Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The Japanese company Yamaha is one of the largest manufacturers of sports equipment in the world. It also produces snowmobiles. They are distinguished by their high durability, excellent reliability and manufacturability.
We've compiled a list of the top 5 Yamaha snowmobiles, which will find the right vehicle for both experienced and novice riders.
Top Yamaha Snowmobiles
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Top Yamaha Snowmobiles||1||Yamaha VK Professional II EPS 2019||RUB 1,164,000|
|2||Yamaha VK540 V 2019||RUB 785,000|
|3||Yamaha RS Venture TF||RUB 1,251,000|
|4||Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX SE 141 2019||RUB 1,430,000|
|5||Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX SE 162 2018||RUB 1,399,000|
Yamaha VK Professional II EPS 2019
Why him: Flagship in the company's 2019 utility snowmobile line.
A top-end snowmobile that has a utilitarian purpose – that is, it is not just a 'toy' for winter recreation, but a full-fledged vehicle for many kilometers of cross-country rides. It is equipped with a 4-stroke 3-cylinder engine with a volume of 1050 cubic centimeters, which is complemented by a proprietary fuel injection system and a V-belt variator. This guarantees easy starting even in the most extreme weather conditions and high travel speeds even when loaded.
And thanks to the special front axle design, which includes A-arms and short axles, the snowmobile offers excellent maneuverability. Stability is guaranteed not only by the optimal track width (99 cm), but also by the camoplast Cobra curved guide tracks.
Thus, the snowmobile will perfectly cope with any task, whether it is a pleasant walk in a snow-covered valley or conquering the tundra.
- Combination of power and economy;
- Maximum technical equipment;
- High level of comfort.
- Comparative high cost.
Yamaha VK540 V 2019
Why it is: High level of comfort, good technical equipment.
Flagship model of the Viking brand series. The vehicle copes well even with the most aggressive weather conditions, behaves well in deep snow, and has excellent handling. But its main advantage is its carrying capacity. The snowmobile is designed for two people (rider and passenger), is complemented by a luggage compartment and easily copes with the tasks of towing heavy loads.
In the 2019 model, almost all functional elements have been redesigned to improve handling and comfort. The updated engine retained its power thanks to its 535 cc displacement, but at the same time became more economical. Improved front and rear suspension with independent shock absorbers provide maximum ride smoothness. And the redesigned interior and exterior of the snowmobile enhances rider comfort.
- High comfort;
- Excellent lifting capacity;
- Good autonomy thanks to the large fuel tank (44 l).
- Sharp start, relatively slow brake;
- Comparative high cost.
Yamaha RS Venture TF
Why him: Excellent cruising snowmobile.
This sled is specially designed to make long runs in snowy areas as comfortable as possible. For example, the variable rear seat configuration enhances the comfort of the driver, whether he is alone in the snow yacht or with a passenger. Electric power steering makes steering easy and effortless. The 1,049cc engine delivers superior traction and is complemented by a D-Mode shift system.
The sled's comfort is further enhanced by a dedicated Yamaha ProComfort 151 rear suspension, which has been specially designed to provide maximum ride comfort, even over rough terrain. The increased height windscreen also makes the ride a pleasant experience.
Finally, thanks to the electric starter and fuel injection system, the engine starts at the touch of a button, regardless of the weather.
- Large, configurable seat;
- Comfortable steering wheel.
- Less autonomy than the previous model in the ranking, but at a similar price.
Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX SE 141 2019
Why him: Flagship car.
The top model in the Yamaha Sidewinder series of snowmobiles. Compact dimensions, well-designed ergonomics and aerodynamics, as well as a powerful 190-horsepower engine make it very fast.
For top speed, it is equipped with a 998cc Genesis Turbo turbo engine that guarantees high power and torque whatever the conditions. The redesigned drive system delivers an instant bump start and quick acceleration. The high-strength plastic body is lightweight yet durable – everything about this sled is built for maximum speed.
But the rider's comfort is not forgotten either. Thus, the heated steering wheel maintains ease of control even in extreme weather conditions. Electronic control systems fulfill every desire of the rider at the push of a button. Regardless of the conditions around – a prepared track or deep snowdrifts – the snowmobile maintains power, speed and performance.
- High-speed, 'sharp' Genesis 998 Turbo motor;
- Ergonomics ideal for race cars;
- Aggressive design.
- Poorly suited for utilitarian or tourist purposes (narrow specialization);
- High cost;
- Low efficiency.
Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX SE 162 2018
Why it is: A racing snowmobile (car) designed specifically for extreme conditions.
This snowmobile car not only boasts the high power generated by the Genesis 998's powerful turbo engine (like the previous model in the rating), but also maximum flotation. For the latter, it is equipped with an extended Camoplast Power Claw track with 3-inch lugs. Thanks to it, it does not lose speed and power even on extreme climbs, 'rough terrain' and in deep snow.
Otherwise, the sled inherits the strengths of the Yamaha Sidewinder racing cars, including maximum handling, pilot comfort and a specially designed design that is both lightweight and reliable.
The snowmobile is made in a 'mountain' configuration, that is, equipped with the appropriate chassis, skis and suspension. They provide stability on uneven slopes, including rocky and grassy soils. Of course, he easily copes with descents and ascents.
- High speed, sharp start;
- Mountain configuration – chassis, skis, suspension, caterpillar;
- Aggressive design.
- Narrow specialization;
- Only one color option (gray-green);
- High cost.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.