2018 Yamaha RS Venture


2018 Yamaha RS Venture


ProComfort-144 rear suspension with adjustable flip-up springs for quick transition from one-up to two-up cruising.


  • STANDARD ELECTRIC START AND REVERSE: 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. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of an effective and simple to use reverse system. Simply pull out the right-hand side lever and slide it over and you can quickly and easily back off a trailer, out of a tight spot, or help you turn around on the trail without ever leaving the seat.
  • LED TAILLIGHT: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • 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.
  • STANDARD MIRRORS: High mounted, wide-view mirrors provide both a level of convenience and safety. A simple glance gives you a clear view of what is behind you, perfect for when riding in groups.
  • DELUXE KING QUEEN SEAT: Plush two up seating with integrated backrest. Additional passenger comfort includes grab bar wind deflectors and foot rest blocks.


  • RIPSAW II TRACK: Regarded as the best high-performance terrain track available, the 1.25-inch lug design of the RipSaw II delivers incredible acceleration, braking control, and handling in a wide variety of conditions.
  • THIRD GENERATION FRONT SUSPENSION: The sophisticated and precise design of the front suspension incorporates a motion geometry specifically calibrated to eliminate unwanted inside ski lift while cornering. The dual A-arm system is both precise and remarkably predictable for confidence inspiring performance in nearly any terrain.


  • YVXC CLUTCHING: Featuring Yamaha drive and driven clutching, the YVXC system delivers smooth engagement, instant acceleration, fast reacting backshift, and cool operating temperatures for a long belt life. The YVXC clutch system delivers Yamaha’s hallmark smooth power delivery, responsive engine feel and unmatched quality.
  • ENGINE BRAKING REDUCTION SYSTEM: Unlike competitive four-stroke powered snowmobile designs, Yamaha utilizes an engine braking reduction system for a “free-wheel” feeling on deceleration. The system allows a small amount of air to flow through the intake system upon throttle release, thereby dramatically reducing the engine braking effect typically association with a four-stroke engine.

Top Features

  • 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.
  • 1049 CC GENESIS ENGINE - CARBURETED: Often referred to as the “original” 1049 Genesis, this three-cylinder, carbureted classic has been the foundation of snowmobiling’s 4-stroke revolution and delivers silky smooth power and year-after-year of dependability.
  • STANDARD PASSENGER BACKREST: A wide and plush two-up seat provides comfortable seating for both driver and passenger. A integrated passenger backrest delivers additional support and security for passengers.
  • COMFORT TUNED COIL-OVER SHOCKS: Utilizing many of the same premium suspension components found on other models, the mated, plush coil-over shocks are tuned to deliver a soft, comfortable ride.
  • TUNER II SKIS: Developed exclusively by Yamaha engineers, the Tuner II Ski incorporates a dual keel design that can be calibrated through various runners and carbide lengths for rider preference. The Tuner II Ski dramatically reduces darting and steering effort while retaining predictable and sharp handling characteristics.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2018
Model RS Venture
Model Code RST9NJS
Color Silver

Engine & Drivetrain

Shocks Front / Rear / Center - 36 mm, Aluminum HPG
Front Suspension

Independent, Double Wishbone

Travel - 8.6 in. (219 mm)

Rear Suspension

Pro Comfort® 144

Travel - 12.4 in. (315 mm)

Engine 4 stroke, Mid Perfromance Carb class
Displacement 973 cc
Carburetion 40 mm Keihin carburetors
Fuel Capacity 10.4 gal. (39.3 l)
Clutch YVXC
Transmission Reverse - Standard
Brakes Hydraulic disc


Skis Tuner II
Ski Stance Center to center - 42.5 in. (1,080 mm)
Track LxWxH 144 x 15 x 1.25 in. (3,648 x 381 x 31.8 mm) Camoplast® Ripsaw™


Safety Features Two 60/55W halogen headlights