Standard Features



The beloved Genesis® 120 engine finds a new home in the lightweight, comfortable rider-forward Deltabox™ II chassis. With trail comfort-tuned suspension and excellent ergonomics, the new RS Vector will be a classic all over again.


Model Year
RS Vector
Starting at MSRP


108.5 in.
47.8 in.
48.2 in.
557 lbs.

Engine & Drivetrain

4-stroke, 3-cylinder, 2-valves, liquid-cooled
973 cc
Bore x Stroke
79 x 66.2 mm
40 mm Keihin®
Digital T.C.I. w/ throttle position sensor
Fuel Tank Capacity
10 gal.
Oil Capacity
3 qt., dry sump
Variable ratio
Front: Independent, double wishbone; 36 mm KYB® aluminum HPG shocks; 9 in. travel
Rear: Mono Shock® RA; 46 mm KYB® w/ remote adjust shocks; 11.6 in. travel
Rear exit
4-piston hydraulic w/ lightweight rotor disc


Lightweight plastic, saddleless design
Ski Stance
42.7 in.
Track LxWxH
121 x 15 x 1.25 in. Camoplast® Rip Saw™


Two-tone Yamaha Black / Blue

Standard Features

 3-cylinder Genesis® 120 4-stroke engine
The smooth-running 120 horsepower-class Genesis 120 triple has proven itself one of the most reliable engines in all of the sport. Its broad power curve and excellent fuel economy have earned this carbureted classic a strong following among high-mileage enthusiasts. Competitive 2-stroke engines fall off as soon as they achieve their peak horsepower. The three-cylinder engine debuted in 2005.
 Direct-to-crankshaft clutching
Instead of using a gear reduction, the Genesis 120 engine has the primary clutch directly attached to the crankshaft. This eliminates parts, complexity and weight, resulting in a better product for consumers. It also allows the engine to be mounted deeper in the chassis to help centralize mass, contributing to the sled’s excellent flat-cornering capabilities. The YVXC™ primary spins at 8,500 RPM to transfer power from the engine to the secondary and on to the track.
 15 x 121 x 1.25-inch Camoplast® Rip Saw™ track
The Camoplast® Rip Saw™ track is a standard feature on the RS Vector. It has been widely acclaimed in the industry as the best all around OEM track for acceleration, cornering bite and everyday trail usage. The Rip Saw™ track is the result of a collaborative effort between Yamaha and Camoplast. It first appeared on the 2004 4-stroke models.
 Rear-exiting exhaust
The exhaust is routed out the back of the sled in order to optimize and maximize airflow through the engine. The tuned system is specifically engineered to produce the Genesis 120’s broad powerband and also to help keep the sled in balance.
 Lightweight hydraulic brake system
The lightweight 4-piston brake system delivers solid stopping power without fading, even in high-use applications. It also incorporates a new, lightweight, double-finned, self-cooling brake disc.
 Lightweight forged pistons
The forged pistons used in the Genesis 120 engine are engineered for light weight and still allow high compression rates of 11.3:1 on 87 Octane gas. The piston design came out with the Genesis 120 engine on the 2005 Vector-class sleds.
 Deltabox™ II with comfortable rider-forward position
The primary design objective of the Deltabox II chassis was to create a comfortable rider-forward posture. The ergonomic treatment is achieved by locating the handlebars and seated position high and forward on the chassis. With this positioning, the rider can go from sitting to standing and back again easily and comfortably. It also further centralizes the combined mass of sled and driver, for razor-sharp handling.
 Second generation front suspension geometry
The geometry of the second generation front suspension features short spindles and long A-arms. The suspension was engineered to deliver excellent cornering stability and consistent turning effort throughout its travel stroke. It delivers 9 inches of vertical travel and sets the skis at 42.7 inches. Steering is consistent, because the spindles are maintained at a constant 23 degrees.
 Integrated airbox / small hood
The design on the RS Vector is very efficient, often integrating many functions into one component. One such example is the use of the airbox as a part of the hood design. The upper element, closest to the headlight, is comprised of the silencer cover for the airbox. This design feature allows for a very small hood piece, which keeps weight low.
 Magnesium valve, crankcase and oil pump covers
Yamaha incorporated liberal usage of ultra-lightweight magnesium material wherever possible to cut weight on engine componentry. The use of magnesium became widespread on all Genesis-class engines in 2005.
 Tall, wide, hooked handlebars
To match the tall and forward position, a single-piece, dual-hooked handlebar is standard fare on the RS Vector. The hooks have the same grip material as the main bar section, for consistent control, regardless of hand position on the grip.
 Saddleless plastic skis
The saddleless plastic ski offers low unsprung weight and its aggressive keel design provides strong bite to help the RS Vector corner.
 Mono Shock® RA rear suspension
The Mono Shock RA rear suspension uses a single shock to control the travel of the skid. The shock is remotely adjustable via a rotating dial located conveniently on the left side of the tunnel, near the driver’s leg. The suspension is widely adjustable to suit nearly any rider in nearly any condition. In addition to the remote adjustment, the Mono Shock RA is also adjustable at the coil spring and at the control rod.
 36 mm KYB® aluminum HPG front shocks
The 36 mm KYB® High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks on the RS Vector’s second generation front suspension geometry deliver consistent performance with excellent fade resistance.
 Tall, lightweight seat
The RS Vector seat has been specifically built for the rider who likes to put on a lot of miles in comfort. The lightweight seat features a roomy cargo space. The height of the rough trail seat makes it even easier to go from sitting to standing, while the firm foam provides extra comfort. In 2008, it features a color band to match the sled’s lines and blue graphics.
 Wide runningboards with star-punched traction
The RS Vector’s wide runningboards feature star-punched traction throughout their entire length. The boards also have an outer traction roll for additional sure footing. As an added benefit, the traction holes help evacuate snow and slush from the runningboard, delivering additional confidence and comfort.
 Digital gauge with extensive data features
The RS Vector features a digital gauge array that displays a wide variety of data. Readouts include barometric measurements, dual trip meters and a clock. In addition to the functions, the gauge has been styled to match the aggressive lines of the body work and console area.
 Standard electric start
Yamaha’s electric starter system allows consumers to fire up their RS Vector with the turn of a key. There is no pulling on a nylon cord to get this high-tech engine growling! Electric start is a standard feature on all of Yamaha’s 4-stroke machines.
Additional Features
 Electric Start: Standard  
 Hand & Thumb Warmers: To-the-end, 10-position adjustable  
 Windshield Height: Tall  
 Seating Capacity:1  
 Tunnel Protectors: Standard  
 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 (LCD)  
 Tachometer: Standard (stepping motor drive)  
Additional Specifications
 Carbide Ski Runners: Standard  
 Stabilizer Bar: Standard, linear ratio  
 Fuel Type: Regular unleaded  
 Engine Oil Type: Yamalube 4, 0w-30, cold weather formula  


 DC outlet  


Two-tone Yamaha Black / Blue
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer vehicle freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.