Christmas shopping just got easier for Yamaha riders and their families. For the first time, Yamaha is giving consumers the ability to purchase its apparel and accessories at a single online destination.
Team Yamaha Rider Matt Piche scored the first Pro Stock win of the Cross Country racing season on his SR Viper race sled at Houghton, Mich.
“Everyone on the team wanted to come out strong at the first race of the year,” says Yamaha Cross Country Crew Chief Brian Strawsell. “We knew we had a sled that would be competitive and that Matt and Re were ready to race. Everything just worked well for us today.”
The Yamaha Snowmobile Race Team has announced a new shock absorber sponsor, Elka Suspension, Inc. Elka’s ultra-lightweight Stage 5 coilover shocks will be used on both the cross country and hillclimb circuits by Yamaha racers.
“What we are most impressed with is the Elka team’s level of commitment in helping our racers get on the podium,” says Yamaha Snowmobile Product Manager, Rob Powers.
Yamaha Trail and Crossover riders can now get the same power boost offered to Yamaha’s Mountain riders. Yamaha and Mountain Performance Incorporated (MPI) have expanded their partnership on the newly released MPI Trail Turbo Accessory Kit for Yamaha Viper snowmobiles developed for applications below 6,000 feet.
MPI has been producing “boosted” turbo and supercharger kits for Yamaha snowmobiles since the 2013 model year. Earlier this year, Yamaha announced the introduction of an MPI accessory turbo kit for the all-new Viper M-TX. During Yamaha’s Spring Power Surge, Yamaha customers could purchase the MPI kit in conjunction with a new M-TX at a considerable savings. The dealer-installed kit delivers an additional 45 horsepower on pump gas.
Next winter the USXC is bringing back one of the most storied races in snowmobile history – the I-500 from Winnipeg, Man. to Willmar, Minn. – and Yamaha has stepped up to support the race and it is participants.
“We love cross country because it’s the most relatable type of racing for fans,” says Yamaha Snowmobile Marketing Manager, Wade West. “It is also the most achievable for a snowmobiler to try with their own trail sled.