With the introduction of the SR Viper M-TX mountain models for 2015, Yamaha has continued to work on improving the deep snow performance of their mountain sleds with a new front end and spindle package called the SRV-M.
The narrow 36” skis stance enhances off-trail handling. A new ultra compact, tapered and curved spindle design reduces drag in deep snow and makes it far easier to tip the sled up, especially for side hilling. A new ski design allows for a wider 38” ski stance if desired.
2016 Yamaha SR Viper M-TX 162 & 153 models use the new 36” ski stance SRV-M front suspension with no sway bar and shorter shocks. This is the narrowest stance in Yamaha’s 2016 lineup and allows the sled to panel out for easy maneuvering.. While it makes the sleds super agile and easy to pull up on a sidehill, they are admittedly not as stable when motoring down a groomed trail, an acceptable trade-off for deep snow riders.
2016 SRViper M-TX 141 models use a new 40” ski stance with the SRV-M front suspension. These models do come with a sway bar. This “middle width” still delivers great sidehilling capability and powder maneuvering, but retains good trail handling as well. This sled matches up more closely with the likes of the Polaris RMK Assualt, Arctic Cat’s HCR and the Ski-Doo Freeride models.
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