2013 Yamaha Apex SE

The Yamaha Apex SE is a comfortable and luxury snowmobile built to deal effortless with snowy tracks.

In its freezing adventures , the 2013 Yamaha Apex SE is helped by a strong Genesis 4 stroke Top Performance engine which features fuel injection and Yamaha’s unique EXUP (Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) technology that improves the torque characteristics in the low and mid RPM ranges.

Apart from its strong engine, the 2013 Yamaha Apex SE is also fitted with a full air suspension and EPS (Electric Power Steering) which help it deal effortless with any type of track and snow.

The 2013 Yamaha Apex SE is built on a lightweight frame constructed from varying types of aluminum. The bulkhead is made using Yamaha’s unique CF aluminum die-casting technology, while the steering gate section is pressure die-cast as a single unit.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha Apex SE.

Yamaha Apex SE

Yamaha Apex SE

This is it – the trail snowmobile that leads the luxury class. Full air suspension, EPS (Electric Power Steering) and smooth, quiet power from our exclusive 4-cylinder Genesis engine.

The Genesis® 4-stroke Top Performance unit, with EXUP and fuel injection, delivers peak power across low and mid-speed ranges, so when you open the throttle, it delivers. The track and front suspension – with Fox® FLOAT™ 2 air shocks – are teamed with a Fox® Mega FLOAT™ rear air shock to offer exceptional levels of stability and ride comfort.

This is performance, luxury, comfort and handling you’ve never experienced before – so choose the Apex SE and your every snowmobiling wish is granted.

Being out on the trails or powder is one of life’s great feelings – creating emotional moments to last long in the memory. So enjoy our snowmobiles. Each one is designed and equipped to deliver supreme handling, performance, comfort, economy and reliability.

It’s a winning combination you can depend on from your Yamaha – along with our innovative engineering and electronic control technologies that bring you and your machine closer together as a unit – to create a more satisfying riding experience than ever before.

So wherever you ride – on smooth or rough trails, soft powder or up at high altitudes – choose the perfect partner. Your Yamaha.

Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Yamaha Apex SE

EPS makes it easier to control the machine with accuracy and precision – making you an even better, more relaxed rider. Its computer-controlled actuator provides the optimum level of steering assistance, so the machine feels lighter and more stable during turns, with reduced ski lift. EPS also helps isolate the rider from handlebar kick-back.

Genesis® 4-stroke Top Performance engine with EXUP

Yamaha Apex SE

Yamaha’s unique EXUP (Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) technology works at its very best with this legendary 4-stroke, 5-valve engine. Torque characteristics are improved in the low and mid-RPM ranges by controlling pressure waves when intake and exhaust valves are open together. The result? Even more powerful acceleration.

Fox® FLOAT™ 2 air front shocks

Yamaha Apex SE

With Fox® FLOAT™ 2 shocks, an air spring forces the piston to rebound, saving significant weight by eliminating the need for traditional steel coil springs. Individual set-up preferences can be adjusted and fine-tuned to suit the rider, even when conditions change out on a trip, using the pocket-sized air pump supplied.

Fox® Mega FLOAT™ air rear shock

Yamaha Apex SE

The mono shock rear suspension features a Fox® Mega FLOAT™ air shock. Because it uses more than twice the volume of compressed air than the front shocks, the result is an extremely comfortable ride, even on rougher surfaces. Compressed air also brings the benefits of softer cushioning for smaller bumps and strong cushioning for larger loads.

Lightweight aluminium frame

Yamaha Apex SE

The lightweight frame is constructed from varying types of aluminium, to achieve an excellent balance of rigidity – the bulkhead is made using Yamaha’s unique CF aluminium die-casting technology, while the steering gate section is pressure die-cast as a single unit. The rear frame accommodates a shortened muffler and helps to centralise mass.

Camoplast® Ripsaw™ track

Yamaha Apex SE

The skid is wrapped in a 128"/3251mm Camoplast® Ripsaw™ track with a re-shaped profile. This large-size track transfers power from the engine to the snow surface with great efficiency and grip. The result is outstanding acceleration in any speed range.

Optimum ski design and trail setting

Yamaha Apex SE

To gain maximum benefit from the unique Electric Power Steering (EPS) system, the Apex SE is equipped with specially designed skis that reduce resistance and make the steering lighter. Runners are also built into the keels, for sharper cornering performance – and the ski pivot point has been moved forward by 15mm to reduce ski lift.

Extrovert drive sprockets

Yamaha Apex SE

The modified drive wheel is combined with a longer track to deliver exceptional traction. To take advantage of the improved torque characteristics of the Genesis® engine, the extrovert drive has lugs on the sprocket wheel which act like a gear mechanism, meshing precisely with holes in the track, for positive grip and propulsion in all conditions.


Yamaha Apex SE
Type / Displacement4 Stroke / 998cc
Bore x stroke74.0 mm x 58.0 mm
Carburation39 mm Mikuni x 4, Fuel Injection, Liquid Heated
Ignition systemDigital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
Intake design3-valves
Exhaust2-valves, Rear Exhaust (Ti) with EXUP
Clutch / transmissionYVXC, Variable Ratio, Magnesium Chaincase & Cover, Reverse
Disc brake systemHydraulic, 4 Piston Aluminium Caliper, Light Weight Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake, Adjust Lever
Front suspension systemIndependent, Double Wishbone
Front shocksFox® Float™ 2
Front travel219 mm
Rear suspension systemMono Shock® II Air 128
Rear shocksFox® Mega Float™
Rear Travel295 mm
Overall height1,210 mm
Overall length2,820 mm
Overall width1,200 mm
Track W x L x H15 inch x 128 inch x 1.25 inch
Track W x L x H381 mm x 3,251 mm x 32 mm
Track TypeCamoplast® Ripsaw™
Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)1,086 mm
Fuel tank capacity34.6 litres
Electric startStandard
Hand & thumb warmersStandard, 9 Position, Adjustable, Independent Control
Headlight watts, type60/55W Halogen x 2
DC outputStandard


Yamaha Apex SE

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