2020 Polaris 600 Indy XC 137″ – 2,100 Mile Test Report

For 2020 Polaris brought us the INDY XC 137” models. Promised to be every bit as good as the 129” sleds of 2019, but now with the longer track and tunnel. This provides even more room to carry gear, a smoother ride, improved flotation and greater stability, all while delivering responsive handling and the ultimate in confidence through a wider range of conditions…

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Redline Snowmobiles – The Rest of the Story
By Valdi Stefanson It’s a crying shame!Here we had an upstart snowmobile manufacturer with such promise, such innovative design and such a following after showing off many prototypes, handing out glossy sales brochures and t-shirts, along with all of the media hype. This is the sad legacy of the... Read more
1976 Mercury Sno-Twister
Built by Racers for Racers The 1976 oval race season ended just like it began in International Falls, Minnesota in early December 1975. Checkered flags were flying for riders on the new Mercury Sno-Twister. The final curtain call came at the last race of the season in March ‘76... Read more
Ski-Doo Renegade Sport
Best Value in Snowmobiling! Great winter experiences with friends and family don’t have to cost a lot. Riders looking for a comfortable, confident ride down the trail or off the beaten path need look no further than the new Renegade Sport. With its hard-to-miss sweet spot for riding comfort... 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
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