How does it drive?
The beauty of the Yamaha 2WD system is that it is totally automatic - the rider does not need to adjust it or turn it on and off. Power is only applied to the front wheel when the rear wheel starts to slip, and the amount of power delivered to the front wheel increases and decreases according to the amount of slip being experienced at the rear wheel. It is a self-regulating system which allows you to ride the machine almost like any "normal motorcycle. But unlike a conventional off road motorcycle which often corners with a sliding rear wheel, the Yamaha 2WD system allows the rider to go around corners in a much more accurate line. In addition to its more efficient cornering, this system also increases straight line stability and because the 2WD system substantially improves traction, the machine will accelerate faster than a conventional motorcycle on a slippery surface. Yamaha believe that this 2WD system has many benefits both in the Enduro world and also in other areas.