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2021 Sidewinder M-TX LE 153

Key Features

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    Suspension that masters every snow condition

    One of the outstanding characteristics of our Sidewinder models is the unique design of their front suspension and ski geometry. This M-TX LE features independent double wishbone suspension with FOX Float® QS3 shocks and the latest Mountain skis, tuned to deliver ultra-responsive handling - even in the deepest, steepest snow.

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    Camso® Power Claw 3.0"/76mm track

    A stunning performer in all conditions, the Camso® Power Claw track features 3.0 inch (76 mm) lugs. This latest model features a flatter (by 9.7º) track approach angle (thanks to a drive shaft lowered by 28.5mm) resulting in more floatability and manoeuvrability, with outstanding levels of grip and propulsion, particularly in deep snow.

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    Springless 153 rear suspension

    There's an impressive range of easily adjustable tuning options, thanks to the FOX FLOAT® shocks - QS3 centres and a QSL rear shock with climb lock-out, which features compression settings of Light, Medium and 'Locked' (1-2-L). In deep snow, the 'L' position prevents rear-arm squat and exaggerated ski lift, for greater control and performance.

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    Genesis Turbo 998cc 4-stroke engine

    The most advanced and powerful engine ever to hit the snowmobile industry, this smooth, flexible 3-cylinder unit breathes easily at any altitude - in any conditions. Massive torque and pulling power are assured across the rev band, with instant throttle response and no 'turbo lag'. A genuine power revolution in the 'real' 180HP class.

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    Yamaha YSRC clutch system

    The technically advanced YSRC clutch is designed to handle the impressive torque and high power output of the 998cc Yamaha 4-stroke engine. Shifting is extremely efficient with a fast backshift response to match. The high strength castings, efficient cooling and finely tuned settings combine to give excellent V-belt durability and low maintenance.

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    Deluxe instrument panel with dual digital displays

    Multiple sensors monitor engine data continuously to provide essential information. Speed, rpm, fuel, oil temperature and pressure and a range of trip-related data can be selected. Like a clock with hour-meter, 'distance travelled' - and even an altimeter! The heated seat and rear storage bag are extra luxuries.

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    Mountain chassis with lightweight ski spindles

    Our latest state-of-the-art chassis features lightweight ski spindles to allow a narrower ski stance without compromising the innovative, high performance design of the suspension geometry. So weight is kept low and strength high. The result is razor-sharp agility and a superbly balanced ride.

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    A riding position tuned to the mountains

    The short, high seat, tapered towards the front, works together with the tall riser handlebar position - with mountain strap - to give you great comfort and control over the agile chassis. Easy counter steering on steep side hills comes naturally too.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Type / Displacement
    4 Stroke / 998cc
    Cylinders
    3-Cylinder
    Cooling
    liquid-cooled
    Bore x stroke
    80.0 mm x 66.2 mm
    Carburation
    Turbo boosted 41mm Mikuni x 3, Fuel Injection, Liquid Heated
    Intake design
    2-valves
    Ignition system
    Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
    Exhaust
    2-valves
    Clutch / transmission
    Variable Ratio, Magnesium Chaincase & Cover, Electronic Shift Reverse, YSRC
    Disc brake system
    Radial Master Cylinder Hydraulic Brake / Disc on Drive Shaft
  • Suspension
    Front suspension system
    SRV-M New Spindle
    Front shocks
    FOX® Float® QS3
    Front travel
    177 mm
    Rear suspension system
    Dual Shock SR 153 Springless
    Rear shocks
    FOX® Float® QS3 / FOX Float QSL w/climb lock out
    Rear Travel
    394 mm
  • Measures / Dimensions
    Overall height
    1,270 mm
    Overall length
    3,360 mm
    Overall width
    1,100 mm
    Track W x L x H (")
    14 " x 153 " x 3.0 "
    Track W x L x H (mm)
    381 mm x 3 886 x mm x 76 mm
    Track Type
    Camso® Power Claw 3.0”
    Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)
    876 - 978 mm adjustable
    Fuel tank capacity
    33.6 litres
  • Features
    Electric start
    Standard
    Reverse
    Standard
    Hand & thumb warmers
    Standard
    Headlight watts, type
    60/55W LED
    DC output
    Standard