If you’re looking for the 4-stroke benefits in a sled with a slightly longer track, the new 2007 RS Rage GT is Yamaha’s answer. This sled is positioned dead-center in the market with 120 HP. Fitted with a 136â€ Ripsaw track with 1.25â€ lugs, the Rage provides improved flotation and traction as well as a smoother ride quality through the bumps.
New for 2007 is the â€œGTâ€ version that adds a premium shock package with GYT-R dual clicker (rebuildable aluminum body) shocks up front where the base RS Rage has non-adjustable aluminum body dampers. Both models feature a new 136â€ version of the Mono-Shock RA rear suspension with the dial-adjust damping on the side of the tunnel.
One of the main attractions is the 4-stroke Genesis 120 powerplant with its quiet operation and excellent fuel economy and range, as well as long term durability. 20 MPG is not uncommon. Throttle response is linear and meaty, with thick midrange pull for plenty of acceleration. A tall yet stylish windshield provides ample protection, and the versatility afforded by the extra track length makes it a capable sled for most any condition; from groomed trails to pounded out ditches to fresh powder.
The 2007 Yamaha RS Rage GT (Black) retails for $9,199, and the base RS Rage (Blue) goes for $8,899.