To back up its attractive looks, the Rhino has a powerful engine and drivetrain. It’s powered by a powerful five-valve, SOHC, 660cc, four-stroke single-cylinder engine with a quick 42mm Mikuni carburetor and liquid/oil cooling. With all-wheel engine braking, the engine is connected to a dependable Ultramatic automatic transmission. The distinctive On-Command pushbutton system offers 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with locking differential settings for four-wheel-drive option.

One of the most intriguing features of the Rhino is Yamaha’s claim that it can travel the same terrain as a 4×4 ATV. Its remarkable approach/departure angles, as well as its adaptable IFS/IRS, are part of what makes it so capable. It has a suspension travel of 7.3 inches (which is greater than some of the SUVs we test) and a ground clearance of 12.1 inches.

The Rhino is ready to work when the time comes. It includes a normal 2-inch receiver, so you can use your pickup truck’s hitch. It has a towing capacity of 1,212 pounds. The tilting bed can hold up to 400 pounds of whatever you want to put on it.

Yamaha Rhino General Features:

  • Built in Newnan, GA, USA.
  • battery provides power
  • Large, 7.9-gallon fuel tank
  • The combination of the 660cc liquid/oil-cooled, four-stroke, five-valve engine and light weight provides the finest power-to-weight ratio of any side-by-side model on the market.
  • Fully independent four-wheel suspension: Front and rear double wishbones provide 7.3 inches of wheel travel and 11.0 inches of ground clearance, while five-way preload-adjustable shocks provide maximum tire contact and incredible comfort while tackling tough terrain.
  • The Rhino features a comfortable inside with automotive-style controls, including a 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 a 12-volt accessory outlet.
  • The three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature is an industry first, allowing you to move between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and fully locked differential 4WD with the push of a button.
  • Dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton bulb headlights with high/low beams feature stylishly sleek cat-eye design; dual 5-watt/21-watt tail/brake lights.
  • For all-day driver and passenger enjoyment, large, specially designed seats are particularly soft and supportive.


  • Patented five-valve cylinder head design (same as on the ultra-rugged Grizzly 660) provides unrivaled low-rev torque and immediate throttle response.
  • Dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive with reverse taps into more pulling power in low and more performance in high than any other machine in its class (including side x side 44)
  • Dual-range (H/L/N/R) shift lever located on the console.
  • A hand-operated side cover drain lets out what little comes in, while a sealed drive case keeps out water and debris.
  • A full stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor is specially designed for excellent power characteristics and low noise emission.
  • A large-capacity aluminum radiator and oil cooler with fan-assist provides maximum cooling efficiency and is mounted high in the frame for maximum protection.
  • Incredible throttle responsiveness and engine performance are ensured by a 42mm Mikuni CV carburetor and a high-output DC-CDI ignition system.
  • A specially constructed drive system air intake vent keeps water and mud out of the drive case and prevents overheating.


Yamaha Rhino 660 Auto 4×4 Specs

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ENGINE TYPE  Single-Cylinder




DISPLACEMENT (CC/CI)  660 / 40.3
TRANSMISSION TYPE  Continuously Variable (CVT)
FRONT TIRE (FULL SPEC) Dual Hydraulic Disc


REAR TIRE (FULL SPEC)  Shaft Mounted Disc
WHEELBASE (IN/MM) 75.2 / 1910.1


DRIVELINE TYPE  Selectable 4X2 / 4X4


Turning Radius 153.5’’
Ground Clearance 12.1″
Fuel Capacity 7.9 gal.
Dry Weight 1049 lb.


Bed Capacity 400 lb.
Instrumentation Digital LCD, multifunction display, fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, dual trip, hour meter, clock and gear postion
Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multireflector headlights & dual 21/5W brake light


Manufacturer Info:

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630



Yamaha Motor Corporation, United States of America (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports industry, produces the roughest, most capable, most flexible ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles on the market. Motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more are among the company’s ever-expanding product portfolio. In the United States, YMUS goods are sold through a nationwide network of over 4,000 dealers.