Yamaha snowmobiles have a cult following across the globe. They have a wide selection of models each designed to suit a specific purpose. Their lineups include mountain snowmobiles, touring snowmobiles, utility snowmobiles, high-performance snowmobiles and trail snowmobiles. Yamaha snowmobiles come with various engine options, tracks, and shocks depending on their intended usage. Here are the most sought-after Yamaha snowmobiles.
The RS Venture lineup of snowmobiles from Yamaha is great for touring. There are two engine options available – a 973cc carburetor engine in the base model and a 1049cc electronic fuel injection engine in TF and TF BAT variants. The high-pressure gas shocks all around ensure a comfortable ride. RS Venture models feature the 1.25inch RipSaw II track and the Tuner II skis that minimize darting and improve handling and responsiveness. The wide seat can accommodate rider and passenger comfortably. Electric start, halogen headlamp, LED taillight and a tow hitch are standard on all variants of RS Venture.
The Sidewinder M-TX range of Yamaha snowmobiles is designed for traversing mountains and slopes. They pack a punch thanks to the four-stroke turbo boosted 998cc engine optimized for delivering maximum performance. It features the SRV aluminum chassis that is lightweight yet sturdy. The mountain steering system and Yamaha Mountain ski allow easy climbing of slopes. Standard offerings include electric start, digital display gauge, and LED headlight while a heated seat is optional. The Sidewinder M-TX Yamaha snowmobiles come in multiple variants. They either have a 2.6inch or a 3.0inch power claw track and subsequently different center, front and rear shocks.
The SR-Viper lineup of Yamaha snowmobiles is designed specifically for trails. They feature a four-stroke 1049cc engine that provides excellent torque without compromising on fuel economy. The snowmobiles have a dual shock rear suspension for maximizing comfort and minimizing bumps. The front, center and rear gas shocks ensure that the snowmobile can navigate the harshest trails. Tuner III Skis make steering responsive and effortless. The SR-Viper has the 1.25inch RipSaw II track that provides superior acceleration and handling to this Yamaha snowmobile. Standard features include a digital gauge for monitoring status, push-button reverse, halogen headlamp and LED taillight.
VK Professional II EPS
Yamaha snowmobiles manufacture the VK Professional II EPS for consumers who are looking for a workhorse. Just like its name it is a great utility snowmobile. It comes with a 4-stroke 1049cc engine and a 3-speed transmission to provide the right balance of performance and economy. The electric power steering makes cornering easy while reducing negative feedback. The 11.6 gallons fuel tank is adequate for long distance work. Its fully coupled adjustable suspension and two comfortable seats make extended trips effortless. It has a large cargo rack to haul supplies easily while the gas front shocks facilitate lugging heavy loads.
The SRX 120 is the ideal Yamaha snowmobile to introduce a child to the sport. It has a four-stroke 123cc engine and a small lightweight chassis specifically designed for young riders. The parents can control the top speed and acceleration of the snowmobile using the inbuilt speed control. Fully electronic ignition enables easy starting of the snowmobile. A keyed system prevents mischiefs from young riders. The centrifugal automatic clutch and a comfortable seat make the riding experience easier and secure. It comes with grip warmers and a rear storage compartment. Front and rear bumper are provided to protect the chassis from damage. The SRX 120 from Yamaha snowmobiles starts at $2,899.