Yamaha 2024 Snowmobiles – Manufacturer opts for status quo

This year, Yamaha closes the ball among snowmobile manufacturers regarding the 2024 unveilings. Aside from the introduction of new color schemes and some very minor changes, the 2024 Yamaha snowmobile fleet remains unchanged.

Yamaha’s Strategy for 2024

Over the past 2-3 years, Yamaha has had to deal with many challenges regarding component availability. This has caused delays in the delivery of units, resulting in customer dissatisfaction.

Although the situation is slowly returning to some normalcy, the manufacturer is prioritizing meeting its commitments to earlier deliveries next Fall.

Increased Production

As with other manufacturers, the demand for new snowmobiles has greatly exceeded supply in recent years. The quality and reliability of Yamaha snowmobiles are well-known in the industry. As a result, virtually all of the manufacturer’s inventory is sold in advance.

In talking with the Yamaha people, I learned that the number of units produced should increase by between 10% and 20% in 2024. Depending on the number of spring orders, dealers may be able to have units available for sale next fall. This would be a first in a few years for many dealers.

Snowmobilers’ expectations

It is clear that many people would have liked to see new models, even a new platform and/or a new engine. I am one of those people. However, we must take into account the current context and the astronomical costs involved in developing new snowmobiles.

That said, I believe (I hope) that the manufacturer has been working on this for some time. It’s possible that Yamaha will have some surprises in store for us in the coming years!

In the meantime, let’s take a look at the 2024 Yamaha snowmobile lineup.

Sidewinder SRX LE EPS

For 2024, the SRX will wear the black and gold colors of the 1980 SRX. Even if in my book, an SRX has to wear Yamaha blue, I have to admit that the 2024 version is aesthetically very well done!

Yamaha SRX 440 Snowmobile 1980

 

Main characteristics

  • Genesis 998 turbocharged engine
  • Stryke single-keel skis
  • Lowered ARCS front suspension
  • Fox Zero iQS shocks
  • SRX 137 low-profile suspension
  • Low profile Ripsaw track (1.0 inch)
  • Heated trail seat
  • EPS with variable assistance
  • Bag for Goggles
  • 20-inch tunnel bag

Sidewinder L-TX LE EPS

Main characteristics

  • Genesis 998 turbocharged engine
  • Stryke single-keel skis
  • ARCS front suspension
  • Fox 1.5 Zero QS3 R Kashima shocks (Front and center)
  • Fox 2.0 Zero QS3 R Kashima shocks (Rear)
  • Suspension SR 137
  • Ripsaw II track 1.25
  • Heated trail seat
  • EPS with variable assistance
  • Bag for Goggles
  • 20-inch tunnel bag

Sidewinder X-TX LE iQS

Main characteristics

  • iQS Suspension
    Front: Fox 1.5 Zero iQS3
    Center: 1.5 HPG (High-Pressure Gas)
    Rear: Fox Zero 2.0 iQS3
  • 146″ decoupled VersAttack rear suspension
  • Camso Cobra track, 146 x 1.6 in.
  • Competition step
  • ARCS front suspension
  • 42″ ski spacing
  • Stryke single-keel skis
  • Heated mountain seat
  • 20-inch tunnel bag
  • Snow Scratchers (Ice Scratchers)

Sidewinder L-TX GT EPS

 

 

Main characteristics

  • Genesis 998 turbocharged engine
  • EPS with variable assistance
  • Stryke single-keel skis
  • ARCS front suspension
  • Fox 1.5 QS3 shocks (Front)
  • Shock absorber 1.5 HPG (Center)
  • Fox 2.0 QS3 shock absorber (Rear)
  • Suspension SR 137
  • Ripsaw II track 1.25
  • Deluxe GT (grand touring) air deflectors
  • Heated trail seat
  • Bag for Goggles
  • 20-inch tunnel bag

Sidewinder S-TX GT EPS

Main characteristics

  • Genesis 998 turbocharged engine
  • EPS with variable assistance
  • Stryke single-keel skis
  • 146″ rear suspension with overload springs
  • Fox Zero QS3 1.5 shocks (Front)
  • 5 HPG shock absorber (center and rear)
  • Caterpillar Ripsaw I 1.25
  • Deluxe heated two-seater
  • Heated front and rear handles with adjustable heat intensity
  • An auxiliary tank of 16 litres
  • Bag for Goggles
  • Rigid rear trunk with auxiliary fuel tank

SRViper L-TX GT

Main characteristics

  • Genesis 1049cc naturally aspirated engine
  • ARCS front suspension
  • Fox 1.5 QS3 shocks (Front)
  • Shock absorber 1.5 HPG (Center)
  • Fox 2.0 QS3 shock absorber (Rear)
  • Stryke single-keel skis
  • ARCS front suspension
  • Fox 1.5 QS3 shocks (Front)
  • Shock absorber 1.5 HPG (Center)
  • Fox Zero 2.0 QS3 shock absorber (Rear)
  • Suspension SR 137
  • Ripsaw II track 1.25
  • Heated trail seat
  • Bag for Goggles
  • 20-inch tunnel bag

Sidewinder L-TX SE

Main characteristics

  • Genesis 998 turbocharged engine
  • Stryke single-keel skis
  • ARCS front suspension
  • Fox RC shocks (Front)
  • Shock absorber 1.5 HPG (Center)
  • Shock absorber 2,0 HPG (Rear)
  • Suspension SR 137
  • Ripsaw II track 1.25
  • Heated trail seat
  • Tunnel bag

Sidewinder X-TX SE

Main characteristics

  • Genesis 998 turbocharged engine
  • Yamaha Mountain Skis
  • Mountain suspension legs
  • Fox Zero QS3 1.5 shocks (Front)
  • Shock absorber 1.5 HPG (Center)
  • Fox Zro GS3 2,0 shock absorber (Rear)
  • VersAttack 146 decoupled suspension
  • Camso Challenger 2.00″ track
  • Competition step
  • Mountain handlebars
  • Snow Scratchers (Ice Scratchers)

Mountain Max 800 LE 154 & 165

Main characteristics

  • Single-stringer mountain suspension
  • 2-stroke 794cc SDI engine
  • Amortos Fox Zero QS3 high end
  • 154″ Power Claw track with 2.6″ lugs or
    165″ Power Claw with 3.0″ tracks
  • Reinforced competition steps
  • Fox Zero QS3 1.5 shocks (Front)
  • Fox Zero QS3 1.5 shock absorber (Center)
  • FoxZero QS3-L 2.0 shock absorber (Rear)
  • Yamaha Mountain Skis
  • Bag for Goggles
  • 20-inch tunnel bag
  • Electric starter

Mountain Max 800 LE 154 SL (Super-lite)

Main characteristics

  • Single-stringer mountain suspension
  • 2-stroke 794cc SDI engine
  • Amortos Fox Zero QS3 high end
  • 154″ Power Claw track with 3.0″ lugs
  • Reinforced competition steps
  • Fox Zero QS3 1.5 shocks (Front)
  • Fox Zero QS3 1.5 shock absorber (Center)
  • FoxZero QS3-L 2.0 shock absorber (Rear)
  • Yamaha Mountain Skis
  • Shortened mountain seat
  • Smaller fuel tank
  • A smaller heat exchanger (radiator).
  • Bag for Goggles
  • Tunnel bag

SXVenom MTN

Yamaha 2024

Main characteristics

  • 397cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine
  • Narrow chassis 7/8 SMB
  • Single-stringer mountain suspension
  • Hydraulic shock absorbers, double-walled
  • 146″ x 2″ Challenger track
  • CVTech Drive System
  • Shortened mountain seat
  • Smaller fuel tank
  • Yamaha mountain skis
  • Climbing straps
  • Electronically controlled reverse gear
  • Heated handles and thumb warmers (upper and lower)
  • Electric starter

SXVenom

Yamaha 2024

Main characteristics

  • 397cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine
  • Narrow chassis 7/8 SMB
  • Hydraulic shock absorbers, double-walled
  • 121″ x 14″ x 1″ Camso Hacksaw track
  • CVTech Drive System
  • Shortened low seat
  • Stryke skis with a single rail
  • Electronically controlled reverse gear
  • Heated handles and thumb warmers (upper and lower)
  • Electric starter

Transporter Lite

Yamaha 2024

Main characteristics

  • 397cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine
  • Electric starter
  • Narrow chassis 7/8 SMB
  • 146″ utility rear suspension with articulated rail
  • Hydraulic shock absorbers, double-walled
  • Camso Cobra 1.6″ track
  • CVTech Drive System
  • Yamaha mountain skis
  • Large 40.1-litre tank
  • Electronically controlled reverse gear
  • Heated handles and thumb warmers (upper and lower)
  • Yamaha Mountain Seat
  • Large windshield

Transporter Lite 2up

Main characteristics

  • 397cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine
  • Electric starter
  • Narrow chassis 7/8 SMB
  • 146″ utility rear suspension
  • Hydraulic shock absorbers, double-walled
  • Camso Cobra 1.6″ track
  • CVTech Drive System
  • Yamaha mountain skis
  • Large 40.1 litre tank
  • Electronically controlled reverse gear
  • Heated handles and thumb warmers (upper and lower)
  • Two seaters
  • Load springs
  • Large windshield

Snoscoot 200

Yamaha 2024

Main characteristics

  • Adjustable front shock absorbers
  • Long steering column with lifting flange
  • Throttle override system (TORS)
  • TVC transmission
  • Hydraulic brake disc
  • Electronic controller
  • Heated handles

SRX 120R

Yamaha 2024

Main characteristics

  • Yamaha 4-stroke engine, 123 cm³.
  • Remote switch cord
  • Easily visible whip antenna
  • Speed control
  • Heated handles
  • Cushioned handlebars

An Interesting Addition

Please note that all 2024 full-size 4-stroke snowmobiles are now equipped with a standard RCA plug for a heated visor.

For more information

If you would like more information on the 2024 range, I invite you to consult our magazine as other articles will be published shortly. Indeed, our team had the opportunity to test several models of Yamaha 2024 snowmobiles during the last SnowShoot.

In addition, you can visit your local Yamaha dealer or browse the manufacturer’s website by clicking here.

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