Sponsored Post: Overview of 2014 Yamaha Viking

Tougher, more powerful and more terrainable -- the all-new Yamaha Viking is setting a new standard in multi-purpose, three-passenger Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, and each one is being assembled in the U.S.A. at Yamaha's factory in Newnan, Georgia.

Sit in the Viking and feel its comfortable and confidence-inspiring three-person cab. Turn the key to appreciate Yamaha's most powerful four-wheel drive engine to date. And hit the trails to experience the Viking's precise steering and class-leading handling.

The vehicle's distinctive features like Electric Power Steering, On-Command four-wheel drive and Ultramatic transmission make it hard working and fun to drive.

The Viking's exclusive pass-through bucket seating features a unique off-set center position (set 5 degrees back) that improves comfort with maximum shoulder room for all three occupants. Its seating position provides for more head room than competitive models without sacrificing critical ground clearance.

Power comes from a 686cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 4-valve fuel-injected engine that provides peak performance at maximum capacity. Yamaha Fuel Injection delivers consistent starts and power even at elevation and in cold weather, and the 9.7 gallon fuel tank allows for long days in the field or on the trail.

The Viking's utility functions combined with Yamaha's proven durability were designed for hard work, tough chores and long days. The rear steel cargo bed with assisted dump can pack up to 600 pounds while the standard two inch receiver hitch is rated to pull 1,500 pounds.

With nearly 12-inches of ground clearance, long travel suspension all the way around, and all-new exclusive Maxxis Big Horn 2.0 tires, the Viking provides unequaled comfort to match is superior off-road capabilities.