Venture Multi Purpose
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Venture Multi Purpose

2018 Snowmobiles

When the going gets tough, this one is up for it!

Versatile and dependable – and unrelentingly powerful – with a massive rear deck and cargo rack, this is the perfect machine for hauling loads across any snow, any time – whether hard pack, powder or rough trail.

The removable passenger seat means you can choose to ride 2-up in comfort – or create even more cargo space. The 406 mm semi-wide track promises traction in even the deepest snow, and the wide floatation skis are designed to glide effortlessly over almost any surface.

Ideal for long, tough trips, the ProComfort 144 rear suspension soaks up the bumps for a smooth ride, while the tall, wide and tough windshield protects you against wind and snow debris.


•  Double wishbone front suspension
•  Push-button Electric Shift with Reverse
•  Advanced fuel injection – power and economy
•  Removable passenger seat for extra cargo space
•  Sturdy front bumper
•  Large, protective windshield
•  Multi-function information panel
•  Hand and thumb warmers
•  Lightweight, rear-exit exhaust
•  ProComfort rear suspension
•  Integrated chain case with magnesium cover
•  Genesis® 4-stroke 499cc Sport Performance engine


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Genesis 4-stroke 2-Cylinder 499cc Sport Performance engine

The Genesis® engine is lightweight yet torquey, for quick acceleration. The counterbalanced, lightweight crankshaft helps yield snappy throttle response and smooth running. No matter the conditions, the Fuel Injection and digital ignition systems maintain the best fuel/air mix to keep the engine at peak performance.

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ProComfort rear suspension with HPG gas cell shocks

ProComfort rear suspension is easily adjusted for one or two riders. A simple flip lever sets the torsion spring's rate and a pair of HPG gas cell shocks delivers consistent, smooth performance. It also features a tri-cam preload adjuster and adjustable control rod.

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406 mm semi-wide Camoplast® Ripsaw™ track

Across the industry, the Camoplast® Ripsaw™ is acclaimed as the best all-around OEM track for acceleration, cornering bite and everyday trail usage. The Ripsaw™ track is the result of a collaborative effort between Yamaha and Camoplast®.

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Spacious rear deck and cargo rack

The spacious rear deck and cargo rack that is such a feature of the Venture Multi Purpose means you can carry skis, snowboards, protective clothing or other cargo securely. The removable passenger seat allows you to take even more cargo on solo trips.

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Wide VK-type skis

Wide VK-type plastic skis help keep the front end of the snowmobile up when travelling through deep snow, so you won't get bogged down. Combined with a specially engineered front suspension package, with lightweight extruded aluminium spindles, the Venture Multi Purpose glides over fresh powder or hard pack.

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Tall windshield

For additional comfort on long rides, the tall windshield features a deflector lip that protects both rider and passenger from wind and snow. Securely affixed to the chassis, this tough screen offers consistent protection in all conditions.

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Multi-function digital instrument panel

All essential ride data is displayed on a fully-featured digital gauge, displaying speed, RPM, grip heater level, dual trip meters and a clock. In addition, an oil trip readout tells you when it's time for an oil change, while a fuel trip readout displays kilometres covered since the fuel warning light came on.

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Sport rider-forward position

The Venture Multi Purpose offers a sporty, rider-forward position inspired by other off-road motorsports. It has a riser handlebar shape that is curved for all-day riding in comfort. The rider-forward seating position effectively insulates you from the bumps, making it easy to ride on for longer.

Technical specifications


Type / Displacement
4 Stroke / 499cc
Bore x stroke
77.0 mm x 53.6 mm
43 mm KEIHIN x 2, Fuel Injection, Liquid Heated
Intake design
Ignition system
Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
2-valves, Rear Exhaust
Clutch / transmission
YXRC, Variable Ratio, Electronic Shift Reverse
Disc brake system
Hydraulic, 2 Piston Aluminium Caliper, Lightweight Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake


Front suspension system
Independent, Double Wishbone
Front shocks
36 mm Piston H.P.G. Aluminium
Front travel
208 mm
Rear suspension system
ProComfort® 144
Rear shocks
36 mm Piston, H.P.G., Aluminium / 36 mm Piston, H.P.G., Aluminium
Rear Travel
313 mm

Measures / Dimensions

Overall height
1,380 mm
Overall length
3,160 mm
Overall width
1,260 mm
Track W x L x H
16 inch x 144 inch x 1.25 inch, 406 mm x 3,658 mm x 32 mm
Track Type
Camoplast® Ripsaw™
Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)
1,080 mm
Fuel tank capacity
36.0 litres


Electric start
Hand & thumb warmers
Standard, 9 Position, Adjustable, Selectable Left Side Control
Headlight watts, type
60/55W Halogen x 2
DC output