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2012 Venture Lite
Sport Performance 4-stroke engine
Lightweight, dependable and fun, the Sport Performance engine’s high tech design puts down sport horsepower performance on the trail and off. Powering in the distinctive Phazer family of sleds, this 2-cylinder engine is quick-revving and very torquey for sporty acceleration. The advanced fuel injection system automatically keeps it running at maximum output and fuel efficiency for the conditions.
Advanced fuel injection
The Sport Performance engine uses an advanced fuel injection system to control fuel flow to the engine. Consumers will enjoy the engine’s spot-on performance and throttle response as a result of the advanced electronic fuel injection system.
Lightweight, counterbalanced crankshaft
The Sport Performance engine’s crankshaft is designed to be light weight, responsive and durable. The lightweight, counterbalanced crankshaft delivers super-crisp throttle response and quick acceleration. It also helps mitigate the vibration inherent in a 2-cylinder engine.
Lightweight, rear-exiting exhaust
The exhaust from the Sport Performance engine is routed out the rear of the sled, similar to the other 4-stroke engine packages. The rear exiting exhaust design serves three purposes. First, it keeps the exhaust heat out of the engine bay to allow a super-compact design. Second, it allows the engine to breathe more efficiently and through a cooled exhaust pipe. Finally, it helps to balance the overall sled package, giving the Venture Lite its amazingly nimble handling.
15 x 144 x 1.25-inch Camoplast® Rip Saw™ track
The Camoplast® Rip Saw™ track is a standard feature on the Venture Lite. It has been widely acclaimed in the industry as the best all around OEM track for acceleration, cornering bite and everyday trail usage. The Rip Saw™ track is the result of a collaborative effort between Yamaha and Camoplast®.
Radiator and front extrusion
In order to generate consistently strong engine performance, all Sport Performance engine sleds feature a small radiator on the right hand side of the engine cab and a front extrusion. The use of a small radiator improves the sled’s cooling system function, which means greater engine durability. It also enhances the sled’s handling by relocating the mass of a rear heat exchanger up to the central portion of the sled.
Oil Pressure Sensing System
The Venture Lite is fitted with an oil pressure sensing system. If the oil pressure drops while riding, the ignition and fuel supply is controlled to limit the engine’s rpm and reduce the load on the engine. If necessary the system will stop the engine.
Ultra light, ultra rigid FX™ chassis
The Venture Lite is built on the FX Chassis. It features lightweight, rigid CF diecast member and chromoly tube construction. The FX Chassis was engineered specifically to house the Genesis 80FI engine and incorporates that engine package in its overall balance dynamic. The FX Chassis is also the backbone for the sport rider-forward position on the Venture Lite.
Sport rider-forward position
The Venture Lite takes many of its cues from other off-road motorsports, including its sport rider-forward positioning. It has a riser handlebar shape that is curved for all-day riding comfort. Its seat is nice and plush for long-range touring.
Double wishbone front suspension
The FX Chassis uses a specifically engineered front suspension package to accommodate its unique weight distribution and handling needs. Because of the Venture Lite’s unique front end design, the A-arms need to be longer than even the second generation design found on the Deltabox™ II chassis models. The Venture Lite also features lightweight extruded aluminum spindles.
To match the tall and forward position, a single-piece non-hooked handlebar is standard on the Venture Lite. The grips have 10-position adjust-able warmers.
Integrated chaincase with magnesium cover
The FX Chassis has the chaincase cast right into the frame member, and has a magnesium cover plate that forms the seal to keep the oil in. This trick piece of technology is a highlight of the goal to simplify the sled and minimize weight. Riders will appreciate the reduced overall weight on the Venture Lite and its amazingly nimble handling as a result.
CF die cast construction
Yamaha’s Controlled Flow casting technique is used for many of the structural pieces on the chassis. The CF process draws the molten metal into the mold under a vacuum, reducing the formation of air bubbles in the material. As a result, pieces can be made much thinner and still deliver the strength characteristics of a conventionally-cast, thicker piece.
ProComfort® rear suspension with KYB® gas cell shocks
The ProComfort rear suspension is easily adjustable for one or two riders. It uses a simple flip lever to set the torsion spring’s rate. A pair of KYB® gas cell shocks delivers consistent, smooth performance. It operates like the ProActive™ in all other aspects of suspension tuning, including the tri-cam preload adjuster and adjustable control rod.
Large, protective windshield
The large windshield on the Venture Lite is all about function. It is affixed to the chassis, offering consistent protection. The Venture Lite’s very large windshield provides excellent protection from the wind and snow debris.
Standard electric start and push button electric shift reverse
Yamaha’s electric starter system allows consumers to fire up their Venture Lite with a turn of the key. The engine’s decompression system lightens the load required to turn the engine over, resulting in a small, lightweight battery. Yamaha’s Electric Shift reverse system lets users shift the sled into, and out of, reverse with the touch of a button on the digital gauge.
The digital gauge displays key information at a glance. Vehicle speed is displayed on a large LCD readout. In addition, the rider can select tachometer, odometer or tripmeter data to appear on the secondary readout. The gauge also displays system warning lights, fuel level, and warmer intensity. The right hand side of the gauge has the push button for the Electric Shift reverse system.
Large cargo rack
The spacious cargo rack in back of the Venture Lite offers a large storage capacity for whatever you need to haul and then some.
Hand and thumb warmers
The hand and thumb warmers on the Venture Lite use a single rocker button on the left side control pod. It operates like a volume wheel, cycling all the way up, then starting over at low for each warmer. The passenger also has standard grip warmers with an on/off switch.
The Venture Lite has a wide, plush seat for both driver and passenger. The passenger seat is removable for added storage on solo trips.
New graphics package
The Venture Lite comes in one graphics package; Topaz blue. This awesome design produces one of the best looking sleds on the snow.
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