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2015 Snowmobile Model Release – Yamaha

They are here! The 2015 Yamaha Snowmobile line-up. Get ready mountain riders, you will be thrilled with the Yamaha line!

When Yamaha put their team together, the focus was clearly to get a bigger piece of the pie in the mountain segment. The mountain segment is one area that Yamaha really wasn’t growing in and they had to come up with something to turn things around. They knew they needed something lighter weight and durable. Yamaha needed the vehicle to have more control and maneuverability; and of course their tried and true reliable engine with the potential of adding more boost. Yamaha also recognizes that mountain riders look for balance, agility, flotation, and response in their vehicle. So that’s where were going to start.

2015 SR Viper 162 SE White Blue profile

Mountain_SteeringIntroducing the all-new 2015 Yamaha SR Viper M-TX. The SRV Mountain chassis features a powder-coated tapered tunnel that is lightweight and has excellent clearance for snow. In addition it has great snow evacuation. The running boards have a more aggressive anti-slip grip with large enough holes so snow doesn’t have a chance to build up.



This also comes with a strap on the mountain bar. The new mountain seat is shorter and lighter and tappers towards the front of the cockpit. Yamaha put a lot of work into their clutching, calibrating it to optimize quick shifting and belt durability.The new vertical steering design is a tripod design with a tall riser for optimized rider position.

It’s powered by their Genesis 3-cylinder motor with new ECU mapping for better response and high torque. The rear suspension is a Fox dual shock design with 15.5” of travel, which comes in a 162” or a 153” Powder Claw track with 2.6” profile. In addition, it has new lightweight extravert drivers and conjoined rear wheels in the back. The front suspension uses the Fox Floats 3 with 9.5 inches of travel and skis are adjustable with either a 38” or 39” center to center ski stance.

2015 Phazer MTX Black Blue profile

For 2015 the Phazer M-TX comes back with new graphics in the line. But wait…where’s the Nytro? Sorry Nytro lovers but it’s GONE!!!!

2015 Apex XTX 06

In the crossover segment Yamaha brought back its Apex X-TX with new graphics. It’s hard to change something that’s almost flawless.


The SR Viper X-TX SE for 2015 gets a new deep keel tuner ski with a 5mm deeper keel, a steeper keel angle and an elevated bolt hole. This is a Viper-only spec for improved deep snow and a more aggressive bite. This sled is available in red/white or blue/white color combination.

2015 SR Viper STX DX Black ACCY Seat 3_4

Modular_bumperModular_seatNew for 2015 is the SR Viper S-TX DX (deluxe). This new model features a modular rear bumper with standard rack. Also comes with the new deep keel ski and a taller windshield. This is the crossover you can really customize to your needs, such as passenger seating, more storage or really whatever you want. It also comes with a 15×141 x1.352 cobra track and heated seat. If you’re looking for an on/off trail package with the most versatility, this is the one.

2015 Phazer XTX 01

The Phazer X-TX is your 80 hp sled that’s back in the crossover segment.

2015 Apex Black 3_4

On the trail side, the dependable, smooth, and reliable Apex family returns. The Apex family is truly built for a high mile day that puts a smile on any operators face. We’ve always loved this engine and are happy to see it stay.

2015 SR Viper RTX SE Red profile

The SR Viper R-TX is back with the new ski. This 129” Ripsaw track and Float 3 Fox shocks make this sled a great package.

2015 SR Viper RTX DX 14

New name is the SR Viper R-TX DX (deluxe). This sled has the coil spring suspension, taller windshield, a large trunk-bag and heated seat. This sled also gets the deep keel ski and comes in two colors black or white/red.

2015 RS Venture GT 03

The three cylinder Vector family is back with new graphics as is the Venture GT, and Phazer R-TX. Again it’s hard to change what’s already great.  However the RS Venture TF comes with 15x151x1.25 Ripsaw track. It also has an articulated rail and tow hitch.

2015 RS Viking Professional 11

2015 SRX 120 Blue profile

Other sleds for 2015 is the RS Viking Professional, Venture MP, and the SRX 120. All with new graphics.

2015 SR Viper MTX 162 LE 08Yamaha is bringing back their Limited Edition Spring release models, however these will only be available to consumers who put money down on these sleds. Dealers will not be able to order stock for their showroom, keeping these models truly special and unique.

2015 SR Viper MTX 162 LE Orange 3_4

For the mountain rider, they are releasing the SR Viper M-TX 162 LE with front Fox Evol shocks. For the crossover rider who primarily rides off-trail and occasionally on trail, the new SR Viper X-TX LE will feature the mountain ski, mountain seat, the new vertical steering post, and the new 15x141x2.25 Powder Claw Track. If you are a crossover rider who rides primarily trails and a little off-trail, the new SR Viper L-TX LE with the new 15x137x1.75 backcountry track. Finally, for the flatlander, the new SR Viper R-TX LE with the new Fox Evol X front shocks, the new dual shock SR race rear suspension, and the new 15x129x1.7 snowcross track. All of these models are dressed in Yamaha Blue and Orange with the exception of the R-TX LE with is also available in race Blue/White.

2015 SR Viper RTX LE Orange profile


2015 SR Viper RTX LE White Blue 3_4

These are by far the most radical colors Yamaha has ever had. You have until April 15, 2014, to put a deposit on an LE model or you won’t get one.

Some other items of note. Yamaha is offering a Mountain Performance Turbo Kit for their SR Viper M-TX during their Spring Power Surge. It’s the same kit as the Nytro, but reconfigured for the new Viper. It puts out 180-190 HP on pump gas.


One last item we want to mention, and we will have more detail on this later, but Yamaha is going to be releasing a damper kit for all new Apex, Vectors, and Venture models sold on the Spring Power Surge Program. This kit will reduce chassis vibration and has been in use int eh automotive industry for years. It will give the sleds a more planted feeling and reduce rider fatigue.


Check out the new Yamaha model lineup at your Yamaha dealer or visit their web site

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8 Responses to 2015 Snowmobile Model Release – Yamaha

  1. mike January 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    can’t find any info on the cost of the performance damper kits for excising model Apex sleds…only that they are free on 2015 sleds…no i’m not going to buy a new sled

  2. john April 9, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    You guy should have a sweepstakes for a chance to win a sled from the new line up

  3. phazer crazer March 8, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    “Performance” and “damper” should NEVER be used in the same sentance. Yammie needs to fire someone in marketing

  4. MRW March 6, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Hey Wolf, The Mountain Viper Has the option of a factory turbo.

  5. Douglas Emery February 28, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    Why no turbo on the trail sleds? or even the 137 ? If you want to keep up with the horse power of all the two strokes need trail turbo sled. thanks Doug

  6. CR February 13, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    I agree with G wolf as the turbo is not on it from Yamaha but is added. However, it is only available on the mountain sleds. So if I want to get a X TX LE I can’t-below 6000 ‘. I won’t give up the horsepower so it is a deal breaker. I will try to talk to Yamaha.

    I’ve been waiting for a sled like this but it is hard to get all characteristics I want on one sled…

    Yamaha must decide…. A sale or no sale?

  7. MGW February 12, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    Mr. Wolf, did you not read the full article. The mountain Viper HAS a factory turbo available…

  8. G wolf February 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Nice machine but disappointed no factory turbo come on Yamaha wake uppppp

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