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
New World Record – Distance on Water by Snowmobile!
Aki Pesonen of Finland set The NEW World Record for Distance On Water By Snowmobile at Ivalo, Finland. Aki travelled 155.8 miles (250.8 km) on September 10, 2017. Aki was riding a 2016 Ski-Doo Summit 800 E-TEC fitted with extra fuel cans on the tunnel. He completed the ride... Read more
Russia’s Robotic Snowmobile
This year’s Army-2017 military expo in Russia featured a myriad of systems designed to showcase current Russian achievements fielded by the country’s forces, as well as to show prospective new technologies. Unmanned military systems – or military robotic complexes, as Russia calls them – receive a lot of attention.... 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
1975 TNT 245 RV – Black is Beautiful
In the winter of 1975 if you wanted to know what was coming down the pipe from your favorite sled builder, the race fan was heading to the oval track to have a look at the SnoPro oval race sleds or the limited build oval stockers. The winter of... Read more
2018 Polaris Indy 600 & Indy 600 SP – New Model Preview
If you didn’t get a chance to ride a Polaris Indy 600 yet, you don’t know what you are missing. This is one of most fun-to-ride sleds there is, and it just screams “Polaris” when you’re on it. It is a blend of everything you know and like about... Read more
Custom Sled Build: 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder
As a lifelong Yamaha snowmobile enthusiast (bought my first new Yamaha way back in 1971 as a wee lad in high school) I’ve watched Yamaha along with the rest of the snowmobile industry that has survived through the glory days of the 70’s and 80’s, followed by the lean... Read more
2018 Yamaha Sidewinder S-TX DX 146″
Being able to walk into a snowmobile dealership and purchase a snowmobile that is capable of producing right about 200 horsepower should scare anyone familiar with the sport. Scares us. It used to take quite a bit of talent to be able to build a machine that was capable... Read more