Yamaha Snowmobiles

Incredible Performance From Turbocharged Yamaha Sidewinder, Arctic Cat Thundercat

2017 Yamaha Sidewinder cropped

By John Prusak, Editor/Publisher
March 24, 2016

Yes, the new Sidewinder models from Yamaha and Thundercat/9000 series sleds from Arctic Cat truly are that powerful! No matter what you’ve heard about the machines, no matter how much marketing spin you’ve been spoon fed by the folks at Yamaha or their manufacturing partner Arctic Cat, the acceleration... Read more »

Turbocharged Sidewinders Lead 2017 Yamaha Snowmobile Lineup

2017 Yanaaha Sidewinder R-TX SE

John Prusak, Editor/Publisher
March 1, 2016

2017 Yamaha Sidewinder R-TX SE There’s a new king-of-the-hill engine in the snowmobile market, and it comes from Yamaha. For 2017, Team Blue is launching a new line of sleds called Sidewinders featuring a new, high-tech, turbo-charged, 998cc four-stroke triple that is said to produce more than 180... Read more »

Top 10 2014 Snowmobiles

$10,799Fun is in the Rush Pro-R’s DNA, and it comes courtesy of the progressive rear suspension and reactive 600 Cleanfire engine. This sled feels stout and sturdy, like it’s built for punishment. It has the most confidence-inspiring front suspension that’s a trustworthy first point of contact against big bumps, not to mention good handling. More fun comes courtesy of the Pantom LWT brake that links the rider and drivetrain with a pair of sticky brake pads and audible “buzz” when the lever is squeezed.

October 25, 2013

The novel Ski-Doo GSX LE ACE 900 took top honors this year. But take a look at 10 more standouts from the 2014 snowmobile lineup in no particular order. Read more »

5 Photos & Thoughts After Testing 2014 Yamahas Snowmobiles

2014 Yamaha SR Viper RTX

By John Prusak
April 5, 2013

The spring ordering period is winding down, and people are in the position of having to make some quick decisions. With that in mind, this week’s Friday Fast Five is dedicated to folks who are considering going into a Yamaha dealership and placing money down on a 2014 Yamaha snowmobile. Here are five... Read more »

2012 Yamaha RS Vector Review

RS Vector

John T. Prusak, Executive Editor
October 29, 2012

If the RS Vector was a song, it would be “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” by the Eagles. If it was food, it would be home-cooked mashed potatoes and gravy. And if it were a dog? It would be an old Labrador, curled up at the foot of a Barcalounger, right after he delivered your slippers. Calling any snowmobile... Read more »

Yamaha FX Nytro RTX

Yamaha FX Nytro RTX

John T. Prusak, Executive Editor
September 20, 2012

In the fall of 2007, Yamaha’s new 2008 FX Nytro started appearing in dealerships across North America. Previous Nytros were found in the stodgy Deltabox chassis, but this new model, in the more upright, aggressive FX chassis, was aimed at mogul-mashing, ditch-pounding maniacs — a four-stroke for... Read more »

Check Out Latest Models At 2013 Snowmobile Sneak Peeks

2013 Snowmobile Sneak Peek

March 2, 2012

2013 Snowmobile Sneak Peek Whether you’re thinking of buying a new 2013 snowmobile or just want a chance to check out the latest and greatest machines hitting the trails next season, each of the manufacturers has set up sneak peek events that are open to the public. Arctic Cat, Polaris and Yamaha have... Read more »

2013 Snowmobile Sneak Peek Tour Hits The Road Soon

Snowmobile sneak peeks start this month

February 16, 2012

Spring’s arrival means the snowmobile season’s days are numbered, but at least snowmobilers can anticipate manufacturers unveiling the next model year’s snowmobiles. Yamaha and Polaris have each released details about one of their 2013 snowmobiles, and the wraps will come off theirs... Read more »

Yamaha Announces 2013 FX Nytro XTX 1.75

2013 FX Nytro XTX 1.75

February 9, 2012

Yamaha announced today the first snowmobile of its 2013 model lineup: FX Nytro XTX 1.75. This crossover snowmobile was designed for riders who spend more time playing and exploring in the backcountry than riding groomed trails. The sled is essentially the same as Nytro XTX machines from years past, but... Read more »

Say ‘Adios’ To Yamaha Bravo

December 19, 2011

Model year 2012 marks the end of the line for the Yamaha Bravo snowmobile. The small, low-powered machines are popular within remote villages where ruggedness and dependability are required for survival. Debuting in 1982, the BR250 was the first model of the Bravo line. While the low-powered Bravo was... Read more »

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