A simple, 2‑stroke engine with both manual and electric starting is assured to get you going no matter how far the mercury drops.
Three Speed Transmission
The Hi/Lo transmission with reverse is workhorse one minute, and a versatile trail cruiser the next. With a simple to use manual actuated lever, you can select from “normal” high range for cruising to low range and pull heavy loads.
Special Clutch Calibration
Yamaha engineers developed a clutch calibration to maximize the VK540s ability while keeping the sled's utility application in mind. The result is a setup that has very smooth engagement and roll out, without sacrificing overall operating performance.
Camoplast 1.5 Cobra Wide Track
The primary purpose of the 20" x 154" x 1.5" Cobra track is to fully maximize all available snow with confidence-inspiring deep snow flotation and powerful pulling force. The 1.5" lug is perfect for lowspeed or high-load situations that utility sleds often function in.
TSS Front Suspension
TSS Struts offer the ultimate solution for snow deep mobility and durable simplicity.
High Flotation UHMW Skis
Wide skis deliver added flotation when traveling off-trail, while an engineered keel provides predictable handling and easy to steer manners.
Pro Comfort 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 40mm, High Pressure Gas (HPG) shock provides exception control, fade resistance, and maximum work capabilities.
The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
Functional mirrors tout a large viewing area, making it easier to see what lies behind. The mirrors are mounted on the interior side of the protective windshield, shielding them from potential damage.
The tunnel design includes large snow evacuation holes on running boards with traction. The tunnel is built out of lightweight, hightensile steel to keep the VK540s legendary rugged durability in the toughest conditions.
A wide, tall, wrap-around style windshield delivers greater protection from the elements as well as unsuspecting tree branches and limbs. The windshield has been wind tunnel tested to reduce unwanted negative swirl and deliver a greater “pocket” of comfort for both driver and passenger.
Standard Electric Start
Seamless and easy to use electric start delivers instant and hassle free starts, no matter the weather, eliminating the need for an “old-school” pull rope.
Standard Tow Hitch
In addition to a host of on-board creature comforts and storage, a standard factory rear mounted tow hitch is at the ready for additional gear or occasional light-duty work.
Expansive Under-Seat Storage
With a hinged, flip-up seat, the VK540 exudes its work ethic at every turn. The large under-seat storage touts an integrated tool kit and room for much more.