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.

  • 2013 Yamaha VK540IV
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    2 Stroke
  • Transmission:
    YXRC, Variable Ratio, High / Low / Reverse Transmission
  • Displacement:
    535 L
  • Price:

Yamaha VK540IV

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Exterior
- image 462336

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Drivetrain
- image 462346

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Exterior
- image 462347

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Exterior
- image 462348

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Exterior
- image 462349

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Exterior
- image 462350

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Exterior
- image 462351

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Emblems and Logo Exterior
- image 462352

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

2013 Yamaha VK540IV Exterior
- image 462353

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.


2013 Yamaha VK540IV High Resolution Exterior
- image 462340
Type / Displacement 2 Stroke / 535cc
Cylinders 2-Cylinder
Cooling Axial fan
Bore x stroke 73.0 mm x 64.0 mm
Carburation 38 mm Mikuni x1
Ignition system C.D.I
Intake design Piston Reed Valves
Exhaust Piston
Clutch / transmission YXRC, Variable Ratio, High / Low / Reverse Transmission
Disc brake system Mechanical Disc
Front suspension system Telescopic strut
Front shocks Hydraulic
Front travel 150 mm
Rear suspension system ProActive® w/Flip Up Rails
Rear shocks Hydraulic, Gas Cell rear & center
Rear Travel 385 mm
Overall height 1,355 mm
Overall length 3,055 mm
Overall width 1,190 mm
Track W x L x H 20 inch x 154 inch x 1.38 inch
Track W x L x H 508 mm x 3,922 mm x 35 mm
Track Type Camoplast® Ripsaw™
Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.) 960 mm
Fuel tank capacity 31.0 litres
Electric start Standard
Reverse Standard
Hand & thumb warmers Standard
Headlight watts, type 60/55W Halogen x 1
DC output N/A
What do you think?
Show Comments
Motorcycle Finder: