In just two short years, the new Polaris 800 H.O. 2-stroke twin (only found in the Polaris AXYS models) has quickly gained a reputation as being an extremely potent powerpack with wicked-fast throttle response, making it really fun to ride. The crankshaft alone is 2.5 lbs. lighter for quicker... Read more
By Chris Ohlin A few years ago my son and I had an amazing experience hunting the varmints in Northern Minnesota. We were walking an old logging trail from years gone by looking for big gray squirrels and grouse. As we were walking, my son Isaac started following the... Read more
The Sleeper 50/50 Switchback Every now and then a snowmobile manufacturer surprises us with a new model that kind of sneaks in under the radar. Instead of being the biggest, baddest or meanest of the year, it is an all-new sled that doesn’t get as much attention as the... Read more
Yamaha is doing something out of the ordinary for 2017 – they are not only creating some serious excitement with the introduction of their fire-breathing 998cc Genesis Turbo three-cylinder 4-stroke, but they are also creating a brand new class, or model segment as well. Enter the B-TX designation. B-TX... Read more
It should be no secret that ever since Arctic Cat released their innovative and exceptional-performing Dual Stage Injection 600 2-stroke engine just about everyone involved in snowmobiling has been waiting for Arctic Cat to do the same with an even bigger displacement engine.
For a number of years now many of us in the industry have been watching and waiting for the entry of a Chinese manufacturer into the North American snowmobile industry. Back a few years we got pretty close with the 3/4 sized sleds being shown by Phantom in Canada... Read more
Everyone has a different idea as to what constitutes the “perfect sled”.
You can still have a gift subscription to SnowTech Magazine under the tree for that special snowmobiler on your list! Here’s how to do it: Just CLICK HERE after reading these instructions and select the length of subscription you would like. Fill out your billing information and then choose... Read more
Imagine riding a crossover sled that just fits you perfectly. The sled reacts almost telepathically. When you want to lean in a corner, you just naturally slide over. When you want to attack a corner, you easily slide over even further, your outside foot turns out and the snowmobile... Read more
Arctic Cat faithful have anxiously been waiting to see what their favorite sled maker would be coming with for 2017, and it is indeed full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest news is found in the replacement of the Suzuki-built Turbo for the 9000-Series models with an all-new Yamaha-built Turbo.... Read more