After 50 years of SnowTech and Race and Rally Magazine – Which is the Rarest Issue?
Continuing our celebration of 50 years of publishing Race & Rally/SnowTech Magazine, here is one for the collectors out there. Which copy of Race & Rally/SnowTech Magazine is the rarest of all? Most would answer the very first issue, the 1968 Yearbook, or maybe the 1969 Yearbook, but neither... Read more
Camso “Storm 150” Track with Dual-Height Lugs
The next-generation of snowmobile track has arrived with the Camso Storm 150. Designed for modern rider-forward snowmobiles, it is capable of breathtaking acceleration on-trail, excellent flotation off-trail and crisp control in all conditions. “High performance trail riders have been migrating towards deeper lug tracks in an effort to get... Read more
Arctic Cat XF 6000 Cross Country Limited – 1,736 Mile Test
For 2017 Arctic Cat decided to take a different path with their latest version of brand new, do-it-all crossover sleds that leaned toward the backcountry. The XF Cross Country Limited models come in 6000, 8000 and 9000 versions, featuring the ProCross chassis and an array of components that make... Read more
2018 Arctic Cat Norseman – Blurring the Lines Between Work and Play
There’s a new hybrid machine in the Arctic Cat line-up for 2018, and it’s not an electric sled – by hybrid we’re talking about a utility-touring machine that blurs the lines between hardworking and playing. It’s the all-new Norseman, offered in a 125 HP 600c 2-stroke twin or a... Read more
Camso 2018 DTS  (Dirt-to-Snow)  129” Conversion
Camso launched its 2018 dirt-to-snow bike conversion system, the Camso DTS 129, for this season. Building on last year’s successful introduction of the system on the market, Camso sought out feedback from snow bike riders when designing MY 18 kits in order to exceed consumer expectations. The result is... Read more
1993 Arctic Cat ZR

1993 Arctic Cat ZR

Vintage Rider December 16, 2017 0
The double A-Arm front suspension found on the majority of today’s snowmobiles was not the first choice of IFS used. The trailing arm front suspension first appeared on oval race sleds in the 70’s with Arctic Cat introducing the first production version on the 1979 Trail Cat. Arctic continued... Read more
BITEHARDER Announces Partnership with Polaris Industries
BITEHARDER has announced its partnership with Polaris Industries. After testing the BITEHARDER product line last season at their Roseau, Minnesota facility the Polaris team decided to carry the Standard Series Carbide Runner Sharpener tool as a 2018 accessory option. BITEHARDER’s Carbide Runner Sharpening tool will be featured their 2018... Read more
Golden Anniversary for Woody’s Traction Products
International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), established in 1968, celebrates fifty years of success as a leading manufacturer of snowmobile traction products trademarked as Woody’s. The company will commemorate this occasion with their friends and fans throughout the 2017-18 show season, as well as with affiliates in the Spring... Read more
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
FXR Redesigns  Tactic Boot for 2018
Industry apparel leader FXR has redesigned their Tactic Dual Zone Boot for the 2018 season. Engineered for the rider that demands the highest level of support, impact protection and warmth the all-new Tactic Boot has been redesigned with an emphasis on better vertical boot flex. This has been done... Read more