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2019 Ski-Doo
For 2019 Ski-Doo comes with two new engines and more Gen4 models. With Ski-Doo selling twice as many sleds as any other manufacturer, they show no sign of letting off the throttle for 2019. This momentum follows the release of their newest platform, the Gen4 REV, for 2017 which... Read more
Tim Bender and his Yamaha Vmax-4 Formula III Race Sled
INSIDE THE HALL OF FAME: MAN AND MACHINE – By Greg Marier Photos: Wayne Davis, Rick Bates, Christer Dahl, Greg Marier The Man – Tim Bender: One of snowmobile racing’s most successful modified class drivers, Tim Bender raced Yamaha and Polaris snowmobiles at the start of the IFS development... Read more
A Hidden Gem in the Touring Segment?
2020 Yamaha RS Venture TF – 2,938 Mile Test Report By Wes Shemanski When one thinks of Yamaha’s 2020 snowmobile offerings, the Japanese-built RS Venture TF two-up cruiser most likely doesn’t come to the mind of many riders. As a snowmobiler in my mid-thirties, my riding style and other... Read more
2021 Ski-Doo MX Z X-RS 1,300 Mile Test Report
When Ski-Doo introduced their new Gen 4 REV platform, riders of all brands immediately knew there was a new standard being set with the next-generation REV platform, powered by an all-new 850 E-TEC direct-injection 2-stroke power plant. Since that 2017 introduction the MX Z 850 has evolved from the... Read more
Can-Am Ryker – 900 Ace Rally Edition
1,400 Mile Test Report “What is that thing?”             “It’s a Can-Am Ryker. Built by Ski-Doo. It’s kinda like a snowmobile with wheels. You ride it like a snowmobile or ATV. Gas and go. Here’s the throttle and here’s the brakes. It’s that easy.” This is exactly what BRP... Read more
Inside the Polaris PRO-CC Rear Suspension
SnowTech Interviews the Polaris Factory Experts! 2019-2021 Polaris INDY XC, and MATRYX models in the 129″ and 137″ lengths feature the latest evolution of the fully-coupled Polaris rear suspension – called the PRO-CC rear suspension. Offered in both 129” and 137” versions, the new Indy PRO-CC rear suspension is... Read more
The Last Triple-Cylinder Two-Stroke from Polaris: Polaris XCR 800
(Originally published in the December 2018 issue of SnowTech) Today if you’re a Polaris diehard, the motor everyone is talking about is the new 850 Patriot. This engine is today offered in the 2019 XCR, but back in 2003 the XCR was built around a 794cc three cylinder Fuji... Read more
850 E-TEC Turbo:  Which package is right for you?
SnowTech Western Editor Dustin Pancheri discusses the difference between the different 2021 Ski-Doo 850 E-TEC Turbo packages that are availabl – Summit X, Freeride, and Expert packages. Read more
2021 Arctic Cat BLAST
The 2021 Arctic Cat BLAST models are far more than just a kid’s sled – do not make the mistake of thinking that’s all they are. They are entry level sleds for riders of all sizes and skill levels. Most anyone and everyone can hop on one and ride... Read more
2021 Arctic Cat BLAST M 4000
A True Mountain Sled for Anyone All new from Arctic Cat for 2021 is the BLAST M 4000. Designed as an intermediate sled for the lighter and/or less experienced rider, the BLAST is a lightweight, agile machine. The powerplant of the BLAST is derived from the 800cc Arctic Cat... Read more
2021 Polaris RMK & KHAOS
New 2.75” Track Option, New QuickDrive2 Belt Drive In mid-January we had the chance to ride the 2021 Polaris mountain sleds in some extreme snow conditions. What we learned is the 2021 Polaris RMK is the most predictable & lightest weight mountain sled that is available. For 2021, Polaris... Read more