NEW 36-Inch SRV-M Front Suspension
The sleek all-new SRV-M Front Suspension is ultra compact to reduce unwanted spindle and suspension component drag in deep snow; a narrowed stance for extreme maneuverability; and delivers more aggressive lean angles for incredible side-hilling and powder turn capabilities. The new forged aluminum spindle joins new upper and lower control arms for reduced weight (2.4-pounds); while an increased caster angle improves side-hilling and ease of steering. A narrowed overall stance and elimination of the sway bar greatly enhances deep snow agility.
NEW FOX FLOAT EVOL R Rear Shocks
Premium FOX shocks tout the latest in air-spring technology with the addition of an EVOL chambers. The added volume provided by this piggyback chamber delivers added control, reduced harsh bottoming, and rebound adjustments (rear arm shock only) for advanced suspension tuning for terrain and riding style.
NEW 3-Inch Power Claw Track
An all-new Power Claw track touts taller 3-inch lugs with an engineered pattern to deliver the ultimate in deep snow traction and lift while reducing overall track weight by 2.5-pounds over the PowerClaw 2.6-inch track. Designed for optimum performance in fresh powder, the new Power Claw 3.0” represents the most extreme performance mountain track Yamaha has ever offered.
NEW Mountain Ski
A new Mountain Ski was developed to compliment the new SRV-M front suspension by offering advanced deep snow performance. The new ski is 7-inches wide at the tip and then tapers to a high-flotation 6.5-inches. The ski also offers greatly enhanced adjustability, with a range of 34.5 to 38.5-inches.
NEW Heated Mountain Seat
The warmth and comfort of Yamaha’s heated trail seat is now found in a new for 2016 Mountain Seat. Contoured for maximum cockpit maneuverability and shortened for easy side-to-side transitions, the Mountain Seat now also features two selectable heat ranges for added comfort during cold winter days.
NEW Performance Windscreen
The lean and assertive demeanor of the SR Viper M-TX 162 LE is freshened for 2016 with a new performance inspired, color-matched windscreen.
Genesis 1049cc High Performance Engine (deep snow unique)
The 3-cylinder Genesis engine has been regarded as the industry’s best four-stroke engine. Featuring a sophisticated closed-loop fuel injection system and 4-valves per cylinder, the 1049 engine delivers a class-leading horsepower, instant throttle response and a thick torque curve that jettisons you on top of the deep snow in a blink of an eye. All with great fuel economy and a reputation for bulletproof durability.
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.
High Flow Intake and Exhaust
The forward facing design of the air-box and engine intake system on the Genesis 1049cc engine results in maximum airflow to the engine and no starvation. This ensures maximum power and throttle response. In addition, a high-flow, stainless steel exhaust header is cooled by snow for optimum performance without excessive heat and noise.
Sophisticated aluminum extrusions are joined with precision castings to create an incredibly strong, lightweight and rider intuitive chassis. The over-structure design provides rigidity and is designed to disperse severe impacts throughout the chassis making it exceptionally resilient.
Dual Shock SR 162 Rear Suspension
The unique Dual Shock SR rear suspension is a torsion springless design incorporating an infinitely adjustable FOX® FLOAT® shock at the rear arm for reduced weight and limitless tuning capabilities. For 2016 the suspension has been improved with additional front arm travel (1-inch) and revised rear arm pull-rod geometry that both greatly reduces unwanted harsh bottoming and serves up more consistent track tensioning through the range of motion. The open suspension design allows snow to evacuate quickly and easily, eliminating build up and unwanted weight.
Vertical Steering Post
A Vertical Steering Post delivers optimum ergonomics for standup riding. The tall riser, with broad curved-end mountain bar and incorporated mountain strap is unique to the Viper X-TX LE and M-TX models and delivers improved leverage and control for off-trail riding.
Magnesium Drive Case/Oil Reservoir
The multi-function case is made of lightweight magnesium and serves multiple functions. Foremost it serves as the chain-case housing with integrated push-button reverse; it also provides a rigid mounting location for the upper chassis spar; and it serves as the remote oil reservoir. The multi-function design makes for a lightweight and more compact chassis design resulting in improved ride and handling.
Conjoined Rear Wheel-Set
A composite rear axle hub assembly is conjoined into a single hub design, making it both lighter and stronger than two separate wheels, resulting in less un-sprung weight for a more responsive rear suspension.
NEW Rear Storage Bag
A tunnel mounted, molded storage bag provides you the added convenience of easy access storage. The bag features additional padding to protect cargo, and an easy to open large zipper pull with weatherproof zipper. There’s room for spare gloves, water, snacks and more.
A standard, dash mounted storage bag is perfect for storing an extra pair of goggles or other small items. A meshed bottom allows engine heat to warm the bag and dry out goggles.
Digital Gauge Package
The deluxe gauge package touts large, easy to read black on white digits, making it easy to keep track of vehicle and engine diagnostics even when navigating a drifted ditch-line or mogul littered trail. The easy to operate, technology packed display includes coolant temperature, exhaust temperature, intake air temperature, voltage, along with speed, rpm, altimeter, clock, fuel level, trip meters, and much more.
Push Button Reverse
Standard push button reverse actuates a servo-controlled reverse gear providing both comfort and convenience.