Yamaha Features

Yamaha Features Yamaha Motorís origin was in 1955 with the production of its first motorcycle, and it was in 1968 that the company produced its first snowmobile, the SL350, a 2-stroke twin with a slide-valve carburetor. Yamaha is the only manufacturer currently making 4-stroke snowmobiles exclusively.

LATEST Yamaha Features

  • Ask the SnowMan: Your Questions Answered

    Questions about suspension, bearing replacement, track repair, 2009 Nytro XTX handwarmers and more.

    Nov. 13, 2009
  • Ask the SnowMan: Your Questions Answered

    Get a lesson on the Ski-Doo 600 SDI, the Polaris 800, and shopping tips for where to best spend less than $8-grand on a sled.

    Oct. 07, 2009
  • 2010 Yamaha Snowmobile Line Up

    For 2010, the improvements and additions to the Yamaha lineup make it clear that the team at Yamaha is a group of snowmobilers that loves what they do and what they do is make some dang cool 4-stroke snowmobiles.

    Mar. 24, 2009
  • Ask The SnowMan: Your Sledding Questions Answered

    Ice scratchers, riding mountain sleds on groomed trails, and time for new rings on the 'Cat.

    Mar. 01, 2009
  • Ask the SnowMan: Your Sledding Questions Answered

    I have a 1999 700 mountain max and want to put delta force reeds and power incorporated pipes on, and wonder if I have to fatten up my jets and what kind of hp gain will I get? The answers to this and MORE of your questions.

    Dec. 01, 2008
  • 2009 Mountain Snowmobiles Ride Impressions

    Our test riders favored the Ski-Doo Summit machines in both 600 and 800 engine sizes over other sleds we rode. Check out the full story of how the 2009 mountain sleds performed.

    Nov. 17, 2008
  • First Ride: 2009 600-Class Snowmobiles

    Getting the chance to ride is the best part of writing any vehicle review for Off-Road.com, so check out what our test riders thought of the latest 600-class sleds.

    Oct. 28, 2008
  • Review: 2009 600-Class Trail Snowmobiles

    For 2009 the 600 class is as hot as ever with two new engines from Ski-Doo, chassis updates from Arctic Cat on their F-series, a new Dragon SP from Polaris, and suspension upgrades on the Nytro from Yamaha.

    Oct. 10, 2008
  • New 2009 Cross-Over Snowmobiles

    Are you looking for a well-rounded snowmobile that is equally as capable on the trail as it is off-trail in the powder? We look at Arctic Cat, Yamaha, Polaris and Ski-Doo cross-overs, just for you.

    Sep. 26, 2008
  • 2009 Mountain Snowmobiles Review

    We break down the latest mountain-riding, snow-loving offerings from Arctic Cat, Yamaha, Polaris and Ski-Doo.

    Apr. 28, 2008
  • Video: 2009 MY Snowmobile Tech Walk Around

    Wade West from Yamaha Marketing and Kale Wainer from Arctic Cat take a look up close at the technology that will set apart their 2009 cross over sleds.

    Apr. 17, 2008
  • 2009 Snowmobile Models Sneak Peak

    Technical overview and photos of the new snowmobiles from Ski-Doo, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, and Polaris.

    Mar. 24, 2008
  • Yamaha FX Nytro Ergonomic and Cosmetic Upgrades

    The stock Nytro MTX does not come with a pivoting riser block, so the amount of adjustment is limited. We wanted to rotate the riser forward and back to find the ideal riding position, so a mod was in order.

    Mar. 10, 2008
  • Boosted Four-Strokes. The Sled of the Future?

    The MPI kit is very impressive how all the components have been carefully machined to work around the stock machine.

    Jan. 28, 2008
  • Hands-On 2008 Yamaha Nytro MTX

    Overall the Nytro MTX is an excellent mountain sled. The engine, ergonomics and weight are all right where they need to be in this snowmobile.

    Dec. 31, 2007
  • Yamaha Sleds Win at Hasting, Michigan Grass Drag Event

    Jones started off the victory parade for Yamaha by winning the 600S final on his new 2008 FX Nytro.

    Oct. 22, 2007
  • Review: 2008 Yamaha Vector Snowmobile

    In overall appeal, there are few sleds that combine quality fit and finish with renowned mechanical reliability and, now, superior ergonomics in what is essentially a base line model.

    Jul. 11, 2007
  • Review: 2008 Yamaha Nytro RTX Snowmobile

    What makes the Nytro such a big deal is that right out of the crate it is light enough and has enough power to be a good mountain machine.

    Apr. 11, 2007
  • Yamaha is on a Mission

    Yamaha is on a mission to boost its sales with higher visibility in competitive circuits, and they?re using big moves to make it happen. So far their 4-stroke machines are having a rough start, but the company is putting the resources and the talent into

    Jan. 25, 2007
  • Yamaha 4-stroke proves speed to win WPSA

    It was a race of comebacks and breakouts in Brainerd, Minn., and the spotlight finished up on Robbie Malinoski and his Yamaha. The brand new machine became the first four-stroke-powered snowmobile to ever win a national Snocross competition.

    Jan. 24, 2007
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