2016 Vikings get comfort upgrades

The upgrades are all about style and comfort for this year’s  Viking and Viking VI side-by-side (SxS) vehicles from Yamaha Motor Corp., USA.

For 2016, along with a new premium Ranch Edition Viking VI, all Viking and Viking VI models receive multiple updates including a smoother, quieter cabin, additional rider conveniences and a reinforced chassis.

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The new 2016 Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition features high-quality copper metallic painted bodywork with a color-matched brown interior and soft sun top, silver cast aluminum wheels, rearview center mirror, mud flaps, overfenders, underseat storage, a rear bed grab bar, a heavy duty front brush guard and unique Ranch Edition badging.

“The 2016 Viking and Viking VI side-by-sides are already in production and arriving at dealerships nationwide,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “With the added comfort, increased convenience and an all-new Viking VI Ranch Edition, we know the success and enthusiasm towards the Viking and Viking VI will continue to grow in the utility, hunting and farming communities.”

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The 2016 model year updates include new automotive-style two-stage door latches and a parking brake warning buzzer. Noise and vibration reduction features include new rubber damper plates, a more rigid chassis, additional sound dampening materials and an all-new cylinder head torque rod for a more relaxing ride quality at any engine RPM. The newly reinforced rear steel cargo bed incorporates mounting points on the bed rails and a rubber cargo bed mat to further reduce sound and vibration. Large enough for a fully loaded pallet, the assisted dump bed can pack up to 600 pounds of equipment and supplies. The standard two-inch receiver hitch is rated to pull 1,500 pounds.

Color options for the 2016 Viking EPS and Viking VI EPS are Hunter Green, Red and Realtree Xtra camo.


Credit: DealerNews

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