Yamaha Snowmobiles

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 »

2011 Yamaha RS Vector GT

November 8, 2010

Three- or five-cylinder engines are the odd ducks of the motorsports world — largely unnoticed, unconventional and quite uncommon. Without the inherent balancing forces of a symmetrical unit, like a V-twin, engines with an odd number of cylinders have a unique appeal all their own — sometimes raw,... Read more »

Machine Test: 2011 Yamaha Apex XTX

August 20, 2010

Flashback to this same time last year, we suggested the Apex family of sleds — as we knew them — was about to expire. The success of the FX Nytro models had moved the top-of-the-line Apex models to miscellaneous inventory. With the steady new-sales decline of snowmobiles, manufacturers often move... Read more »

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