2018 Yamaha Venture MP
2018 Yamaha Venture MP

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Yamaha
Yamaha
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
Venture MP
Venture MP
Model Code
VENTUREMP
VENTUREMP
Color
Racing Blue
Racing Blue

Dimensions

Length
124.2 in. (3155 mm)
124.2 in. (3155 mm)
Width
47.8 in. (1215 mm)
47.8 in. (1215 mm)

Engine & Drivetrain

Shocks

Front - 36 mm, Aluminum HPG

Rear - 36 mm, Aluminum HPG / 36, mm Aluminum HPG

Front - 36 mm, Aluminum HPG

Rear - 36 mm, Aluminum HPG / 36, mm Aluminum HPG

Front Suspension

Independent, Double Wishbone

Travel - 8.1 in. (208 mm)

Independent, Double Wishbone

Travel - 8.1 in. (208 mm)

Rear Suspension

Pro Comfort 144

Travel - 12.3 in. (313 mm)

Pro Comfort 144

Travel - 12.3 in. (313 mm)

Engine
Liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 2 cylinder
Liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 2 cylinder
Displacement
499 cc
499 cc
Bore x Stroke
77 x 53.6 mm
77 x 53.6 mm
Fuel Capacity
8.7 gal. (32.9 l)
8.7 gal. (32.9 l)
Clutch
YXRC
YXRC
Transmission
Standard, Push Button
Standard, Push Button
Brakes
Hydraulic disc
Hydraulic disc
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Electronic Fuel Injection

Operational

Skis
Tuner II
Tuner II
Ski Stance
Center to center - 42.5 in. (1,080 mm)
Center to center - 42.5 in. (1,080 mm)
Track LxWxH
144 x 16 x 1.25 in. (3608 x 406 x 31.8 mm) Camoplast Ripsaw
144 x 16 x 1.25 in. (3608 x 406 x 31.8 mm) Camoplast Ripsaw

Features

Comfort

  • LARGE PROTECTIVE WINDSHIELD: Whether you are logging all-day miles on mid-winter’s day, or performing a task from sun-up to sun-down, the expansive windshield on the Venture MP provides protection and comfort for driver and passenger.
  • LED TAILLIGHT: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • DIGITAL GAUGE WITH PUSH BUTTON REVERSE: The compact handlebar mounted digital gauge is packed with information and is displayed on a large face, easy to read gauge. In addition, a convenient electric push button reverse is housed within the gauge package and actuates a servo-controlled reverse gear.

Handling

  • LINK TYPE SWAY BAR: A standard link-type sway bar keeps the front suspension planted and flat, even in rutted, high-speed turns.
  • EXTRUDED ALUMINUM SPINDLE: Saving weight and creating a nimble and responsive riding experience was at the foundation of the Venture MP platform. Extruded aluminum spindles are lightweight yet incredibly strong.
  • PRO COMFORT 144 REAR SUSPENSION: This dual-shock, fully coupled suspension features a simple and effective flip-lever torsion spring adjustment to quickly adapt the suspension for one-up or two-up riding, or for hauling a heavy payload. A pair of 36mm High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks provides controlled and consistent performance.
  • 1.25-INCH RIPSAW TRACK (VENTURE MP UNIQUE): The do-it-all RipSaw track with its traction laden 1.25-inch lugs gets added bite and flotation thanks to a unique 16-inch wide design. Perfect for two up riding, heavy payloads, or breaking trail.

Performance

  • YVXC CLUTCHING: Featuring Yamaha drive and driven clutching, the lightweight YXRC system delivers smooth engagement, instant acceleration, fast reacting backshift, and cool operating temperatures for a long belt life. Just like its big brother YVXC clutch system, the YXRC is smooth, responsive, and durable.
  • WIDE RUNNING BOARDS: With its rider active design, narrowed seat, and sculpted cockpit, the Venture MP platform touts wide running boards with additional grip for a sure-footed stance.
  • REAR EXIT EXHAUST: Often considered a hallmark feature of many Yamaha snowmobiles, the Venture MP platform also touts a rear-exit exhaust system that is exposed to the snow under-seat for additional cooling.

Top Features

  • GENESIS 499 CC SPORT PERFORMANCE ENGINE: A clear leader in its class, the lightweight and dependable sport –performance Genesis twin was designed specifically to deliver a quick revving and torque laden power band. An advanced fuel injection system ensures consistent and efficient performance, while a counterbalanced crankshaft results in a smooth and super-crisp throttle response.
  • KYB ALUMINUM FRONT SHOCKS: Premium, aluminum bodied, high-pressure gas shocks deliver consistent performance and comfort with excellent fade resistance. The shocks are also rebuildable, ensuring you season after season of consistent performance with proper maintenance.
  • HPG REAR SHOCK: High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks with strong 36mm bodies are calibrated to deliver consistent performance and comfort with excellent fade resistance.
  • WIDE TWO-UP SEAT: A wide and plush two-up seat design provides all-day comfort for one or two riders. The rear seat is easily removable, providing even more storage for work or play.
  • LARGE REAR CARGO RACK: An oversized rear mounted cargo rack offers expansive and versatile storage capabilities.
  • TUNER SKIS: Developed exclusively by Yamaha engineers, the Tuner Ski incorporates a dual keel design that can be calibrated through various runners and carbide lengths for rider preference. The Tuner Ski dramatically reduces darting and steering effort while retaining predictable and sharp handling characteristics.

Comfort

  • LARGE PROTECTIVE WINDSHIELD: Whether you are logging all-day miles on mid-winter’s day, or performing a task from sun-up to sun-down, the expansive windshield on the Venture MP provides protection and comfort for driver and passenger.
  • LED TAILLIGHT: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • DIGITAL GAUGE WITH PUSH BUTTON REVERSE: The compact handlebar mounted digital gauge is packed with information and is displayed on a large face, easy to read gauge. In addition, a convenient electric push button reverse is housed within the gauge package and actuates a servo-controlled reverse gear.

Handling

  • LINK TYPE SWAY BAR: A standard link-type sway bar keeps the front suspension planted and flat, even in rutted, high-speed turns.
  • EXTRUDED ALUMINUM SPINDLE: Saving weight and creating a nimble and responsive riding experience was at the foundation of the Venture MP platform. Extruded aluminum spindles are lightweight yet incredibly strong.
  • PRO COMFORT 144 REAR SUSPENSION: This dual-shock, fully coupled suspension features a simple and effective flip-lever torsion spring adjustment to quickly adapt the suspension for one-up or two-up riding, or for hauling a heavy payload. A pair of 36mm High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks provides controlled and consistent performance.
  • 1.25-INCH RIPSAW TRACK (VENTURE MP UNIQUE): The do-it-all RipSaw track with its traction laden 1.25-inch lugs gets added bite and flotation thanks to a unique 16-inch wide design. Perfect for two up riding, heavy payloads, or breaking trail.

Performance

  • YVXC CLUTCHING: Featuring Yamaha drive and driven clutching, the lightweight YXRC system delivers smooth engagement, instant acceleration, fast reacting backshift, and cool operating temperatures for a long belt life. Just like its big brother YVXC clutch system, the YXRC is smooth, responsive, and durable.
  • WIDE RUNNING BOARDS: With its rider active design, narrowed seat, and sculpted cockpit, the Venture MP platform touts wide running boards with additional grip for a sure-footed stance.
  • REAR EXIT EXHAUST: Often considered a hallmark feature of many Yamaha snowmobiles, the Venture MP platform also touts a rear-exit exhaust system that is exposed to the snow under-seat for additional cooling.

Top Features

  • GENESIS 499 CC SPORT PERFORMANCE ENGINE: A clear leader in its class, the lightweight and dependable sport –performance Genesis twin was designed specifically to deliver a quick revving and torque laden power band. An advanced fuel injection system ensures consistent and efficient performance, while a counterbalanced crankshaft results in a smooth and super-crisp throttle response.
  • KYB ALUMINUM FRONT SHOCKS: Premium, aluminum bodied, high-pressure gas shocks deliver consistent performance and comfort with excellent fade resistance. The shocks are also rebuildable, ensuring you season after season of consistent performance with proper maintenance.
  • HPG REAR SHOCK: High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks with strong 36mm bodies are calibrated to deliver consistent performance and comfort with excellent fade resistance.
  • WIDE TWO-UP SEAT: A wide and plush two-up seat design provides all-day comfort for one or two riders. The rear seat is easily removable, providing even more storage for work or play.
  • LARGE REAR CARGO RACK: An oversized rear mounted cargo rack offers expansive and versatile storage capabilities.
  • TUNER SKIS: Developed exclusively by Yamaha engineers, the Tuner Ski incorporates a dual keel design that can be calibrated through various runners and carbide lengths for rider preference. The Tuner Ski dramatically reduces darting and steering effort while retaining predictable and sharp handling characteristics.