Yamaha’s Venture line of snowmobiles are known in the industry for being one of the most popular models in the market today. It can be used for a variety of purposes and its versatility is one of the reasons why the Venture is so popular.

The Yamaha RS Venture comes with natural black colors that mean serious business, but if you’re not a fan of black, you can also choose your favorite color to dress up your snowmobile. The snowmobile also offers spacious accommodations for both the rider and the passenger, featuring raised passenger seating and a plush adjustable backrest. Hand warmers with individual settings for driver and passenger are also part of the package.

The Yamaha RS Venture is powered by an impressive 4-stroke Genesis 973cc engine that works well on a variety of conditions. It doesn’t boast the all-world performance of the more powerful Nytro model, but it does give you the comforts of rider-friendliness usually associated with the Venture line, while also treating you to substantial amounts of power and smoother instant on-starting EFI technology. The throttle of the RS Venture is ultra-responsive, providing the kind of smooth ride that riders always look for in a snowmobile.

The 2012 Venture also offers a rigid chassis that comes courtesy of Yamaha engineering’s Deltabox frame. This chassis was constructed to accept the mid-performance character of this Genesis engine. The front and rear suspensions work with the chassis to provide smooth travel over various quality trails while the double A-arm front end works with 36mm high pressure shocks to control upwards of nine-inches of travel. Meanwhile, the ProComfort rear suspension gives the rider and passenger upwards of 12.4-inches of on-trail bump absorption from the gas shock controlled parallel skid rail.

Find out more about the Yamaha RS Venture after the jump.

  • 2012 Yamaha RS Venture
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4-stroke Genesis engine
  • Displacement:
    973 L


2012 Yamaha RS Venture High Resolution Exterior
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Engine Yamaha 4-stroke Genesis 973cc; bore/stroke of 79.0mm/66.2mm; three-cylinder, liquid-cooled; Three 40mm carbs
Horsepower 120
Drive Yamaha YVXC drive clutch with Yamaha driven
Front Suspension Yamaha A-arm with 36mm KYB HPG shocks and up to 9.0-in of travel
Rear Suspension Yamaha ProComfort 144 parallel slide rail with 36mm KYB aluminum gas shock; up to 12.4-inches of travel
Length 123.4 in
Height 52.4 in
Ski Stance 43.0 in
Track 15 x 144 x 1.25 Camoplast Rip Saw
Weight N/A
Fuel Capacity 10.4 US Gal (Regular fuel)
Features Electric start, rear carrier, mirrors, reverse, backrest, LCD speedometer/odometer, one-year limited factory warranty


2012 Yamaha RS Venture High Resolution Exterior
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Snow Mobile----"The 2012 Venture GT retains the touring features of previous models, including the rearview mirrors, extra DC outlets to run accessories like a heated visor or GPS, and heated grips for both riders. The driver enjoys the latest in Yamaha handwarmer technology with heating elements that concentrate warmth along the most used areas of the handlebar."

Snow Mobile----"Although this Yamaha two-up model pales a bit versus the ultra-plush likes of Ski-Doo’s Grand Touring, you’ll find a similar level of utility. The two-up seat can be quickly converted to single rider configuration — sans tools! This gives you extra cargo area to go along with the rear carrier"

moto123"as the Nytro engine has been detuned and lost 10 horsepower in the process, but there are still 120 ponies to work and have fun with. Yamaha engineers managed increase torque across the entire usable rev band, from 5,000 to 10,000 rpm"

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  (317) posted on 06.6.2012

This is the first motorcycle that I’ve checked out so it really amazes me.

  (474) posted on 05.10.2012

If only I can drive motorcycles, I’d definitely try this one because it seems exciting to go on a ride with it.

  (798) posted on 04.23.2012

I bet this will make me want to try it out; I can see how powerful it is so it excites me.

  (378) posted on 01.11.2012

It’s always been my dream to ride on a snow mobile. It increases your adrenaline and makes you shout to your highest voice pitch. No wonder if this type hobby becomes trendy this year.

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