Highlighted by the return of the SRX in the new 2019 Yamaha Sidewinder S-RX LE, the Yamaha snowmobile lineup is much smaller in 2019.

The 2019 Yamaha snowmobile lineup has been revealed and the key addition is the 2019 Yamaha Sidewinder S-RX.

We’ll get to the return of the S-RX in a moment, but first we thought it was worth pointing out that four different Yamaha snowmobile names have gone the way of the dodo. You won’t see any Apex, Phazer, Vector or Venture models in the 2019 Yamaha lineup. In fact, the entire Yamaha snowmobile lineup is much leaner for 2019, with a total of just 12 models – down from 34 just one year ago.

That 2019 lineup includes a total of eight Sidewinder models, along with the Viper L-TX, Viking 540, Snoscoot ES and SRX120.

Of the 12 2019 models, eight are carryover and four are new, including the Sidewinder S-RX LE, Sidewinder X-TX LE41, Sidewinder B-TX LE53, and Snoscoot ES.

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder S-RX LE

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder SRX LE Profile

The only brand new model for 2019 is the aforementioned Sidewinder S-RX LE. The S-RX is a vaunted name in Yamaha’s snowmobile history as a go-fast sled and the 2019 model should not disappoint as the Sidewinder takes a backseat to nobody when it comes to top speed and power.

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder S-RX LE Track

Connecting the Sidewinder S-RX to the snow is a 137x15x1″ track. Helping out with handling is a suspension package that lowers the ride height. Yamaha boasts a new dual rate front and center spring offers a lower preload with the same final force at the end of the shock’s stroke. New rear torsion springs offer the same benefit.

“Equally balanced front and rear with the same end force provide unmatched handling and top speed, without sacrificing comfort or bottoming out.”

FOX IQS (intelligent quick switch) electronically adjustable shocks are found up front and on the rear skid. Each shock offers three electronically selectable compression damping profiles, which you can adjust with a handlebar-mounted switch. Mode 1 is the softest, most comfortable setting, mode 2 is the middle setting and mode 3 is the stiffest setting – ideal for aggressive riding.

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder SRX LE FOX IQS

Also new is throttle lever designed around the outgoing Apex lever, handlebar control switches, kill switch location on the right handlebar just left of the throttle, Hayes brake with shorty brake lever,race height windshield, idler wheel design and rear axle set up, and tunnel bag.

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder SRX LE Handlebar

The bottom line is if you are looking for unmatched top speed with flatter cornering, the Sidewinder S-RX LE is the Yamaha you should be considering. Of course, since this is a Spring Power Surge model, you’ll have to act fast if you want one.

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder S-RX LE Front

More 2019 Yamaha Sidewinder Models

All of the 2019 LE models, including the S-RX, are Spring Power Surge and offer some key new improvements. Many of those improvements carry over to the rest of the Sidewinder lineup.

Sidewinder L-TX LE

  • Gearing changed to 24/50 for improved acceleration
  • New 137x15x1.6″ Camso Cobra track
  • New idler wheels and rear axle set up (no more Tri-Hub)
  • FOX IQS Shocks
  • New handlebar controls
  • New Hayes brake
  • New tunnel bag
  • New race windshield
  • New painted tunnel
2019 Yamaha Sidewinder LTX LE

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX LE

Sidewinder X-TX LE

  • New 40″ front end with mountain spindles
  • New blue single-keel crossover skis
  • New mountain seat
  • New handlebar controls
  • New Hayes brake
  • New painted tunnel
  • New CVT calibration to decrease belt temperatures
  • New 141×1.75″ Backcountry X track
  • New FOX QS-3 center coil and rear shocks
  • New idler wheel design
  • New rail design moving second set of idlers to the outside
2019 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE

Sidewinder B-TX LE

  • New blue single-keel crossover skis
  • New rail design with second row of idler wheels
  • New idler wheel design
  • Ice scratchers have been removed
  • New Hayes brake
  • New painted tunnel
  • New CVT calibration
2019 Yamaha Sidewinder B-TX LE

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder B-TX LE

Sidewinder M-TX LE

  • New blue deep-keel mountain skis
  • New handlebar controls
  • New Hayes brake
  • New idler wheel design
  • Drop case with lowered approach angle
  • New painted tunnel
  • New tunnel bag
  • New CVT calibration
2019 Yamaha Sidewinder MTX LE

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX LE

Sidewinder L-TX DX

  • New tunnel bag
  • New handlebar controls
  • New Hayes brake
  • New idler wheel design with new rear axle
  • New CVT calibration
2019 Yamaha Sidewinder LTX DX

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX DX

Sidewinder L-TX  SE

  • New handlebar controls
  • New Hayes brake
  • New windshield
  • New idler wheel design with new rear axle
  • New CVT calibration
2019 Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX SE

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX SE

Sidewinder X-TX SE

  • Floats have been removed
  • New handlebar controls
  • New Hayes brake
  • New idler wheel design
  • New CVT calibration
2019 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX SE

2019 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX SE

And the Rest

As for the remaining four 2019 Yamaha snowmobiles, three have some minor changes.

The Viper L-TX receives the new idler wheel design and new Black & Grey color and graphics.

2019 Yamaha Viper L-TX

2019 Yamaha Viper L-TX

The Snoscoot ES now comes standard with electric start. It also has a new oil dipstick for easier maintenance and a longer pull cord.

2019 Yamaha Snoscoot ES

2019 Yamaha Snoscoot ES

The Youth-focussed Yamaha SRX120R has the new idler wheel design, but is otherwise the same model we saw in 2018.

2019 Yamaha SRX120R

2019 Yamaha SRX120R

Finally, the 2019 Yamaha VK540 is Yamaha’s only utility sled and is a complete carryover from the 2018 model year.

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