2017 Yamaha Sidewinder – First Ride!
Every now and then a manufacturer brings out a new sled that exceeds expectations and just plain works, with a magical combination of a strong engine, compliant suspension, capable ride and sharp handling. The 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder will change your impression of what a 4-stroke snowmobile is capable of.... Read more
2017 Ski-Doo MX Z X 850 E-TEC II: First Ride!
     SnowTech travelled to a private Ski-Doo test facility up in Quebec and was able to really put the new sleds through the paces in closed-course testing. Going into the test session, we had been briefed as to the changes and features of the new Gen 4 REV... Read more
2017 Ski-Doo Summit X 850 E-TEC: First Ride!
Revolution….that’s what they’re calling it again. And, that’s really what it is. I haven’t seen this substantial of a change in the Ski-Doo model line up since 2003 with the release of the original REV (they told us then it was going to start a revolution, and it did).... Read more
     What we have here my friends could perhaps be best described as the pick-up truck of snowmobiling. Or, maybe we should call it the Ford Raptor of snowmobiling. The new-for-2016 Yamaha S-TX 146” DX takes sport touring sleds into new territory with even more fuel capacity, more... Read more
     The term “mountain sled” now describes a far wider variety of snowmobiles than it ever has. Back ten-fifteen years ago a mountain sled was far more versatile, able to work well in a wide range of conditions. These days a mountain sled can be as extreme as... Read more

What’s this, a 137” ZR? Yep, for 2016 Arctic Cat has re-classified their XF 137” models (LXRs, Sno Pros and Limiteds) as ZRs, so we now have 129” ZRs and 137” ZRs.

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     For 2016, the Polaris line-up now includes the all-new 800 RUSH PRO-S “Night Lightning” Limited Edition. This premium, fully equipped limited edition model has special features that include:  * Rox Adjustable Handlebar Riser  * Premium Walker Evans Hi/Low Speed   Compression-Adjustable Shocks  * Aluminum Handlebars and Carbon... Read more
     It is almost shocking to see the improvements being made to Yamaha’s SR Viper M-TX sleds, now in only their second year. Not that the 2015s worked poorly, quite the contrary, as many of Yamaha’s western dealers got caught short handed and ran out of inventory. This... Read more
      Looking at the 2016 Ski-Doo models you will notice a brand new entry in the MX Z family, or maybe the return of an old favorite – the MX Z Blizzard. For 2016 the MX Z Blizzard is the top-level in-season MX Z model. If you... Read more
     Looking at the 2016 Arctic Cat XF High Country it might not look much different from the 2015 version, but looks are only skin deep. This is a different beast from just one year ago.       The whole concept of a 141” track length and... Read more