Highs: Possibly the single most impressive snowmobile built this decade. The GT package with clicker SOQI shocks up front and an electronic adjustable Ohlin in the rear delivers adjustability and ride control unavailable anywhere but your Yamaha store.
The ER version can hardly be described as “basic”. It offers a sophisticated adjustable cannon-sized coil over single shock rear skid and a seamless, endless stream of lusty torque extrudes into white top at your thumbs command.
Lows: Yeah, it’s still kinda heavy but everything else seems to be going in that direction this year. Some guys don’t like the weight transfer characteristics of the single shock skid. Fiddle with it and you’ll get it right.
The Bottom Line: Forgive us for saying this again but the Apex GT was our favorite ’06 Yamaha and our favorite ’06 Hyper.
Expect to be pleased with your purchase three years from now – resale value on Yamaha 4-strokes is way high.
We jammed 4000 miles on an Apex last year and never creased a belt. If this is how the 4-stroke future looks and works, bring it on.