The Phazer Mountain Lite returns with an impressive makeover. This sled’s former popularity as a lightweight mountain funster will now have a radical dimension.
As with the other Phazer models, the styling, chassis and 80 hp engine make the machine. The FX chassis is lightweight and narrow, and accommodates a 14- by 144- by 2-inch Camoplast Maverick track. The tube-style tunnel is made of chromoly.
Special features include a tall seat, tall handlebars with a grab strap, push-button electric shift reverse, quick-release hood and bodywork, in-seat storage and a ventilated hydraulic brake.
The Phazer styling is what Yamaha calls “naked.” The absence of extra parts, such as a belly pan, helps to reduce weight. The rear of the seat houses an LED taillight.
Front Suspension: Independent Double Wishbone; Shocks/Travel: Fox FLOAT/7 inches; Rear Suspension: Pro Mountain 162; Shocks/ Travel:Hydraulic Gas Cell/14 inches; Features: The rear suspension is a torsion spring design. The front suspension has short spindles, longer A-arms and a revised shock mount location. Ski stance ranges between 37.6 to 39.6 inches.
The FI stands for Fuel Injected. Since its introduction last season, this engine hasn’t changed for 2007. It’s 998cc and produces 150 hp at 10500 rpm. Yamaha estimates 15 mpg. It’s also in the Attak models.