Now that winter is fast approaching, snowmobiles are starting to become en vogue again. So what better way to spend your upcoming bonuses than to splurge on a snowmobile that offers you fun times streaking in the snow.

That’s where the Yamaha Venture Lite comes in. Powered by the Sport Performance Genesis 2-cylinder engine, the Venture Lite offers silky smooth power that can be best enjoyed as a solo rider or with a passenger on board.

More than just its impressive powertrain, the Venture Lite also comes packed with plenty of amenities. It’s got a tall windshield, heated passenger grips, and a cargo rack, among other things, providing you with plenty of bang for your hard-earned buck. The seat was designed to be comfortable for more than just one rider and comes with a forward front pilot configuration that allows excellent positioning when you’re sitting upright and ready to roll. There’s also a raised lip at the back to help keep you stationed properly while a slightly elevated passenger level that tapers slightly into a winged backrest. A passenger footrest platform and handgrips are also part of the package, as is a digital gauge that sits centered so you quickly can read the large digital numerals as they flash your miles per hour.

Going back to the snowmobile’s Sport Performance Genesis 2-cylinder engine, it’s not so much the power that makes the Venture Lite stand out. Relative to it’s size, the snowmobile’s modern high-revving 4-stroke engine delivers upwards of 30 percent more power than its competition while also boasting of a sophisticated electronic fuel injection system. To ensure superior handling, the Venture Lite was also fitted with quite basic KYB gas cell shock absorbers, and a rear suspension that features a simple flip lever to vary torsion spring rates for enhancing ride comfort.

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

  • 2012 Yamaha Venture Lite
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    Sport Performance Genesis 2-cylinder engine


2012 Yamaha Venture Lite High Resolution Exterior
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Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, 3-valves, liquid-cooled
Displacement 499 cc
Bore x Stroke 77 x 53.6 mm
Carburetion 43 mm Keihin X 2, fuel injection, liquid heated
Ignition Digital T.C.I. w/ T.P.S.
Fuel Capacity 32.9 l
Clutch YXRC
Transmission Variable ratio, electronic shift reverse
Suspension Front: Independent, double wishbone; hydraulic, gas cell shocks; 7.1 in. (180 mm) travel
Rear: Pro Comfort 144; 25 mm, hydraulic gas cell shocks; 11.5 in. (292 mm) travel
Exhaust 2-valves, rear
Brakes Hydraulic, 2-piston aluminum caliper, lightweight ventilated disc, mechanical parking brake
Ski Stance 42.7 in. (1,085 mm)
Track LxWxH 144 x 15 x 1.25 in. Camoplast Ripsaw
Dimensions Length:124 in. (3,150 mm)
Height:54.3 in. (1,380 mm)
Width:47 in. (1,215 mm)
Colors Topaz Blue


2012 Yamaha Venture Lite Exterior
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grungestore----"A lightweight, unconventional furloughed sled that provides all day prolonged comfort. This shred was once a home of one of Yamahas final two-strokes. Gone is a Venture 600; in a place is a new Venture Lite four-stroke. The Venture Lite is one I consider youll like a new Venture look. Yamaha did a good pursuit this time and a sled looks improved than ever. It also performs unequivocally welleven better."

Power Sport Network----"Powered by the Sport Performance Genesis 2-cylinder engine, the Venture Lite offers silky smooth power for solo or 2-up riding."

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  (507) posted on 08.16.2012

Quite the same as the RS Venture GT. But when you look at it carefully, you’ll see that this model is a little bulky than the other one.

  (504) posted on 04.30.2012

Yamaha is totally unbeatable when it comes to power, beauty and affordability! This motorbike is only one proof of that!

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