2017 Polaris Switchback SP 144″ -1,331 Mile Test
If you are a crossover sled rider, pay attention. Especially if you want to save a few dollars. Last winter we ran a 2017 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault side by side with a 2017 600 Switchback SP 144”. Same basic sled, one had an 800 with (adjustable) Walker Evans... 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
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
2018 Ski-Doo MXZ Blizzard 850 E-TEC
Walk into a Ski-Doo dealer right now and tell them you’re looking for a brand new 2018 Ski-Doo Gen 4 REV with the new 850 engine. If you are east of the Missouri River, they’re going to have three choices for you – a Renegade Adrenaline 850 (137”), an... Read more
2018 Polaris Indy 600 & Indy 600 SP – New Model Preview
If you didn’t get a chance to ride a Polaris Indy 600 yet, you don’t know what you are missing. This is one of most fun-to-ride sleds there is, and it just screams “Polaris” when you’re on it. It is a blend of everything you know and like about... Read more
Custom Sled Build: 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder
As a lifelong Yamaha snowmobile enthusiast (bought my first new Yamaha way back in 1971 as a wee lad in high school) I’ve watched Yamaha along with the rest of the snowmobile industry that has survived through the glory days of the 70’s and 80’s, followed by the lean... Read more
2018 Yamaha Sidewinder S-TX DX 146″
Being able to walk into a snowmobile dealership and purchase a snowmobile that is capable of producing right about 200 horsepower should scare anyone familiar with the sport. Scares us. It used to take quite a bit of talent to be able to build a machine that was capable... Read more