2013 Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

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The 2012 Yamaha RS Vector L-TX features a series of key features which make it one of the most reliable snowmobiles in its class. Among them there are the industry-first EPS (Electric Power Steering) system and the strong Genesis 4-stroke engine. The EPS system helps you steer effortless with maximum precision and features a computer-controlled actuator which provides the optimum level of steering assistance. On the other hand, the fuel injected engine’s mapping was especially programmed to maximize performance and to offer a linear throttle response.

It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the RS Vector L-TX is equipped with Yamaha’s 3rd generation front suspension, low-keel trail skis and mono Shock II CK 136 rear suspension.

The snowmobile is offered with many comfort features which include, a luxury seating, concentrated hand warmers, comfortable hand grips and an aerodynamic windshield.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Yamaha RS Vector L-TX.

About Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

For many riders, this all-new model, with its industry-first EPS (Electric Power Steering) system and legendary Genesis® 4-stroke engine, will come as close to the ’perfect’ snowmobile as it’s possible to get.

Never before in the crossover sector has such luxury, balanced handling, quiet, smooth, economical power and long distance trail capability been brought together in a single machine. That’s why it’s your passport to all those satisfying and relaxing snowmobiling experiences you’ve had in mind for so long.

You can trail it, deep powder it, tour it, explore with it – the RSVector is engineered to go with you all the way. So stop imagining. Set yourself free. Ride one.

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 RS Vector L-TX

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 High Output engine

Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

The High Output engine delivers massive bottom-end power, its lightweight crank and fuel injection delivering instant throttle response across the RPM band. For the RSVector L-TX, the engine mapping has been carefully programmed to ensure smooth, linear throttle response and fuel economy for trail riding and long distance touring.

Camoplast® Ripsaw™ track with extrovert drive

Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

The Camoplast® Ripsaw™ is acknowledged as the best all-round track for acceleration and cornering. The latest RSVector L-TX features extrovert drive sprockets that mesh precisely with holes in the track, acting like a gear mechanism to deliver new levels of grip and propulsion in all conditions.

Skis and 3rd generation front suspension

Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

To gain maximum benefit from the unique Electric Power Steering (EPS) system, the RSVector L-TX is equipped with our 3rd generation front suspension and low-keel trail skis. The comfortable, soft-riding design, with its central keel, offers precise control on trails or powder. Ski lift is reduced by a longer trail configuration.

Mono Shock II CK 136 rear suspension

Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

Unprecedented comfort and predictable, light handling are strengths of the new RSVector L-TX and the rear suspension set-up plays an important part. With its highly adjustable clicker shock, needle bearings, replaceable wheel bearings and adjustable limiter strap, it sets yet another benchmark for a crossover machine.

A sporting machine – with luxury accommodation

Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

This agile, sporting machine is dedicated to your enjoyment of exciting, exhilarating riding, but when it comes to your comfort, it excels again. The RSVector L-TX pampers you with luxury seating, concentrated hand warmers, comfortable hand grips – and a windshield which, despite its sleek, stylish shape, is highly effective.

Highest quality body finish, detailing and graphics

Yamaha RS Vector L-TX

Look good and you feel good. Everything about the RSVector L-TX says to the world that you own a high quality machine, beautifully engineered and finished – and built for people who appreciate the difference. From stylish colours and graphics to the elegant finishing of parts and materials – that’s the Yamaha Difference.


Yamaha RS Vector L-TX
Type / Displacement4 Stroke / 1,049cc
Bore x stroke82.0 mm x 66.2 mm
Carburation41 mm Mikuni x 3, Fuel Injection, Liquid Heated
Ignition systemDigital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
Intake design2-valves
Exhaust2-valves, Rear Exhaust
Clutch / transmissionYVXC, Variable Ratio, Magnesium Chaincase & Cover, Reverse
Disc brake systemHydraulic, 2 Piston Aluminium Caliper, Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake
Front suspension systemIndependent, Double Wishbone
Front shocksØ 40 mm piston H.P.G., Aluminium
Front travel216 mm
Rear suspension systemMono Shock II CK 136
Rear shocksØ 46 mm piston H.P.G., Aluminium
Rear Travel297 mm
Overall height1,210 mm
Overall length3,015 mm
Overall width1,200 mm
Track W x L x H15 inch x 136 inch x 1.25 inch
Track W x L x H381 mm x 3,454 mm x 32 mm
Track TypeCamoplast® Ripsaw™
Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)1,050 mm
Fuel tank capacity34.6 litres
Electric startStandard
Hand & thumb warmersStandard, 9 Position, Adjustable, Separate
Headlight watts, type60/55W Halogen x 2
DC outputStandard

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