GOLF CARS & INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES, INC.
YAMAHA
GOLF CARTS
YAMAHA
GOLF CARTS
DIMENSIONS
OVERALL LENGTH – 94.3 in. (2395 mm)
OVERALL WIDTH – 47.2 in. (1200 mm)
OVERALL HEIGHT (with suntop) – 70.4 in. (1789 mm)
OVERALL HEIGHT (without suntop) – 46.9 in. (1190 mm)
WHEELBASE – 64.6 in. (1640 mm)
FRONT WHEEL TREAD – 34.3 in. (870 mm)
REAR WHEEL TREAD – 38.6 in. (980 mm)
MINIMUM GROUND CLEARANCE – 4.3 in. (110 mm)

POWER SUPPLY/DRIVE TRAIN
MOTOR – Hitachi 48-volt high-efficiency, shunt wound motor with internal solid state tachometer
OUTPUT RATING – 3.5 hp (2.6 kW) for 30 minutes
MOTOR CONTROL UNIT – Yamaha-built solid state microprocessor with high-efficiency MOSFET switching. 270 amp armature output, 20 amp field output
TRANSAXLE – EnduraDrive™ direct coupled transaxle equipped with high-precision helical gears, 12.49:1 drive axle ratio
BATTERIES – Four 12-volt Trojan T1275 Batteries
CHARGER – Yamaha-built automatic microprocessor-based high frequency switching regulated charger with I.E.I.-type charging profile, an industry first. 17 amp DC max output at 48 volts, 9.5 amp 120 volt AC. Underwriters Laboratories (U.L.) Listed. C.S.A. Certified

CHASSIS
FRAME – HybriCore™ Chassis features a robotically welded automotive ladder-style frame mated to a polypropylene structural floor. Frame is protected with a multi-step full-immersion phosphate treatment, electro-deposition epoxy-based coating, and a electrostatically applied polyester/urethane powder topcoat
BODY – Custom-formulated thermoplastic olefin, painted with a two-part topcoat of high-luster automotive grade polyurethane
STEERING – Self-compensating double reduction helical rack-and-pinion, permanently lubricated with sealed bearings and greaseless tie-rod ends
FRONT SUSPENSION – Tru-Trak II™ fully independent automotive-style strut suspension
REAR SUSPENSION – Unit swing arm with coil springs over hydraulic shock absorbers
BRAKES – Maintenance-free internal transaxle disc brake
SEATING – Seamless, fabric-backed vinyl bonded to pure, virgin foam contoured seat cushions and mated to a warp and moisture resistant polypropylene bottom, strengthened with plated steel inserts
BUMPERS – Front and rear 5 mph energy-absorbing bumpers

PERFORMANCE
MAX FORWARD SPEED – 15 mph (24 km/h)
MAX REVERSE SPEED – 5 mph (8 km/h)
TURNING RADIUS – 9.2 ft (2.8 m)

GENERAL
DRY WEIGHT (less batteries) – 536 lbs (243 kg)
TIRE SIZE – 18.00 x 8.50-8.00 (4-ply rating)
SEATING CAPACITY – 2 persons
AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS – Glacier, Emerald, Garnet, Sandstone Metallic, Cobalt Metallic, Anthracite Metallic, Onyx Metallic
AVAILABLE SEAT & SUNTOP COLOR – Stone
WARRANTY – Warranty Standard 4-year limited vehicle warranty
Yamaha Drive Golf Cart Color Options
Emerald Green
Arctic White
Garnet Red
Colbalt Metallic
Anthracite Metallic
Onyx Metallic
Sandstone Metallic
Yamaha Drive Electric Specifications
DIMENSIONS
OVERALL LENGTH – 94.3 in. (2395 mm)
OVERALL WIDTH – 47.2 in. (1200 mm)
OVERALL HEIGHT (with suntop) – 70.4 in. (1789 mm)
OVERALL HEIGHT (without suntop) – 46.9 in. (1190 mm)
WHEELBASE – 64.6 in. (1640 mm)
FRONT WHEEL TREAD – 34.3 in. (870 mm)
REAR WHEEL TREAD – 38.6 in. (980 mm)
MINIMUM GROUND CLEARANCE – 4.3 in. (110 mm)

ENGINE/DRIVE TRAIN
ENGINE TYPE – Yamaha built, low emission single cylinder 60° incline OHV
DISPLACEMENT – 357 cm³
BORE x STROKE – 85 x 63 mm
HORSEPOWER – 11.4 HP (8.5 Kw/3500 rpm)
COMPRESSION RATIO – 8.1:1
LUBRICATION SYSTEM – Splash style positive oil lubrication
OIL CAPACITY – 1 U.S. quart (1 liter, 1000 cc)
AIR CLEANER – Two stage, urethane-foam pre-cleaner and high-capacity pleated paper cartridge
COOLING SYSTEM – Forced air
CARBURETOR – Mikuni BV26-18
IGNITION SYSTEM – Transistor magneto ignition
TRANSAXLE – EnduraDrive™ V-belt automatic forward/reverse transaxle equipped with high-precision helical gears, 11.40:1 drive axle ratio

CHASSIS
FRAME – HybriCore™ Chassis features a robotically welded automotive ladder-style frame mated to a polypropylene structural floor. Frame is protected with a multi-step full-immersion phosphate treatment, electro-deposition epoxy-based coating, and a electrostatically applied polyester/urethane powder topcoat
BODY – Custom-formulated thermoplastic olefin, painted with a two-part topcoat of high-luster automotive grade polyurethane
STEERING – Self-compensating double reduction helical rack-and-pinion, permanently lubricated with sealed bearings and greaseless tie-rod ends
FRONT SUSPENSION – Tru-Trak II™ fully independent automotive-style strut suspension
REAR SUSPENSION – Unit swing arm with coil springs over hydraulic shock absorbers
BRAKES – Maintenance-free internal transaxle disc brake
SEATING – Seamless, fabric-backed vinyl bonded to pure, virgin foam contoured seat cushions and mated to a warp and moisture resistant polypropylene bottom, strengthened with plated steel inserts
BUMPERS – Front and rear 5 mph energy-absorbing bumpers

PERFORMANCE
MAX FORWARD SPEED – 15 mph (24 km/h)
MAX REVERSE SPEED – 11.4 mph (18.4 km/h)
TURNING RADIUS – 9.2 ft (2.8 m)

GENERAL
DRY WEIGHT (less battery) – 562 lbs (255 kg)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY – 6.3 US gal (24.0 L)
TIRE SIZE – 18.00 x 8.50-8.00 (4-ply rating)
SEATING CAPACITY – 2 persons
AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS – Glacier, Emerald, Garnet, Sandstone Metallic, Cobalt Metallic, Anthracite Metallic, Onyx Metallic
AVAILABLE SEAT & SUNTOP COLOR – Stone
WARRANTY – Warranty Standard 4-year limited vehicle warranty

Yamaha Drive Gas Specifications
YAMAHA DRIVE GOLF CARTS
Available in Gas or Electric
In the game of golf, the champions are the ones who sweat the small stuff. Nothing is unimportant; everything is worthy of painstaking work. This is Yamaha's approach to designing the finest fleet golf car.
Deep in the DNA of The DRIVE® is everything we've learned from our motorcycles, ATV's and watercraft, including the ability to build with fewer parts, which leads to lighter weight, which leads to superior hill-climbing ability, a 100% greaseless chassis and the lowest maintenance costs in the industry.

Most Powerful 48-Volt Electric Motor in the Industry

Manufactured by Hitachi, our electric motor is high quality, highly efficient, whisper quiet, and generates 3.5 horsepower, which beats anyone else's in the business. It's internal components are nickle plated and stainless steel for corrosion resistance, and it even has its own internal solid state tachometer.

Yamaha-Built Motor Control Unit

If we're going to be the only manufacturer building our own motor control unit, then we figured we might as well make ours the most advanced in the industry. It communicates with the battery charger—also Yamaha built—and with the Yamaha Genius2™ diagnostic and programming system. Its roll away protection feature slows it down and lets you know if the brake isn't properly engaged, it ensures smooth starts to avoid turf damage, and its solid state electronics include a microprocessor with high-efficiency switching. Golf cars don't come any smarter.

State-Of-The-Art Regenerative Braking

It extends battery life and rounds per charge by converting the motor into a generator to recharge the battery while the car proceeds at a regulated speed down hills, slowly and safely. If the parking brake is not properly engaged, the car will slowly inch its way downhill while it sounds and audible alarm to notify you and let you catch it.

Yamaha-Built Battery Charger

We're the only that designs and builds our own charger. Weighing in at just over 10 lbs., it's compact and light, uses less power out of the wall, and doesn't hum. It's solid state Field Effect Transistor (FET) design is completely electronic, not transformer-based like traditional chargers. It communicates and stores charging information with The Drive® motor control unit, and it won't overcharge.

Four 12-Volt Battery Configuration

Instead of six 8-volt batteries, we use four 12-volt batteries. It's more efficient and less expensive to maintain, and it also has fewer cables and terminal connectors. What's more, it's 57 pounds lighter than the old configuration. All the power with a lot less trouble.

Exclusive Yamaha Genius2™ PDA-Based Diagnostics and Programming

There's a reason we call it "Genius." A common PDA with an infrared wireless connection allows for communication with the motor control unit on The Drive®. In addition, it enables customization of the speed and regenerative braking, using 25 settings to match your course and terrain. It stores and displays battery and vehicle data such as AMP hours, miles/rounds as well as diagnostic and troubleshooting information, helping you to get peak performance and get maximum profitability from your fleet.

HybriCore™ Chassis

How do you make a chassis nearly 20% lighter and 2.5 times stronger? We mated an automotive, ladder-style, 100% robotically welded frame, protected by an 18-step paint process, with a polypropylene structural floor. Integrated into the floor, the battery box surrounds the batteries, eliminating a corrosion point. A self-contained pedal box gives the pedals top and bottom protection from dirt, debris and stray golf tees.

Automotive-Style Dash

The auto industry spent a hundred years getting this right, so why not use it? We gave it four cup holders to hold different-size cups; a center storage area for wallets, cell phones, and personal items; six ball holders; six tee holders; and a big, easy-to-clean storage compartment on each side.

Reliable Trojan Batteries

How could we dream of powering our car with anything less than the most reliable, longest-lasting batteries in the industry? Trojan Batteries also come with one of the industry's best warranties: 4 years or 1,000 rounds.

EnduraDrive™ Transaxle with Internal Disc Brake Technology

An industry first, inspired by the Yamaha ATV. A completely enclosed disc brake system that eliminates brake drums and shoes, needs only one brake cable, and is projected, based on extensive testing, to have an incredibly long life with essentially no maintenance.

Largest Most Comfortable Seat in the Industry

Deep, supportive contours are intended to help hold occupants in place while the car is moving. Designed to accommodate occupants of all different heights and sizes, it's made of pure, supple foam bonded to a seamless, fabric-backed vinyl cover, and the polypropylene seat base is strengthened with plated steel inserts. Won't sag or warp, stands up to repeated pressure washings, and remains the most comfortable seat in the business despite daily abuse.

ClimaGuard Top™ with Dual Gutters

Our top is wider and extends farther in the front for maximum occupant protection, and it's longer in the rear to give maximum protection without interfering with the clubs. It has the only 360° double rain channel in the industry, and its integrated water drain system has an exclusive clog-proof design. It's built for rattle-free stability and has integrated grab handles as well as universal mounting points for information holders and GPS systems. So who's afraid of a little rain?

Low Cost of Ownership

Low cost of ownership is a priority at Yamaha. So our vehicles boasts the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. The lowest. Period.

Tru-Trak II™ Fully Independent Front Suspension

No other golf car has a suspension like this. We designed a maintenance-free suspension using automotive-style, coil-over-shock struts to minimize roll and deliver a smooth, comfortable ride. Sooner or later, some golfer will offer to trade his car for it.

Best Front & Rear Bumpers in the Industry

You know and we know: things happen out there. So we made our bumpers with thicker walls and textured surfaces to withstand mishaps. They're the same height front and rear to minimize damage. They release air on impact; in fact, they're 5 mph rated. And if worse comes to worst, you can replace them by removing only two bolts.

Sentry Wraparound Protection System™

The DRIVE® comes with 360° protection against scrapes, scratches, and bumps. Polypropylene side sills protect against side impacts. In the front and rear, energy-absorbing bumpers release air on impact to protect the body and frame while tires fill in the gaps. Hazards can approach from any angle. You're covered.

Maintenance-Free Rack-and-Pinion Steering

Steering this nimble and responsive was once found only on high-performance sports cars. Our version is permanently greased with sealed bearings and is virtually maintenance free.

Maintenance-Free Rack-and-Pinion Steering

Steering this nimble and responsive was once found only on high-performance sports cars. Our version is permanently greased with sealed bearings and is virtually maintenance free.

One-Piece Fender Well with Integrated Splash Guards

Inner fenders and splash guards are made of one-piece seamless plastic and are designed to keep mechanical and electrical components from getting wet. The rear wells include integrated mud flaps to keep occupants and golf bags from being splashed on.

Removable Floorboard Access Panel

Forget the floor jack for inspecting the brake and accelerator pedals. This access panel makes it easy. Integrated brushes prevent debris and foreign objects from entering.

Greaseless Chassis

Sealed bearings, automotive grade tie-rods and permanently lubricated steering components that never need greasing save you time and money. That's smart design.

Best Occupant Space

Best window of entry and exit. Best leg space in the industry. Best foot space, rear body to pedal. Improved steering height and position. Improved seat height and position. Improved headroom. There's no better space to occupy, take our word for it.

Largest Bag Well / Bag Holder

It's the biggest bag holder in the industry, but it has an especially low load-unload height and a wide, easy-to-use strap clip to hold two tournament-size bags securely in place while protecting body panels from scratches. It's made of scuff resistant plastic, textured to help keep bags from slipping, and it comes with built-in drainage holes to keep bags dry and make cleaning easy.

Largest Sweater Basket In The Industry

It's 39% larger than our previous sweater basket, formed of heavy-gauge, vinyl-coated wire that won't rust or corrode and won't snag sweaters. It's designed to be easily cleaned and won't collect dirt or debris. And it comes with an integrated sand rake holder, standard. Who would have thought a sweater basket could generate so much excitement? Someone who cares about his sweater, that's who.

Built-In Transaxle Impact Protection

Our cast-aluminum transaxle case is designed with integrated impact protection. You don't need a skid plate to fend off the hazards that come from underneath. Our hardened case can take care of itself.

Easy-To-Clean, Durable One-Piece Floor Mat

The point was to make it easy to clean. So we made it one piece, covering the floorboard and footrest area. We made it from rubber to provide cushioned comfort for the occupants.

Premium Tread Tires

Check out the tread pattern on our four-ply tires. It's designed to provide superior on-course performance while minimizing turf compaction, the perfect combination.

Easy-To-Clean Cup Holders

You know that really gross stuff that collects in the bottom of cup holders? We don't have that. Our cup holders are built with drain holes that keep liquids and debris from accumulating. And they're removable, so cleaning them is a snap.

Easy-To-Maintain In-Line Battery layout

By arranging the batteries in a straight line, we simplified the wiring and connections, we reduced the number of hold-downs, and we made watering and maintenance easier. Such a simple thing. Why hasn't anybody else thought of it?

Large Comfortable Armrest

Exactly how important is an armrest? Depends on whether it's done right. Ours is strong, made of steel-reinforced, glass filled polypropylene. It's larger and wider than previous models, but it doesn't interfere with entry or exit. It's substantial enough to provide comfort and security for the occupants—and if that's not important, what is?

Largest Rear Access Panel

If you need to access the starter generator, governor and transaxle on the gas car, or the motor control unit and vital electrical components on the electric car, you have the advantage of the largest access panel in the business. Open it up and make it happen.

Easy-Grip Steering Wheel

It's not just that it's thick, contoured, and textured for easy gripping. It's not even that we integrated four tee holders, a scorecard holder, and a pencil holder into the design. It's the way we carefully positioned the pencil holder to avoid scratched wrists and torn golf gloves. That's what we mean by attention to detail.

Most Reliable Warranty In The Industry

The DRIVE® comes with a 4-year limited warranty.* The Trojan batteries come with one of the industry's best, a limited 4-year or 1,000 round warranty. And if anything should go wrong—hey, you're dealing with Yamaha. We're going to make it right.

Yamaha Built 357F Gasoline Engine

We're the only golf car manufacturer that builds its own engines. And this one is a beauty: at 357cc's, producing 11.4 horsepower, it's the industry's largest and most powerful, providing 27% more hill-climbing power as the competition. And yet it's quiet and refined, virtually vibration free, with low emissions. If we're going to build our own, it's a good thing we're Yamaha.

Filterless Oil System

Our Yamaha gasoline engines use a splash-style positive oil lubrication system that eliminates the need for an oil pump. And with no oil pump to protect, there's no need for an oil filter. You save on maintenance, you don't have to buy new filters, and you don't have to figure out how to dispose of the old ones.

HybriCore™ Chassis

How do you make a chassis nearly 20% lighter and 2.5 times stronger? We mated an automotive, ladder-style, 100% robotically welded frame, protected by an 18-step paint process, with a polypropylene structural floor. Integrated into the floor, the battery box surrounds the batteries, eliminating a corrosion point. A self-contained pedal box gives the pedals top and bottom protection from dirt, debris and stray golf tees.

Automotive-Style Dash

The auto industry spent a hundred years getting this right, so why not use it? We gave it four cup holders to hold different-size cups; a center storage area for wallets, cell phones, and personal items; six ball holders; six tee holders; and a big, easy-to-clean storage compartment on each side.

EnduraDrive™ Transaxle with Internal Disc Brake Technology

An industry first, inspired by the Yamaha ATV. A completely enclosed disc brake system that eliminates brake drums and shoes, needs only one brake cable, and is projected, based on extensive testing, to have an incredibly long life with essentially no maintenance.

Largest Most Comfortable Seat in the Industry

Deep, supportive contours are intended to help hold occupants in place while the car is moving. Designed to accommodate occupants of all different heights and sizes, it's made of pure, supple foam bonded to a seamless, fabric-backed vinyl cover, and the polypropylene seat base is strengthened with plated steel inserts. Won't sag or warp, stands up to repeated pressure washings, and remains the most comfortable seat in the business despite daily abuse.

ClimaGuard Top™ with Dual Gutters

Our top is wider and extends farther in the front for maximum occupant protection, and it's longer in the rear to give maximum protection without interfering with the clubs. It has the only 360° double rain channel in the industry, and its integrated water drain system has an exclusive clog-proof design. It's built for rattle-free stability and has integrated grab handles as well as universal mounting points for information holders and GPS systems. So who's afraid of a little rain?

Low Cost of Ownership

Low cost of ownership is a priority at Yamaha. So our vehicles boasts the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. The lowest. Period.

Tru-Trak II™ Fully Independent Front Suspension

No other golf car has a suspension like this. We designed a maintenance-free suspension using automotive-style, coil-over-shock struts to minimize roll and deliver a smooth, comfortable ride. Sooner or later, some golfer will offer to trade his car for it.

Best Front & Rear Bumpers in the Industry

You know and we know: things happen out there. So we made our bumpers with thicker walls and textured surfaces to withstand mishaps. They're the same height front and rear to minimize damage. They release air on impact; in fact, they're 5 mph rated. And if worse comes to worst, you can replace them by removing only two bolts.

Sentry Wraparound Protection System™

The DRIVE® comes with 360° protection against scrapes, scratches, and bumps. Polypropylene side sills protect against side impacts. In the front and rear, energy-absorbing bumpers release air on impact to protect the body and frame while tires fill in the gaps. Hazards can approach from any angle. You're covered.

Responsible Turning Radius

Steering and suspension have been designed to be geometrically correct which not only provides optimal turning radius but also helps protect turf.

Built-In Transaxle Protection

Sometimes work takes you off the beaten path so we designed our cast aluminum transaxle case with integrated impact protection to fend off the hazards that come from underneath.

Maintenance-Free Rack-and-Pinion Steering

Steering this nimble and responsive was once found only on high-performance sports cars. Our version is permanently greased with sealed bearings and is virtually maintenance free.

One-Piece Fender Well with Integrated Splash Guards

Inner fenders and splash guards are made of one-piece seamless plastic and are designed to keep mechanical and electrical components from getting wet. The rear wells include integrated mud flaps to keep occupants and golf bags from being splashed on.

Removable Floorboard Access Panel

Forget the floor jack for inspecting the brake and accelerator pedals. This access panel makes it easy. Integrated brushes prevent debris and foreign objects from entering.

Greaseless Chassis

Sealed bearings, automotive grade tie-rods and permanently lubricated steering components that never need greasing save you time and money. That's smart design.

Best Occupant Space

Best window of entry and exit. Best leg space in the industry. Best foot space, rear body to pedal. Improved steering height and position. Improved seat height and position. Improved headroom. There's no better space to occupy, take our word for it.

Largest Bag Well / Bag Holder

It's the biggest bag holder in the industry, but it has an especially low load-unload height and a wide, easy-to-use strap clip to hold two tournament-size bags securely in place while protecting body panels from scratches. It's made of scuff resistant plastic, textured to help keep bags from slipping, and it comes with built-in drainage holes to keep bags dry and make cleaning easy.

Largest Sweater Basket In The Industry

It's 39% larger than our previous sweater basket, formed of heavy-gauge, vinyl-coated wire that won't rust or corrode and won't snag sweaters. It's designed to be easily cleaned and won't collect dirt or debris. And it comes with an integrated sand rake holder, standard. Who would have thought a sweater basket could generate so much excitement? Someone who cares about his sweater, that's who.

Built-In Transaxle Impact Protection

Our cast-aluminum transaxle case is designed with integrated impact protection. You don't need a skid plate to fend off the hazards that come from underneath. Our hardened case can take care of itself.

Easy-To-Clean, Durable One-Piece Floor Mat

The point was to make it easy to clean. So we made it one piece, covering the floorboard and footrest area. We made it from rubber to provide cushioned comfort for the occupants.

Premium Tread Tires

Check out the tread pattern on our four-ply tires. It's designed to provide superior on-course performance while minimizing turf compaction, the perfect combination.

Easy-To-Clean Cup Holders

You know that really gross stuff that collects in the bottom of cup holders? We don't have that. Our cup holders are built with drain holes that keep liquids and debris from accumulating. And they're removable, so cleaning them is a snap.

Large Comfortable Armrest

Exactly how important is an armrest? Depends on whether it's done right. Ours is strong, made of steel-reinforced, glass filled polypropylene. It's larger and wider than previous models, but it doesn't interfere with entry or exit. It's substantial enough to provide comfort and security for the occupants—and if that's not important, what is?

Largest Rear Access Panel

If you need to access the starter generator, governor and transaxle on the gas car, or the motor control unit and vital electrical components on the electric car, you have the advantage of the largest access panel in the business. Open it up and make it happen.

Easy-Grip Steering Wheel

It's not just that it's thick, contoured, and textured for easy gripping. It's not even that we integrated four tee holders, a scorecard holder, and a pencil holder into the design. It's the way we carefully positioned the pencil holder to avoid scratched wrists and torn golf gloves. That's what we mean by attention to detail.

Most Reliable Warranty In The Industry

The DRIVE® comes with a 4-year limited warranty.* The Trojan batteries come with one of the industry's best, a limited 4-year or 1,000 round warranty. And if anything should go wrong—hey, you're dealing with Yamaha. We're going to make it right.
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