Searching for a fast and rugged snowmobile which is ready to deal effortless with tons of snow? Then you should take a closer look at the Yamaha FX Nytro MTX 153.

The snowmobile features a sporty design language which puts rider’s comfort on the first place. You’ll especially like the sculpted seat, the ergonomic handle bar and the generous foot rest area.

The Yamaha FX Nytro MTX 152 is powered by a 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, 2-valves, liquid-cooled engine which has a displacement of 1,049 cc and comes with an advanced electronic fuel injection system.

The snowmobile’s lightweight rear-exiting exhaust maximizes horsepower by using a straight exhaust pipe design, reduces the amount of under-hood heat produced and also helps to keep the sled perfectly balanced.

The FX Nytro MTX 153 features the acclaimed FX Nytro front suspension with more trail and relaxed caster for greater deep snow handling and side hilling ability. The sway bar was also removed to enhance handling in steep, mountainous regions.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Yamaha FX Nytro MTX 153.

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2012 Yamaha FX Nytro MTX 153 High Resolution Exterior
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High Performance 4-stroke engine

The over-achieving High Performance engine is the heart of our lightweight, high performance and aggressive FX Nytro model family. It has dominated its class at the Old Forge Shoot-Out 2 years straight, claiming top speed twice and posting the best average ET over 4 runs down the ¼-mile track.

Advanced fuel injection

The High Performance engine uses Yamaha’s advanced fuel injection system to control fuel flow to the engine. Consumers will enjoy the engine’s spot-on performance and throttle response as a result of the advanced electronic fuel injection system.

Engine braking reduction system

The High Performance engine features the unique Engine Braking Reduction System. The system allows a small amount of air to pass through the fuel injection system when the throttle is released, giving riders a “coast” feeling.

Lightweight rear-exiting exhaust

The patented rear exit design serves many performance-enhancing functions on the FX Nytro MTX 153. First, it maximizes horsepower by using a straight exhaust pipe design. Second, it reduces the amount of under-hood heat produced. Third, the rear-exiting design distributes weight to contribute to the excellent balance of the sled.

Forced air radiator ducting

The FX Nytro MTX 153’s airflow design pulls fresh air in from around the headlight and forces it through the radiator fins for high cooling capacity, resulting in consistent engine performance even in low-snow conditions.

15 x 153 x 2.25-inch Single-ply Camoplast Maverick™ track

Yamaha and Camoplast collaborated in the design of the Maverick™ track. The 15x153x2.25-inch track features a 3-inch pitch to allow more snow to pack in between the lugs for a firmer grip on the snow. Also, the lugs are extremely varied in design and profile for even more traction in multiple snow conditions.

New single-piece extrovert drive sprockets

Churning the track is a pair of new single-piece extrovert drive sprockets. The engineering team purpose-built these sprockets to work with the Maverick™ track, reduce weight from the previous sprockets, and decrease vibration.


2012 Yamaha FX Nytro MTX 153 Drivetrain
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ProMountain Air rear suspension

The Nytro MTX 153 is equipped with a totally redesigned rear suspension. In a joint effort, Yamaha co-developed this suspension with Fox to make it the best suspension for any mountain rider. It is equipped with a Fox FLOAT 2 and Fox FLOAT XV shock that boost this suspension to a whole another level. This combined with a new shallow approach angle, a semi coupled design, and new lightweight rails, make this one suspension you don’t want to mess with.

Fox FLOAT 2 front shocks

Fox FLOAT 2 shocks use an air spring designed to force the piston to rebound. This eliminates the need for steel coil springs. They cut three pounds off the sled’s overall weight, as compared to traditional coil over springs. They are individually tunable by using a pocket-sized air pump, which comes with the sled, so consumers will be able to set the front suspension up to their liking.

Wide runningboards with traction

The FX Nytro MTX 153 is all about fun and handling. As a result, the runningboards are nice and wide and loaded with traction. Riders will be able to put their feet anywhere on the runningboards and have confidence in their traction. This allows the rider to move around and really enjoy the full fun of a lightweight sled.

Wheels with removable bearings

Replaceable bearing wheels makes maintenance easy and cheap, while the 6 spoke design adds to the visual appeal of the already super cool looking FX Nytro MTX 153. This design is implemented on all rear wheels.

New sculpted narrow seat

The FX Nytro MTX 153 has a narrow seat for comfort. In addition to putting the rider in a tall, forward, attack posture, the seat’s height makes it plush and comfortable for a full day of riding. The narrow seat sits atop the beveled tunnel, which allows the track to be a traditional 15 inches wide, to maximize traction. In addition, a new seat cover material has been incorporated this year for added comfort and durability. The seat foam has been improved as well with anti-sagging properties.

Concentrated hand warmers

These hand warmers have a concentrated element design, which focuses the heat in the middle of the grip material. The result is a warm grip for your hand’s most comfortable riding position. In addition, an insulator is placed between the heating element and handlebar to retain heat longer and more efficiently than previous designs.

Standard electric start

Yamaha’s electric starter system allows consumers to fire up their FX Nytro MTX 153 with the turn of a key. There is no pulling on a nylon cord to get this high-tech engine growling! Electric start is a standard feature on all of Yamaha’s 4-stroke machines.
Digital gauge

The digital gauge displays key information at a glance. Vehicle speed is displayed on a large LCD readout. In addition, the rider can select tachometer, odometer or tripmeter data to appear on secondary readout. The gauge also displays system warning lights, fuel level, and warmer intensity.

Standard mechanical reverse

The FX Nytro MTX 153’s simple reverse system allows riders to back out of tight spaces hassle-free. It’s engaged with the lever located on the right shroud. Just pull out the lever and slide it to the right for quick and easy use.

Quick-release, single-piece hood/console shroud

The FX Nytro MTX 153 has a single-piece hood and console shroud. The design allows owners to open and close the top portion of the sled easily with Dzus® quick-connect fasteners.

New graphic packages

The FX Nytro MTX 153 comes in two graphic packages; stylish Yamaha blue/white and black/red. These awesome designs produce one of the best looking sleds on the snow.


2012 Yamaha FX Nytro MTX 153 Exterior
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FXG2 front suspension geometry

The FX Nytro MTX 153 features the acclaimed FX Nytro front suspension with more trail and relaxed caster for greater deep snow handling and side hilling ability. The sway bar was also removed to enhance handling in steep, mountainous regions.
New Camoplast MT-9 Ski.

The new skis have great deep snow flotation and cut 1.8 lbs off from the previous design.

FX chassis with sport rider-forward position

The compact design puts the engine down low and back in the chassis, leaving the top of the cab open for airflow. This gives the FX Nytro MTX 153 a very centralized mass. The FX Nytro MTX 153’s sport rider-forward ergonomic design puts the rider in an aggressive, yet comfortable, forward posture.

Tall, wide, hooked mountain handlebars

To match the tall and forward position, a single-piece, dual-hooked handlebar is standard fare on the FX Nytro MTX 153. The hooks have the same grip material as the main bar section, for consistent control, regardless of hand position on the grip. Mountain riders will appreciate the center grab strap when it’s time for sidehilling.
Composite upper skeleton

The headlight assembly and upper portion of the FX Nytro MTX 153 is supported by a super-lightweight composite framework. By using a rugged, high tech composite material as the structure for the top portion of the sled, Yamaha engineers were able to keep the mass centered low and deep in the chassis.

Lightweight tunnel

The FX Nytro MTX 153 features a lightweight tunnel design. With the runningboards tipped up at an aggressive 11-degree angle, the FX Nytro MTX 153 delivers big ground clearance for deep snow capability. The design also features large snow evacuation and boot gripper punch outs.


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Engine 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, 2-valves, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,049 cc
Bore x Stroke 82 x 66.2 mm
Carburetion 41 mm fuel injection
Ignition Digital T.C.I. w/ throttle position sensor
Fuel Type Regular unleaded
Fuel Capacity 7.4 gal.
Oil Capacity 3 qt.
Lubrication Dry sump
Clutch YVXC
Transmission Variable ratio
Suspension Front: FXG2; Fox® FLOAT® 2 shocks; 8.5 in. travel
Rear: ProMountain Air 153; Fox® FLOAT® 2 / FLOAT® 2 XV shocks; 13.8 in. travel
Exhaust 2-valves, rear
Brakes 4-piston hydraulic w/ lightweight ventilated disc
Skis MT-9 mountain ski
Ski Stance 40.7 in.
Track LxWxH 153 x 15 x 2.25 in., 1-ply Camoplast® Maverick™
Length 131.5 in.
Height 47 in.
Colors Yamaha Blue, Yamaha Black


Yamaha Motor----"Its shallow 18° track approach angle, a pair of lightweight Fox Float 2 shocks and the uncoupled design work together seamlessly for superior performance in the steep stuff. The aggressive, lightweight and reliable 11° tunnel gives you excellent clearance to keep you from hanging up in the fresh powder."

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