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2016 Yamaha RS Vector LE


RS Vector LE



Top Features
  • NEW Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCCT): Our new electronically controlled throttle system delivers a new level of performance, control and efficiency. The fully electronic system senses throttle input and electronically controls the throttle valve resulting in smooth, predictable performance specifically tuned for each model. The system serves up three user-selectable performance modes; S (Sport) Mode for maximum performance; T (Touring) Mode for smooth low and mid-range response and improved fuel efficiency; and E (Entry) Mode for predictable acceleration, reduced top speed and optimum fuel economy.
  • NEW FOX FLOAT 3 XV Rear Shock: The new FOX FLOAT 3 XV shock introduces new air-spring technology with a secondary Xtra Volume chamber designed specifically to eliminate unwanted harsh bottoming. The added volume of the twin chamber design delivers exceptional ride and handling over rough terrain. Both the primary and secondary XV air-spring chambers are infinitely adjustable for both rider preference and conditions.
  • NEW Performance Damper: New and exclusive Yamaha technology, the Performance Damper is designed for exceptional overall chassis performance by harnessing unwanted chassis vibration and distortion. Mounted directly to the chassis at the front and rear of the machine, the Performance Damper captures unwanted chassis energy resulting in exceptional control and comfort with remarkable high-speed stability and tracking through rutted and chatter bump filled corners.
  • FOX FLOAT 3 Front Shocks: The latest generation air shock from FOX® features an infinitely adjustable, no tool required, air spring. By changing the air pressure in the main chamber with the included pump, the FLOAT® is the most progressive, adjustable, and lightweight air shock available. A relocated air valve enhances access, and calibration changes deliver exceptional bump compliance and control.
  • Genesis 1049cc Mid-Performance Engine: Designed to be the premiere trail cruising powerplant, the three-cylinder engine features an advanced Yamaha fuel-injection system for incredibly accurate fuel metering for spot on performance and fuel sipping economy. A broad, flat power-band delivers instant thrust from nearly any speed, and hundreds of thousands of miles by satisfied owners is testament to its durability.
  • YVXC Clutching: Featuring Yamaha drive and driven clutching, the YVXC system delivers smooth engagement, instant acceleration, fast reacting backshift, and cool operating temperatures for a long belt life. The YVXC clutch system delivers Yamaha’s hallmark smooth power delivery, responsive engine feel and unmatched quality.
  • Engine Braking Reduction System: Unlike competitive four-stroke powered snowmobile designs, Yamaha utilizes an engine braking reduction system for a “free-wheel” feeling on deceleration. The system allows a small amount of air to flow through the intake system upon throttle release, thereby dramatically reducing the engine braking effect typically association with a four-stroke engine.
  • Electronic Power Steering: Yamaha was the first and still the only manufacturer to offer Electric Power Steering to the snowmobile industry. The velocity sensing system delivers maximum assistance at slow speeds to nearly zero assistance and high speeds. Aside from dramatically reducing steering effort, the system reduces negative feedback and delivers precise handling characteristics.
  • Tuner Skis: Developed exclusively by Yamaha engineers, the Tuner Ski incorporates a dual keel design that can be calibrated through various runners and carbide lengths for rider preference. The Tuner Ski dramatically reduces darting and steering effort while retaining predictable and sharp handling characteristics.
  • RipSaw II Track: Regarded as the best high-performance terrain track available, the 1.25-inch lug design of the RipSaw II delivers incredible acceleration, braking control, and handling in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Third Generation Front Suspension: The sophisticated and precise design of the front suspension incorporates a motion geometry specifically calibrated to eliminate unwanted inside ski lift while cornering. The dual A-arm system is both precise and remarkably predictable for confidence inspiring performance in nearly any terrain.
  • NEW SingleShot 129 Rear Suspension: The all-new SingleShot rear suspension features a revised drop-link rear suspension linkage, new geometry, and a significant weight loss over previous designs. The dual arm, fully-coupled suspension features inside the rail coupling blocks, an improved track tensioning system, and a reduction of more than 10-pounds than the previous 128-inch suspension…all while delivering exceptional ride quality and control in rough terrain.
  • Integrated Rear Seat Storage: Like all Yamaha snowmobiles, attention to detail is found everywhere including our integrated seat storage trunk. A secure and easy to use turn clasp unlocks spacious in-seat storage large enough to hold water, goggles, gloves or other riding essentials.
  • Wide, Hooked End Handlebars: No other touch point is more important to a rider than the handlebars. Yamaha bars are flat and wide, engineered for comfort, control, and natural ergonomics. Integrated hooked ends add additional control while cornering, and feature heated grips across that span the entire length.
  • Standard Electric Start and Reverse: Seamless and easy to use electric start delivers instant and hassle free starts, no matter the weather, eliminating the need for an “old-school” pull rope. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of an effective and simple to use reverse system. Simply pull out the right-hand side lever and slide it over and you can quickly and easily back off a trailer, out of a tight spot, or help you turn around on the trail without ever leaving the seat.
  • LED Taillight: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • Engine Type: 4-Stroke / 3-cyl / 1049cc
  • Engine Class: Mid Performance
  • Cooling: Liquid Cooled
  • Bore & Stroke: 82.0 X 66.2mm
  • Fuel Delivery: YCCT, 41mm Mikuni fuel injection
  • Intake Design: 2 Valves
  • Exhaust Design: 2 Valves, Rear Exhaust
  • Clutch/Transmission: YVXC, Variable Ratio / Electronic Shift Reverse / Magnesium Chaincase & Cover
  • Disc Brake Type: 2 piston hydraulic, ventilated disc
  • Fuel Capacity: 9.2 gal
  • Front Suspension: Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Front Shocks: Fox® FLOAT® 3
  • Front Travel: 8.5 in
  • Rear Suspension: SingleShot 129
  • Rear Shock(s): Fox® FLOAT® 3 XV
  • Rear Travel: 11.8 in
  • Track / W x L x H: 15 x 129 x 1.25 in
  • Track Type: Camoplast® Ripsaw™II
  • Ski Stance (ctr to ctr): 42.5 in
  • Electric Start: Standard
  • Reverse: Standard
  • Hand/Thumb Warmers: Standard
  • DC Output: Automotive & RCA
  • Heated Seat: N/A
  • Yamaha Performance Damper: Standard
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)



Engine Type
Bore x Stroke
82.0 X 66.2mm
Engine Cooling
Liquid Cooled
YCCT, 41mm Mikuni fuel injection
2 Valves, Rear Exhaust


Brake Type
2 piston hydraulic, ventilated disc
Drive Clutch
YVXC, Variable Ratio / Electronic Shift Reverse / Magnesium Chaincase & Cover


Front Suspension
Suspension: independent, Double Wishbone; Shock: Fox® FLOAT® 3
Front Travel
8.5 in.
Rear Suspension
Suspension: SingleShot 129; Shock: Fox® FLOAT® 3 XV
Rear Travel
11.8 in.
Ski Stance
42.5 in.
Track Type
Camoplast® Ripsaw™II
Track Dimensions
15 x 129 x 1.25 in.


Fuel Capacity
9.2 gal.
Candy Red
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


Electric Start
Hand & Thumb Warmers


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