2017 Polaris Switchback SP 144″ -1,331 Mile Test
If you are a crossover sled rider, pay attention. Especially if you want to save a few dollars. Last winter we ran a 2017 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault side by side with a 2017 600 Switchback SP 144”. Same basic sled, one had an 800 with (adjustable) Walker Evans... Read more
First Impression: 2018 Arctic Cat M8000 Mountain Cat 153” 3”
We wanted to build a mountain Project machine this year and since Arctic Cat has an all new machine we decided it would be a great platform to test it, as well as other products. Since we already have good snow we went and found a 2018 locally as... Read more
2018 Crazy Mountain Xtreme Bike Kit
Crazy Mountain Motorsports started building sleds in 1991 because they knew they could build a better snowmobile for back country mountain riding than what the major manufacturers were producing. High-quality, high performance, light weight, efficiency and reliability were, and still are, the goals for building Crazy Mountain Xtreme (CMX)... Read more
First impression: Production 2018 Ski-Doo Freeride 850 165” 3”
It’s rare that we get on the snow in early November but this year we did and found late December conditions with a bit of a base and 4 foot of snow pack in the upper elevations. Instead of just going out for a break-in road ride we were... Read more
First impression: Production 2018 Polaris PRO RMK 800 163” 2.6”
It’s rare that we get on the snow in early November but this year we did and found late December conditions with a bit of a base and 4 foot of snow pack in the upper elevations. Instead of just going out for a break-in road ride we were... Read more
Kindergartner whose act of kindness went viral gets big surprise during schoolwide celebration
Ishpeming, Mich (November 9, 2017) — Sunshine Oelfke, the 5-year-old who emptied her piggy bank to buy milk for her classmates who couldn’t afford it, received a big surprise in celebration of her selfless act. During a schoolwide gathering at Birchview Elementary, Textron Specialized Vehicles presented Sunshine with her... Read more
1,238 Mile Long Term Test – 2017 ZR 6000 RS Edition
2017 brought us Arctic Cat’s new next-generation styling in their mighty Thundercat with its Yamaha-built 9000-Series turbocharged 4-stroke, but all of their 2-stroke sleds remained on the ProCross platform, sporting the same body going back to the 2012 models. As we were looking at the all-new body work and... Read more
1977 Polaris RXL – The Midnight Blue Express
Eagle River – 1975: Legendary Polaris factory racer and race team manager Bob Eastman was standing in the pits after the World Championship race with racer and innovator Gordon Rudolph. Gordy qualified for the ‘75 Eagle River World championship with his latest creation. Powered by a 650 Polaris triple... Read more
2018 Yamaha SR Viper L-TX – The Value Viper
Yamaha tells us their 137” tracked sleds are easily their best sellers, and for good reason. The added track length is a perfect match for the broad torque delivery of their Genesis 4-stroke engines. Riders have learned over the years that sleds with gobs of power are better suited... Read more
2018 Ski-Doo MXZ Blizzard 850 E-TEC
Walk into a Ski-Doo dealer right now and tell them you’re looking for a brand new 2018 Ski-Doo Gen 4 REV with the new 850 engine. If you are east of the Missouri River, they’re going to have three choices for you – a Renegade Adrenaline 850 (137”), an... Read more