Now that winter is fast approaching, snowmobiles are starting to become en vogue again. So what better way to spend your upcoming bonuses than to splurge on a snowmobile that offers you fun times streaking in the snow.
That’s where the Yamaha Venture Lite comes in. Powered by the Sport Performance Genesis 2-cylinder engine, the Venture Lite offers silky smooth power that can be best enjoyed as a solo rider or with a passenger on board.
More than just its impressive powertrain, the Venture Lite also comes packed with plenty of amenities. It’s got a tall windshield, heated passenger grips, and a cargo rack, among other things, providing you with plenty of bang for your hard-earned buck. The seat was designed to be comfortable for more than just one rider and comes with a forward front pilot configuration that allows excellent positioning when you’re sitting upright and ready to roll. There’s also a raised lip at the back to help keep you stationed properly while a slightly elevated passenger level that tapers slightly into a winged backrest. A passenger footrest platform and handgrips are also part of the package, as is a digital gauge that sits centered so you quickly can read the large digital numerals as they flash your miles per hour.
Going back to the snowmobile’s Sport Performance Genesis 2-cylinder engine, it’s not so much the power that makes the Venture Lite stand out. Relative to it’s size, the snowmobile’s modern high-revving 4-stroke engine delivers upwards of 30 percent more power than its competition while also boasting of a sophisticated electronic fuel injection system. To ensure superior handling, the Venture Lite was also fitted with quite basic KYB gas cell shock absorbers, and a rear suspension that features a simple flip lever to vary torsion spring rates for enhancing ride comfort.
Find out more about the Yamaha Venture Lite after the jump.
|Engine||4-stroke, 2-cylinder, 3-valves, liquid-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||77 x 53.6 mm|
|Carburetion||43 mm Keihin X 2, fuel injection, liquid heated|
|Ignition||Digital T.C.I. w/ T.P.S.|
|Fuel Capacity||32.9 l|
|Transmission||Variable ratio, electronic shift reverse|
|Suspension||Front: Independent, double wishbone; hydraulic, gas cell shocks; 7.1 in. (180 mm) travel
Rear: Pro Comfort 144; 25 mm, hydraulic gas cell shocks; 11.5 in. (292 mm) travel|
|Brakes||Hydraulic, 2-piston aluminum caliper, lightweight ventilated disc, mechanical parking brake|
|Ski Stance||42.7 in. (1,085 mm)|
|Track LxWxH||144 x 15 x 1.25 in. Camoplast Ripsaw|
|Dimensions||Length:124 in. (3,150 mm)
Height:54.3 in. (1,380 mm)
Width:47 in. (1,215 mm)|
grungestore----"A lightweight, unconventional furloughed sled that provides all day prolonged comfort. This shred was once a home of one of Yamahas final two-strokes. Gone is a Venture 600; in a place is a new Venture Lite four-stroke. The Venture Lite is one I consider youll like a new Venture look. Yamaha did a good pursuit this time and a sled looks improved than ever. It also performs unequivocally welleven better."
Power Sport Network----"Powered by the Sport Performance Genesis 2-cylinder engine, the Venture Lite offers silky smooth power for solo or 2-up riding."