2024 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE
The X-TX has a VersAttack rear suspension and a 146-inch Cobra track. The X-TX Also has the advantage of adjusting the Suspension from the bars with electronically controlled shock absorbers from Fox iQS.
With the press of a button, the Motorist can contact the vehicle for anything thrown. Driven by the well-proven Genesis Turbo, the X-TX LE is the best performance, both on and off track.
2024 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE
The X-TX LE sidewinder is equipped with Fox Zero iQS shock absorbers that provide a premium boost.
Dual-shock 146 is attached to a light mountain, tapered tunnel. It also has a mount-style forearm with a unique 146-inch rail that uses a long QS3 iQS rear shock and a lightweight single-pull rod.
A specially designed shock pivot is added to the unconnected forearm to provide smooth weight transfer for excellent handling traction inside and outside the powder.
A unique and high steering post provides optimal ergonomics for a standing ride. The 5.5-inch riser with wide, shaped, curved mountain bars and incorporated mountain straps give enough leverage for off-trail riding. Can customize the system to perform sweeps and ranges to help riders stay in the sweet spot.
Sidewinder X-TX LE Comfort
Lightweight with a high and narrow profile, the X-TX mountain seat is shorter and tapers forward more than our standard trail seat.
This allows for an easier transition of the rider from side to side and better standup ergonomics. Electric heat elements are included in the seats for comfort in cold and wet weather.
The Sidewinder’s generous 8.9-gallon/33.6-liter fuel tank serves more than just carrying fuel for a day. It also cradles the battery and is a platform for a quick-release trail seat.
The ever-changing fuel load is carried low and backward, helping to concentrate the overall mass and balance of the sled.
The handlebar controls feature a left switch cluster that allows ‘on-the-fly’ access to the multi-step hand and thumb warmer adjuster.
You can easily select the information on the multi-function gauge with a convenient toggle switch and an electric start button.
The reverse gear switch is also located on the left-hand cluster. The right side of the bar is clean, with an ergonomically shaped throttle lever and a simple stand-alone emergency stop switch.
The Hayes ‘Stealth’ brake cylinders are equipped with composite brake levers that provide significant modulation for a better feel and powerful braking performance.
A bag provides additional storage under a comfortable seat. The semi-rigid design is easily accessible and waterproof to keep parts safe and dry. A quarter of a turn, quick-release fasteners are provided for easy removal.
Convenient handlebar positioning makes it easy to shift gears to and from the back by simply pressing the thumb. The servo motor turns the drivetrain into reverse thoroughly and consistently.
Sidewinder X-TX LE Performance
The nickel alloy turbine body is solid and precise, able to withstand very high temperatures. Powered by premium ceramic ball bearings, Inconel’s turbine blade assembly is extraordinarily light and robust.
This results in a moment of low inertia for lightning’s rapid response to exhaust gas inputs. The triple throttle body is used exclusively to further enhance the immediate delivery of compressed air from the impeller to the intake valve.
The Mitsubishi ECU developed by Yamaha uses nine sensors to collect running condition data calculated using a predefined memory ‘map.’
It then adjusts ignition time, fuel delivery, manifold air pressure, and turbo boost pressure to deliver maximum performance under any conditions—reliably.
Yamaha makers wanted a fast engine that responded with little to no ‘lag’ as in conventional turbos. One way they achieved their goal was to develop an intake system using three separate throttle bodies positioned close to the intake valve instead of just one long intake tube.
This is an innovation not seen in other production turbos on the planet and a first for Yamaha with the Genesis turbo.
Unlike conventional turbo ‘blow-off’ valves, the Yamaha ABV switches air pressure back to the compressor’s intake side to prevent surges and help maintain impeller speed, resulting in ready acceleration and smooth power delivery.
The engine coolant is circulated through a turbocharger to control the temperature under the hood and help cool the intake charge.
When the engine is turned off, the convection energy generated by the superheated coolant in the turbo head keeps it circulating without the coolant pump operating.
This eliminates the need for engine cooling cycles while maintaining high durability in turbo components.
The YSRC primary clutch and secondary rollers are calibrated for long-lasting and cold operation. They utilize and efficiently transfer the ample torque generated by the Genesis Turbo to the track while minimizing drive belt wear.
The primary shifts out aggressively to use all the power on the beat. The secondary roller quickly reverses and provides an additional ratio through its large pulley to continue accelerating long after the other has stopped.
The double-piston brake caliper applies the braking force directly to the drive shaft and is mated to a wave-style lightweight drill rotor.
LE-specific rotors remove a pound of rotating mass from the vehicle’s driveline, helping to transfer all available Sidewinder horsepower to the snow.
The ‘Stealth’ master cylinder and the ‘Stealth’ composite brake lever offer excellent modulation and feel with the ergonomic precision operation.
Sidewinder X-TX LE Handling
The layout of the SRV chassis was engineered with the aim of concentrating the mass. Approximately 60 percent of the sled’s weight is tightly centered within the main triangulation.
The result is a sled with quick and balanced handling that is pleasant to use in various conditions.
The SRV chassis combines a load-bearing triangulation structure with a lightweight aluminum construction to create a rider-centric neutral-balance sled. The pyramidal upper frame creates the strength of the chassis without excessive weight.
The full-width skiing attitude applied to the LE targets aggressive cornering speeds with flat handling characteristics.
The tall and dedicated steering post provides optimum ergonomics for standup rides. The 5.5-inch riser with wide, shaped, curved mountain bars and incorporated mountain straps give enough leverage for off-trail riding.
The system can be customized to perform sweeps and reach to help you stay in the sweet spot.
Yamaha-designed single-keel skis strike an elusive balance between light steering effort and precision handling in various snow conditions. Special carbides further enhance the steering response.
The unique shim bearing assembly works with the rubber saddle block to adjust the pressure point of the carbide.
The overall ski attitude can also be changed by moving the thick spacers on each ski shaft to the opposite side.
2024 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE Price Starting at $18.999.
2024 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE Specs
|Engine Type||Turbo 4-stroke / 998 cc|
|Engine Class||Ultra Performance|
|Clutch / Transmission||YSRC|
|Fuel Delivery||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Capacity||8.9 gal. (33.6 L)|
|Front Suspension||Independent Double Wishbone|
|Front Shocks||Fox 1.5 Zero iQS|
|Front Travel||10" (254 mm)|
|Ski Type||Yamaha Stryke Single Keel|
|Rear Suspension||Uncoupled Versattak 146|
|Center Shock||Monotube Alum-HP GAS 1.5|
|Rear Shock(s)||Fox Zero 2.0 iQS|
|Rear Travel||13.5" (343 mm)|
|Track / WxLxH||15" x 146" x 1.60"|
|Track Type||Camso Cobra|
|Ski Stance (ctr to ctr)||42" (1,067 mm) adjustable|
|20" Tunnel Bag||Standard|
|Electric Power Steering||N/A|
|Color(s)||Ink Blue / Redline|