Yamaha Rhino with 1000cc R1 Motorcycle Engine

Yamaha Side x Side ATV with a Yamaha R1 1000cc motorcycle engine. The R1 engine is twice as big as the factory 421cc engine normally found in the Rhino. With the R1 swap this Rhino is probably putting out 180 hp and is the creation of Dark Side Fabrications from Mesa, AZ. All it needs now is a good set of slicks and it would be ready to do some serious damage.

18 Comments

  1. Dave Pickens

    your 1000cc convertion on your rhino is impressive , i’ve been wanting to do this for a while . i was hoping to get so install info from you , mainly how you conected your drive line? and have you had failure issues with the stock diff?

  2. Ryan Evans

    i would like some details on your swap if you wouldent mind. I was considering putting a 1000 turbo from an apex sled wondering if you had considered that opption or herd of any reason someone has not done it yet

  3. Friends

    I was woundering if you had some instrucketion for this swap because my friends and I have been looking around, and bought a 04 rhino and was wondering if you had thoughs instrucktiong so we could do it in my garage. Thank you if you could help us out.

  4. hannes

    i still have my original 660 rhino motor available if someone needs one i did a similar conversion to my rhino i fitted a honda vtr1000 engene thanks hannes

  5. Brad Ryder

    I have a 98′ VTR1000 engine that I want to put my Rhino. Any and all suggestions would be very helpfull. I am a 15+year marine diesel tech with the tools and balls to do it. Please call me anytime at 561-932-2603 or send me an email with any help. Thanks, Brad Ryder, Icon Diesel Service, West Palm Beach, FL. 33407

  6. Randall Minnick

    My 09 700 rinho has pulked the motor twice.With no help from yamaha I don’t want to spend another 2900 hundred on a rebuild.This machine has only 70 hrs. Is the r1 the way to go,I would like to keep the 4×4. thanks

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