2013 Yamaha VK540IV

The Yamaha VK540IV features a pretty classic design language, but this doesn’t mean that it’s less comfortable than its rivals. Both the seat and handle bar reward you with a comfortable riding position, while the tall windshield offers a pretty good protection from wind and snow.

The 2013 VK540IV comes with plenty of new features, including wider skis, improved steering and handling, a new torsion spring rear suspension, extrovert axle sprockets and higher Camoplast wide track, all of which were added to give the Yamaha VK540IV a more positive drive on the deepest snow.

The snowmobile is packed with a 535cc twin-cylinder 2-stroke engine mated on a precise and smooth dual-range transmission. Switching between ranges, or selecting reverse, is smooth and easy using the transmission lever on the console.

The snowmobile’s svelte frame, economical efficiency, and ultra-reliable engine makes for a riding experience unlike any other.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha VK540IV.

Yamaha VK540IV

Yamaha VK540IV

People said we couldn’t improve on the best – but we have. The latest VK540IV now offers even stronger deep snow, rough track, hauling and cargo carrying performance – in the same economical, ultra-reliable Yamaha package.

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.

The latest VK540IV – work was never more fun.

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.

Yamaha’s proven twin-cylinder 535cc 2-stroke engine

Yamaha VK540IV

The powerful and ultra-reliable Yamaha 535cc twin-cylinder 2-stroke engine is the heart of this Yamaha snowmobile. It’s a solidly dependable, easy maintenance unit that’s great for long distance trips and touring as well as hardcore utility work, where its brute strength and muscle makes light work of towing and hauling.

New lighter Torsion type rear suspension

Yamaha VK540IV

With this new dual shock system, the damping force of the centre and rear shock absorbers act 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

Yamaha VK540IV

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

Yamaha VK540IV

The VK40IV 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 designed for stable cornering and steering

Yamaha VK540IV

The front TSS suspension sytem has legendary and well proven performance on trail, but it’s when you take the VK540 off trail and into deep snow that it really comes into its own. In combination with the new skis, the result is an easy to handle, predictable machine you’ll really enjoy riding. What could be better?

Dual-range Hi/Lo and reverse transmission

Yamaha VK540IV

The VK540IV’s dual-range transmission makes it very simple to operate this snowmobile in low range – when towing heavy loads at slower speeds – or in high range at most other times. Switching between ranges, or selecting reverse, is smooth and easy using the transmission lever on the console.

Comfortable seating and under-seat storage

Yamaha VK540IV

The luxurious and roomy seats comfortably accommodate you and your passenger in tandem, making long distance trips a pleasure rather than an endurance test. What’s more, the seat flips up to reveal a large and practical storage area beneath it.

A tall windshield – and new footrest and carrier designs

Yamaha VK540IV

You’ll use your VK540IV as a working partner in all weathers, so it has a tall windshield to protect both the driver and the passenger from the elements. Other features of this latest model are the new, more roomy passenger footrests and the convenient, tubular cargo carrier that is both strong and spacious.


Yamaha VK540IV
Type / Displacement2 Stroke / 535cc
CoolingAxial fan
Bore x stroke73.0 mm x 64.0 mm
Carburation38 mm Mikuni x1
Ignition systemC.D.I
Intake designPiston Reed Valves
Clutch / transmissionYXRC, Variable Ratio, High / Low / Reverse Transmission
Disc brake systemMechanical Disc
Front suspension systemTelescopic strut
Front shocksHydraulic
Front travel150 mm
Rear suspension systemProActive® w/Flip Up Rails
Rear shocksHydraulic, Gas Cell rear & center
Rear Travel385 mm
Overall height1,355 mm
Overall length3,055 mm
Overall width1,190 mm
Track W x L x H20 inch x 154 inch x 1.38 inch
Track W x L x H508 mm x 3,922 mm x 35 mm
Track TypeCamoplast® Ripsaw™
Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)960 mm
Fuel tank capacity31.0 litres
Electric startStandard
Hand & thumb warmersStandard
Headlight watts, type60/55W Halogen x 1
DC outputN/A

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