2018 Yamaha VK540


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For all, snowmobiling is a way of life. But for some, that way of life is dependent on a machine built to work. The VK540 is engineered to be tough, with all the dependable workhorse features you would need to complete any winter work. Tested in Yamaha's engineered wind tunnel to develop a body and windshield that would hold up against the harsh polar conditions, inside and out the VK540 is ready and waiting to work.

  • 540 2-Stroke Fan Cooled Engine: Proven 540cc 2-stroke engine, Improved midrange torque and reduced fuel consumption by nearly 25%, Legendary VK540 reliability with updated features
  • Heated Mikuni Tm33 Carburetor: Delivers crisp throttle response, Small dual electronic heater coils stabilize idle speed, Reduced plug fouling
  • New Tunnel Design: Includes large snow evacuation holes on running boards with traction, Lightweight, high-tensile steel, Maintains VK540's legendary rugged durability in the toughest conditions
Key Features
  • 540 2-Stroke Fan Cooled Engine: A proven 540 2-stroke engine powers this ultra dependable utility snowmobile. Based on the legendary 540, Yamaha engineers improved midrange torque and reduced fuel consumption by nearly 25 percent. The improved efficiency meets current emissions standards with even more reliability than its predecessor.
  • Heated Mikuni TM33 Carburetor: The heated Mikuni TM33 flat slide carburetor delivers crisp throttle response. Small dual electronic heater coils embedded in the carburetor body stabilizes idle speed and reduces plug fouling.
  • Dual-Bulb Headlight: The VK540 features a dual-bulb headlight. The twin headlights throws more light on the trail than the previous single bulb design, and is fully integrated in the overall styling cues.
  • Hi-Output Stator Ring Design: The VK540 has a large, multi-coil stator ring design to develop over twice the electrical output of the previous model. The 400 watt output is used to power the new carb heaters, new twin-bulb headlight, the hand warmers and other accessories.
  • Large Capacity Fuel Tank: Enjoy extended range and expanded work capability with a large fuel tank. The tank boasts a capacity of 11.6-gallons. Combine that with the clean-running engine and you'll see nearly double the range on a single tank of fuel, as compared to the original VK540.
  • 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.
  • Special Clutch Calibration: Yamaha engineers developed a clutch calibration to maximize the VK's ability while keeping the sled's utility application in mind. The result is a setup that has very smooth engagement and roll out, without sacrificing overall operating performance.
  • 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.
  • TSS Front Suspension: TSS Struts offer the ultimate solution for snow deep mobility and durable simplicity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LED Taillight: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • 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.
  • NEW Tunnel Design: The new tunnel design includes large snow evacuation holes on running boards with traction. The tunnel is built out of lightweight, high-tensile steel to keep the VK540's legendary rugged durability in the toughest conditions.
  • 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.
  • Engine: 2-Stroke / Fan-cooled
  • Cylinders: 2-cylinder / 535cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 73 x 64 mm
  • Fuel Delivery: TM33 carburetor, heated
  • Clutch/Transmission: YXRC, 3-speed Transmission
  • Disc Brake Type: Mechanical Disc
  • Electric Start/DC Output: Standard with recoil back-up
  • Reverse: Standard
  • Suspension (Front): TSS
  • Front shocks: Hydraulic, Gas Cell
  • Front Travel: 6" (152mm)
  • Ski type: Wide Utility
  • Suspension (Rear): Pro Comfort® Suspension w/Flip up rails
  • Rear Shocks: Hydraulic, Gas Cell
  • Rear Travel: 11.3" (287mm)
Critical Data
  • Track (WxLxH): 20" x 154" x 1.5" Camoplast® CobraTM
  • Ski stance C to C: 37.8" (961mm)
  • Fuel Capacity (L): 44
  • Hand and Thumb warmers: Standard
  • Headlights: Dual Bulb 60/55 W LED Tail Light
  • Electric Power Steering: N/A
  • Colour(s): Black; White; Orange
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
2 Stroke
Bore x Stroke
73 x 64 mm
Engine Cooling


Brake Type
Mechanical Disc


Front Suspension
Front Travel
6 in. (152mm)
Rear Suspension
Pro Comfort® Suspension w/Flip up rails
Rear Travel
11.3 in. (287mm)
Ski Type
Wide Utility
Ski Stance
37.8 in. (961mm)
Track Dimensions
20 x 154 x 1.5 in. Camoplast® CobraTM


Dual Bulb 60/55 W LED Tail Light
Fuel Capacity
44 L
Black; White; Orange


Electric Start
Standard with recoil back-up
Hand & Thumb Warmers

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