2012 Yamaha Apex SE

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Apex SE



The absolute in high-tech performance. Combining the new Fox Mega Float with EPS, and you have the ultimate trail package!

Take everything you know about the acclaimed Apex, and throw it out the window.

In 2011, we gave our beloved Apex an overhaul from the ground up delivering improved performance you must experience to believe. Yamaha's EXUP and EPS top the list of revolutionary features you'll find. Our fuel-efficient, high-performance Genesis four-cylinder four-stroke engine received multiple refinements for more peak power delivery and superior performance. The addition of Yamaha's EXUP system enables strong acceleration with linear response across the entire rpm range. Yamaha's Electric Power Steering system will have you carving tighter, sharper lines with a light linear feeling. At the end of a long ride, you'll feel less fatigue, and with all the new performance characteristics you'll find with the new Apex, that's a good thing, because you'll be begging for longer trails.

  • 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 assist… 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 new 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 new rear frame was designed to accommodate the shortened muffler to further enhance mass centralization.
  • Tuned for More Top-End Performance: The new Apex engine received many modifications to improve power output and control, including a new air-box with modified intake funnels, revised intake cam timing, and new 38mmm 4-into-1 titanium exhaust with EXUP. These changes do increase peak power, but also dramatically improve throttle response and low-to-midrange torque.
  • 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.
  • New Pistons and Oil Rings: Lightweight forged aluminum pistons with a new 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.
  • New Intake Funnels & Improved Intake Tract: The shape and length of air funnels, along with the air cleaner have been redesigned to work in conjunction with EXUP for superior performance.
  • 38mm Titanium 4-into-1 Exhaust Pipes for More Performance: New 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 new design uses shorter diffuser and moves the muffler further forward contributing to better mass centralization.
  • All-New Ski, Keel, and Runner: The new Apex's new ski was designed specifically... the Apex boasts a brand-new ski, designed specifically to work in conjunction with the EPS system. The new ski has a new shape, new keel and new runner, all designed to reduce resistance from the snow surface making steering more accurate to improve cornering performance.
  • Apex SE Fox Float Air Suspension: The Apex SE boasts an all-new air suspension from Fox with Float 2 shocks up front, and the brand-new Fox Mega Float shock out back. Specially developed for the Apex SE, this air suspension eliminates all of the heavy coil springs. Because air shocks have adjustable non-linear spring rates, they typically provide improved anti-bottoming over their coil-spring cousins. However, spring rates and damping for these shocks were developed specifically for the new Apex to improve ride comfort and anti-bottoming, making the Apex SE more plush and more capable at the same time! The new 128 inch Ripsaw track is fully clipped and features extrovert drivers to eliminate ratcheting.
  • 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.
  • Improved Wind Protection: A lot of effort was spent improving ride comfort including wind protection. There's a new three-piece windshield, completely redesigned for more wind protection without compromising top speed performance. The side panels were also modified to improve airflow around the rider, extending the air envelope especially around the riders legs.
      • Suspension (Front): Independent, Double Wishbone
      • Front shocks: FOX FLOAT2
      • Front Travel: 9 in. (229 mm)
      • Suspension (Rear): Mono Shock II™ RA
      • Rear Shocks: FOX MEGA-FLOAT
      • Rear Travel: 11.6 in. (295 mm)
      Critical Data
      • Length: 111.6 in. (2835 mm)
      • Width: 48 in. (1225 mm)
      • Height: 47.6 in. (1210 mm)
      • Track (WxLxH): 15 X 128 X 1.25 in. Camoplast Ripsaw
      • Ski stance C to C: 42.7 in. (1085 mm)
      • Fuel Capacity: 34.6 L
      • Hand and Thumb warmers: Standard, 9 Position Adjustable, Independent Control
      • Headlights: 60/55W Halogen X 2
      • Colour(s): Electric Blue, Black (10th Anniversary)
          Additional Features
          • Yamaha's EXUP System
          • EPS for light and precise steering
          • New ski design for superior cornering
          • All-aluminum CF die-cast frame with optimized rigidity balance
          • Fox Float 2 front shocks
          • Fox Mega Float rear Monoshock
          • Engine Braking Reduction System
          • New 128 x 1.25 x 15 inch track
          • New taller seat with new material for reduced wear
          • Front screen designed for excellent wind protection
          • Fresh ergonomics, featuring a new taller , contoured seat and handlebar layout * New High out handle bar heaters
          • Engine: 4 Stroke / Liquid
          • Cylinders: 4-Cylinder / 998 cc
          • Bore and Stroke: 74.0 X 58.0 mm
          • Intake Design: 3 Valves
          • Fuel Delivery: 39 mm Mikuni, Fuel Injection
          • Ignition: Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
          • Exhaust: 2 Valves, Rear Exhaust (Ti) with EXUP
          • Clutch/Transmission: YVXC, Variable Ratio, Magnesium Chaincase & Cover, Reverse
          • Disc Brake Type: Hydraulic, 4 Piston Aluminum Caliper, Light Weight Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake, Adjust Lever
          • Electric Start/DC Output: Standard / Standard
          • Reverse: Standard



          Engine Type
          4 Stroke
          998 cc
          Bore x Stroke
          74.0 X 58.0 mm
          Engine Cooling
          39 mm Mikuni, Fuel Injection
          Digital T.C.I. w/T.P.S.
          2 Valves, Rear Exhaust (Ti) with EXUP


          Brake Type
          Hydraulic, 4 Piston Aluminum Caliper, Light Weight Ventilated Disc, Mechanical Parking Brake, Adjust Lever
          Drive Clutch


          Front Suspension
          Independent, Double Wishbone
          Front Travel
          9 in. (229 mm)
          Rear Suspension
          Mono Shock II™ RA
          Rear Travel
          11.6 in. (295 mm)
          Ski Stance
          42.7 in. (1085 mm)
          Track Type
          Camoplast Ripsaw
          Track Dimensions
          15 X 128 X 1.25 in.


          60/55W Halogen X 2
          Fuel Capacity
          34.6 L
          Electric Blue, Black (10th Anniversary)


          Electric Start
          Hand & Thumb Warmers
          Standard, 9 Position Adjustable, Independent Control