2007 Yamaha RS Vector GT

Groomed Trail

Jul. 01, 2006 By
Performance



2007 RS Vector GT

  • 3-cylinder Genesis 120™ engine
    The Vector® GT is powered by the lightweight, compact Genesis 120 engine. Its long stroke and four-valve design produces a tremendous amount of torque for corner-to-corner acceleration on the trail. The broad torque curve is easy for clutch tuners to hit and allows riders to have instant power after backshifting. The three-cylinder engine debuted in 2005.
  • Direct-to-crankshaft clutching
    Instead of using a gear reduction, the Genesis 120 engine has the primary clutch directly attached to the crankshaft. This reduces parts, complexity and weight, resulting in a great product for consumers. It also allows the engine to be mounted deeper in the chassis to deliver a lower center of gravity, further enhancing the sled’s cornering stability. The YVXC primary spins at 8500 rpm to transfer power from the engine to the secondary and on to the track.
  • Camoplast Rip Saw track
    The Camoplast Rip Saw track is a standard feature on the RS Vector GT. 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.
  • Rear-exiting exhaust
    The exhaust is routed out the back of the sled in order to optimize and maximize airflow through the engine. The tuned system is specifically engineered to produce the Genesis 120’s broad powerband and also to help keep the sled in balance.
  • Lightweight hydraulic brake system
    The lightweight 4-piston brake system delivers solid stopping power without fading, even in high-use applications. It also incorporates a lightweight, double-finned, self-cooling brake disc.
  • Lightweight forged pistons
    The forged pistons used in the Genesis 120 engine are engineered for lightweight and still allow high compression rates of 11.3:1 on 87 Octane gas. The piston design came out with the Genesis 120 engine on the Vector™-class sleds.


Handling

  • Second generation front suspension geometry
    The geometry of the second generation front suspension features short spindles and long A-arms. The suspension was engineered to deliver excellent cornering stability and consistent turning effort throughout its travel stroke. It delivers 9 inches of vertical travel and sets the skis at 42.7 inches. Steering is consistent, because the spindles are maintained at a constant 23 degrees.
  • GYTR™ piggyback reservoir dual-clicker front shocks
    The GYTR™ piggyback shocks on the RS Vector GT’s front suspension offer 12 clicks of compression AND 20 clicks of rebound adjustability for maximum tuning ability. The piggyback reservoir offers increased fade resistance to the shock.
  • Magnesium valve, crankcase and oil pump covers
    Yamaha incorporated liberal usage of ultra-lightweight magnesium material wherever possible to reduce weight on engine componentry. The use of magnesium became widespread on all Genesis-class engines.
  • Ultra-rigid Deltabox™ chassis
    The Deltabox chassis is designed specifically to house the Genesis engine family. It supports the engine and utilizes it in forming one of the most rigid chassis on the market. The more rigid the chassis, the more consistent the sled will handle.
  • 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.
  • Saddleless plastic skis
    The saddleless plastic ski reduces unsprung weight and its aggressive keel design provides strong bite to help the RS Vector GT corner.

 

Comfort

  • Mono Shock™ RA rear suspension
    The Mono Shock RA rear suspension uses a single shock to control the travel of the skid. The shock is remotely adjustable via a rotating dial located conveniently on the left side of the tunnel, near the driver’s leg. The suspension is widely adjustable to suit nearly any rider in nearly any condition. In addition to the remote adjustment, the Mono Shock RA is also adjustable at the coil spring and at the control rod.
  • Lightweight seat
    The lightweight seat is tall enough to allow riders a clear vantage point to scan the trail in front of them while maintaining a very traditional riding position. It also affords added comfort for a long day’s journey.
  • Digitally controlled hand and thumb warmers
    The RS Vector GT’s hand and thumb warmers have been consistently rated among the best in the industry. They are individually-controlled, with the settings shown on the digital gauge so that riders can see them. Owners can choose from ten settings on the grips and ten settings on the thumb warmers, as opposed to the hi/lo settings of most other sleds on the market.
  • Standard electric start
    Yamaha’s electric starter system allows consumers to fire up their RS Vector GT with the turn of a key. There is no pulling on a nylon cord to get this high-tech engine growling! Electric start has been a standard feature on all of Yamaha’s 4-stroke machines.
  • LCD gauge
    The digital gauge on the RS Vector GT allows the driver to see engine RPM and track speed data at a glance. The gauge also displays heater settings, fuel level, engine temperature and odometer. Yamaha digital gauges have become a benchmark in the industry. The digital readout has been copied by the competition almost across the board.
  • Custom Handlebar Bag
    The RS Vector GT comes with its own custom handlebar bag for convenient storage. It is factory-built for a perfect fit and integration into the sled as a whole. The custom handlebar bag measures 5.3 inches deep and nearly 8.5 inches across at the opening. That’s large enough to store a hat, trail map and snacks!

Specifications

Engine
Type / Displacement / cc 4-Stroke, 973cc
Cylinders Three
Cooling Liquid
Bore & Stroke / mm 79.0 X 66.2
Intake Design Two Valves
Ignition Digital T.C.I. with Throttle Position Sensor
Carburetion 40mm Keihin Carburetors
Exhaust Rear Exhaust
Clutch / Transmission YVXC, Variable Ratio, Reverse
Disc. Brake Type 4 Piston Hydraulic w/Lightweight Rotor


Chassis
Front Suspension Independent, Double Wishbone
Front Shocks 40mm HPG, Piggyback Clicker Compression and Rebound
Front Travel / in. 9"
Ski Type Lightweight Plastic, Saddleless Design
Carbide Ski Runners Standard
Stabilizer Bar Standard
Rear Suspension Mono Shock™ RA
Rear Shocks 46mm KYB with Remote Adjust
Rear Travel / in. 11.5"


Dimensions
Overall Length / in. 108.5"
Overall Width / in. 48"
Overall Height / in. 47.8"
Track/Width x Length x Height / in. 15" X 121" X 1.25" Camoplast Rip Saw™
Estimated Dry Weight 545 lbs.
Ski Stance (ctr. to ctr.) in. 42"
Fuel Capacity / Gal. 10
Fuel Type Regular Unleaded
Oil Capacity / Qts. 3, Dry Sump
Engine Oil Type Yamalube 4, 0w-30, Cold Weather Formula

Features
Electric Start Standard
Reverse Standard
Hand & Thumb Warmers 10 Position Adjustable, Separate
Windshield Height Tall
Mirrors Optional
Seating Capacity One
Backrest N/A
Rear Carrier Rack N/A
Tow Hitch N/A
Tunnel Protectors Standard
Headlight Watts, Type 60/55W Halogen x 2
High Beam Indicator Standard
Oil & Temp Light Standard
Fuel Gauge Type Electric (LCD), Low Fuel Warning Light
Speedometer Standard (LCD, Digital)
Odometer Standard (LCD Display)
Tripmeter Standard, Dual (Large LCD Display)
Tachometer Standard, (LCD)
DC Outlet Standard
Color Yamaha Black, Candy Red
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)



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