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2023 Yamaha Sidewinder S-TX GT EPS
2023 Yamaha Sidewinder S-TX GT EPS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Yamaha
Yamaha
Model Year
2023
2023
Model
Sidewinder S-TX GT EPS
Sidewinder S-TX GT EPS
Model Code
SW1NSGPPT
SW1NSGPPT
Color
Matte Titan / Black
Matte Titan / Black

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine

Turbo 4-Stroke

Class - Ultra Performance

Turbo 4-Stroke

Class - Ultra Performance

Displacement
998 cc
998 cc
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Electronic Fuel Injection
Starting
Electric
Electric
Clutch
YSRC
YSRC
Reverse
Standard
Standard
Fuel Capacity
13 gal. (50 l) combined, dual tanks
13 gal. (50 l) combined, dual tanks

Operational

Seating or Rider capacity
Heated Seat, 2-person capacity
Heated Seat, 2-person capacity
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 I
Camso Ripsaw I
Track LxWxH
146 x 15 x 1.25 in.
146 x 15 x 1.25 in.

Other

Includes

Automotive & RCA DC Output

Electric Power Steering

Moisture-proof hard storage case

Automotive & RCA DC Output

Electric Power Steering

Moisture-proof hard storage case

Safety Features
LED headlight
LED headlight

Suspension

Shocks

Front - Fox Zero QS3 1.5

Center / Rear - Monotube Alum-HP Gas 1.5

Front - Fox Zero QS3 1.5

Center / Rear - Monotube Alum-HP Gas 1.5

Front Suspension

Independent Double Wishbone

Travel - 10 in. (254 mm)

Independent Double Wishbone

Travel - 10 in. (254 mm)

Rear Suspension

Dual Load 146

Travel - 14.5 in. (368 mm)

Dual Load 146

Travel - 14.5 in. (368 mm)

Features

Comfort

  • Both driver and passenger are provided convenient RCA DC outlets for heated helmet visors plus a socket type outlet located in the console to power-up other 12V accessories.
  • Both driver and passenger stay toasty warm with independently controlled hand warmers. The passenger also gets functional wind deflectors added to the padded rear grab bars to help keep the elements away from their hands.
  • The medium smoked polycarbonate windshield was designed to shield the high-mileage rider from the coldest days. The windshield incorporates a small lip at the top to deflect wind and snow up and over the rider at speed, while flared edges provided added protection and warmth for your hands. The GT windshield was also designed to accommodate optional mirrors. The windshield is thicker than standard windshields to reduce mirror vibration at speed and features pre-marked indents for an easy installation of the accessory mirrors.
  • The handlebar controls feature a left-hand switch cluster which allows for 'on-the-fly' access to the multi-step hand and thumb warmer adjusters. Information available on the multi-function gauge can be easily selected with a convenient toggle switch and the push button electric start, reverse gear switch is also located in the left-hand cluster. The right side of the bar is clean with an ergonomically shaped throttle lever and simple, stand-alone emergency stop switch. The Hayes 'Stealth' brake cylinder is equipped with a composite brake lever providing great modulation for better feel and powerful stopping performance.

Handling

  • The effect of four-stroke engine braking when the throttle valves are closed has a significant impact on handling and ride character. Yamaha developed a special system which employs the Idle Speed Control Circuit (ISC) and ECU map using throttle valve movement and RPM information to reduce negative intake pressure during deceleration.
  • Regarded as the best high-performance terrain track available, the 146-inch x 1.25-inch lug design of the RipSaw I delivers incredible acceleration, braking control, and handling in a wide variety of conditions.
  • The Sidewinder S-TX GT sports front Fox QS3 adjustable shocks up front and aluminum body High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks in the rear, offering fade free performance to handle all the challenges the trail can dish out.
  • The Yamaha designed single keel ski strikes the elusive balance between lightweight steering effort and precision handling over a wide range of snow conditions. Special staggered carbides further enhance steering response. A unique EPS shim pad assembly works in conjunction with the rubber saddle block to adjust the carbide pressure point. Overall ski stance is also adjustable by relocating the thick spacer located on each ski axle to the opposite side.

Performance

  • Yamaha engineers wanted an engine that's exceptionally quick to respond with little or no 'lag' as found in a conventional turbo. One of the ways they achieved their goal was to develop an intake system using three separate throttle bodies positioned very close to the intake valves, instead of just one feeding long intake tubes. It’s an innovation not seen in any other production turbo on the planet, and another first for Yamaha with the Genesis turbo.
  • The nickel alloy turbine body is extremely strong and precise, able to withstand highly elevated temperatures. Supported by premium, ceramic ball bearings the Inconel turbine blade assembly is very light and strong. This yields a low moment of inertia for lightning quick response to exhaust gas input. Triple throttle bodies are used exclusively to further enhance the quick delivery of compressed air from the impeller to intake valves.
  • The Yamaha-developed Mitsubishi ECU uses a series of nine sensors to gather running condition data which it computes using a predetermined memory ‘map’. It then adjusts ignition timing, fuel delivery, manifold air pressure and turbo boost pressure to produce maximum performance under any condition—reliably.
  • 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.
  • 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 creates chassis strength without excessive weight.

Top Features

  • YAMAHA 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 three 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 contactless, 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.
  • REAR HARD CASE WITH AUXILIARY FUEL TANK: You won't be caught short on a long ride with the convenient, moisture-proof hard storage case and 4.1-gallon / 15.5-liter auxiliary fuel tank. Total fuel capacity is bumped up to 13 gallons / 50 liters, which goes a long way on the trail (and your peace of mind).
  • PREMIUM FOX ZERO QS3 FRONT SHOCKS: The Sidewinder S-TX GT sports front Fox QS3 adjustable shocks up front and aluminum body High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks in the rear, offering fade free performance to handle all the challenges the trail can dish out.

Comfort

  • Both driver and passenger are provided convenient RCA DC outlets for heated helmet visors plus a socket type outlet located in the console to power-up other 12V accessories.
  • Both driver and passenger stay toasty warm with independently controlled hand warmers. The passenger also gets functional wind deflectors added to the padded rear grab bars to help keep the elements away from their hands.
  • The medium smoked polycarbonate windshield was designed to shield the high-mileage rider from the coldest days. The windshield incorporates a small lip at the top to deflect wind and snow up and over the rider at speed, while flared edges provided added protection and warmth for your hands. The GT windshield was also designed to accommodate optional mirrors. The windshield is thicker than standard windshields to reduce mirror vibration at speed and features pre-marked indents for an easy installation of the accessory mirrors.
  • The handlebar controls feature a left-hand switch cluster which allows for 'on-the-fly' access to the multi-step hand and thumb warmer adjusters. Information available on the multi-function gauge can be easily selected with a convenient toggle switch and the push button electric start, reverse gear switch is also located in the left-hand cluster. The right side of the bar is clean with an ergonomically shaped throttle lever and simple, stand-alone emergency stop switch. The Hayes 'Stealth' brake cylinder is equipped with a composite brake lever providing great modulation for better feel and powerful stopping performance.

Handling

  • The effect of four-stroke engine braking when the throttle valves are closed has a significant impact on handling and ride character. Yamaha developed a special system which employs the Idle Speed Control Circuit (ISC) and ECU map using throttle valve movement and RPM information to reduce negative intake pressure during deceleration.
  • Regarded as the best high-performance terrain track available, the 146-inch x 1.25-inch lug design of the RipSaw I delivers incredible acceleration, braking control, and handling in a wide variety of conditions.
  • The Sidewinder S-TX GT sports front Fox QS3 adjustable shocks up front and aluminum body High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks in the rear, offering fade free performance to handle all the challenges the trail can dish out.
  • The Yamaha designed single keel ski strikes the elusive balance between lightweight steering effort and precision handling over a wide range of snow conditions. Special staggered carbides further enhance steering response. A unique EPS shim pad assembly works in conjunction with the rubber saddle block to adjust the carbide pressure point. Overall ski stance is also adjustable by relocating the thick spacer located on each ski axle to the opposite side.

Performance

  • Yamaha engineers wanted an engine that's exceptionally quick to respond with little or no 'lag' as found in a conventional turbo. One of the ways they achieved their goal was to develop an intake system using three separate throttle bodies positioned very close to the intake valves, instead of just one feeding long intake tubes. It’s an innovation not seen in any other production turbo on the planet, and another first for Yamaha with the Genesis turbo.
  • The nickel alloy turbine body is extremely strong and precise, able to withstand highly elevated temperatures. Supported by premium, ceramic ball bearings the Inconel turbine blade assembly is very light and strong. This yields a low moment of inertia for lightning quick response to exhaust gas input. Triple throttle bodies are used exclusively to further enhance the quick delivery of compressed air from the impeller to intake valves.
  • The Yamaha-developed Mitsubishi ECU uses a series of nine sensors to gather running condition data which it computes using a predetermined memory ‘map’. It then adjusts ignition timing, fuel delivery, manifold air pressure and turbo boost pressure to produce maximum performance under any condition—reliably.
  • 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.
  • 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 creates chassis strength without excessive weight.

Top Features

  • YAMAHA 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 three 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 contactless, 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.
  • REAR HARD CASE WITH AUXILIARY FUEL TANK: You won't be caught short on a long ride with the convenient, moisture-proof hard storage case and 4.1-gallon / 15.5-liter auxiliary fuel tank. Total fuel capacity is bumped up to 13 gallons / 50 liters, which goes a long way on the trail (and your peace of mind).
  • PREMIUM FOX ZERO QS3 FRONT SHOCKS: The Sidewinder S-TX GT sports front Fox QS3 adjustable shocks up front and aluminum body High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks in the rear, offering fade free performance to handle all the challenges the trail can dish out.