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2022 Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX GT EPS
2022 Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX GT EPS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Yamaha
Yamaha
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
Sidewinder L-TX GT EPS
Sidewinder L-TX GT EPS
Model Code
SW1NLGPNL
SW1NLGPNL
Color
Ink Blue / Regal Gold
Ink Blue / Regal Gold

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine

Turbo 4-Stroke

Class - Ultra Performance

Engine Braking Reduction System

Turbo 4-Stroke

Class - Ultra Performance

Engine Braking Reduction System

Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
998 cc
998 cc
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Electronic Fuel Injection
Starting
Electric
Electric
Clutch
YSRC
YSRC
Reverse
Standard
Standard
Fuel Capacity
8.9 gal. (33.6 l)
8.9 gal. (33.6 l)

Operational

Platform/Frame
SRV chassis
SRV chassis
Handlebar
Stealth Control System
Stealth Control System
Instrumentation
Digital gauge
Digital gauge
Seating or Rider capacity
Heated Seat
Heated Seat
Skis
Yamaha Stryke Single Keel
Yamaha Stryke Single Keel
Ski Stance
Center to center - 42 in. (1,067 mm) adjustable
Center to center - 42 in. (1,067 mm) adjustable
Track Type
Camso Ripsaw II
Camso Ripsaw II
Track LxWxH
137 x 15 x 1.25 in.
137 x 15 x 1.25 in.

Other

Includes

Automotive & RCA DC Output

20 in. Tunnel Bag

Electric Power Steering

Automotive & RCA DC Output

20 in. Tunnel Bag

Electric Power Steering

Safety Features
LED headlight
LED headlight

Suspension

Shocks

Front - Fox 1.5 Zero QS3 with dual rate springs

Center - Monotube Alum-HP GAS 1.5

Rear - Fox 2.0 Zero QS3

Front - Fox 1.5 Zero QS3 with dual rate springs

Center - Monotube Alum-HP GAS 1.5

Rear - Fox 2.0 Zero QS3

Front Suspension

Independent, Double Wishbone

Travel - 10 in. (254 mm)

Independent, Double Wishbone

Travel - 10 in. (254 mm)

Rear Suspension

Dual Shock SR 137

Travel - 13.5 in. (343 mm)

Dual Shock SR 137

Travel - 13.5 in. (343 mm)

Features

Comfort

  • PROTECTIVE WINDSHIELD: The medium-smoked polycarbonate windshield shields the high-mileage rider from the coldest days. Incorporating a small lip at the top, the windshield deflects wind and snow up and over the rider at speed while the flared edges provide added protection and warmth for your hands. Thicker than standard windshields, this windshield reduces mirror vibration at speed and features pre-marked indents for easy installation of the optional mirrors.
  • DUAL ACCESSORY POWER OUTLETS: A heated visor DC RCA outlet is accompanied by a DC socket style plug to power up devices simultaneously.
  • HEATED TRAIL SEAT: A heated seat that provides warmth and comfort on even the coldest of winter days comes standard on the Sidewinder L-TX GT. A simple flip of the dash-mounted switch gives you to the choice of two warmth settings, allowing you to explore from sunup to sundown in complete comfort.
  • HANDLEBAR-CONTROLLED DIGITAL GAUGE: Fully-featured and easy-to-read, the digital gauge displays critical information in a glance including speed, fuel level, trip mileage, tach, elevation, temperatures and more. Easily change functions with the switch controls on the left handle bar.
  • PUSH BUTTON REVERSE: With just the push of your thumb, you can easily shift to and from reverse. A servo motor shifts the drivetrain into reverse simply and consistently while an audible warning beeper reminds you when the system is still in reverse.
  • 20" TUNNEL BAG: The under-seat bag provides additional storage. With it's semi-rigid design, the bag is easy-to-access and water resistant while the quarter-turn, quick-release fasteners make for a quick removal.

Handling

  • CENTRALIZED MASS DESIGN: The SRV chassis layout was engineered to centralize mass. Approximately 60% of the sled's weight is tightly centered within the main triangulation for a quick-handling, well-balanced sled that's fun to throw around in a wide variety of conditions.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, RIGID SRV CHASSIS: The SRV chassis combines a load-bearing triangulated structure with lightweight aluminum construction to create a neutrally balanced sled that's centered on the rider. The pyramidal upper frame builds chassis strength without excessive weight.
  • STRYKE SINGLE KEEL SKI: The new Yamaha-designed single keel ski strikes the elusive balance between lightweight steering effort and precision handling. Unique, staggered carbides further enhance steering response while the exclusive shim pad assembly works with the rubber saddle block to adjust the carbide pressure point. By relocating the thick spacer located on each ski axle to the opposite side, the ski stance becomes adjustable.

Performance

  • HIGH TECH TURBO: Able to withstand highly elevated temperatures, the Nickel alloy turbine body is extremely strong and precise. Supported by premium ceramic ball bearings, the Inconel turbine blade assembly is very light and strong which yields a low moment of inertia for a lightning quick response to the exhaust gas input. Triple throttle bodies are used exclusively to further enhance the quick delivery of compressed air from the impeller to the intake valves.
  • MITSUBISHI ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT: The Yamaha-developed Mitsubishi ECU uses a series of 9 sensors to gather running condition data to compute a predetermined memory map which will adjusts ignition timing, fuel delivery, manifold air-pressure and turbo boost pressure to produce maximum performance under any condition.
  • TRIPLE THROTTLE BODY INDUCTION: The Yamaha Genesis turbo engine's intake system uses three separate throttle bodies that are positioned very close to the intake valves to create a quick engine response with little to no lag. This is something not see in any other production turbo on the planet.
  • ELECTRONIC AIR BYPASS VALVE (ABV): Unlike conventional turbo 'blow-off' valves, the Yamaha ABV redirects air pressure back into the intake side of the compressor which prevents surge and maintains impeller speed.
  • LIQUID COOLED TURBO BODY: When the engine shuts down, the convection energy produced by the super-heated coolant at the turbo head keeps circulating without the coolant pump in operation which eliminates the need for an engine cool down cycle, all while maintaining the turbo components' durability.

Top Features

  • 998 GENESIS TURBO ENGINE: The turbo boosted, one liter triple is unmatched when it comes to delivering incredible power with the refinement and quality you have come to expect from a Yamaha. Designed around a premium turbo unit, every engine component from intake to exhaust, is dedicated to producing uncompromised performance. The proven Yamaha turbo has earned the respect and reputation befitting the industries highest achiever. This engine produces the potent venom for the Sidewinders bite.
  • YAMAHA VARIABLE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING - 'EPS': Yamaha introduced EPS for snowmobiles in 2011 pioneering the innovative technology that both reduces steering effort and increases steering precision. The newest generation has reduced weight by over 3 pounds and incorporates a ‘brushless’ DC motor. No brushes to wear out means greater reliability and much better thermal performance or ability to maintain full output power for longer periods of time. Variable assist EPS utilizes a magnetic torque sensor to measure steering input based on torsion or 'twist' of the steering post resulting from handlebar input combined with ski resistance. The contact-less, magnetic torque sensor supplies this data to an integrated 'control module' which in turn, signals the brushless 'servo-motor' to assist the steering through its powered, worm-gear 'drive assembly'. The system also provides engine 'rpm' and vehicle 'speed' data to the control module which calibrates for increased assistance at lower speeds then tapers off as the vehicle accelerates giving a more balanced, natural feel or 'connection' to the terrain. When the skis encounter an abrupt force that works against the steering input, the torque sensor alerts the control module to apply additional assistance to counteract or ‘resist’ the negative input. This effectively reduces the steering effort required while enhancing predictability for greater rider confidence and less fatigue.
  • YSRC HIGH PERFORMANCE CLUTCH SYSTEM: The YSRC primary and roller secondary clutches are calibrated for durable, cool operation. They harness and transfer the massive torque produced by the Genesis Turbo, efficiently to the track while minimizing drive belt wear. The primary shifts out aggressively to use all the power on tap while the roller secondary is quick to back-shift and provides additional ratio through its oversize sheaves to keep accelerating long after the others have signed off.
  • FOX® 1.5 QS3 FRONT SHOCKS: The Sidewinder L-TX GT is equipped with Fox QS3 shocks for a premium upgrade to this model. The Fox high-pressure gas shock features a piggyback chamber to deliver reduced fading, exceptional control, and three easy to adjust compression damping performance settings so you can quickly and easily adjust the ride to conditions and riding preference. Dual rate coil springs provide additional sag dropping the GT's nose slightly for razor sharp steering response.
  • DUAL SHOCK SR 137 Q53 REAR SUSPENSION: The Dual Shock SR 137 rear suspension offers premium ride comfort with additional bump bridging capabilities, floatation and traction. The ride and comfort is further enhanced with HPG center and adjustable Fox QS3 rear shock absorbers. The SR 137 is a “coupled” suspension that utilizes a unique “sliding” front arm mount. With up to a half-inch of movement at the front arm “slot," the system allows the SR 137 to deliver controlled ski-lift during acceleration while still retaining front arm bump compliance.
  • ARCS FRONT SUSPENSION: The ARCS front suspension features tall, strong forged alloy spindles and redesigned lightweight upper A-arms. Revised for optimum suspension function and increased ground clearance, the Sidewinder L-TX GT has a more predictable and consistent handling with less chassis roll.
  • ENGINE BRAKING REDUCTION SYSTEM: The effect of 4-stroke 'engine braking' when the throttle valves are closed has a significant impact on handling and ride character, so Yamaha developed a special system which employs the ISC (idle speed control) circuit and ECU map that uses throttle valve movement and RPM information to reduce negative intake pressure during deceleration.
  • STEALTH CONTROL SYSTEM: The handlebar controls feature a left-sided switch cluster for “on-the-fly” access to the multi-step hand and thumb warm adjusters, the push button reverse gear shift and the multi-function gauge that can be easily select information with a convenient toggle. On the right side, a clean bar hosts an ergonomically-shaped throttle lever and a simple, stand-alone emergency stop switch. The Hayes 'Stealth' brake cylinder is equipped with a composite brake lever that, coupled with a lightweight caliper, offers better feel and powerful stopping performance.

Comfort

  • PROTECTIVE WINDSHIELD: The medium-smoked polycarbonate windshield shields the high-mileage rider from the coldest days. Incorporating a small lip at the top, the windshield deflects wind and snow up and over the rider at speed while the flared edges provide added protection and warmth for your hands. Thicker than standard windshields, this windshield reduces mirror vibration at speed and features pre-marked indents for easy installation of the optional mirrors.
  • DUAL ACCESSORY POWER OUTLETS: A heated visor DC RCA outlet is accompanied by a DC socket style plug to power up devices simultaneously.
  • HEATED TRAIL SEAT: A heated seat that provides warmth and comfort on even the coldest of winter days comes standard on the Sidewinder L-TX GT. A simple flip of the dash-mounted switch gives you to the choice of two warmth settings, allowing you to explore from sunup to sundown in complete comfort.
  • HANDLEBAR-CONTROLLED DIGITAL GAUGE: Fully-featured and easy-to-read, the digital gauge displays critical information in a glance including speed, fuel level, trip mileage, tach, elevation, temperatures and more. Easily change functions with the switch controls on the left handle bar.
  • PUSH BUTTON REVERSE: With just the push of your thumb, you can easily shift to and from reverse. A servo motor shifts the drivetrain into reverse simply and consistently while an audible warning beeper reminds you when the system is still in reverse.
  • 20" TUNNEL BAG: The under-seat bag provides additional storage. With it's semi-rigid design, the bag is easy-to-access and water resistant while the quarter-turn, quick-release fasteners make for a quick removal.

Handling

  • CENTRALIZED MASS DESIGN: The SRV chassis layout was engineered to centralize mass. Approximately 60% of the sled's weight is tightly centered within the main triangulation for a quick-handling, well-balanced sled that's fun to throw around in a wide variety of conditions.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, RIGID SRV CHASSIS: The SRV chassis combines a load-bearing triangulated structure with lightweight aluminum construction to create a neutrally balanced sled that's centered on the rider. The pyramidal upper frame builds chassis strength without excessive weight.
  • STRYKE SINGLE KEEL SKI: The new Yamaha-designed single keel ski strikes the elusive balance between lightweight steering effort and precision handling. Unique, staggered carbides further enhance steering response while the exclusive shim pad assembly works with the rubber saddle block to adjust the carbide pressure point. By relocating the thick spacer located on each ski axle to the opposite side, the ski stance becomes adjustable.

Performance

  • HIGH TECH TURBO: Able to withstand highly elevated temperatures, the Nickel alloy turbine body is extremely strong and precise. Supported by premium ceramic ball bearings, the Inconel turbine blade assembly is very light and strong which yields a low moment of inertia for a lightning quick response to the exhaust gas input. Triple throttle bodies are used exclusively to further enhance the quick delivery of compressed air from the impeller to the intake valves.
  • MITSUBISHI ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT: The Yamaha-developed Mitsubishi ECU uses a series of 9 sensors to gather running condition data to compute a predetermined memory map which will adjusts ignition timing, fuel delivery, manifold air-pressure and turbo boost pressure to produce maximum performance under any condition.
  • TRIPLE THROTTLE BODY INDUCTION: The Yamaha Genesis turbo engine's intake system uses three separate throttle bodies that are positioned very close to the intake valves to create a quick engine response with little to no lag. This is something not see in any other production turbo on the planet.
  • ELECTRONIC AIR BYPASS VALVE (ABV): Unlike conventional turbo 'blow-off' valves, the Yamaha ABV redirects air pressure back into the intake side of the compressor which prevents surge and maintains impeller speed.
  • LIQUID COOLED TURBO BODY: When the engine shuts down, the convection energy produced by the super-heated coolant at the turbo head keeps circulating without the coolant pump in operation which eliminates the need for an engine cool down cycle, all while maintaining the turbo components' durability.

Top Features

  • 998 GENESIS TURBO ENGINE: The turbo boosted, one liter triple is unmatched when it comes to delivering incredible power with the refinement and quality you have come to expect from a Yamaha. Designed around a premium turbo unit, every engine component from intake to exhaust, is dedicated to producing uncompromised performance. The proven Yamaha turbo has earned the respect and reputation befitting the industries highest achiever. This engine produces the potent venom for the Sidewinders bite.
  • YAMAHA VARIABLE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING - 'EPS': Yamaha introduced EPS for snowmobiles in 2011 pioneering the innovative technology that both reduces steering effort and increases steering precision. The newest generation has reduced weight by over 3 pounds and incorporates a ‘brushless’ DC motor. No brushes to wear out means greater reliability and much better thermal performance or ability to maintain full output power for longer periods of time. Variable assist EPS utilizes a magnetic torque sensor to measure steering input based on torsion or 'twist' of the steering post resulting from handlebar input combined with ski resistance. The contact-less, magnetic torque sensor supplies this data to an integrated 'control module' which in turn, signals the brushless 'servo-motor' to assist the steering through its powered, worm-gear 'drive assembly'. The system also provides engine 'rpm' and vehicle 'speed' data to the control module which calibrates for increased assistance at lower speeds then tapers off as the vehicle accelerates giving a more balanced, natural feel or 'connection' to the terrain. When the skis encounter an abrupt force that works against the steering input, the torque sensor alerts the control module to apply additional assistance to counteract or ‘resist’ the negative input. This effectively reduces the steering effort required while enhancing predictability for greater rider confidence and less fatigue.
  • YSRC HIGH PERFORMANCE CLUTCH SYSTEM: The YSRC primary and roller secondary clutches are calibrated for durable, cool operation. They harness and transfer the massive torque produced by the Genesis Turbo, efficiently to the track while minimizing drive belt wear. The primary shifts out aggressively to use all the power on tap while the roller secondary is quick to back-shift and provides additional ratio through its oversize sheaves to keep accelerating long after the others have signed off.
  • FOX® 1.5 QS3 FRONT SHOCKS: The Sidewinder L-TX GT is equipped with Fox QS3 shocks for a premium upgrade to this model. The Fox high-pressure gas shock features a piggyback chamber to deliver reduced fading, exceptional control, and three easy to adjust compression damping performance settings so you can quickly and easily adjust the ride to conditions and riding preference. Dual rate coil springs provide additional sag dropping the GT's nose slightly for razor sharp steering response.
  • DUAL SHOCK SR 137 Q53 REAR SUSPENSION: The Dual Shock SR 137 rear suspension offers premium ride comfort with additional bump bridging capabilities, floatation and traction. The ride and comfort is further enhanced with HPG center and adjustable Fox QS3 rear shock absorbers. The SR 137 is a “coupled” suspension that utilizes a unique “sliding” front arm mount. With up to a half-inch of movement at the front arm “slot," the system allows the SR 137 to deliver controlled ski-lift during acceleration while still retaining front arm bump compliance.
  • ARCS FRONT SUSPENSION: The ARCS front suspension features tall, strong forged alloy spindles and redesigned lightweight upper A-arms. Revised for optimum suspension function and increased ground clearance, the Sidewinder L-TX GT has a more predictable and consistent handling with less chassis roll.
  • ENGINE BRAKING REDUCTION SYSTEM: The effect of 4-stroke 'engine braking' when the throttle valves are closed has a significant impact on handling and ride character, so Yamaha developed a special system which employs the ISC (idle speed control) circuit and ECU map that uses throttle valve movement and RPM information to reduce negative intake pressure during deceleration.
  • STEALTH CONTROL SYSTEM: The handlebar controls feature a left-sided switch cluster for “on-the-fly” access to the multi-step hand and thumb warm adjusters, the push button reverse gear shift and the multi-function gauge that can be easily select information with a convenient toggle. On the right side, a clean bar hosts an ergonomically-shaped throttle lever and a simple, stand-alone emergency stop switch. The Hayes 'Stealth' brake cylinder is equipped with a composite brake lever that, coupled with a lightweight caliper, offers better feel and powerful stopping performance.