So far so good! There is a couple of recalls. One being the oil dipstick and the other a compression spring which I had done at the same time as the 20 hour service.
I have 900 and some miles on it now and I really like it. The only con I would say it has is the box isn't a "dump" box but I'm hearing rumors of Yamaha changing some things up on the new ones and that may be one of them. I think they are supposed to announce changes in September sometime. It's a true sport utility. A cross between a Razor and a Ranger I guess you could say but with a suspension that can't be beat. The ride is great and with the power steering it's awesome in rougher terrain.
I've trailered it a few times. No issues. (knock on wood) Going on good ride this coming weekend on some state forest trails.
Why are the spectators in the video surprised and horrified? The object of hill climbing is to see how steep they can climb. They push it until they fail. So, once they hit the limit it becomes a tragedy? They're out there trying to find their limit and they found it. The limit just happens to be very dangerous but it's inevitable in that game. If you're not willing to get badly hurt or killed, you'd better find a different game to play.
I don't have the kind of money that allows me to put $15 to 20k into a machine just to see if I can tear it and me apart. The guy in the 2d video wasn't even wearing a helmet. Apparently his head is harder than rocks or the roll bar.
They run 6 or so events at that place yearly and it's not rare for life flight to be called. 1200 acres and there are more than a few spots they run on, where they will have to sled you out so the EMT people can get you on the way. That particular wreck had an open landing area.
There are holes back in there that deserve extra attention to footing when hunting.