Yamaha RS Vector Mountain

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: KYB, HPG Aluminum/7 inches; Rear Suspension: Pro Mountain 151/162; Shocks/ Travel: Hydraulic Gas Cell/12.5, 14 inches; Features: The rear suspension is a conventional torsion spring design. Shocks and torsion springs control travel. The front ski stance adjusts between 37.6 inches and 39.6 inches.

Genesis 120:

The 973cc, 120 hp, three-cylinder four-stroke comes in the RS Vector Mountain package. It has three cylinders and Keihin carbs. It’s designed with a high, broad torque curve for quick acceleration. It reaches top power at 8500 rpm.

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