2017 Yamaha VK540

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The new VK540 marks the return of a legendary wide track snowmobile bristling with changes and updates. The newest addition features an all new body, torsion spring rear suspension, deep lug track and new ergonomics. The trusty 540 fan-cooled engine returns with an all new ignition system and flat slide heated carb for mile after reliable mile of getting things done.

  • HEATED TM FLAT-SLIDE CARB: 25% more fuel efficiency, Less plug fouling, Quick and easy warm-ups
  • 20 INCH COBRA WIDE TRACK: 1.5 inch lugs for greater traction, Articulated tail frame for easy reversing
  • NEW BODY DESIGN: Reduces snow and ice build-up, Improved wind protection, Less snow swirl on driver
  • 535cc, Two-Stroke Axial Fan Cooled Engine: This proven design has maintained the highest reputation for bullet proof reliability in its class. Now featuring a higher output magneto, new ignition and carburetion, the 540 is even more efficient and guaranteed to get you going every time, with a turn of the key or a pull on the standard back-up recoil pack.
  • Three Speed Transmission: The HI/LO transmission with reverse allows for variety. Low range allows for pulling of heavy loads while a shift of the manual actuated lever puts you in high range which is ideal for faster cruising.
  • High Output 400 watt ACM, Alternator Assembly: Provides ample power for the new Digital CDI ignition along with the carb heaters, twin bulb headlight, hand-warmers and accessories.
  • Mikuni TM 33 Flat Slide Carburetor: Provides excellent throttle response with lower emissions and improves fuel efficiency by 25%.
  • Electric Carb Heaters: The use of the dual heating elements result in more stable idle speeds at warm up (not having to flip the choke multiple times to prevent stalling) and less plug fouling. Additionally carb icing is reduced for consistent performance in extreme cold and snowy conditions.
  • 44 Litre Fuel Tank: The VK 540 has a large fuel tank. When combined with the additional efficiency of the evolved engine, this new work-horse can go nearly double the distance on a full tank of fuel than its predecessors.
  • Camoplast 1.5 Cobra WT Track: The primary purpose of the 20" x 154" x 1.5" Cobra track is to fully maximize all available snow with confidence-inspiring deep snow floatation and powerful pulling force. The 1.5" lug is perfect for low-speed or high-load situations that utility sleds often function in. The 154 x 20 x 1.5 Cobra track adds additional deep snow capability to the legendary VK.
  • Dual Bulb Headlight: As part of the modern styling project, the VK540 now features a dual-bulb headlight. The new headlight throws more light on the trail than the previous single bulb design, and is fully integrated in the overall styling cues.
  • Reduced Snow Accumulation: The new tunnel design includes large snow evacuation holes on running boards with traction. The tunnel is built out of lightweight, high-tensile steel to keep the VK540's legendary rugged durability in the toughest conditions.
  • Utility Inspired Styling: A fresh look for the legendary proven VK540 is both modern and tough. Extensive development went into a new shroud and duct work to minimize engine bay snow ingestion. This is especially important in extreme cold markets where the fine snow crystals will penetrate and create ice build-up.
  • LED Taillight: The high-intensity LED taillight/brake light is lighter and brighter than a traditional incandescent design, and delivers a significantly longer lifespan.
  • Workforce Mirrors: Functional mirrors tout a large viewing area, making it easier to see what lies behind. The mirrors are mounted on the interior side of the Protective Windshield, shielding them from potential damage.
  • Reliable front TSS Suspension: Yamaha wrote the book on TSS. With no suspension arms and links dragging in the snow, TSS provides the ultimate in rugged durability.
  • Wide Plastic skis: Wide Mountain style UHMW plastic skis add great flotation to the front end along with predictable steering and excellent resistance to impact damage and wet sticky snow.
  • Twin Shock Torsion Spring Rear Suspension: The new VK uses the proven skid frame from Yamaha?s VK Professional. This long travel design brings new comfort to the VK540 along with good transfer and towing capabilities. The addition of flip-up rear rails help take the bite out of the terrain and makes reversing in deep snow a cinch.
  • Elevated Seat: The seat on the VK540 is 60mm taller than the previous VK, which elevates the rider and delivers a comfortable posture for long days in the saddle and easier transition to standing. New high density foam also improves ride comfort.
  • Protective Windshield: A wide, tall, wrap-around style windshield delivers greater protection from the elements as well as unsuspecting tree branches and limbs. The windshield has been wind tunnel tested to reduce unwanted negative swirl and deliver a greater ?pocket? of comfort for both driver and passenger.
  • Standard Electric Start: Seamless and easy to use electric start delivers instant and hassle free starts, no matter the weather, while manual recoil pull start offers peace of mind.
  • Expansive Under-seat Storage: With a hinged, flip-up seat, the VK exudes its work ethic at every turn. The large under-seat storage touts an integrated tool kit and room for much more. The seat's hinge pins are easy to pull for quick seat removal to speed loading and unloading.
  • Standard Tow Hitch: In addition to a host of on-board creature comforts and storage, a standard factory rear mounted tow hitch is at the ready for additional gear or occasional light-duty work.
  • Engine: 2 Stroke / Fan
  • Cylinders: Twin Cylinder / 540cc
  • Bore And Stroke: 73 x 64mm
  • Intake Design: Piston Reed Valve
  • Fuel Delivery: 1 x TM33 carburetor, heated
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Exhaust: Single pipe
  • Clutch/Transmission: YXRC, 3-speed Transmission
  • Disc Brake Type: Mechanical Disc
  • Electric Start/Dc Output: Standard / Automotive
  • Reverse: Standard
  • Suspension (Front): TSS
  • Front Shocks: Hydraulic, Gas Cell
  • Front Travel: 6" (153mm)
  • Ski Type: 180mm UHMW
  • Suspension (Rear): Pro Comfort Suspension w/Flip up rails
  • Rear Shocks: Hydraulic, Gas Cell
  • Rear Travel: 11.3" (287mm)
Critical Data
  • Track (Wxlxh): 20" x 156" x 1.5" Camoplast® CobraTM
  • Ski Stance C To C: 37.8" (961mm)
  • Fuel Capacity (L): 44
  • Hand And Thumb Warmers: Standard
  • Headlights: Dual Bulb 60/55 W LED Tail Light
  • Electric Power Steering: N/A
  • Colour(S): Black, White, Orange
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
2 Stroke
Bore x Stroke
73 x 64mm
Twin Cylinder
Engine Cooling


Brake Type
Mechanical Disc


Front Suspension
Front Travel
6 in. (153mm)
Rear Suspension
Pro Comfort Suspension w/Flip up rails
Rear Travel
11.3 in. (287mm)
Ski Type
180mm UHMW
Ski Stance
37.8 in. (961mm)
Track Dimensions
20 in. x 156 in. x 1.5 in. Camoplast® CobraTM


Dual Bulb 60/55 W LED Tail Light
Fuel Capacity
44 L
Black, White, Orange


Electric Start
Hand & Thumb Warmers