2017 Yamaha Apex LE


Apex LE



The Apex's following has been forged by those riders who demand big power, reliability and technology that surpasses everything else on snow. Performance 4-cylinder engine, electric power steering, EXUP, tuner skis. All firsts in the industry. First is what you'll be too, when you ride the Apex. The 2016 Apex LE gets Fox FLOAT 3 front shocks and Yamaha Performance Damper to go along with liquid red LE colour and graphics. Model only available for order during Spring Power Surge.

  • FOX FRONT SUSPENSION: FLOAT 3, Quick Adjust Pump, Highly customizable
  • YAMAHA PERFORMANCE DAMPER: Factory-installed, Reduces chassis vibration, Improves ride comfort
  • 'SINGLE SHOT' REAR SUSPENSION: 10lbs lighter than previous, Fox FLOAT 3 XV Rear, Easy tuning and customization
Key Features
  • FOX FRONT SUSPENSION: LE model comes equipped with upgraded Fox FLOAT 3 front shocks for weight savings, better performance and easy customization.
  • YAMAHA PERFORMANCE DAMPER: LE model receives factory-installed Performance Damper to reduce unwanted chassis vibration and improve ride comfort.
  • SINGLESHOT REAR SUSPENSION: Yamaha's new SingleShot Rear suspension system is 10lbs lighter than the previous Apex rear. Fox FLOAT 3 XV Shock allows for not only lighter weight, but easy tuning and customization.
  • ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING: Yamaha's EPS system is high-tech and super lightweight, requiring no fluids or heavy pumps. It is a dynamic system that monitors vehicle speed, engine rpm and the rider's steering input to calculate the optimum amount of steering assistance more at low speeds and less at high speeds. EPS accomplishes a few things. Primarily it decreases steering effort making the machine feel lighter. But EPS also helps limit negative feedback coming through the skis. And since steering effort can be more easily controlled, different ski and runner combinations can be used with little impact on steering effort. The right combination of EPS, suspension geometry, ski and runner, allow the Apex to carve through turns with incredible precision and minimal effort.
  • EXUP DELIVERS SMOOTH TORQUE CHARACTERISTICS: Yamaha's EXUP System utilizes a titanium body and butterfly valves that prevent the "blow back" phenomenon caused by valve overlap. This design reduces weight and eliminates "flat spots" in the power band while reducing emissions at the same time.
  • ALUMINUM FRAME: Yamaha's lightweight CF die cast aluminum frame provides exceptional rigidity and balance. The rear frame was designed to accommodate the shortened muffler to further enhance mass centralization.
  • TUNED FOR TOP-END PERFORMANCE: The Apex engine is renown for its ability to provide big horsepower in a very usable manner. This has been achieved by using a refined mixture of cam timing, air intake and a 38mm 4-into-1 titanium exhaust with EXUP. The result is an engine that has excellent throttle response, is strong from low to mid-range, and sings on top. Exactly where you want it to.
  • REVISED INTAKE VALVE TIMING: We changed the lift angle of the intake valves from 104° to 109° increasing the overlap of the intake/exhaust valves which when combined with EXUP results in more power and a smoother power delivery.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT PISTONS AND OIL RINGS: Lightweight forged aluminum pistons with a dome shape for uniform combustion are very strong, yet lightweight, and reduce vibration while running quieter.
  • ISC (IDLE SPEED CONTROL): ISC ensures stable idle right after starting. Not only does it improve starting and idling stability, it also controls changes in idling speed to facilitate warm-up, with improved starting and idling performance at higher altitudes. ISC also incorporates EBRS (Engine Braking Reduction System).
  • KNOCK-SENSOR: Addition of a knock sensor adjusts the ignition timing to prevent irregular combustion. If lower octane fuel is used the ignition timing will automatically compensate by retarding the ignition timing to prevent knocking, to ensure consistent and reliable engine performance.
  • INTAKE FUNNELS & INTAKE TRACT: The shape and length of air funnels, along with the air cleaner have been designed to work in conjunction with EXUP for superior performance.
  • 38MM TITANIUM 4-INTO-1 EXHAUST PIPES FOR MORE PERFORMANCE: 38mm titanium exhaust pipes form a 4-into-1 unit, tuned for improved power development at higher rpm. Larger diameter tubing combined with EXUP improves the efficiency of pressure waves from each cylinder that resonate inside the exhaust pipes, thereby improving performance in the medium and high rpm ranges. The design uses shorter diffuser and moves the muffler further forward contributing to better mass centralization.
  • TUNER SKIS: The addition of Yamaha's acclaimed Tuner Dual Keel skis greatly reduce darting and offer a wide range of carbide set-up options, from mild to aggressive pattern.
  • TWO DC OUTLETS: Charge your cell phone, plug in your GPS, or other electronic accessories to the standard automotive-style outlet. There's also an RCA-style plug near the left hand grip to power heated helmet visors or other small-plug accessories.
  • EXCEPTIONAL WIND PROTECTION: A lot of effort was spent improving ride comfort including wind protection. There's a three-piece windshield which increases wind protection without compromising top speed performance. The side panels were also improve airflow around the rider, extending the air envelope especially around the riders legs.
Additional Features
  • Yamaha's EXUP System
  • EPS for light and precise steering
  • All-aluminum CF die-cast frame with optimized rigidity balance
  • Engine Braking Reduction System
  • 128 x 1.25 x 15 inch track
  • Taller seat with new material for reduced wear
  • Front screen designed for excellent wind protection
  • Fresh ergonomics, featuring a taller , contoured seat and handlebar layout
  • High out handle bar heaters
  • Engine: 4 Stroke / Liquid cooled
  • Cylinders: 4-Cylinder / 998cc
  • Bore And Stroke: 74.0 X 58.0mm
  • Intake Design: 3 Valves
  • Fuel Delivery: 39mm Mikuni fuel injection
  • Ignition: Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
  • Exhaust: 2 Valves, Rear exhaust (Ti) with EXUP
  • Clutch/Transmission: YVXC
  • Disc Brake Type: 4 piston hydraulic, lightweight ventilated disc
  • Electric Start/Dc Output: Standard / Automotive & RCA
  • Reverse: Standard
  • Suspension (Front): Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Front Shocks: Fox® FLOAT® 3
  • Front Travel: 8.5" (216mm)
  • Ski Type: Tuner II
  • Suspension (Rear): SingleShot 129
  • Rear Shocks: Fox® FLOAT® 3 XV
  • Rear Travel: 11.8" (300mm)
  • Yamaha Performance Damper: Standard
Critical Data
  • Length: 112.4" (2855mm)
  • Width: 47.3" (1202mm)
  • Height: 47.6" (1210mm)
  • Track (Wxlxh): 15 x 129 x 1.25" (381 x 3269 x 31.8mm) Camoplast® RipsawTMII
  • Ski Stance C To C: 42.5" (1080mm)
  • Fuel Capacity (L): 34.6
  • Hand And Thumb Warmers: Standard
  • Heated Seat: N/A
  • Headlights: 60/55W Halogen X 2
  • Electric Power Steering: Standard
  • Colour(S): Yamaha Blue
Yamaha Protection Plus (YPP)
  • Simplicity: While other plans can confuse you with deductibles, unexpected limits on mileage, parts coverage and claim paperwork hassles, our factory-backed Yamaha Protection Plus gives you bullet-proof protection from the unexpected. And it's as easy to understand and use as your Yamaha factory warranty.
  • Protection From Expensive Repair Bills: Yamaha Protection Plus will be there, whether your repair expense is a few dollars or a few thousand.
  • No Deductible to Pay - Ever: Under the Yamaha Protection Plus program, Yamaha picks up the entire cost of parts and labour to repair every applicable mechanical defect.
  • Yamaha Protection Plus Takes Over Where Your Factory Warranty Leaves Off: Yamaha's computerized warranty system is updated as soon as you buy coverage, so Yamaha Protection Plus takes over automatically -- and immediately -- when your factory warranty expires. You can even get Yamaha Protection Plus coverage on many pre-owned Yamaha models.
  • Added Value for Your Yamaha: Your Yamaha Protection Plus warranty is transferable, increasing the value of your Yamaha if you decide to sell or trade it in.
  • No Claim Forms: Since we already know your Yamaha, you don't have to fill out claim forms. Your Yamaha Protection Plus coverage information is available to every authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.
  • Affordable Options: You can purchase years of our Yamaha Protection Plus coverage for a fraction of what a single major repair could cost you. We offer you the option to use the Yamaha Power Finance or loan Credit Card Program to purchase coverage. Just talk to your Yamaha dealer to discuss your options.
  • Real Peace of Mind: With Yamaha Protection Plus, Yamaha is ready to step in to make any needed repairs (excluding those repairs due to normal wear or aging) using genuine parts and factory authorized service for the full duration of your coverage.
YPP For Snowmobiles
  • YAMAHA PROTECTION PLUS DOES NOT COVER FAILURES RESULTING FROM: Commercial or Rental Usage, Racing or competition, Modification of original parts, Installation or use of non-authorized parts or accessories, Use of lubricants, oil and fuel oil mixture other than those recommended in the owner's manual, Accidents or collision or theft damage, Submersion, Fire, Appearance related damage - scratches, dents, fading, flaking, peeling, Normal wear and tear or lack of maintenance, Abuse or neglect, Improper storage, Corrosion, Operated on surfaces not covered with sufficient snow
  • THE FOLLOWING PARTS ARE NOT COVERED: Drive belts, Skis, ski wear rods and ski skins, Sliders, tracks, track clips, Batteries, Oil, lubes, filters, spark plugs, Light bulbs, sealed beams and fuses, High tension cables, Seat and/or covers, Idler wheels and bearings, Brake pads, Drive chain and sprockets, Primary clutch tuning parts, Secondary clutch tuning parts, Body, windshield and other cosmetic parts, 20,000 km mileage limit *



Engine Type
4 Stroke
Bore x Stroke
74.0 X 58.0mm
Engine Cooling
Liquid cooled


Brake Type
4 piston hydraulic, lightweight ventilated disc


Front Suspension
Independent, Double Wishbone
Front Travel
8.5 in. (216mm)
Rear Suspension
SingleShot 129
Rear Travel
11.8 in. (300mm)
Ski Type
Tuner II
Ski Stance
42.5 in. (1080mm)
Track Dimensions
15 x 129 x 1.25 in. (381 x 3269 x 31.8mm) Camoplast® RipsawTMII


60/55W Halogen X 2
Fuel Capacity
34.6 L
Yamaha Blue


Electric Start
Hand & Thumb Warmers

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