Yamaha doesn’t make changes just for the sake of doing so. When Yamaha makes changes, they are doing it because they have found something better to offer then what’s already out. For the 2012 Yamaha RS Venture GT, that involves taking the snowmobile’s overall characteristics up a few notches higher.

The new Venture GT is about as comfortable and user-friendly as any snowmobile in the market. On top of that, it’s got some serious performance capabilities too, the highlight of which is the 1,049cc four-stroke, three-cylinder, twin-valve, liquid-cooled engine. With 120 horsepower on tap, the RS Venture GT represents an attractive snowmobile option for performance-minded riders who also demand no less than the ultimate in comfort.

Further adding to the appeal of the RS Venture GT is a suspension set-up that features the company’s new wishbone design front suspension that sets the A-arms more closely together. Yamaha engineers also use high-pressure gas shocks to control the GT’s 8.5" of maximum travel, which is actually a half-inch less than with last season’s non-EPS front end.

For everything that people have said about the Yamaha RS Venture GT, the biggest thing about this snowmobile is that it comes at a pretty reasonable price of just $12,699.

Find out more about the full specifications of the Yamaha RS Venture GT.

  • 2012 Yamaha RS Venture GT
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  • Engine:
    four-stroke, three-cylinder, twin-valve, liquid-cooled engine
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  • Displacement:
    1049 L
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2012 Yamaha RS Venture GT High Resolution Exterior
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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 9.4 gal.
Oil Capacity 3 qt.
Lubrication Dry sump
Clutch YVXC
Transmission Variable ratio
Suspension Front: Independent, double wishbone; 40 mm aluminum HPG shocks; 8.5 in. travel
Rear: ProComfort CK 144; 40 mm aluminum HPG shocks; 13.3 in. travel
Exhaust 2-valves, rear
Brakes 2-piston hydraulic w/ lightweight ventilated disc
Skis Plastic, saddle-type
Ski Stance 43 in.
Track LxWxH 144 x 15 x 1.25 in. Camoplast Rip Saw
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  (507) posted on 08.16.2012

I agree that Yamaha is making major changes because they see a much better improvement. Like this model, they truly proves that they are one of the best in making snowmobiles.

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