2018 Yamaha Venture MP


Venture MP



The Venture MP Has You Covered.

Modern styling and technology meets a classic work ethic. High flotation and traction, 144" RipSaw track supports, room for two and massive cargo capacity.

Top Features
  • Genesis 499cc 4-stroke Engine: A clear leader in its class, the lightweight and dependable sport–performance Genesis twin was designed specifically to deliver a quick revving and torque laden power band. An advanced fuel injection system ensures consistent and efficient performance, while a counterbalanced crankshaft results in a smooth and super-crisp throttle response.
  • KYB Aluminum Front Shocks: Premium, aluminum bodied, high-pressure gas shocks deliver consistent Performance and Comfort with excellent fade resistance. The shocks are also rebuildable, ensuring you season after season of consistent Performance with proper maintenance.
  • HPG Rear Shocks: High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks with strong 36mm bodies are calibrated to deliver consistent performance and comfort with excellent fade resistance.
  • Wide Two-Up Seat: A wide and plush two-up seat design provides all-day comfort for one or two riders. The rear seat is easily removable, providing even more storage for work or play.
  • Large Rear Cargo Rack: An oversized rear mounted cargo rack offers expansive and versatile storage capabilities.
  • Tuner II Skis: Developed exclusively by Yamaha engineers, the Tuner II Ski incorporates a dual keel design that can be calibrated through various runners and carbide lengths for rider preference. The Tuner II Ski dramatically reduces darting and steering effort while retaining predictable and sharp handling characteristics.
  • Wide Running Boards: With its rider active design, narrowed seat, and sculpted cockpit, the Venture MP platform touts wide running boards with additional grip for a sure-footed stance.
  • Rear Exit Exhaust: Often considered a hallmark feature of many Yamaha snowmobiles, the Venture MP platform also touts a rear-exit exhaust system that is exposed to the snow under-seat for additional cooling.
  • YXRC Clutching: Featuring Yamaha drive and driven clutching, the lightweight YXRC system delivers smooth engagement, instant acceleration, fast reacting backshift, and cool operating temperatures for a long belt life. Just like its big brother YVXC clutch system, the YXRC is smooth, responsive, and durable.
  • Pro-Comfort 144 Rear Suspension: This dual-shock, fully coupled suspension features a simple and effective flip-lever torsion spring adjustment to quickly adapt the suspension for one-up or two-up riding, or for hauling a heavy payload. A pair of 36mm High Pressure Gas (HPG) shocks provides controlled and consistent performance.
  • .25-Inch Custom RipSaw Track: The do-it-all RipSaw track with its traction laden 1.25-inch lugs gets added bite and flotation thanks to a unique 16-inch wide design. Perfect for two up riding, heavy payloads, or breaking trail.
  • Link Type Sway Bar: A standard link-type sway bar keeps the front suspension planted and flat, even in rutted, high-speed turns.
  • Extruded Aluminum Spindle: Saving weight and creating a nimble and responsive riding experience was at the foundation of the Venture MP platform. Extruded aluminum spindles are lightweight yet incredibly strong.
  • Large Protective Windshield: Whether you are logging all-day miles on mid-winter’s day, or performing a task from sun-up to sun-down, the expansive windshield on the Venture MP provides protection and comfort for driver and passenger.
  • LED Taillight: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • Digital Gauge With Push Button: Reverse The compact handlebar mounted digital gauge is packed with information and is displayed on a large face, easy to read gauge. In addition, a convenient electric push button reverse is housed within the gauge package and actuates a servo-controlled reverse gear.
  • Engine Type: Liquid Cooled 4 Stroke
  • Cylinders / Displacement: 2-cylinder / 499cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 77 x 53.6mm
  • Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Clutch/Transmission: YXRC
  • Brakes: Hydraulic disc
  • Electric Start: Standard
  • Reverse: Standard, Push Button
  • Fuel Capacity: 8.7 gal. (32.9L)
  • Front Suspension: Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Front Shocks: 36mm, Aluminum HPG
  • Front Travel: 8.1 in. (208mm)
  • Ski Type: Tuner II
  • Rear Suspension: Pro Comfort 144
  • Rear Shock(s): 36mm, Aluminum HPG / 36mm, Aluminum HPG
  • Rear Travel: 12.3 in. (313mm)
  • Length: 124.2 in. (3155mm)
  • Width: 47.8 in. (1215mm)
  • Track / W x L x H: 16 x 144 x 1.25 in. (406 x 3658 x 31.8mm)
  • Track Type: Camoplast® Ripsaw™
  • Ski Stance (ctr to ctr): 42.5 in. (1080 mm)
  • Hand/Thumb Warmers: Standard
  • Headlight Watts, Type: 60/55W Halogen X 2
  • DC Output: Automotive
Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models. The riders depicted on this website are professionals and all of the action was shot on a closed course. At Yamaha, we want every ride to be safe and enjoyable. Always dress properly for your ride with a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Ride responsibly and always ride within your capabilities, allowing time and distance for maneuvering, and respect others around you. Know the conditions. Observe all state and local laws. Never drive or ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs; it is illegal and dangerous. Always inspect your Yamaha before riding. Read the Owner's Manual and the product warning labels before operation.



Engine Type
4 Stroke
Bore x Stroke
77 x 53.6mm
Engine Cooling
Electronic Fuel Injection


Brake Type
Hydraulic disc
Drive Clutch


Front Suspension
Front Suspension: Independent, Double Wishbone; Front Shocks: 36mm, Aluminum HPG
Front Travel
8.1 in. (208mm)
Rear Suspension
Rear Suspension: Pro Comfort 144; Rear Shock(s): 36mm, Aluminum HPG / 36mm, Aluminum HPG
Rear Travel
12.3 in. (313mm)
Ski Type
Tuner II
Ski Stance
42.5 in. (1080 mm)
Track Type
Camoplast® Ripsaw™
Track Dimensions
16 x 144 x 1.25 in. (406 x 3658 x 31.8mm)


60/55W Halogen X 2
Fuel Capacity
8.7 gal. (32.9L)
Racing Blue


Electric Start
Hand & Thumb Warmers
Standard, Push Button


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