2018 Yamaha Sidewinder R-TX SE

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Year
2018
Manufacturer
Yamaha
Model
Sidewinder R-TX SE

Overview

Description

Tried-and-trail-true, the 129" track length found on the Sidewinder R-TX SE offers the type of precision and ride experience that the hardcore snowmobiler craves. The Ripsaw II track allows for greater acceleration and is complemented by Tuner III skis that provide unmatched cornering. Throw in a Genesis 998 Turbo engine and the Sidewinder R-TX SE is something you will find yourself coming back to time and time again.

Highlights
  • 998 Yamaha Genesis Turbo Engine: Industry's highest horsepower, Designed around a premium turbo unit to produce uncompromised performance and reliability, Yamaha engineered for no turbo lag
  • Dual Shock Sr 129 Rear Suspension: Utilizes "free-acting" front arm that effectively couples to the rear arm under torque load while letting front arm float, Keeps skis firmly planted, Offers best of both uncoupled small bump compliance with optimum coupled weight transfer
  • Se Shock Package: Premium FOX® Zero RC front shock, Pre-load adjustable coil springs, Skid frame front arm features aluminum 1.5 HPG gas shock with a beefier aluminum, 2.0 HPG to handle rear duties
Key Features
  • 998 Genesis Turbo Engine: The turbo 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 intake to exhaust, is dedicated to producing uncompromised performance. In only its second year in production the Yamaha turbo has earned the respect and reputation befitting the industries highest achiever. Truly this is the potent venom of a Sidewinders bite.
  • Dual Shock SR 129 Rear Suspension: The Dual Shock SR 129 rear suspension is the cumulative result of years of punishment and development in snocross and cross-country competition. Utilizing a 'free-acting' front arm which effectively couples to the rear arm under torque loads while letting the front arm float to follow the bumps, keeping the skis firmly planted. This is accomplished using a U-shaped slot on the leading arm that fits over a fixed mounting shaft to allow a limited amount of free sliding movement. This features offers the best of both uncoupled small bump compliance with optimum coupled weight transfer control.
  • YSRC High Performance Clutch System: The YSRC primary and roller secondary clutches were specifically designed for durable, cool 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 back-shift and provides additional ratio through its oversize sheaves to keep accelerating long after the others have signed off.
  • EBRS Engine Braking Control: The effect of 4-stroke 'engine braking' when the throttle valves are closed has a significant impact on handling and ride character. Yamaha developed a special system which employs the ISC (idle speed control) circuit and ECU map using throttle valve movement and RPM information to reduce negative intake pressure during deceleration.
  • SE Shock Package: The SE gets premium FOX® Zero RC front shock absorbers with a quick adjust, 3-position damper system, remote reservoir and preload adjustable coil springs. The skid frame front arm gets an aluminum 1.5 HPG gas shock and the rear duties are carried out by a beefier 2.0 aluminum HPG shock for fade-free performance.
Performance
  • High Tech Turbo: The Nickel alloy turbine body is extremely strong and precise, able to withstand highly elevated temperatures. Supported by premium, ceramic ball bearings, the Inconel turbine blade assembly is very light and strong. This yields a low moment of inertia for lightning quick response to exhaust gas input. Triple throttle bodies are used exclusively to further enhance the quick delivery of compressed air from the impeller to intake valves.
  • Mitsubishi Electronic Control Unit: The Yamaha-developed Mitsubishi ECU uses a series of 9 sensors to gather running condition data which it computes using a predetermined memory ?map?. It then adjusts ignition timing, fuel delivery, manifold air-pressure and turbo boost pressure to produce maximum performance under any condition - reliably.
  • 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 (APV): 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.
  • Liquid Cooled Turbo Body: 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 components.
Handling
  • Centralized Mass Design: The SRV chassis layout was engineered with the goal of centralizing mass. Approximately 60 percent of the sled's weight is tightly centered within the main triangulation. The result is a quick-handling, well balanced sled, that's fun to throw around in a wide variety of conditions.
  • SRV Front suspension: The SRV front suspension geometry is aimed at managing spindle camber, resulting in minimized bump-steer and maximized cornering bite giving rider confidence in varying trail conditions. The A-arms are mounted at a 30-degree angle from the sled's centerline to efficiently dissipate impact force throughout the entire chassis. Likewise, the front shocks mount directly to the leading spar so that trail forces are routed to the strongest part of the chassis. Wide a-arm spacing minimizes flex and stress in the front suspension system, which means consistent and confident corner handling.
  • Lightweight, Rigid SRV Chassis: The SRV 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.
  • Gen3 Tuner Skis: The latest version of the Yamaha Tuner Ski is lightweight and designed for precise handling response. A wide selection of carbides can be combined to dial the Tuner to fit any riding style. Replaceable ski tips are available in multiple colors for additional customization.
  • Over-the-engine steering: The straight steering post on the Sidewinder is configured over the engine. It connects to a single bell crank for simplicity and light weight. The design also minimizes free-play in the steering system and delivers a tight turning radius.
Comfort
  • Digital Gauge: Full-featured and easy to read, the digital gauge displays critical information in a glance including speed, fuel level, trip mileage, tach and more. We even included a clock so you can watch the time fly.
  • Push Button Reverse: Convenient handlebar positioning makes shifting to and from reverse easy with just the push of your thumb. A servo motor shifts the drivetrain into reverse simply and consistently. An audible warning beeper reminds you when you are still in reverse.
  • Standard Electric Start: Yamaha's electric starter system allows you to fire up your Sidewinder with the turn of a key. There is no pulling on a nylon cord to get this high-tech engine growling! And you don't pay more - Electric start is a standard feature on all of Yamaha's 4-stroke machines.
  • Large fuel tank: The Sidewinder's generous 10 gallon fuel tank 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 trail seat. The ever-changing fuel load is carried low and rearward, helping centralize the overall mass and balance of the sled.
  • Tapered tunnel design: The Sidewinder's light weight, two-piece, tapered tunnel gives you strength for the long haul and a tapered "fit" for enhanced leg comfort and overall ride positioning. The reinforced running boards are punched with aggressive boot hold serrations and offers excellent snow evacuation to keep your feet planted where you want them.
Engine
  • Engine: Turbocharged, 4-stroke / Liquid cooled
  • Cylinders: 3-cylinder / 998cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 80 x 66.2 mm
  • Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Clutch/Transmission: YSRC
  • Disc Brake Type: Hydraulic wave-style disc
  • Electric Start/DC Output: Standard / Standard
  • Reverse: Push Button
Chassis
  • Suspension (Front): Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Front shocks: Fox ® 1.5 ZeroTM RC
  • Front Travel: 10" (254 mm)
  • Ski type: Tuner III
  • Suspension (Rear): Dual Shock SR 129
  • Rear Shocks: Monotube Alum-HP GAS-1.5 / Monotube Alum-HP GAS-2.0
  • Rear Travel: 13.5" (343 mm)
  • Yamaha Performance Damper: N/A
Critical Data
  • Length: 118" (2997 mm)
  • Width: 48" (1219 mm)
  • Track (WxLxH): 15 x 129 x 1.25" Camoplast® Ripsaw 2TMII
  • Ski stance C to C: 42" (1067 mm) adjustable
  • Fuel Capacity (L): 37
  • Hand and Thumb warmers: N/A
  • Heated Seat: Optional
  • Windshield height: Small SE
  • Headlights: LED
  • Electric Power Steering: N/A
  • Backrest: N/A
  • Mirrors: Optional
  • Tow Hitch: Optional
  • Colour(s): Racing Blue / White; Grey / High Vis
Yamaha Protection Plus (YPP)
  • Simplicity: While other plans bog you down in the details, factory-backed YPP gives you bulletproof protection from the unexpected. And it's as simple to use and understand as your Yamaha factory warranty.
  • Protection From Expensive Bills: YPP is there whether your repair is a few dollars or a few thousand.
  • No Deductible to Pay - Ever: Under YPP, Yamaha picks up the entire cost to repair every applicable manufacturing defect.
  • Pick up Where Your Factory Warranty Leaves Off: YPP takes over automatically - and immediately - when your factory warranty expires.
  • Added Value for Your Yamaha: Your YPP warranty is transferable, increasing the value of your Yamaha if you decide to sell or trade.
  • No Claim Forms: Since we already know your Yamaha, there's no need for you to fill out lengthy claim forms. Your YPP information is available at every authorized Yamaha dealer across Canada.
  • Affordable Options: Purchase years of YPP coverage at a fraction of what a single major repair costs. You can also use the Yamaha Financial Services program to finance this coverage.
  • Real Peace of Mind: Yamaha is ready to step in to make necessary repairs (excluding those due to normal wear or aging) using genuine Yamaha parts and factory authorized technicians for the full duration of your coverage.
YPP For Snowmobiles
  • Yamaha Protection Plus Does Not Cover Failures Resulting From: Commercial or Rental Usage, Racing or competition, Modification of original parts, Installation or use of non-authorized parts or accessories, Use of lubricants, oil and fuel oil mixture other than those recommended in the owner's manual, Accidents or collision or theft damage, Submersion, Fire, Appearance related damage - scratches, dents, fading, flaking, peeling, Normal wear and tear or lack of maintenance, Abuse or neglect, Improper storage, Corrosion, Operated on surfaces not covered with sufficient snow
  • The Following Parts Are Not Covered: Drive belts, Skis, ski wear rods and ski skins, Sliders, tracks, track clips, Batteries, Oil, lubes, filters, spark plugs, Light bulbs, sealed beams and fuses, High tension cables, Seat and/or covers, Idler wheels and bearings, Brake pads, Drive chain and sprockets, Primary clutch tuning parts, Secondary clutch tuning parts, Body, windshield and other cosmetic parts, 20,000 km mileage limit *

Specs

Engine

Engine Type
Turbocharged, 4-stroke
Displacement
998cc
Bore x Stroke
80 x 66.2mm
Cylinders
3-Cylinder
Engine Cooling
Liquid cooled

Drivetrain

Brake Type
Hydraulic wave-style disc

Suspension

Front Suspension
Independent, Double Wishbone
Front Travel
10 in. (254mm)
Rear Suspension
Dual Shock SR129
Rear Travel
13.5 in. (343mm)
Ski Type
Tuner III
Ski Stance
42 (1067 mm) adjustable
Track Dimensions
15 x 129 x 1.25 in. Camoplast® Ripsaw 2TMII

General

Headlight
LED
Fuel Capacity
37 L
Color
Racing Blue / White; Grey / High Vis

Options

Electric Start
Standard
Reverse
Push Button

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