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718 N. Old Route 66 - Litchfield, IL 62056, United States

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • Stunning, Industry-first Three-Cylinder Engine
    Prepare yourself for the industry’s first 998cc inline-three cylinder sport side-by-side engine. Featuring a compact DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head, an aggressive 11.3:1 compression ratio and high-tech dry-sump lubrication, the YXZ1000R SE engine offers jaw-dropping power, fantastic midrange torque and a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline. With lightweight 80mm forged aluminum pistons and a counterbalancer, the motor is exceptionally smooth-running, too. Built for the pure sport SxS enthusiast, there’s nothing else like it.
  • High Flow Intake System
    High capacity intake system features dual air filters—one oiled foam, one oiled paper—affording maximum airflow to the engine as well as durable filtration for the dirtiest riding environments. The re-usable foam filter features tool-free access for easy servicing, too.
  • Compact and Clean Exhaust System
    The three-into-one high-volume exhaust system with center-mounted muffler centralizes weight distribution and is tuned to provide maximum power across the rev range.
  • Industry-first 5-Speed Sequential Transmission
    The YXZ1000R SE utilizes an all-new sequential 5-speed manual transmission with reverse that permits rapid and smooth shifting, ideally matched to the potent three-cylinder engine. A beefy hydraulically-actuated clutch system is operated by a foot pedal for light, consistent feel - delivering power up to 20% more efficiently than most automatic CVTs. With an amazingly direct connection between throttle and the drivetrain, this new transmission gives the YXZ™1000R SE an entirely new sports SxS experience that is unmatched by any other machine.
  • Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD
    With the twist of a dial, On-Command 4WD gives the driver ultimate traction, with easily selected 2WD and 4WD full diff lock modes. The YXZ1000R SE's all-new drivetrain incorporates Yamaha’s proven On-Command 4WD system to tackle the most challenging terrain.
  • Advanced Drivetrain
    Getting the power to the wheels is an advanced drive system, featuring an external engine flywheel to maximize engine torque, for smooth shifting and acceleration. To deliver Yamaha’s exceptional durability, this system also incorporates an Over-Torque protection system that eliminates spike loads to the front drive case on hard impacts, protecting it from damage without affecting performance.2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2014 Honda Rancher

In 2014 Honda now has solid rear axle and Independent Rear Suspension models both available on the Rancher for the first time ever.  Which do you prefer?

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/fourtrax-rancher.aspx

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Honda NC700X DCT - One smooth transmission!




The 2012 NC700X DCT comes standard with ABS and a 6 speed Dual Clutch Gearbox.  The optional transmission uses two hydraulic clutches for smooth shifts, and works in three modes (seen here: ) "D" for every day use, "S" for sport, and "M" for manual, which operates via the "+" and "-" buttons on the right grip.  This transmission was first introduced on the 2010 Honda VFR1200F DCT but has seen a huge improvement in the smoothness of its operation.  Riding the 2 bikes back to back one notices that the transmissions shifts seemlessly on the NC700X DCT model.  We test rode our new unit predominantly in sport mode and found its shifts were just right for the aggressive rider.  Could this be the new transmission going into the 2013 Honda GoldWing?  Check back in November and find out!
 

2013 Honda Gold Wing Announcement

It is official, the colors for the 2013 Honda Gold Wing have been announced.  There are 3 new colors for the 2013 model year.  They are Gray Metallic, Light Silver Metallic and Candy Red.  The Light Silver Metallic and Candy Red are solid colors that do not have the two tone look of the 2012.  There is also a carryover color, Ultra Blue Metallic.  The announcement was made on Tuesday, September 4th through Honda's Online Dealer Network.  There are more future announcements coming from Honda on the touring segment in November so please check back to get the latest info and pics of the new colors.  We are looking at a December 2012 delivery at our dealership for the new 2013 Honda Gold Wing!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 Yamaha Raider SCL - Just arrived!

This fully custom machine from Yamaha offers the best there is in a today cruiser.  This is #412 of a limited production run of 500 from Yamaha.  Special custom paint, Steel braided lines, billet aluminum belt drive and guard and an unbelievable seat.  This bike has it all!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Now live on CycleTrader.com

We now have listed our entire Used Bike/ATV Inventory on CycleTrader.com.  We also include special deals that we are running at our store on some of our New Bike/ATV inventory.  http://www.cycletrader.com/find/dealers/Niehaus-Cycle-Sales,-Inc./2896840/Page-1/