2018 Yamaha RS Venture


RS Venture



You and your passenger want a quality touring snowmobile that has a proven track record and an attractive sticker price. The RSVenture is your answer. The carbureted base model RSVenture has enjoyed a lengthy run by providing a quality touring model with all the features to provide your passenger with a comfortable ride. Look no further, your next snowmobile is here.

  • 1049cc Genesis Engine - Carbureted: The "original" 1049cc Genesis, 3-cylinder engine, Foundation of 4-stroke snowmobiling, Year-after-year dependability
  • Engine Braking Reduction System: "Free-wheel' feeling on deceleration, Allows small amount of air to flow through the intake system upon throttle release, Dramatically reduces engine braking effect typically associated with 4-stroke engines
  • Deluxe King Queen Seat: Plush two-up seating with integrated backrest, Grab bar with wind deflectors, Footrest blocks
Key Features
  • Pro-Comfort 144 Rear Suspension: This dual-shock, fully coupled suspension features a simple and effective flip-lever torsion spring adjustment to quickly adapt the suspension for one-up or two-up riding, or for hauling a heavy payload. A pair of 36mm High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks provides controlled and consistent performance.
  • 1049cc Genesis Engine - Carbureted: Often referred to as the "original" 1049 Genesis, this three-cylinder, carbureted classic has been the foundation of snowmobiling's 4-stroke revolution and delivers silky smooth power and year-after-year of dependability.
  • Standard Passenger Backrest: A wide and plush two-up seat provides comfortable seating for both driver and passenger. A integrated passenger backrest delivers additional support and security for passengers.
  • Comfort Tuned Coil-Over Shocks: Utilizing many of the same premium suspension components found on other models, the mated, plush coil-over shocks are tuned to deliver a soft, comfortable ride. Developed exclusively by Yamaha engineers, the Tuner II Ski incorporates a dual keel design that can be calibrated through various runners and carbide lengths for rider preference. The Tuner II Ski dramatically reduces darting and steering effort while retaining predictable and sharp handling characteristics.
  • 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: 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.
  • RipSaw II Track: Regarded as the best high-performance terrain track available, the 151 x 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.
  • 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, includes a helpful alert beeper so you always know when reverse is engaged.
  • LED Taillight: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • Standard Tow Hitch: In addition to a host of on-board creature comforts and storage, a standard factory rear mounted tab-type tow hitch is at the ready for additional gear or occasional light-duty hauling.
  • Standard Mirrors: High mounted, wide-view mirrors provide both a level of convenience and safety. A simple glance gives you a clear view of what is behind you, perfect for when riding in groups.
  • Deluxe King Queen Seat: Plush two up seating with integrated backrest. Additional passenger comfort includes grab bar wind deflectors and foot rest blocks.
  • Engine: 4-stroke / Liquid cooled
  • Cylinders: 3-cylinder / 973cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 79 X 66.2 mm
  • Fuel Delivery: Keihin® Carburetors
  • Clutch/Transmission: YVXC
  • Disc Brake Type: Hydraulic disc
  • Electric Start/DC Output: Standard / Automotive
  • Reverse: Standard
  • Suspension (Front): Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Front shocks: 36 mm, Aluminum HPG
  • Front Travel: 8.6" (219 mm)
  • Ski type: Tuner II
  • Suspension (Rear): Pro Comfort 144
  • Rear Shocks: 36 mm, Aluminum HPG
  • Rear Travel: 12.4" (315 mm)
  • Yamaha Performance Damper: N/A
Critical Data
  • Length: 126.6" (3215 mm)
  • Width: 47.3" (1202 mm)
  • Height: 52.4" (1330 mm)
  • Track (WxLxH): 15 X 144 X 1.25" (381 x 3648 x 31.8 mm) Camoplast® RipsawTM
  • Ski stance C to C: 42.5" (1080 mm)
  • Fuel Capacity (L): 39.3
  • Hand and Thumb warmers: Standard
  • Heated Seat: N/A
  • Headlights: 60/55W Halogen X 2
  • Electric Power Steering: N/A
  • Colour(s): Silver
Yamaha Protection Plus (YPP)
  • Simplicity: While other plans bog you down in the details, factory-backed YPP gives you bulletproof protection from the unexpected. And it's as simple to use and understand as your Yamaha factory warranty.
  • Protection From Expensive Bills: YPP is there whether your repair is a few dollars or a few thousand.
  • No Deductible to Pay - Ever: Under YPP, Yamaha picks up the entire cost to repair every applicable manufacturing defect.
  • Pick up Where Your Factory Warranty Leaves Off: YPP takes over automatically - and immediately - when your factory warranty expires.
  • Added Value for Your Yamaha: Your YPP warranty is transferable, increasing the value of your Yamaha if you decide to sell or trade.
  • No Claim Forms: Since we already know your Yamaha, there's no need for you to fill out lengthy claim forms. Your YPP information is available at every authorized Yamaha dealer across Canada.
  • Affordable Options: Purchase years of YPP coverage at a fraction of what a single major repair costs. You can also use the Yamaha Financial Services program to finance this coverage.
  • Real Peace of Mind: Yamaha is ready to step in to make necessary repairs (excluding those due to normal wear or aging) using genuine Yamaha parts and factory authorized technicians for the full duration of your coverage.
YPP For Snowmobiles
  • Yamaha Protection Plus Does Not Cover Failures Resulting From: Commercial or Rental Usage, Racing or competition, Modification of original parts, Installation or use of non-authorized parts or accessories, Use of lubricants, oil and fuel oil mixture other than those recommended in the owner's manual, Accidents or collision or theft damage, Submersion, Fire, Appearance related damage - scratches, dents, fading, flaking, peeling, Normal wear and tear or lack of maintenance, Abuse or neglect, Improper storage, Corrosion, Operated on surfaces not covered with sufficient snow
  • The Following Parts Are Not Covered: Drive belts, Skis, ski wear rods and ski skins, Sliders, tracks, track clips, Batteries, Oil, lubes, filters, spark plugs, Light bulbs, sealed beams and fuses, High tension cables, Seat and/or covers, Idler wheels and bearings, Brake pads, Drive chain and sprockets, Primary clutch tuning parts, Secondary clutch tuning parts, Body, windshield and other cosmetic parts, 20,000 km mileage limit *



Engine Type
4 Stroke
Bore x Stroke
79 X 66.2 mm
Engine Cooling
Liquid cooled


Brake Type
Hydraulic disc


Front Suspension
Independent, Double Wishbone
Front Travel
8.6 in. (219 mm)
Rear Suspension
Pro Comfort 144
Rear Travel
12.4 in. (315 mm)
Ski Type
Tuner II
Ski Stance
42.5 in. (1080 mm)
Track Dimensions
15 X 144 X 1.25 in. (381 x 3648 x 31.8 mm) Camoplast® RipsawTM


60/55W Halogen X 2
Fuel Capacity
39.3 L


Electric Start
Hand & Thumb Warmers

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