Pleasant Prairie, WI—The 2014 SR Viper LTX SE laid consistent passes down the storied quarter-mile track at the White Otter Fish & Game Club during the 24th annual Old Forge Shoot-Out to prove that it is the quickest sled among 600-class performance models.
Yamaha-exclusive YVXC clutching harnessed the monstrous torque of the High Performance Genesis triple, to post a quarter-mile time of 12.5 seconds in both box stock and dealer prep rounds of the independent acceleration test. According to the unofficial results announced on site, the Viper was .4 seconds quicker to the finish line than the closest competitive 4-stroke sled and .2 seconds quicker than the closest competitive 2-stroke sled.
“The Old Forge Shoot-Out is the first independent test of true box stock, production sleds,” said Yamaha Snowmobile Product Manager Rob Powers. “It really shows the strength of the new SR Viper models and the efficiency of our YVXC clutches in transferring the Genesis engine’s power to the snow.”