NEW SingleShot 129 Rear Suspension The all-new SingleShot rear suspension features a revised drop-link rear suspension linkage, new geometry, and a significant weight loss over previous designs. The dual arm, fully-coupled suspension features inside the rail coupling blocks, an improved track tensioning system, and a reduction of more than 10-pounds than the previous 128-inch suspension…all while delivering exceptional ride quality and control in rough terrain.
NEW FOX FLOAT 3 XV Rear Shock The new FOX FLOAT 3 XV shock introduces new air-spring technology with a secondary Xtra Volume chamber designed specifically to eliminate unwanted harsh bottoming. The added volume of the twin chamber design delivers exceptional ride and handling over rough terrain. Both the primary and secondary XV air-spring chambers are infinitely adjustable for both rider preference and conditions.
Electronic Power Steering Yamaha was the first and still the only manufacturer to offer Electric Power Steering to the snowmobile industry. The velocity sensing system delivers maximum assistance at slow speeds to nearly zero assistance and high speeds. Aside from dramatically reducing steering effort, the system reduces negative feedback and delivers precise handling characteristics.
Tuner Skis Developed exclusively by Yamaha engineers, the Tuner Ski incorporates a dual keel design that can be calibrated through various runners and carbide lengths for rider preference. The Tuner Ski dramatically reduces darting and steering effort while retaining predictable and sharp handling characteristics.
Genesis 998cc Top Performance Engine The top-performance Genesis 998cc engine is one of the most sophisticated engines to ever power a snowmobile. The quick revving four-cylinder engine is incredibly smooth and incredibly powerful. Year after year, the 998cc delivers the perfect combination of power, fuel efficiency, and durability while exceeding clean running emission standards.
EXUP Exhaust Valve System The Yamaha exclusive EXUP valve technology controls exhaust pressure waves for optimum intake and exhaust efficiency. The result is increased midrange torque and crisp throttle response while retaining exhilarating top-end power.
YVXC Clutching Featuring Yamaha drive and driven clutching, the YVXC system delivers smooth engagement, instant acceleration, fast reacting backshift, and cool operating temperatures for a long belt life. The YVXC clutch system delivers Yamaha’s hallmark smooth power delivery, responsive engine feel and unmatched quality.
Engine Braking Reduction System Unlike competitive four-stroke powered snowmobile designs, Yamaha utilizes an engine braking reduction system for a “free-wheel” feeling on deceleration. The system allows a small amount of air to flow through the intake system upon throttle release, thereby dramatically reducing the engine braking effect typically association with a four-stroke engine.
RipSaw II Track Regarded as the best high-performance terrain track available, the 1.25-inch lug design of the RipSaw II delivers incredible acceleration, braking control, and handling in a wide variety of conditions.
Third Generation Front Suspension The sophisticated and precise design of the front suspension incorporates a motion geometry specifically calibrated to eliminate unwanted inside ski lift while cornering. The dual A-arm system is both precise and remarkably predictable for confidence inspiring performance in nearly any terrain.
Integrated Rear Seat Storage Like all Yamaha snowmobiles, attention to detail is found everywhere including our integrated seat storage trunk. A secure and easy to use turn clasp unlocks spacious in-seat storage large enough to hold water, goggles, gloves or other riding essentials.
Wide, Hooked End Handlebars Yamaha bars are flat and wide, engineered for comfort, control, and natural ergonomics. Integrated hooked ends add additional control while cornering, and feature heated grips across that span the entire length.
Standard Electric Start and Reverse Seamless and easy to use electric start delivers instant and hassle free starts, no matter the weather, eliminating the need for an “old-school” pull rope. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of an effective and simple to use reverse system. Simply pull out the right-hand side lever and slide it over and you can quickly and easily back off a trailer, out of a tight spot, or help you turn around on the trail without ever leaving the seat.
LED Taillight The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.