Yamaha revealed its 2013 Phazer R-TX model. The snowmobile comes with a strong Genesis 4-stroke Sport Performance engine, combined with a comfortable tuneable suspension and a set of Fox FLOAT air shocks.
Thanks to its capable suspensions the Phazer R-TX is able to offer a pretty comfortable ride even on the toughest trails. Moreover the Phazer R-TX is also equipped with competition-style hooked handlebars, which help you move with agility in any situation.
A multi-function digital gauge keeps you posted on various stats. The speed is displayed on a large LCD readout while the tachometer, odometer and tripmeter data are shown on a secondary readout. The gauge also displays system warning lights, fuel level, and grip warmer intensity.
The seat was carefully designed to maximize comfort and to offer a good riding position. You also get a pair of wide running boards which let you move around without restrictions.
Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha Phazer R-TX.
About Yamaha Phazer R-TX
Head off on your Phazer R-TX to rough trail heaven. Enjoy the power of the Genesis® 4-stroke Sport Performance engine, the tuneable suspension and the Fox® FLOAT™ air shocks. Bumps? What bumps?
With its excellent anti-bottoming performance, bump-smoothing capabilities and competition-style hooked handlebars, the super responsive Phazer R-TX brings you all the agility and handling control of the legendary Yamaha YZ motocross bike.
Like the YZ, the Phazer R–TX has the famous Yamaha Advantage – an unbeatable package of reliability, fuel efficiency and low emissions. What’s more, you’ll find it very easy to ride on rough trails, whatever your experience level. So try one soon.
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.
Genesis® 4-stroke Sport Performance engine
The Genesis® engine is lightweight yet torquey, for quick acceleration. The counterbalanced, lightweight crankshaft helps yield snappy throttle response and smooth running. And whatever the conditions, the fuel injection and digital ignition systems maintain the optimum fuel/air mix to keep your engine running at peak performance.
Lightweight Fox® FLOAT™ shocks
With Fox® FLOAT™ shocks, a strong air spring forces the piston to rebound – eliminating the need for heavy steel coil springs – and compared to conventional springs, they save significant weight. A pocket-sized air pump is supplied, allowing you to tune each shock individually – and set up the front suspension to suit your own riding style.
Dual Shock® CK rear suspension
Dual Shock® CK rear suspension, with an HPG clicker shock, is perfect for riding rough trails. The carrier wheels on the rear upper cross shaft are oversized for improved efficiency and reduced friction. The rear mount has a cantilever system that allows the track tension to remain consistent through the compression travel.
Lightweight, rear-exit exhaust
Designing the exhaust to exit at the rear serves three purposes. First, it keeps the engine bay cooler, allowing a super-compact design. Secondly, it allows the engine to breathe more efficiently through the pre-cooled exhaust pipe. Finally, it helps to optimise the balance and weight of the power system and thus, the whole snowmobile package.
Multi-function digital instrument panel
The multi-function digital gauge displays key information at a glance. Speed is displayed on a large LCD readout and the rider can select tachometer, odometer or tripmeter data to appear on the secondary readout. The gauge also displays system warning lights, fuel level, and grip warmer intensity.
Tall and narrow motocross-style seat
The tall, narrow seat is an integral element in the sport rider-forward position on the Phazer R-TX. It helps to put you in the best possible location for aggressive or casual riding – wide running boards let you move around and really enjoy the full fun of a lightweight snowmobile.
Wide, hooked handlebars
To match the tall and forward riding position, a single-piece, dual-hooked handlebar is standard fare on the Phazer R-TX. The hooks have the same grip material as the main bar section, for consistent control, regardless of hand position on the grip.
Sporty rider-forward ergonomics
The design of the Phazer was influenced by Yamaha’s huge success and experience in off-road motorsports. Its tall, narrow seat and tall, forward handlebars were inspired by the popular YZ motocross bike. They put the rider naturally into a pure sports posture and locate mass at the perfect balance point for the snowmobile, enhancing handling.
|Type / Displacement||4 Stroke / 499cc|
|Bore x stroke||77.0 mm x 53.6 mm|
|Carburation||43 mm KEIHIN x 2, Fuel Injection, Liquid Heated|
|Ignition system||Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.|
|Exhaust||2-valves, Rear Exhaust|
|Clutch / transmission||YXRC, Variable Ratio, Electronic Shift Reverse|
|Disc brake system||Hydraulic, 2 Piston Aluminium Caliper, Light Weight Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake|
|Front suspension system||Independent, Double Wishbone|
|Front shocks||Fox® Float™, Air Shock, Aluminium|
|Front travel||219 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Dual Shock CK®|
|Rear shocks||Ø 36mm Piston, H.P.G Aluminium / Ø 40mm Piston H.P.G Piggyback Compression Clicker, Aluminium|
|Rear Travel||412 mm|
|Overall height||1,190 mm|
|Overall length||2,820 mm|
|Overall width||1,215 mm|
|Track W x L x H||14 inch x 121 inch x 1.0 inch|
|Track W x L x H||356 mm x 3,072 mm x 25 mm|
|Track Type||Camoplast® Ripsaw™|
|Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)||1,080 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||26.7 litres|
|Hand & thumb warmers||Standard, 9 Position, Adjustable, Selectable Left Side Control|
|Headlight watts, type||60/55W Halogen x 2|