Yamaha doesn’t make changes just for the sake of doing so. When Yamaha makes changes, they are doing it because they have found something better to offer then what’s already out. For the 2012 Yamaha RS Venture GT, that involves taking the snowmobile’s overall characteristics up a few notches higher.
The new Venture GT is about as comfortable and user-friendly as any snowmobile in the market. On top of that, it’s got some serious performance capabilities too, the highlight of which is the 1,049cc four-stroke, three-cylinder, twin-valve, liquid-cooled engine. With 120 horsepower on tap, the RS Venture GT represents an attractive snowmobile option for performance-minded riders who also demand no less than the ultimate in comfort.
Further adding to the appeal of the RS Venture GT is a suspension set-up that features the company’s new wishbone design front suspension that sets the A-arms more closely together. Yamaha engineers also use high-pressure gas shocks to control the GT’s 8.5" of maximum travel, which is actually a half-inch less than with last season’s non-EPS front end.
For everything that people have said about the Yamaha RS Venture GT, the biggest thing about this snowmobile is that it comes at a pretty reasonable price of just $12,699.
Find out more about the full specifications of the Yamaha RS Venture GT.
|Engine||4-stroke, 3-cylinder, 2-valves, liquid-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||82 x 66.2 mm|
|Carburetion||41 mm fuel injection|
|Ignition||Digital T.C.I. w/ throttle position sensor|
|Fuel Type||Regular unleaded|
|Fuel Capacity||9.4 gal.|
|Oil Capacity||3 qt.|
|Suspension||Front: Independent, double wishbone; 40 mm aluminum HPG shocks; 8.5 in. travel|
Rear: ProComfort CK 144; 40 mm aluminum HPG shocks; 13.3 in. travel
|Brakes||2-piston hydraulic w/ lightweight ventilated disc|
|Ski Stance||43 in.|
|Track LxWxH||144 x 15 x 1.25 in. Camoplast Rip Saw|