We’ve come to expect some unusual, outside-of-the-box thinking from the savvy group at Great Lakes Sound and Vibration (EZ Ryde) up in Houghton, Michigan. Their new HELO rear link upgrade (suspension mount) is yet another one of those products that makes you stop and take notice.  ... Read more
Better than stock? In some cases, this can be true. When it comes to drive belts, the sled makers are trying to provide a drive belt with good life and consistent performance, but they are also very conscious of the component cost. That leaves room for the aftermarket to... Read more
The Ski-Doo TNT and Renegade Adrenaline models with rMotion rear suspensions are one of the best “out of the box” suspensions offered for groomed trail riders. One of the issues with these models is that since there is no real suspension adjustability like found on the stiffer X-package models,... Read more
Last season we told you about the latest ski design from Starting Line Products, the MoHawk skis. This new ski profile was an effort to combine the on-trail handling of their wildly popular Straight Line Tracking (SLT) design with the added flotation of a wider profile, making it well... Read more
When Yamaha and Arctic Cat announced their new Viper/7000 which was to be based upon the Arctic Cat Pro Chassis with a Yamaha engine, the crew at Evolution Powersports immediately saw the high performance potential for this marriage. Arctic Cat’s excellent handling chassis combined with Yamaha’s lightweight, torquey and... Read more
One of the the biggest surprises for us in testing the new sleds this Spring was how well the (boosted) 2015 Yamaha Viper MTX with the Mountain Performance turbo worked for us. Of course, we expected the power at elevation to be good, being boosted and all. The turbocharged... Read more
The MoHawk is the latest ski design from Starting Line Products. Their goal in designing the MoHawk was to develop a ski that would be more versatile in a wider range of conditions, and a better fit for the crossover riders that want their sled to work as well... Read more
You just knew this was going to happen. Yamaha comes out with five new SR Viper sleds for 2014, but the longest track version was a 141” with 1.6” lug heights. This might be sold a as mountain sled ten years ago, but Yamaha smartly positioned their SR Viper... Read more
Bikeman Performance has developed a Durability Kit for the Polaris 800 CFI twin engines of model years 2008-2014. According to Bikeman, the relatively short connecting rods and pistons have been the cause of the short life of the stock pistons and rings. Most machines will lose 20-30 pounds of... Read more
With a race-bred PRO-RIDE front suspension, INDY rear suspension, light weight the Polaris Indy is one of the best trail sleds on the market. But it also has the makings of a competition sled and last season Bunke Racing took the Indy cross-country racing – and won! With Gabe... Read more