What’s this, an all-new Apex model from Yamaha? That’s right, Yamaha has been working on improving their Japan-built sleds as well, coming with their new SingleShot rear suspension that is simpler and lighter, fitted with a new Fox FLOAT 3 XV shock. This new suspension weighs 9-10 pounds less than the previous version, now stretched out to 146” track length. The difference in length works wonders to balance out the machine, specifically the front end mass of the mighty Apex 4-cylinder 4-stroke powerhouse. This engine is still a force to reckon with, and when you put this much track on the ground it both launches on take-off and slows you down even better.
Actually, this sled is offered in three versions, with a 1.75” lug height BackCountry track or a packed-trail friendly 1.25” RipSaw II track as in-season long models. Spring buyers can also opt for the Apex XTX 1.75” Limited Edition (LE) that adds a unique coloration, a factory-installed Performance damper and FLOAT 3 shocks up front.
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