaha Rhino
and how, we were impress by it's offroad ability and durability.
Below is some info from Yamaha about the Rhino 660.
660 Special Edition comes in steel
blue with one-piece aluminum wheels,
special edition silver seats, a
sport steering wheel and special
edition graphics treatment.
interior with automotive-type
controls: Steering wheel, left-side
foot brake pedal/right-side foot
accelerator pedal, center-mounted
console shifter and parking brake
lever, turn-to-start ignition
switch, indicator lights and 12-volt
accessory outlet render the Rhino
five-valve engine and light weight
add up to the best power-to-weight
ratio of any side-by-side model in
Industry-exclusive fully automatic
Ultramatic® transmission with
dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse
is the most advanced drive system
available. Maintaining constant belt
tension reduces wear, gives instant
throttle response, and provides
downhill engine braking.
On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature lets
you switch between 2WD, limited-slip
4WD and fully locked differential
4WD—all with the simple push of a
independent four-wheel suspension:
Double-wishbones front and rear
deliver 7.3 inches of wheel travel
and 11.0 inches of ground clearance
and five-way preload-adjustable
shocks provide maximum tire contact
and amazing comfort while navigating
seats and that great, long-travel
suspension system work together to
provide the smoothest ride in the
instrument panel boasts
multifunction LCD display with
speedometer, odometer, dual
tripmeters, hour meter, 4WD status,
transmission position, clock and
easy-to-read integrated fuel gauge
makes it easy to keep track of your
headrests for more style and
wrinkle-finish coating on the upper
five-valve cylinder head design
(same as on the ultra-rugged Grizzly
660) delivers incomparable
combination of potent low-rev torque
and right-now throttle response.
(Hi/Lo) drive with reverse, taps
into more pulling power in low and
more performance in high than any
machine in its class (includes side
x side 4x4 models).
Console-mounted dual-range (H/L/N/R)
case keeps out water and debris, and
a hand-operated side cover drain
lets out what little gets in.
designed full stainless steel
exhaust system features aluminum
heat shields and a screen-type spark
arrestor for superb power
characteristics with minimum noise
Large-capacity aluminum radiator and
oil cooler with fan-assist delivers
maximum cooling efficiency and is
positioned high in the frame for
CV carburetor and high-output DC-CDI
ignition system ensure incredible
throttle response and engine
designed drive system air intake
vent helps prevent overheating and
keeps water and mud from entering
the drive case.
tool-free air filter box.
is lightweight and features
outstanding durability with superior
rigidity for superb handling.
responsive rack and pinion steering
features a fully sealed steering
column and double U-joint steering
linkage for smooth operation and
class-leading turning radius—even in
Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic
front disc brakes and shaft-mounted
hydraulic rear disc provide
outstanding stopping power in a
variety of conditions.
ground clearance delivers maximum
underbelly protection while
Low-maintenance front shaft drive
features gear case and electronic
via the On-Command system. Direct
rear shaft drive eliminates the
U-joint for greater durability and
more efficient power transfer at all
front guard and CV joint guards
protect against rock and debris
center-mounted, heavy-duty two-inch
receiver-style hitch can tow over
steel dump bed is rated to haul 400
pounds of gear, with a latch that
opens from either side.
offer great traction, longer life
and a comfortable ride.
specially designed seats are extra
plush and supportive for all-day
driver and passenger comfort.