The Sidewinder L-TX GT EPS has earned a reputation among seasoned, high-mileage riders for its rock-solid performance and practical comfort. The addition of Yamaha's Variable Electric Power Steering (EPS) rewrites the definition of a top trail-performance snowmobile. EPS takes the fight out of muscling the powerful turbo through twisty trails—but it doesn't stop there. EPS also isolates the rider from unwanted handlebar resistance fed back through the mechanical steering system from inconsistencies in the trail. The resulting light steering effort and handling precision is unrivaled when it comes to long days in the saddle. Suspension comfort, responsive throttle and reliable power top the list of priorities for long-distance rides.
Yamaha Variable Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Yamaha's newest generation of Electric Power Steering (EPS) has reduced weight by over three pounds and incorporates a "brushless" DC motor for improved reliability and performance. Variable Assist EPS utilizes a magnetic torque sensor that measures steering input based on torsion or 'twist' of the steering post, which is calculated from handlebar input and ski resistance. This data is suppled to an integrated control module which in turn, signals the brushless servo-motor to assist the steering through its powered, worm-gear drive assembly. All together it gives a more balanced, natural feel or 'connection' to the terrain, and effectively reduces the steering effort required while enhancing predictability for greater rider confidence and less fatigue.
GT Series Wind Deflector
The medium smoked polycarbonate windshield was designed to shield the high-mileage rider from the coldest days. The windshield incorporates a small lip at the top to deflect wind and snow up and over the rider at speed, while flared edges provided added protection and warmth for your hands. The GT windshield was also designed to accommodate optional mirrors. The windshield is thicker than standard windshields to reduce mirror vibration at speed and features pre-marked indents for an easy installation of the accessory mirrors.
Stryke' Single Keel Ski
The Yamaha-designed single-keel ski, combined with the EPS system, strikes the elusive balance between lightweight steering effort and precise handling throughout a wide range of snow conditions. Unique, staggered carbides further enhance steering response, while a special shim pad assembly for EPS works in conjunction with the rubber saddle block to adjust the carbide pressure point. Overall ski stance is also adjustable by relocating the thick spacer located on each ski axle to the opposite side.