Why Does Lake Effect Snow Not Show Up On the Radar?
There is plenty of lake effect snow that falls each year in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Many times it is snowing like crazy, but the snow isn’t showing up on weather radar. Why does that happen? Lake effect snow clouds are relatively low in the atmosphere compared to... Read more
2019 Yamaha Teaser Video
Yamaha released this teaser video on the 2019 snowmobiles. The full Yamaha 2019 launch is scheduled for March 6th. Yamaha 2019 Microsite link Read more
The Making of the Arctic Cat ZR 200 and Yamaha Sno Scoot
Get ’em while they are young. The behind the scenes story of how Arctic Cat and Yamaha joined forces to grow the market. By Greg Marier Every hardcore snowmobiler believes they know what it takes to go snowmobiling – you need the latest technology, the highest horsepower, the most... Read more
Arctic Cat C-TEC2 800 With Dual Stage Injection
The successor to the mighty Suzuki 2-stroke 800 twin has arrived – Arctic Cat’s all-new C-TEC2 800 2-stroke twin with Dual Stage Injection. We’ve been told for years by our friends at Arctic Cat that the days of carbureted and throttle-body injected two-strokes was coming to an end. The... Read more
First Impression: 2018 Arctic Cat M8000 Mountain Cat 153” 3”
We wanted to build a mountain Project machine this year and since Arctic Cat has an all new machine we decided it would be a great platform to test it, as well as other products. Since we already have good snow we went and found a 2018 locally as... Read more
First impression: Production 2018 Ski-Doo Freeride 850 165” 3”
It’s rare that we get on the snow in early November but this year we did and found late December conditions with a bit of a base and 4 foot of snow pack in the upper elevations. Instead of just going out for a break-in road ride we were... Read more
First impression: Production 2018 Polaris PRO RMK 800 163” 2.6”
It’s rare that we get on the snow in early November but this year we did and found late December conditions with a bit of a base and 4 foot of snow pack in the upper elevations. Instead of just going out for a break-in road ride we were... Read more
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
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