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2017 Yamaha Sidewinder R-TX Review from snowmobile.com

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by MrSled, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    2017 Yamaha Sidewinder R-TX Review

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    The hottest sport sled on snow for 2017
    Yamaha wins big in the ultra-sport trail category. Not since its vaunted SRX series has Yamaha fielded a set of all-world champions like the Sidewinder series. They are powerful with Yamaha’s “ultra-performance” turbocharged 998cc three cylinder four-stroke. They have proven handling with the Arctic Cat sourced platform and suspensions. And they have that Yamaha breeding that puts its own special touches on the finished product. Yamaha wins big and so do Yamaha Sidewinder R-TX buyers.

    Yamaha’s Sidewinder R-TX will be the hottest trail sled you can buy for model year 2017. Well, other than Arctic Cat’s Thundercat. Of the Sidewinder models, the R-TX alone is Yamaha’s speed trail statement. The R-TX is about performance – all about performance. Under the hood is some of the smoothest performing high-performance engines snowmobiling has ever seen. Officially Yamaha claims 180 horsepower at maximum revs. Unofficially you’ll see reports of 200 horsepower. Does it really matter? Just know that when you push the throttle lever to the bar and hold it, the sled will quickly – and we do mean quickly – achieve triple digits. It’s incredibly smooth power, linear like a turbine or Tesla electric ramping up. Just as incredibly, that power is manageable. Read more.... click here
     
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  3. bleedyamaha

    bleedyamaha TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Really nice write up. Makes the summer even longer "THANKS" !
     
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  4. sxr70001

    sxr70001 TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    FYI

    The snowmobile.com website tried to put a fake version of flash on my computer, so be careful.
     
  5. uprider800

    uprider800 Expert

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    Good read thanks. I'm getting more excited by the day.
     
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  6. stevewithOCD

    stevewithOCD Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member

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    Mr. Sled is deliberately trying to ruin my summer! Seriously I will say i have extreme confidence in this new engine. As i said before, i am now riding an FJ-09 3 cylinder bike that absolutely rocks. Yamaha nailed this bike with this motor & light weight....yes you heard it...light weight. For $9000 i can hang with the $17,000 Ducati's & $19,000 BMW's all day in every category. BTW the Ducati broke down & was out for 2 months...
     
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  7. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Very sweet bike.. I just saw the new release on the FZ-10... another very trick bike.

     
  8. stevewithOCD

    stevewithOCD Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member

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    Actually i check this site 3 times a day to see if ANYTHING new gets posted on the Winder. So i can't blame Mr. Sled for my own addictions or tormenting me. Please Mr. Sled...keep it coming...BTW i was Striper fishing this morn with a Yamaha 4-s boat motor. I may buy a Yamaha guitar just to grow my YAMAHA family...
     
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  9. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Right on!! lol
     
  10. super_rash

    super_rash Expert

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    can't wait for winter... my 2 motocycles just don't make up for the lack of sledding in the summer months, nore does the Jetboat, ATV, and cart...so can't wait to get back into the saddle...
     
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  11. Blueaway

    Blueaway Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    That sucks no heated seat on the rtx se
     

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