Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V


2018 Snowmobiles

Choose the world's best selling snowmobile!

With supreme engineering in its DNA, from engine to track to skis, the VK540V shrugs off the toughest conditions, offering unbeatable deep snow, rough track and hauling performance in an economical, ultra-reliable package.

Famous in snow fields the world over, this awesome workhorse has a powerful, responsive engine, paired with a supremely tough chassis, suspension and body design. Add the advantagaes of dual-range transmission with Reverse, capable, easy-handling skis and tough, grippy track – and you have true capability, together with enviable levels of comfort and protection for both driver and passenger.

… explore the world-beating VK540V. The legend is no myth.


•  Yamaha’s reliable 535cc 2-cyl 2-stroke engine
•  Autolube’ oil injection, DC ignition & heated carb
•  Dual-shock torsion spring with flip-up rail
•  1.5″ Cobra® track for great deep snow traction
•  Extra-large fuel tank for increased range
•  Dual-range Hi/Lo transmission with Reverse
•  Convenient push-button electric start as standard
•  Under-seat storage and spacious cargo carrier
•  Luxurious ‘tall’ seat for driver and passenger
•  2-step electric hand and thumb warmers (driver)
•  Large passenger foot grips for extra comfort
•  Extra-large windshield for comfort and protection


Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Yamaha's well proven 535cc 2-stroke engine

This gutsy, reliable unit, proved in service around the world, has a special flat slide carburettor with heated body, mapped DC ignition, Autolube oil injection and a powerful (400W) electrical output for lighting and accessories. The result is a quiet, clean, economical engine with impressive performance and throttle response.

Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Tunnel and body designed for easy handling

This machine's styling not only looks great but also improves comfort. The design of the tunnel and running boards helps prevent snow build-up, while the tall one-piece seat and handle bar with strap, both make for easy control and a comfortable ride. The large windshield and hood with protective deflectors help keep snow out too.

Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Dual-shock ProComfort rear suspension

The Pro Comfort suspension set-up on the VK540V features dual shock absorbers, working independently. The pre-loading of the torsion springs are easily adjustable for heavy hauling or 2-up riding with the simple tri-cam adjuster. What's more, the flip-up rails are a huge advantage when powering up and out of deep snow in reverse.

Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Cobra WT™ track with 1.5"/38 mm lugs

For a machine that relies for its reputation on its ability to perform faultlessly off-trail and in the deepest and toughest snow conditions, nothing less than the very best will do. So for this exciting VK540V, it's light but tough rear skid is wrapped in the very latest deep snow performance Cobra WT™ track with 1.5"/38 mm lugs.

Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Front suspension designed for stable cornering and steering

The TSS front suspension system is legendary and has well proven performance on trail, but it's when you take the VK540V off trail and into deep snow that it comes into its own. In combination with the wide, stable skis, the result is an easy to handle, predictable machine you'll really enjoy riding - even to work!

Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Dual-range Hi/Lo and reverse transmission

The VK540V's dual-range transmission makes it very simple to operate this snowmobile in low range – when towing heavy loads at slower speeds – or in high range at most other times. Switching between ranges, or selecting reverse, is smooth and easy using the transmission lever on the console.

Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Very comfortable seating and plenty of storage

The luxuriously tall seats offer great comfort and easy off-trail riding - and are at the same level for both driver and passenger, making long distance trips a more sociable and comfortable pleasure rather than an endurance test. What's more, the seat lifts up to reveal a very spacious and practical storage area underneath.

Yamaha - Snowmobiles - VK540V

Practical body design and thoughtful ergonomics

In the body and windshield, form follows function. The body shape aids snow clearance when in deep powder and combined with the large, wide screen, it creates a complete aerodynamic package that protects the driver and the passenger from the elements. You'll see more clearly at night too, thanks to the powerful dual headlight.

Technical specifications


Type / Displacement
2 Stroke / 535cc
Axial fan
Bore x stroke
73.0 mm x 64.0 mm
Mikuni TM33 Flat Slide x 1,with double heaters
Intake design
Piston Reed Valves
Ignition system
Clutch / transmission
YXRC, Variable Ratio, High / Low / Reverse Transmission
Disc brake system
Mechanical Disc


Front suspension system
Telescopic strut
Front shocks
Front travel
150 mm
Rear suspension system
ProComfort w/Flip Up Rails
Rear shocks
Hydraulic, Gas Cell rear & center
Rear Travel
278 mm

Measures / Dimensions

Overall height
1,430 mm
Overall length
3,070 mm
Overall width
1,140 mm
Track W x L x H
20 inch x 154 inch x 1.5 inch, 500 mm x 3,923 mm x 38 mm
Track Type
Camoplast Cobra WT
Ski stance (ctr. to ctr.)
960 mm
Fuel tank capacity
44.0 litres


Electric start
Hand & thumb warmers
Hi Low adjustable
Headlight watts, type
60/55W Halogen x 2
DC output