Sidewinder M-TX LE 153


Ride to new heights. Where Turbo power rules!

This new Sidewinder is another powder-conquering, steep-climbing muscle machine – the stuff of dreams to any serious mountain rider. Ultimate snowmobile technology, wrapped in a great-looking package.

Its every inch a premium model which looks the part and lives up to the promise! The revolutionary turbo-powered 998cc Genesis 180 engine delivers awesome power and torque – regardless of altitude or snow conditions – and is perfectly matched to the advanced Mountain chassis, suspension, track and ski designs.

Many luxuries are standard too, like full Mountain ergonomics, reverse, electric start and hand/thumb warmers, so the result is a truly impressive and enjoyable machine.


  • Genesis® 180 4-stroke 998cc 3-cylinder engine
  • Yamaha’s unique turbo-power system
  • Striking and stylish new colours and graphics
  • Massive low end torque for control in deep snow
  • Convenient electric start and push-button reverse
  • Slim and lightweight Mountain chassis
  • Special ‘narrow’ Mountain front suspension design
  • Wide single-keel Yamaha Mountain skis
  • Fox Float® shocks – QS3 & QSL with climb lock-out
  • 3.0 inch/76mm Camoplast® Power Claw lug track
  • Dual-switch grip control for hand & thumb warmers
  • Dual digital gauges and sleek, low windshield


Genesis Turbo 998cc 4-stroke engine

The most advanced and powerful engine ever to hit the snowmobile industry, this smooth, flexible 3-cylinder unit breathes easily at any altitude – in any conditions. Massive torque and pulling power are assured across the rev band, with instant throttle response and no ‘turbo lag’. A genuine power revolution in the ‘real’ 180HP class.

A riding position tuned to the mountains

The short, high seat, tapered towards the front, works together with the tall riser handlebar position – with mountain strap – to give you great comfort and control over the agile chassis. Easy counter steering on steep sidehills comes naturally too.

Mountain chassis with lightweight ski spindles

Our latest chassis, first developed for the SRViper Mountain series, features lightweight ski spindles to allow a narrower ski stance without compromising the innovative, high performance design of the suspension geometry. So weight is kept low and strength high. The result is razor-sharp agility and a superbly balanced ride.

Suspension that masters every snow condition

One of the outstanding characteristics of our Sidewinder models is the unique design of their front suspension and ski geometry. This new M-TX LE features independent double wishbone suspension with FOX Float® QS3 shocks and the latest Mountain skis, tuned to deliver ultra-responsive handling – even in the deepest, steepest snow.

Springless 153 rear suspension

There’s an impressive range of easily adjustable tuning options, thanks to the FOX FLOAT® shocks – QS3 centres and a QSL rear shock with climb lock-out, which features compression settings of Light, Medium and ‘Locked’ (1-2-L). In deep snow, the ‘L’ position prevents rear-arm squat and exaggerated ski lift, for greater control and performance.

Camoplast® Power Claw 3.0″/76mm track

A stunning performer in all conditions, the Camoplast® Power Claw track features 3.0 inch (76 mm) lugs. The 2018 model features a flatter (by 9.7º) track approach angle (thanks to a drive shaft lowered by 28.5mm) resulting in more floatability and manoeuvrability, with outstanding levels of grip and propulsion, particularly in deep snow.

Deluxe instrument panel with dual digital displays

Multiple sensors monitor engine data continuously to provide essential information. Speed, rpm, fuel, oil temperature and pressure and a range of trip-related data can be selected. Like a clock with hour-meter, ‘distance travelled’ – and even an altimeter! The heated seat and rear storage bag are extra luxuries.

Yamaha YSRC clutch system

The technically advanced YSRC clutch is designed to handle the impressive torque and high power output of the 998cc Yamaha 4-stroke engine. Shifting is extremely efficient with a fast backshift response to match. The high strength castings, efficient cooling and finely tuned settings combine to give excellent V-belt durability and low maintenance.

Tehnički podaci

Type / Displacement

4 Stroke / 998cc





Bore x stroke

80.0 mm x 66.2 mm


Turbo boosted 41 mm Mikuni x 3, Fuel Injection, Liquid Heated

Intake design


Ignition system

Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.


2-valves, Rear Exhaust

Clutch / transmission

YSRC, Variable Ratio, Electronic Shift Reverse, Magnesium Chaincase & Cover

Disc brake system

Radial Master Cylinder Hydraulic Brake / Disc on Drive Shaft


Front suspension system

SRV-M New Spindle

Front shocks

FOX Float QS3

Front travel

177 mm

Rear suspension system

Dual Shock SR 153 Springless

Rear shocks

FOX® Float® QS3 / FOX Float QSL w/climb lock out

Rear Travel

394 mm

Measures / Dimensions

Overall height

1,260 mm

Overall length

3,360 mm

Overall width

1,117 mm

Track W x L x H

14 inch x 153 inch x 3.0 inch, 381 mm x 3,886 mm x 76 mm

Track Type

Camoplast Power Claw 3.0″

Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)

876 – 978 mm adjustable

Fuel tank capacity

33.6 litres


Electric start




Hand & thumb warmers


Headlight watts, type


DC output


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