2013 Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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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

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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

Yamaha Phazer R-TX

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.

Specifications

Yamaha Phazer R-TX
Type / Displacement4 Stroke / 499cc
Cylinders2-Cylinder
Coolingliquid-cooled
Bore x stroke77.0 mm x 53.6 mm
Carburation43 mm KEIHIN x 2, Fuel Injection, Liquid Heated
Ignition systemDigital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
Intake design3-valves
Exhaust2-valves, Rear Exhaust
Clutch / transmissionYXRC, Variable Ratio, Electronic Shift Reverse
Disc brake systemHydraulic, 2 Piston Aluminium Caliper, Light Weight Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake
Front suspension systemIndependent, Double Wishbone
Front shocksFox® Float™, Air Shock, Aluminium
Front travel219 mm
Rear suspension systemDual Shock CK®
Rear shocksØ 36mm Piston, H.P.G Aluminium / Ø 40mm Piston H.P.G Piggyback Compression Clicker, Aluminium
Rear Travel412 mm
Overall height1,190 mm
Overall length2,820 mm
Overall width1,215 mm
Track W x L x H14 inch x 121 inch x 1.0 inch
Track W x L x H356 mm x 3,072 mm x 25 mm
Track TypeCamoplast® Ripsaw™
Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)1,080 mm
Fuel tank capacity26.7 litres
Electric startStandard
ReverseStandard
Hand & thumb warmersStandard, 9 Position, Adjustable, Selectable Left Side Control
Headlight watts, type60/55W Halogen x 2
DC outputOptional

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