The Yamaha RS Viking Professional is equipped with one of the best engines you’ll find among today’s snowmobiles. It is a 4 Stroke, 3-Cylinder, liquid cooled, 973 cc unit which delivers enough punch to help you deal without any problems even with the toughest tracks.
For 2013 the new RS Viking Professional receives a plethora of new features, including new and wider skis for improved floatation, steering and handling, a new torsion spring rear suspension, extrovert axle sprockets and a higher Camoplast wide track.
The 2013 Yamaha RS Viking Professional is also fitted with a roomy seat which can comfortably accommodate two persons, a redesigned cargo rack which carries all the kit you need, new footrests and a tall, protective windshield. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the seat flips up to reveal a large storage area.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha RS Viking Professional.
Yamaha RS Viking Professional
Born for the toughest jobs winter can throw, this is the latest-generation RSViking Professional, with many upgrades and improvements that will confirm it as your first choice utility snowmobile.
From new wider skis for improved floatation, steering and handling, to new torsion spring rear suspension, extrovert axle sprockets and higher Camoplast® wide track – all combining to give even more positive drive on the deepest snow – this machine will match your every demand. Performance means more than just power and handling, so everyday comfort, convenience and reliability are its priorities too.
So choose the RSViking Professional – and enjoy going to work together.
Being out on the trails or powder is one of life’s great feelings, even when you’re out there working. 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 – whether for work or play – along with totally dependable design and engineering that brings you and your machine closer together as a unit – to create a more rewarding 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.
3-Cylinder Genesis® 4-stroke engine
The durable, ultra-reliable Genesis® 3-cylinder engine has been at the forefront of Yamaha’s 4-stroke snowmobile revolution. Silky smooth and quiet, it produces a wide power curve and excellent fuel economy – great for long distance touring as well as hardcore utility work, where its muscular torque makes light work of towing and hauling.
New lighter Torsion type rear suspension
With this new dual shock system, the damping force of each large diameter 40mm shock absorber acts independently, allowing the rider to use ’body force’ to ride agressively when required on difficult terrain. Deep snow performance is supreme and the flip-up rail system is a big advantage when powering up and out in reverse.
New Camoplast® Ripsaw Full™ wide track
This wide version of the lightweight, durable Camoplast® Ripsaw Full™ track gives excellent floatation and features 7T extrovert axle sprockets with higher lugs. These mesh precisely with the fully clipped holes in the track, acting like a gear mechanism to deliver new levels of grip and propulsion in all conditions
New wider ’Blow Mold’ skis with optimised keels
The RSViking features a new and innovative design for its skis. These are wider – 228mm – with optimised keel shapes and hollow sections to reduce weight. The result is exactly the right amount of floatation and excellent running performance on deep snow or trail, with light and predictable handling – for more relaxed riding.
Front suspension that makes for stable cornering and steering
The short spindles and long, gull-wing A-arms are engineered to deliver confident handling with excellent cornering stability, and to maintain even levels of turning effort. The steering is consistent because the spindle caster is maintained at a constant 23°. The curved A-arms help avoid under-snow obstacles.
Dual-range Hi/Lo and reverse transmission
The RSViking Professional’s dual-range transmission allows you to operate the snowmobile in low range – when towing heavy loads below 80 km/h – or in high range at other times. Switching between ranges, or selecting reverse, is smooth and easy using the transmission lever on the right-hand side of the console.
Sturdy, new-design cargo rack and under-seat storage
While the roomy seat comfortably accommodates you and your passenger, the sturdy, redesigned cargo rack carries all the kit you need, from the toolbox to the family picnic. The seat also flips up to reveal a large storage area for more delicate items.
A tall windshield – and new footrest and carrier designs
The RSViking Professional is all about getting the job done whatever the conditions, so it has a tall windshield to protect the driver and passenger from the elements. Other new features of this latest model are the more roomy passenger footrests and the stylish tubular cargo carrier that is both strong and spacious.
|Type / Displacement||4 Stroke / 973cc|
|Bore x stroke||79.0 mm x 66.2 mm|
|Carburation||40 mm KEIHIN x 3, Liquid Heated|
|Ignition system||Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.|
|Exhaust||2-valves, Rear Exhaust|
|Clutch / transmission||YVXC, Variable Ratio, High / Low / Reverse Transmission|
|Disc brake system||Hydraulic, 4 Piston Aluminium Caliper, Light Weight Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake|
|Front suspension system||Independent, Double Wishbone|
|Front shocks||Hydraulic, Gas Cell|
|Front travel||161 mm|
|Rear suspension system||ProActive® w/Flip Up Rails|
|Rear shocks||Ø 40mm Piston, H.P.G center & rear|
|Rear Travel||340 mm|
|Overall height||1,390 mm|
|Overall length||3,260 mm|
|Overall width||1,220 mm|
|Track W x L x H||20 inch x 154 inch x 1.38 inch|
|Track W x L x H||508 mm x 3,922 mm x 35 mm|
|Track Type||Camoplast® Ripsaw™|
|Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)||1,020 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||40.0 litres|
|Hand & thumb warmers||Standard, 9 Position, Adjustable, Separate / Adjustable Passenger Grip Heating Standard|
|Headlight watts, type||60/55W Halogen x 2|