Year of issue
| Engine 973
| Estimated price
Many do not like two-stroke, and I understand them. A rumbling engine with explosive habits, impregnating everything around the smell of oil burned in the engine … Thanks Yamaha - thanks to the company's designers, all these irritations are a thing of the past. The new 4-stroke RS Venture TF sets new standards - purity of the exhaust (green ones will be happy!), Fuel consumption, ease of control … Meanwhile, the same high-speed characteristics remained as in the 2-stroke predecessor - Venture 700 (By the way, it was discontinued).
The difference between them is the sea! The front fairing has become larger, and now it better removes the icy wind from the face, the dashboard is “more readable”, and hanging in the corners after changing the shape of the saddle cushion has become much easier … We will return to this. The main innovation for the driver-owner is the engine. After changing the clock cycle and increasing the working volume (plus 277 cm3), it provides better dynamics at low and medium revs (in passing, I note: the exhaust sound is more pleasant - more solid, or something). Smoothness and power - these are the advantages that (in addition to high reliability, longer life and better elasticity of the motor) should be considered a sign of a 4-stroke engine from Yamaha.
And other benefits - the mass. There are no vibrations on the steering wheel (and how they annoyed the two-stroke drivers), the reactions to gas control are quick, clear … However, you will feel all these charms only after warming up the engine, and you can’t move on the cold one: the engine does not respond to the trigger. Well, okay - while the lamp “low temperature in the cooling system” is blinking on the digital display, I’ll continue my acquaintance with tidy.
What is in it? Digital speedometer, tachometer, odometer (including daily mileage), a standard set of control lamps, indicators of the temperature of the coolant, fuel supply in the gas tank, and the temperature of the handlebars.
I raise the speed to 3000 - I feel the variator comes into operation … We touch. At low speed, Venture behaves like a small car, and while I slowly crawl through something like a speed bump (God forbid to “crush” it at speed - it's more expensive for myself!) - the body “wobbles”. I increase the speed - the front suspension is "breathing". That's where you feel what a smooth ride and the very comfort that Yamaha promised in a snowmobile passport. But each car has its own speed. This one is most pleasant to go from 40 km / h and faster. However, I do not dare to accelerate right away: I do not want to joke with a snowmobile - I need to get used to the steering wheel, check engine braking (and not only), get used to the trigger …