Gavin Balls Makes History With The New Yamaha SR Viper M-TX
Convention, Expectations, Gravity, We Defied it All.
Winning the skeptics over was nice. But winning the 700 improved class championship at Jackson Hole? That’s what really mattered. As the first ever 4-stroke sled to win a hill climb, our new Yamaha SR Viper M-TX piloted by Gavin Balls not only made it to the top – it made history. Congratulations on Yamaha’s first hill climb victory, Gavin. To see what breakthroughs we accomplish next, follow Yamaha Snowmobiles USA on Facebook.
See all the highlights from our weekend at Jackson Hole on The Yamaha Racing Show. Check it out!
The 2015 SRViper M-TX 162 SE
- High Performance Genesis 4-stroke engine
The over-achieving Genesis® engine is the heart of our lightweight and aggressive SRViper model family. It pulls consistently hard from takeoff to top end. Your thumb cracks a trio of 41mm throttle bodies that deliver strong performance from idle to wide open.
- Fuel injection
The Genesis 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 Genesis 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.
- Legendary Yamaha Clutching
The SRViper M-TX 162 SE uses the legendary Yamaha YVXC clutching. Easily the most reliable and durable clutch system in the industry, the YVXC has evolved to efficiently handle the unique power characteristics of the Genesis 4-stroke engine.
- Multi-purpose magnesium chaincase
The SRViper M-TX 162 SE’s chain case and cover serve as both a mounting point for chassis spars and the engine’s oil reservoir. Lightweight magnesium construction minimizes weight.
- High performance Hayes Brake system
The SRViper M-TX 162 SE’s high performance Hayes brake system delivers stopping power with a large-diameter, 8-inch rotor. Mounted low on the drive shaft, you feel immediate whoa-power with a quick stab of the brake. The hydraulic brake’s race-inspired radial master cylinder design gives you excellent leverage when needed, with precise brake feel and control.
- 15 x 162 x 2.6-inch Power Claw track
If deep snow capability is critical to you, then the M-TX 162 SE’s Power Claw track is an important feature. The 2.6” lug can move a lot of snow, and its floatation ability is second only to our larger mountain tracks. The durable, yet lightweight design offers performance and efficiency. For riders who are serious about their deep snow riding, the Power Claw is the ace up your sleeve.
For additional information on handling and comfort follow this link: 2015 SRViper M-TX 162 SE
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on April 13, 2014. Filed under Top Stories
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