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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
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
2021 SKI-DOO Summit 850 Turbo
The Year of the Factory TURBO. 6 Questions to consider on your Ski-Doo mountain sled purchase. There are those days you will remember for your whole life, and for me, the day Ski-Doo unveiled the Summit 850 Turbo is one I will not soon forget. From the unveil, through... Read more
2021 Yamaha
The Return of the Two-Strokes! Straight to the point – Yamaha is coming with SIX new two-stroke sleds for 2021! Before you get too excited, we need to clarify this for you. For the past few years Yamaha has offered a couple of two-stroke sleds, the VK 540 and... Read more