2018 Yamaha VK Professional II EPS


VK Professional II EPS



Spending long hours working in bone-chilling temperatures can be exhausting. That is why for 2018 Yamaha added electric power steering to the bulletproof VK Professional II platform. Throw in big towing capabilities, plenty of storage, an updated and functional utility inspired body and you've found your perfect partner for that next big job.

  • 1049cc Genesis 4-Stroke Engine (Vk Unique): Reliable 3-cylinder engine featuring advanced Yamaha fuel-injection for accurate fuel metering and spot on performance, Fuel sipping economy and instant starts, Thick torque curve provides and abundance of power to pull heavy loads
  • Utility Inspired Styling: A fresh modern, tough look for the battle proven VK Professional II, Additional venting for ample underhood cooling, Smooth lines that are less prone to damage and cracking
  • New Electric Power Steering: Velocity sensing system delivers maximum assistance at varying speeds, Dramatically reduces steering effort, First and only manufacture to offer Electric Power Steering
Key Features
  • 1049cc Genesis 4-Stroke Engine (VK Unique): Yamaha's reliable three-cylinder engine features an advanced Yamaha fuel-injection system for incredibly accurate fuel metering for spot on performance, fuel sipping economy and instant starts, no matter the environment. A broad, flat power-band delivers instant thrust from nearly any speed, and a thick torque curve provides an abundance of power to pull heavy loads all backed by a track record of unstoppable reliability.
  • Utility Inspired Styling: A fresh look for the battle proven VK Professional II is both modern and tough. With additional venting for ample underhood cooling, and smooth lines that are less prone to damage and cracking, the VK Professional II is designed to perform season after season.
  • NEW Electric 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, helping isolate the driver from unwanted steering effort.
  • Workforce Mirrors: Functional mirrors tout a large viewing area, making it easier to see what lies behind. The mirrors are mounted on the interior side of the Protective Windshield, shielding them from potential damage.
  • Digital Gauge: An easy to view and operate digital gauge package keeps tabs on all vital engine and vehicle attributes while also delivering added features including hour meter, trip meters, clock and much more.
  • Large Capacity Fuel Tank: Enjoy extended range and expanded work capability with a large fuel tank. The tank boasts of a capacity in excess of 11.6-gallons.
  • Driver's Seat: The VK Professional II seat was specifically designed with driver comfort and convenience in mind. The seat better positions the driver in relationship to the controls, delivers enhanced comfort, and provides easier egress and ingress when getting on and off the vehicle.
  • High Capacity Cargo Rack: Carrying expanded loads, be it for work or play, is one of the core attributes of the VK Professional II. A large cargo rack serves up more capacity and ease of use whether you are hauling supplies to camp, tools to the job site, or fishing gear to the icepack.
  • Three Speed Transmission: The Hi/Lo transmission with reverse is workhorse one minute, and a versatile trail cruiser the next. With a simple to use manual actuated lever, you can select from "normal" high range for cruising to low range and pull heavy loads.
  • Direct to Crankshaft Clutching: Instead of a gear reduction system, as found on some four-stroke designs, both versions of the Genesis 1049 engine has a primary clutch mounted directly to the crankshaft. This allows the engine to be mounted lower in the chassis, and eliminates parts, complexity, and weight resulting in improved handling and improved durability.
  • High Flotation UHMW Skis: Wide skis deliver added flotation when traveling off-trail, while an engineered keel provides predictable handling and easy to steer manners.
  • Heavy Duty Wrap-Around Bumper: In addition to the work-inspired design, a stout, wrap-around bumper provides protection from the bumps and bangs that come with a day on the job.
  • Pro Comfort 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 40mm, High Pressure Gas (HPG) shock provides exception control, fade resistance, and maximum work capabilities.
  • Camoplast 1.5 Cobra Wide Track: The primary purpose of the 20" x 154" x 1.5" Cobra track is to fully maximize all available snow with confidence-inspiring deep snow floatation and powerful pulling force. The 1.5" lug is perfect for low-speed or high-load situations that utility sleds often function in.
  • Gull Wing A-Arm Front Suspension: The unique "curved" front suspension delivers increased clearance thereby reducing the potential for impact and damage when encountering hidden rocks, stumps, or other debris when navigating unknown terrain.
  • KYB Gas Cell Shocks: The coil-over front shocks are specifically calibrated for additional loads and off-trail riding, yet still deliver a plush, predictable ride on-trail.
  • Protective Windshield: A wide, tall, wrap-around style windshield delivers greater protection from the elements as well as unsuspecting tree branches and limbs. The windshield has been wind tunnel tested to reduce unwanted negative swirl and deliver a greater "pocket" of comfort for both driver and passenger.
  • Standard Electric Start: 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.
  • Standard Tow Hitch: In addition to a host of on-board creature comforts and storage, a standard factory rear mounted tow hitch is at the ready for additional gear or occasional light-duty work.
  • Expansive Under-Seat Storage: With a hinged, flip-up seat, the VK Professional II exudes its work ethic at every turn. The large under-seat storage touts an integrated tool kit and room for much more.
  • Raised Passenger Seat: The wide and plush standard two-up seat provides comfort for two with integrated backrest
  • Engine: 4-stroke / Liquid cooled
  • Cylinders: 3-cylinder / 1049cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 82 X 66.2 mm
  • Fuel Delivery: 41mm Mikuni®, Fuel Injection
  • Clutch/Transmission: YVXC, 3-speed transmission
  • Disc Brake Type: Hydraulic disc
  • Electric Start/DC Output: Standard / Automotive
  • Reverse: Standard
  • Suspension (Front): Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Front shocks: Hydraulic, Gas Cell
  • Front Travel: 6.3" (161 mm)
  • Ski type: Wide Utility
  • Suspension (Rear): Pro Comfort® Suspension w/Flip up rails
  • Rear Shocks: 40 mm KYB® HPG
  • Rear Travel: 11.3" (287 mm)
  • Yamaha Performance Damper: N/A
Critical Data
  • Length: 128" (3260 mm)
  • Width: 47.2" (1201 mm)
  • Height: 57.5" (1460 mm)
  • Track (WxLxH): 20" x 154" x 1.5" (500 x 3922.8 x 38.1mm) Camoplast® CobraTM WT
  • Ski stance C to C: 38.4" (975mm)
  • Fuel Capacity (L): 44.6
  • Hand and Thumb warmers: Standard
  • Heated Seat: N/A
  • Headlights: Dual Bulb 60/55 W LED Tail Light
  • Electric Power Steering: N/A
  • Colour(s): Black; Matte 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
82 X 66.2 mm
Engine Cooling
Liquid cooled


Brake Type
Hydraulic disc


Front Suspension
Independent, Double Wishbone
Front Travel
6.3 in. (161 mm)
Rear Suspension
Pro Comfort® Suspension w/Flip up rails
Rear Travel
11.3 in. (287mm)
Ski Type
Wide Utility
Ski Stance
38.4 in. (975mm)
Track Dimensions
20 x 154 x 1.5 in. (500 x 3922.8 x 38.1mm) Camoplast® CobraTM WT


Dual Bulb 60/55 W LED Tail Light
Fuel Capacity
44.6 L
Black; Matte Silver


Electric Start
Hand & Thumb Warmers

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