Is This The Best Performing Out-of-the-Box Snowmobile Ever?
Claimed to be the most advanced and quickest top performance sled on the snow, the SRX continues to lead the way both in acceleration and in customer satisfaction.
What else would you expect from a motor company which has changed the rules and turned heads in every other motorsports segment they're involved in? Yamaha Motor Corporation has lead the charge in off-road motorcycle technology with their new breed of four-stroke dirt bikes. Yamaha is laying down more ponies to the pavement than ever with their R1 and R6 race bred sportbikes and Yamaha has one of the most diverse and exciting ATV model lineups in the industry, including the high performance 660 Raptor sport ATV.
Injecting this forward thinking and industry leading technology into their snowmobile division, Yamaha has developed a leading top performance sled with the SRX 700 and for 2002, the technology continues to push the envelope. This is a dedicated full-on performance snowmobile that blends top performance, trail manners and sharp handling into a tight package.
It all starts with a compact and formidable triple cylinder powerplant, which features electronic controlled exhaust valves, 3-dimensional ignition, rare earth magneto, liquid heated flatslide carbs, and new for 2002, an automatic Detonation Control System (DCS).
From first squeeze through wide-open throttle, the SRX delivers a power hit with seamless pull. In fact, the SRX slammed out of the gates at the American Snowmobiler Old Forge Shootout last winter, and was proudly proclaimed the quickest box-stock snowmobile ever in the history of the competition, regardless of displacement.
Industry First: The new DCS keeps this unrelenting performance in check by monitoring the combustion process and moving into a fail-safe ignition retard zone when the potential for power robbing engine detonation is present. Go ahead, let the SRX engine scream the performance note it was intended and leave the worries of bad fuel and irregular jetting to advanced Yamaha technology.Yamaha SXViper
But all that power doesn't mean anything if you're merely hanging on for holy Hannah. Here's where the backbone of the SRX breed comes to the party. Based on the ProAction system chassis and suspension, the rigid and corner carving traits are tailored to the SRX power surge to deliver razor sharp handling, aggressive yet controllable weight transfer and an excellent ride quality.
Extras include a 300 watt magneto to power the projector style headlamps and infinitely adjustable hand and thumb warmer controls. At the other side of the bar is a hydraulic brake system delivering one finger pull stops with a progressive feel.
Industry Exclusive Detonation Control System (DCS) self-adjusts ignition timing for optimal performance, providing greater power and higher reliability.
The American Snowmobiler 2001 Shoot-Out results and numerous grass drag victories prove that the SRX can beat the competition's 800cc sleds. Triple-cylinder engine with industry-leading self-cleaning electronic power valves maintains strong engine performance. Exclusive CNC-machined exhaust ports deliver consistently high performance. Exclusive liquid-heated carburetors maintain excellent throttle response and fuel economy. Exclusive 360-degree indexed spark timing provides stronger spark and more consistent performance. Exclusive 300W D.C. CDI with throttle position sensor and 3D-ignition system provides strong low-end power and excellent throttle response.
Lightweight, rigid ProAction System Chassis has up to twice the torsional rigidity of competitive designs to provide razor-sharp handling. ProAction SRX rear suspension with aggressive control rod location and calibration provides excellent weight transfer and acceleration. The hydraulic brake system requires just one-finger effort and provides a progressive feel. Exclusive inner-ventilated brake rotor provides superior cooling.
Exclusive single-point, Quick-Adjust rear suspension allows the rider to quickly adjust both effective shock damping and spring rates to suit their riding style. Premium, rebuildable, aluminum-body KYB gas shocks provide class-leading ride quality. Standard tunnel protectors and front heat exchanger guard allows for easier after-market track studding. Separate temperature controls for handgrip and thumb warmers offer 10 settings each for greater comfort. Dual headlight design and high output 300W magneto system provides excellent nighttime visibility. Exclusive mechanical parking brake for peace of mind when trailering. Exclusive adjustable brake lever for a custom fit.
The sound, look and feel of the new 2002 Yamaha SXViper is pure addiction. One venomous bite is all it takes for performance junkies to discover that this is one serious machine. Sure, Yamaha could have followed the trends, but that's not how you become a revolutionary snowmobile manufacturer.
If looks alone could tell the tale, the all-new Viper has plenty to say. Cutting edge styling flows back from the sculpted nose--past the twin beam, white-light head lamps -accelerating into the forced air induction intakes -- and swirls beyond the sculpted seat and twin R1 styled motorcycle taillights. Underneath this art in motion is an advanced and rigid chassis.
Self-cleaning electronically controlled power valves give the Viper mill a broad and linear power band. Exclusive powder metal forged pistons, CNC machined exhaust ports and a high-intensity 360-degree 3-D ignition-timing curve all speak volumes in terms of performance and reliability. In fact, each element of the Viper mill has been specifically engineered to deliver more power, weigh less and retain Yamaha's legendary track record of reliability.
Spool up the revs and the Viper mill speaks a sweet staccato of triple harmony. A new high volume silencer allows the Viper to deliver great power without incredible noise. How much power? Try a tendon stretching 18 ponies over the SX 700 triple. Do the math --the Viper is hunting snow flaps outside the 700 class
Need more bite? Then drop this potent engine into a revised ProAction chassis, which for 2002 features expanded use of aluminum for reduced weight while retaining the rigidity and strength, which reacts to even the slightest of driver inputs. The long travel front suspension fitted with KYB shocks and multi-rate springs have been reinforced with larger radius rod ends and forged aluminum steering arms. While the ProAction long travel rear suspension continues to lead the way in rider comfort, the addition of adjustable control rods tailors weight transfer and pitch control with a simple twist of a wrench.
A new.92" lug track spins up traction with less weight and a dual piston hydraulic brake system with an automotive style innerventilated rotor delivers stopping power.
Other features include a new seat with improved riding position, industry exclusive lighted seat storage and weight savings of more than three-pounds from previous designs. A quick glance over the air intake tract reveals the industry's first digital gauge. Borrowing technology from Yamaha's extensive sportbike and motorcycle racing heritage, a revised R1 featherweight gauge cluster delivers analog rpm readings with bold and bright digital speedo numbers. The system also features a fuel gauge, dual trip meters and selectable mph or kph readings.
Available in Team Yamaha Blue and White or in Heat Red with standard electric start and reverse.
New high horsepower 700cc triple-cylinder engine offers many advantages over twins: high power output, broader powerband, throttle response, better fuel economy and durability. Industry-leading electronic power valves for increased engine performance. The self-cleaning feature maintains optimum performance. Exclusive Forced Air Induction boosts engine output and top-end horsepower. Exclusive CNC-machined exhaust ports and new cylinder port timing deliver excellent performance. New lightweight engine components include a one-piece cylinder head, industry-exclusive powder metal forged pistons, and a new crankshaft for a lightweight and durable engine package. Aggressive clutch settings for hard-hitting performance. Exclusive 300 W D.C. CDI with throttle position sensor and 3D-ignition system provides strong low-end power and excellent throttle response. Industry leading liquid-heated carburetors maintain excellent throttle response and fuel economy. New oil pump improves oil consumption during normal trail riding by 100 percent (compared to SX 700R). New large volume exhaust system reduces noise while delivering high engine output.
The strong chassis features increased aluminum usage to reduce our already industry-lightest chassis weight. New parts include a lighter frame and tunnel design, aluminum front bumper brackets and aluminum rear bumper. Repositioned engine mounting for increased v-belt efficiency and maintaining a low center of gravity. Redesigned cooling system reduces weight. ProAction SXV rear suspension calibration features rebuildable, aluminum body KYB gas shocks and multi-rate springs to provide superior pitch control and delivers outstanding driver confidence. Adjustable rear control rods for increasing or decreasing suspension weight transfer. The finest hydraulic brake system requires just one-finger effort and provides a progressive feel. Exclusive innerventilated brake rotor provides superior cooling.
Exclusive LCD digital gauge with super-accurate stepping motor for the tachometer. Integrated multiple functions include odometer, dual tripmeter, self diagnosis, fuel gauge, fuel level warning, oil level warning, and water temperature warning lights. Exclusive 300W magneto system with new dual headlight design for the brightest light in the industry. Headlight also illuminates the engine compartment for extra convenience during night riding. Exclusive single-point, Quick-Adjust rear suspension allows the rider to quickly adjust both effective shock damping and spring rates to suit their riding style.
New seat design for weight reduction, increased luggage space, and illuminated luggage compartment. Large capacity, 3.2 quart oil tank with a new, larger easy-fill opening. New oil fill opening area is more than two-times larger! Standard tunnel protectors and front heat exchanger guard allows for easier after-market track studding. Exclusive mechanical parking brake for peace of mind when trailering. Exclusive adjustable brake lever for a custom fit.
Think of it as Performance Art
Oh, don't let that sizzling red finish fool you. This machine is every bit as mean as its Team Yamaha blue-coated SXViper sibling. In fact, the only difference between the two happens to be simply a matter of convenience.
Whereas both SXViper models feature a new-design low-friction recoil starting system, the beauty you see here - the all-new SXViper ER - also comes equipped with electric start and reverse to add a dash more versatility to your mogul-pounding fun.
Otherwise, all the same state-of-the-art goodies abound, starting right under that ever-so-sexy bodywork. Arguably the industry's mightiest-ever 700cc single-pipe engine, with industry-leading self-cleaning, electronic power exhaust valves, industry exclusive forced air induction, 300-watt digital CDI ignition and an all-new, aggressive clutch weight design that boosts already lightning-quick acceleration.
And then, of course, there's the revolutionary, ultra-lightweight ProAction System chassis. Specially designed, long-travel suspension with an aggressive, lightweight track. An all-new forged aluminum steering arm, lightweight plastic skis and the sleekest, sexiest bodywork ever.
The all-new SXViper ER with electric start and reverse. Proof that this beast's beauty is far more than skin deep.
Yamaha SX 600R
Ever since the exciting SX 600R triple burst onto the scene, it's been the benchmark by which all other mid-size trail performers are measured. If you want to tame the trails and unpredictable wind swept ditch-lines, no other chassis is engineered with the rigidity and strength of the Yamaha SX platform.
It all starts with a diecast aluminum bulkhead, which delivers optimum performance through the precise locations of key suspension and engine mounting points and a rock solid chassis. From there, aluminum rails and cradle supports create the infrastructure of a snowmobile built to hammer through the whoops with uncanny pitch control and carve up the white stuff with razor precision.
Premium Ride In The Rough
Outfitted with aluminum bodied KYB shocks up front and the highly praised ProAction SX-R rear skid with Quick Adjust to the rear, you can direct the 600R headlong into a corduroy trail with sure-footed and predictable results. Coupled with feather-light and responsive steering, the SX 600R is one of the most responsive sleds ... period.
Go ahead, grab some hammer. The reliable and smooth rhythms of the 600 triple mill will have you believing you have a direct link to a psychic hotline. A sophisticated ignition, which takes its cues from a host of engine dynamics including throttle position sensors, fires a charge which is overstuffed into the combustion chambers with such high flow techno items as reed stuffers, flatslide carbs and scavenging port designs. Power hits now, pulls hard and doesn't let up until the competition is nothing more than jiggling glow in your snow dust.
A new dual headlight, powered by a 300 watt ignition is new for 2002 and pierces the night with the industry's brightest beam ever. More than just an eye squint, the new beam is longer and wider, so you can keep your focus on the trail. The addition of independent heaters is also on tap, giving riders the ultimate in comfort control as they experience the ultimate in bump control.
The SX 600R is available in Team Yamaha Blue and White for $6,699.
Dual headlight design and higher output magneto (300W) provide excellent nighttime visibility
Exclusive 360-degree indexed spark timing provides stronger spark and more consistent performance than the competition
Separate temperature controls for handgrip and thumb warmers offer 10 settings each for more comfort
More comfortable, softer handlebar grip design gives greater driver comfort while providing excellent durability
Self-diagnostic feature eases maintenance by tracking several different functions.
Lightweight triple-cylinder engines have some advantages over twins: superior throttle response, broader powerband, improved fuel economy, smoother operation and better durability. Case-reed valve induction system and flat-slide carburetors optimize engine performance and throttle response. Industry-leading liquid heated carburetors maintain excellent fuel economy.
Lightweight, rigid ProAction System Chassis has up to twice the torsional rigidity of competitive designs to provide precise handling. ProAction SX-R long-travel rear suspension features rebuildable, aluminum-body KYB gas shocks and multi-rate springs to provide class leading "big bump handling" for aggressive riders. A fine hydraulic brake system requires just one-finger effort and provides a progressive feel. Exclusive inner-ventilated brake rotor provides superior cooling.
Exclusive single-point, quick-adjust rear suspension allows the rider to quickly adjust effective shock and spring rates to suit their riding style. Large diameter speedometer and tachometer are easy to read. Large capacity fuel and oil tanks extend time between fill-ups. Wide handlebars reduce steering effort and increases machine response to rider input. Footrest angle allows greater rider movement and increases machine response to rider input. Standard tunnel protectors and front heat exchanger guard allows for easier after-market track studding. Exclusive mechanical parking brake for peace of mind when trailering. Exclusive adjustable brake lever for a custom fit.
Vmax 600ER, Vmax 700ER
The VMax series snowmobiles are engineered to deliver value and performance for those who like to ride hard mile after mile. The deep blue VMax 700ER and 600ER tickle that little gland just right--one ride is all it takes to discover excitement on the trails that seems to last forever.
Yamaha calls it Trail Performance, a certain breed of snowmobile which blends elements of performance, handling, comfort and dependability into a machine that bristles with technology at levels of fit and finish only Yamaha can achieve.
At the heart of each VMax lies a chassis designed with one thing in mind, performance. Based on the same cast bulkhead and ultra rigid frame rail design found supporting Yamaha's trail performance breed, the ProAction chassis lays the ground work for a long travel ProAction Plus suspension in tandem with 11.5 inches of rear rail travel specifically calibrated to deliver confidence and comfort. Wrapped around this fully coupled rail is a new Camoplast Predator track, which features a closed hole design for less weight and sure footed 1-inch cone-shaped lugs for performance and predictability.
But chassis rigidity is only half the equation. Yamaha's ProAction design soaks up the big hits and ignores stutter bumps. High-tech engineering means the VMax sleds are light and tight, so at the end of a long day, you won't be tired out.
Under the Vmax's dark blue metallic cowl lurks our legendary triple cylinder powerplant. Smooth, linear power, uncanny reliability and fuel mileage to brag about, are all part of the Yamaha triple legacy. Whether you choose the 600 or 700, both feature goodies like heated carburetors and 360 degree ignition timing.
Coupled with all this performance are creature comforts and amenities that can't be ignored. Standard electric start, reverse and mirrors are just the beginning. A wind cheating windscreen and new for 2002 longer and softer handgrips along with independent thumb and grip controls, combine to buffer the rider against the elements. Slicing through the dead of night, is the brightest twin beam headlamp in the industry-which this year finds its way aboard the 600 as well as the 700. No longer does the fun have to stop just because the sun does.
Simply put, the Max 600ER and 700ER offer the balance of big-ticket performance, comfort, handling with value that's easy on the wallet at $7,099 and $7,599 respectively.
Camoplast Predator 1.0" lug-height track for excellent performance and durability (600/700)
Dual headlight design and higher output magneto (300W) provide excellent nighttime visibility
Exclusive 360-degree indexed spark timing provides stronger spark and more consistent performance (new for 600)
Separate temperature controls for handgrip and thumb warmers offer 10 settings each for more comfort (new for 600)
More comfortable, softer handlebar grip design gives greater driver comfort while providing excellent durability (new for 600)
Lightweight, rigid ProAction System Chassis has up to twice the torsional rigidity of other designs, providing a sled which is more responsive to rider input and is a superior chassis for handling and comfort. Plastic skis for outstanding handling and performance. One of the best hydraulic brake system in snowmobiling requires just one-finger effort and provides a progressive feel.
Industry-leading ProAction Plus long-travel rear suspension has 11.5 inches of true, useable travel for maximum comfort, which is especially important on those all-day rides. Exclusive single-point, Easy-Adjust rear suspension allows the rider to quickly adjust both effective shock damping and spring rates to suit their riding style. Gas cell shock absorber calibration deliver excellent riding comfort. Large fuel and oil tank capacity for longer range. Standard convenience features include electric start, reverse and dual mirrors. Electric fuel gauge included as standard equipment. Exclusive mechanical parking brake for peace of mind when trailering.
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