It's no secret that turbo charging negates the loss of horsepower at altitude. It's also no secret that Yamaha produces incredibly dependable and powerful engines. Add this 1-2 power punch with a lightweight, second generation mountain chassis and you get the best power to weight ratio in the Rockies. Flick around with ease the narrow, 36 inch ski stance, complemented with spindles, body work and running boards all sculpted for low snow resistance at radical angles. Technical maneuvers are easily achieved and with the full power of the Genesis turbo putting the boots to a 162x3 inch Power Claw track, the ascent straight up is a ride you won't soon forget.
998 Genesis Turbo Engine: The 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 the pressed forged crank to the cast steel exhaust manifold is dedicated to producing uncompromised performance. The proven Yamaha engine has earned the respect and reputation befitting the industries highest achiever. This engine produces the potent venom in the Sidewinders bite.
Premium FOX® FLOAT® QS3 Shock Package: Suspension duties are handled by ultra-lightweight, remote resevoir FOX Float air shocks using the highly regarded, QS3 damping adjust system. The front arm on the rear suspension also receives a high volume Float QS3. And the rear arm is equipped with the mountain specific Float QSL which features a special lock-out mode for extreme climbing. Additional features include the special icescraper sealing system, high-flow, velocity sensitive damping and hard anodized components. This complete package eliminates the need for heavy metal springs and offers greater ride comfort with a progressive, bottomless feel.
New Stealth Control System: The handle bar controls feature a left hand switch cluster which allows for 'on the fly' access to the new multi-step hand and thumb warmer adjusters. Information available on the multi-function guage can be easily selected with a convenient toggle switch and the push button reverse gear switch is also located in the left hand cluster. The right side of the bar is clean with a new egonomically shaped throttle lever and simple, stand-alone emergency stop switch. A new Hayes brake cylinder equipped with a composite 'shortie' brake lever provides greater modulation for better feel and powerful stopping performance.