2016 Yamaha Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition

The Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition – The Ultimate Ranch Hand

The Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition – The Ultimate Ranch Hand


By: Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV LLCHost of Fisherman’s Handbook, Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries, Americana Outdoors


San Antonio, Texas (July 26th, 2016) – The need for comfort and room while roaming the backwoods and ranch roads is something I appreciate more and more as I get older.   I’ve spent many days bouncing up and down in many of vehicles over the years and one thing I can say, you learn to appreciate a smooth comfortable ride when spending a day in the field.  You also learn to appreciate being able to carry a lot of gear and having ample space for everyone that wants to tag along.  The Yamaha Viking Ranch Edition has proven to me over the past year to be, not only comfortable but, durable.




I’ve used the vehicle now on rainy days, hot days, cold days and everything in between.  I’ve hauled hunters, cameras crews and buddies around while mixing in work days with playtime.  Personally, I almost feel like the Viking Ranch edition was built for me and my needs.  I can haul deer, gear and more over rugged conditions and know the ride isn’t going to knock my teeth out and that I’m going to get there and back.




Some of the great features of the Yamaha Viking Ranch Edition:



  • Room for Six
    This 6-occupant machine achieves driver and passenger comfort with a class leading 115.6″ wheelbase that smooths the ride and allows for best-in-class interior space. Both front and rear center seats are offset, as are the middle headrests, allowing for unmatched middle passenger comfort and convenience. All passengers have a 3-point seatbelt for riding comfort. Front and rear passengers also have the convenience of an integrated handhold with hand-cushions that enhance comfort.




  • Torquey 700-Class Engine
    The Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition is ready to conquer whatever comes its way with a powerful 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, SOHC power plant. This engine produces strong low-end acceleration and pulls hard through the rpm range to deliver excellent power for getting the job done or when hitting the trails.




  • High Volume Intake
    The Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition features a large-capacity air intake system that improves overall engine performance. The air cleaner box is easily accessible from inside the cabin for improved serviceability.


  • Responsive and Reliable Ultramatic® Transmission
    Ultramatic® transmission with dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse is the most advanced drive system available. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and the system features a sprag clutch for all-wheel downhill engine braking in 4WD mode and reverse.


  • On-Command® 4WD
    Industry-exclusive three-position On-Command® 4WD system lets you quickly dial between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD.


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  • Roomy Cabin and Cargo Capacity
    The chassis design includes a convenient pass-through floor for greater ease of on-board movement, making it possible to enter and exit the vehicle from either side. The rear cargo bed is made of steel and is designed for a hefty load capacity of 600 pounds.


  • Ranch Edition Features
    The Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition features high-quality Copper Metallic painted bodywork with a matched brown interior, silver aluminum wheels, a soft sun top, rear view center mirror, mud flaps, overfenders, underseat storage, a bed grab bar and an aggressive front brush guard – all topped off with unique Ranch Edition badging.


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