Like the heading states … got the first trip today on my new Peak XTX. 40 miles of ditch banging. Never ever touched any changes from when I selected it up at the dealership just to see what it does.

Originating from an SRX, it took a little obtaining utilized to. It definitly rests more than previous Pinnacles. Really did not really feel tippy in all actually never as soon as felt like it was discussing.

Riding was in heavy damp snow as well as lots of it. Went from West Bend Iowa to Emmetsburg and back.

Seen a little rushing initially running reduced speeds. When I obtained used to it a little and got the speed, no rushing whatsoever. Handled effectively. The EPS takes all the ski shocks far from striking bumps or ruts. It’s not very simple to steer yet, you can inform it is simpler. You feel in control of the take care of bars and that they will not get ripped out of your hands by striking a rut or snow clod and so on. Was travelling 50-60 miles per hour down the ditch when I got used to it and also almost back to the vehicle. It goes where you want it to easily once the speed is picked up.

The ride was much better than I prepared for. The front shocks appear to function really well, much better compared to I anticipated. I’m not sure the Ohlins are much better compared to these. (we’ve got Ohlins on two various other sleds).

The back skid worked well likewise. I’m 175 lbs as well as left the springtime at the center setting as well as have not touched the shock insurance adjuster yet. Possibly a little tight for my weight, however, I’m sure it can be called back and made smoother for my preference. Jumped off some drive ways as well as it soaks it up well– Both ends. Never experience any type of unwind from the suspension either. Lots of traveling. For right out of the box I’m really delighted with it.

Grateful I was on an XTX sled today. Had I been on a brief track sled and even a 136 I would certainly have been stuck several times. Backed it off the trailer, absolutely no miles on it, walked around the truck in the ditch to turn around and nearly got stuck right there beside the truck. When moving a little faster it floats truly well.

Might inform the engine is a little limited. Still has some serious snort mid variety as advertised. Where it could obtain attack, no trouble in any way pulling the front end up. Definitely more torque compared to previous Apexs. Never turned it over 8,500. Had it approximately regarding 80mph and is very secure as well as straight tracking. As a whole, I’m rather thrilled with the power. Once it loosens up, it will improve and better.

Sled didn’t really feel heavy at all to me. had the ability to maneuver it well and get it to go where I wanted with little difficulty.

Manage bar, as well as thumb warmers, function effectively. Were as well warm as well as had to turn them to minimums.

Truly like the new seat foam. Is kind of resilient and also makes great ride comfort.

Wind shield functioned well too. Can hear the wind reviewing my headgear yet, really did not blow on face shield at all. Was type of cool. On the SRX it’s kind of difficult to hold your direct strait due to the wind off the hood.

Only two things I really did not such as:.
1.) The best side cover around the reverse lever sticks out from the gas storage tank cowl. It maintained jabbing my ideal shin. I do not think it is assembled appropriately or the cover on mine is a defect. Will need to look at it or call the dealership regarding it because it ain’t guna’ fly like it is.
2.) It still has the annoying resonance sound from the exhaust at specific speeds/RPMs just like all the rest of the Apexs. A little faster speed and also it disappears and sounds great.

Apart from these 2 things, this is a wonderful sled. I don’t know just what much more you can request. Cannot wait to get more seat time in far better snow problems.

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Chris Reid

Chris Reid, Yamaha's National Manager, Product Planning and Research, provides an update on how the industry and consumers have reacted to EPS.

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