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Sidewinder M-TX LE 162
1. 998 Genesis Turbo Engine
The boosted, one liter triple is unmatched when it comes to delivering
incredible power with the refinement and quality you have come to
expect from a Yamaha. Designed around a premium turbo unit, every
engine component from the pressed forged crank to the cast steel
exhaust manifold is dedicated to producing uncompromised
performance. The proven Yamaha engine has earned the respect and
reputation befitting the industries highest achiever. This engine
produces the potent venom in the Sidewinder's bite.
2 . Drop Rolled Chaincase And Tunnel
For 2019, the chaincase is relocated to allow clearance for new more
efficient, 8-tooth extrovert track drivers. The tunnel is also modified
for greater clearances with slightly narrowed running boards to aid in
deep snow maneuverability.
3 . NEW Stealth Control System
The handle bar controls feature a left hand switch cluster which allows
for "on the fly" access to the new multi-step hand and thumb warmer
adjusters. Information available on the multi-function gauge can be
easily selected with a convenient toggle switch and the push button
reverse gear switch is also located in the left hand cluster. The right
side of the bar is clean with a new egonomically shaped throttle lever
and simple, stand-alone emergency stop switch. A new Hayes brake
cylinder equipped with a composite "shortie" brake lever provides
greater modulation for better feel and powerful stopping performance.
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4 . Premium FOX
® F L O A TT®
® QS3 Shock Package
Suspension duties are handled by ultra-lightweight, remote resevoir
FOX Float air shocks using the highly regarded, QS3 damping adjust
system. The front arm on the rear suspension also receives a high
volume Float QS3. And the rear arm is equipped with the mountain
specific Float QSL which features a special lock-out mode for extreme
climbing. Additional features include the special icescraper sealing
system, high-flow, velocity sensitive damping and hard anodized
components. This complete package eliminates the need for heavy
metal springs and offers greater ride comfort with a progressive,
bottomless feel.
High Tech, Liquid Cooled Turbo
The nickel alloy turbine body is extremely strong and precise, able to
withstand highly elevated temperatures. Engine coolant is circulated
through the turbocharger to control both underhood temperature and
help cool the intake charge. Upon engine shut down, the convection
energy produced by super-heated coolant at the turbo head keeps it
circulating without the coolant pump in operation. This eliminates the
need for an engine cool down cycle while maintaining high durability
in the turbo component.
Triple Throttle Body Induction
Yamaha wanted an engine that's exceptionally quick to respond with
little or no "lag" as found in a conventional turbo. One of the ways
they achieved their goal was to develop an intake system using three
separate throttle bodies positioned very close to the intake valves,
instead of just one feeding long intake tubes — something that is not
seen in any other production turbo on the planet. And another first for
Yamaha with the Genesis turbo.
Electronic Air Bypass Valve (ABV)
Unlike conventional turbo "blow-off" valves, the Yamaha ABV redirects
air pressure back into the intake side of the compressor to prevent
surge and help maintain impeller speed, always at the ready for the next
acceleration with seamless power delivery.
YSRC High Performance Clutch System
The YSRC primary and roller secondary clutches are recalibrated with a
new helix for durable, cooler operation. They harness and transfer the
massive torque produced by the Genesis Turbo, efficiently to the track
while minimizing drive belt wear. The primary shifts out aggressively to
use all the power on tap while the roller secondary is quick to backshift and provides additional ratio through its oversize sheaves to keep
accelerating long after the others have signed off.
Sidewinder M-TX LE 162
36-Inch SRV-M Front Suspension
The sleek SRV-M Front Suspension is ultra compact to reduce
unwanted spindle and suspension component drag in deep snow.
The narrow stance allows for extreme maneuverability and delivers
aggressive lean angles for incredible side-hilling and powder turn
capabilities. The lightweight, forged aluminum spindles join the
widely spaced upper and lower control arms producing a large caster
angle for tight side-hilling and ease of steering. The clean, narrow
overall stance and elimination of the sway bar also greatly enhances
deep snow agility.
Lightweight, Rigid SRV Mountain Chassis
The updated SRV-M chassis combines a load-bearing triangulated
structure with lightweight aluminum construction to create a neutrally
balanced sled that's centered on the rider. The pyramidal upper frame
creates chassis strength without excessive weight.
Mountain Steering System
A dedicated, tall steering post delivers optimum ergonomics for
standup riding. The 5.5 inch riser, with broad, molded, curved-end
mountain bar and incorporated mountain strap delivers ample leverage
for off-trail riding. The system is adjustable to dial in sweep and reach
to help keep you in the sweet spot.
Yamaha Mountain Ski
The lightweight Yamaha Mountain Ski delivers everything you want in
a deep snow ski. Its wide footprint enhances flotation and actively lifts
the sled’s nose up on plane in deep powder. Traction lugs on the top
of the ski give you a sure foothold when the situation gets really
gnarly. The wide and deep keel design deliver light steering effort yet
confident and predictable handling on hard pack and in fresh fluff.
Large Fuel Tank
The generous 10-gal (38L) fuel tank of the Sidewinder M-TX LE 162
serves more purposes than just carrying a day's worth of fuel. It also
cradles the battery and is the platform for the quick-release mountain
Mountain Seat
Lightweight, with a tall and narrow profile, the Sidewinder M-TX LE
162 mountain seat is both shorter and more tapered towards the front
than our standard trail seat. This allows for easier rider transitions from
side-to-side, and improved stand-up ergonomics.
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Handle Bar Controlled, Digital Gauge
Full-featured and easy to read, the digital gauge displays critical
information in a glance including speed, fuel level, trip mileage, tach,
elevation, temperatures and more. Changing functions is now made
easy with the switch controls on the left handle bar. We even included
a clock so you can watch the time fly.
NEW Medium Tunnel Bag
Additional storage is provided by a convenient new tunnel bag. Its
semi-rigid design makes it easy to access and is water resistant to keep
your spares safe and dry.
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Sidewinder M-TX LE 162
Specifications subject to change without notice. This document contains many of Yamaha's valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their
products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement. © 2018 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. All rights reserved.
Engine Type
Turbo 4-Stroke / 998cc
Engine Class
Ultra Performance
Fuel Delivery
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity
8.9 gal. (33.61 L)
Front Suspension
Independent, Double Wishbone
Front Shocks
Fox® Float™ QS3®
Front Travel
7 in. (177mm)
Ski Type
Yamaha Mountain
Rear Suspension
Dual Shock SR 162
Rear Shock(s)
Fox® Float™ QSL w/climb lockout
Rear Travel
16.5 in. (419mm)
Center Shock
Fox® Float™ QS3®
Track / W x L x H
15 x 162 x 3.0in (381 x 4114 x 66.0mm)
Track Type
Power Claw™
Ski Stance (ctr to ctr)
36 in. (914.4mm)
Electric Start
DC Output
Heated Seat
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