Yamaha Releases Nytro Deep-Lug Kit Sled

Pleasant Prairie, WI– Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA announced today the release of a 2012 model year FX Nytro XTX kitted with a Camoplast Backcountry 15x144x1.75-inch track. “We are excited to bring this special sled to market just in time for the season,” said Yamaha Snowmobile Product Manager Rob Powers.

“I had the opportunity to personally put this model through its paces last winter,” Powers continued. “I thought it was awesome on the trail, with great traction for accelerating but it also had just enough side slip to let the sled corner well. The deeper lugs also give this Nytro XTX better deep snow performance than the original 1.25-inch model. This sled is easily the most versatile model we have in the lineup.”

There will be a very limited number of units available to consumers near the end of December, 2011.
To find your closest Yamaha Snowmobile Dealer, visit www.yamaha-snowmobiles.com

FX Nytro XTX 1.75 Kit Specs

TYPE: 4-Stroke / 3-Cyl / 1049cc
FUEL DELIVERY: 3 x 41mm fuel injection
FRONT SHOCKS: 40mm GYTR® dual-clicker HPG
REAR SHOCKS: C40 R12.5 aluminum HPG / C40 R12.5 aluminum HPG w/ clicker
REAR TRAVEL: 13.8 in
TRACK / W X L X H: 15 x 144 1.75 in
TRACK TYPE: Camoplast® Backcountry®
SKI STANCE (CTR. TO CTR.): 41.3 in
REVERSE: Standard
DC OUTLET: Optional
COLOR: Yamaha Blue & White
MSRP: $11,599

Yamaha Snowmobiles Facebook Page

These three Yamaha Nytros are on their way to the Snowmobile Hall Of Fame. Want to be the first to see photos like this? Go to Facebook and like the Yamaha Snowmobiles USA page.

Fans and owners of Yamaha snowmobiles should check out the new Yamaha Snowmobiles, USA Facebook page. It features cool photos, tech tips, trivia giveaways, video clips and more. Want to know the best way to set up your new (or old) MonoShock skid? No problem. Want the latest racing photos? they have them. Go to Facebook and like them!

Chris Brown Signs With Yamaha Canada

Brownie will ride blue this winter.

October 21, 2011. Toronto, ON – Slednecks rider Chris Brown is one of the world’s best backcountry freeriders and Yamaha Motor Canada is thrilled to have him riding an FX Nytro M-TX.

“I want the most reliable, most capable sled out there,” answers Brown, on his desire to ride Yamaha. “I sometimes ride 100km from the nearest road and breaking down is not an option. Getting there and back is crucial to our sport.”

Google ‘Chris Brown’ and you will see some very impressive and highly skilled manoeuvres on a snowmobile. He’s headlined many of the industry’s best films, including Sledheads, Thunderstruck and Nitro Circus. He bought his first snowmobile in 1996, with intentions to use it for sled-skiing … it wasn’t long before he ditched the skis.

“I love it!” states Brown about his passion for backcountry snowmobiling. “Once it gets into your blood, it’s with you forever. This winter I hope to ride at least 150 days, and show people that a 4-stroke snowmobile is more than capable of doing things that I did on a 2-stroke.”

As you can imagine, it takes a high amount of courage and skill to do what Chris does. Fortunately, for others, they can speed up the learning process by attending one of Chris’ riding camps.

“Riders may sign up for one-on-one sessions, or you can arrange a group ride through your local Yamaha dealer,” explains Chris. “We’ll work on everything from technical boondocking to exploring untouched powder. It’s all about having a good time and trying something new.”

If you’re interested in learning more, please visit www.ridewithchrisbrown.com or get in touch with your local Yamaha dealer. Brown does recommend that everyone who rides in the mountains enrols in an Avalanche Safety Training (AST) course. For Canadians, please refer to avalance.ca; Americans please visit avalanche.org.

Woody’s VP Randy Oberson To Retire

International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. is announcing Randy Oberson, Vice President of International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. will retire on June 30, 2011. The company plans to distribute Randy’s duties internally to members of his staff. Randy will assist with the transition. He has been with International Engineering 17 years including serving as the company’s Vice President for the last eleven years.

We’re particularly grateful for Randy’s leadership in building strong and capable teams for procurement, operations and distribution. Randy has done an awesome job He will be missed.

“It has been an honor and extremely satisfying experience working with this great company and the many fine people inside and outside of International Engineering for the past 17 years,” said Vice President, Randy Oberson. “I hope I have contributed and desire nothing less than to have International Engineering be successful for generations to come. I will always be a Woody’s man!”

International Engineering’s Board of Directors released this statement: “Randy Oberson helped lead the way through the recent economic downturn leaving IEM as strong as ever. IEM’s preseason orders are the largest they have had in years. New machinery for diversification is being delivered. While Randy will be missed, his contributions to IEM are evident in the capable teams left behind. He takes pride in leaving IEM strong and financially sound.”

We have a team in place for a seamless transition. Our website www.WoodysTraction.com under Contact Us will have a staff listing with Departments for your convenience. Any concerns or questions, I can be contacted.


Robert Musselman

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