2007 Yamaha Venture Lite


Jul. 01, 2006 By

2007 Venture Lite

  • Genesis 80FI™
    The Venture Lite uses a new 2-cylinder 500cc engine for its performance. The engine package is based on the YZ250F™ engine. It’s actually two of them engineered together to become a new snowmobile engine. The Genesis 80FI is fuel injected, with a 5-valve head and makes its peak power at over 11,000 rpm.
  • Lightweight, counterbalanced crankshaft
    The Genesis 80FI engine’s crankshaft is designed to be lightweight, responsive and durable. The lightweight, counterbalanced crankshaft delivers super-crisp throttle response and quick acceleration. It also helps mitigate the vibration inherent in a 2-cylinder engine.
  • Advanced fuel injection
    The Genesis 80FI uses a new, advanced fuel injection system to control fuel flow to the engine. Consumers will enjoy the engine’s spot-on performance and throttle response as a result of the advanced electronic fuel injection system.
  • 2-into-1 rear exhaust
    The exhaust from the Genesis 80FI is routed out the rear of the sled, similar to the Genesis 120™ and Genesis 150FI™ engine packages. The rear exiting exhaust design serves three purposes. First, it keeps the exhaust heat out of the engine bay to allow a super-compact design. Second, it allows the engine to breathe more efficiently and through a cooled exhaust pipe. Finally, it helps to balance the overall sled package, giving the Phazer its amazingly nimble handling.
  • 15x144x1-inch Camoplast Rip Saw track
    The Camoplast Rip Saw track is widely accepted as the best OEM track available. It is specifically engineered to be lightweight yet durable, thanks to its unique internal construction. The Rip Saw track was a joint venture between Camoplast and Yamaha.
  • Radiator
    In order to generate consistently-strong engine performance, all Genesis 80FI sleds feature a small radiator on the right hand side of the engine cab. The use of a small radiator improves the sled’s cooling system function, which means greater engine durability. It also enhances the sled’s handling by relocating the mass of a rear heat exchanger up to the central portion of the sled.

  • Handling

  • Ultra light, ultra rigid FX™ chassis
    The Venture Lite is built on a new platform, the FX chassis. It features lightweight, rigid CF die cast member and chromoly tube construction. The FX chassis was engineered specifically to house the Genesis 80FI engine and incorporates that engine package in its overall balance dynamic. The FX chassis is also the backbone for the new sport rider-forward position positioning on the Venture Lite.
  • Sport rider-forward position
    The Venture Lite takes many of its cues from other off-road motorsports, including its sport rider-forward positioning. It has a new handlebar shape that is curved for all-day riding comfort. Its seat is nice and plush for long-range touring.
  • Double wishbone front suspension
    The FX chassis uses an all-new front suspension package to accommodate its unique weight distribution and handling needs. Because of the Phazer’s naked front end design, the A-arms need to be longer than even the second generation design found on the Apex™ and Vector™-class models. There are also new spindles and a new sway bar for the chassis.
  • Gas cell front shocks
    The shocks on the Venture Lite’s double wishbone front suspension geometry deliver consistent performance with good fade resistance. They give the Venture Lite its nice, plush ride quality.
  • Integrated chaincase with magnesium cover
    The FX chassis has the chaincase cast right into the frame member, and has a magnesium cover plate that forms the seal to keep the oil in. This trick piece of technology is a highlight of the goal to simplify the sled and eliminate weight. Riders will appreciate the reduced overall weight on the Venture Lite and its amazingly nimble handling as a result.
  • 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.


  • ProComfort™ rear suspension with gas cell shocks
    The ProComfort rear suspension is easily adjustable for one or two riders. It operates like the ProActive™ in all other aspects of suspension tuning, including the tri-cam preload adjuster and adjustable control rod. The ProComfort suspension delivers a plush ride for either one or two people on the Venture Lite.
  • Large, protective windshield
    The large windshield on the Venture Lite is all about function. It is affixed to the chassis, offering consistent protection. The Venture Lite’s very large windshield provided excellent protection from the wind and snow debris.
  • Standard electric start and push button Electric Shift reverse
    Yamaha’s electric starter system allows consumers to fire up their Venture Lite with a turn of the key. The engine’s decompression system lightens the load required to turn the engine over, resulting in a smaller, lighter battery. Yamaha's new Electric Shift reverse system lets users to shift the sled into, and out of, reverse with the touch of a button on the digital gauge.
  • Digital gauge
    The new digital gauge displays key information at a glance. Vehicle speed is displayed on a large LCD readout either in miles or kilometers per hour. In addition, the rider can select either tachometer, odometer or tripmeter data to appear on secondary readout. The gauge also displays system warning lights, fuel level, and warmer intensity. The right hand side of the gauge has the push button for the Electric Shift reverse system.
  • Hand and thumb warmers
    The hand and thumb warmers on the Venture Lite use a new kind of control from the other Yamaha models. Instead of dual controllers, the Venture Lite’s warmers use a single rocker button on the left side control pod. It operates like a volume wheel, cycling all the way up, then starting over at low for each warmer. The passenger also has standard grip warmers with an on/off switch.
  • Seat Comfort
    The Venture Lite has a wide, plush seat for both driver and passenger. The passenger seat is removable for added storage on solo trips

  • Specifications

    Type / Displacement / cc Four-stroke, 499cc
    Cylinders Two
    Cooling Liquid
    Bore & Stroke / mm 77 X 53.6
    Intake Design 3 Valves
    Ignition Digital T.C.I. with Throttle Position Sensor
    Carburetion Fuel Injection, 43mm Throttle Bodies
    Exhaust Rear Exhaust
    Clutch / Transmission YPZ, Variable Ratio, Electronic Shift
    Disc. Brake Type 2-Piston Hydraulic w/ Lightweight Rotor


    Front Suspension Independent, Double Wishbone
    Front Shocks Gas Cell Hydraulic
    Front Travel / in. 9.5"
    Ski Type Lightweight Plastic, Saddleless Design
    Carbide Ski Runners Standard
    Stabilizer Bar Standard
    Rear Suspension ProComfort
    Rear Shocks Gas Cell Hydraulic
    Rear Travel / in. 12.5"

    Overall Length / in. 124"
    Overall Width / in. 48"
    Overall Height / in. 53.9"
    Track/Width x Length x Height / in. 15" x 144" x 1.25" Camoplast Rip Saw™
    Estimated Dry Weight 591 lbs.
    Ski Stance (ctr. to ctr.) in. 42"
    Fuel Capacity / Gal. 9.5
    Fuel Type Regular Unleaded
    Oil Capacity / Qts. N/A
    Engine Oil Type Yamalube 4, 0w-30, Cold Weather Formula

    Electric Start Standard
    Reverse Standard
    Hand & Thumb Warmers 10 Position, Adjustable, Seperate
    Windshield Height Tall
    Mirrors Standard
    Seating Capacity Two
    Backrest Standard, Removable, Adjustable Tilt
    Rear Carrier Rack Standard
    Tow Hitch Optional
    Tunnel Protectors Optional
    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 (Tripmeter, LCD, Digital)
    Tachometer Standard (LCD)
    DC Outlet Standard
    Color Frost Blue
    Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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