Peak Performance: Dive Into The Drive2 Golf Fleet
Yamaha Motor has a strong reputation for golf car innovations, designed to help course owners and managers enhance the customer experience. Yamaha has a long-standing reputation for superior engineering, quality, and durability. The Drive2 golf cars demonstrate why this is well deserved. They have been engineered to focus on comfort, performance, and advanced technology to enrich the player’s enjoyment while on the course.
In this second of a series of three articles, we’re looking at the Yamaha Drive2 golf car performance and why this makes Yamaha the best choice for golf course owners and managers.
The Yamaha Drive2 has its front suspension modelled on that of a car. The strut and spring construction not only provides a smoother ride, but also reduces wear on other components that are expensive to replace. Speaking of expensive repairs, this golf car features one of the most accessible and cost-efficient knuckle arms in the industry, a suspension feature that protects critical components at the front end of the car, thus allowing fleet owners to reduce repair cost, reduce downtime and increase fleet utilisation.
The steering system was designed for maximising responsiveness while minimising turf damage. It provides a smooth, responsive driving experience allowing the golf car to manoeuvre round tight bends in a stable, comfortable way for the players.
Resilient Flexible Body Panels
The thermoplastic olefin material used in the construction of the Drive2 fleet is similar to the material used in most cars, so it is incredibly hard wearing and resistant to impact damage. The panels pop in and then revert to their original shape, reducing the need for maintenance or replacement of parts. Created by the watercraft industry, the paint formulation was developed for ultimate durability and weather resistance. Finally, if your players damage a panel, the Drive2 features small dependant parts, meaning replacement of any element of the body is both simple and more cost effective than golf cars featuring large, expensive panels.
The bumper system on the Drive2 fleet is second to none, projecting beyond the tyres and front cowl to offer maximum protection all-round the golf car. Indeed, Yamaha is the first to have 5MPH/8.05KPH rated front bumpers. This prevents the need for frequent, expensive repairs and subsequent down time.
The brake system is equal to anything else on the market. It has been purposefully designed to require less maintenance, emit less noise, and produce less fluid changing issues. The stand out differentiator is that Yamaha uses a single ratchet design on the hill brake. It is also more efficient and results in increased battery life or increased petrol mileage.
Exceptional Electric Power Package
The Drive2 electric fleet comes with best-in-class Trojan batteries as standard, eliminating battery issues. The hybrid battery tray design with steel and polypropylene tray is the best in class, and all Yamaha golf cars have marine grade connectors that are used for all electrical connections for ultimate performance and durability.
Excellent Electric Drive System
These golf cars offer the capability to adjust the speed and braking of the car to your club’s preference. An added benefit is that when YamaTrack is fitted, the speed of 100 cars can be changed in just one minute with no physical connection. More to come on advanced technologies in our next article so stay tuned.
The chassis in the Drive2 fleet is strong and durable, where the Hybri-Core design resists battery acid corrosion and rust staining while in storage. The chassis uses an automotive steel frame with high tech coatings to reduce corrosion, taken from the off-road industry, where Yamaha has such a formidable reputation.
Every aspect of the Drive2 golf car is designed to optimise golf courses as a business. From ultra-resilient components to features that enhance the golfer’s enjoyment of the course, this fleet has it all.
Stay tuned for the final deep dive into the Yamaha Drive2 golf car fleet’s superior technology. Can’t wait? Find out more at the Yamaha website