What’s this, an all-new Apex model from Yamaha? That’s right, Yamaha has been working on improving their Japan-built sleds as well, coming with their new SingleShot rear suspension that is simpler and lighter, fitted with a new Fox FLOAT 3 XV shock. This new suspension weighs 9-10 pounds less... Read more
Yamaha continues to expand their offering of SR Viper models, but this new one could be the best one yet. The S-TX designation meant it had a 141” air shock skid last year, but for 2016 this sled gets fitted with a 137” torsion-spring set-up and – wait for... Read more
Ever since Yamaha’s introduction of the RS Vector it has been powered by a 1049cc Genesis 4-stroke three-cylinder engine. In the beginning it was a carbureted engine, and then evolved to electronic fuel injection. During this time it has rightfully gained a reputation as one of the (if not... Read more
With the introduction of the SR Viper M-TX mountain models for 2015, Yamaha has continued to work on improving the deep snow performance of their mountain sleds with a new front end and spindle package called the SRV-M. The narrow 36” skis stance enhances off-trail handling. A new ultra... Read more
That’s right, Yamaha has an all-new rear suspension for 2016! Called the SingleShot rear suspension, it is being offered in 2 lengths: 129” and 146” (shown). It is ONLY found on Yamaha’s Japan-built models, and is not being offered in any of the USA-built SR Viper models. The engineering... Read more
For the past few years, the lines have blurred as to what is a “trail” sled, what is a “mountain” sled and now what is a “crossover” sled. The differences between a crossover sled and the trail segment is pretty much a matter of track length and lug height,... Read more
Take a very good long look at the 2015 Polaris RUSH models. At a distance they might look very similar to the previous RUSH models. Their narrow profile, the hinged rear end, looks like a RUSH. But take a step closer and then you can see that while similar,... Read more
The day was Monday, March 10th. A brand new 2015 (prototype) Ski-Doo Renegade XRS 800R E-TEC arrived at Timberline Sports in Bergalnd, Michigan with our name on it. We promptly made our way to the dealer to pick the sled up. It hasn’t even been a month yet, but... Read more
We’ve just returned from our first rides on the all-new 2015 Polaris AXYS sleds (RUSH & Switchback) fitted with their new 800 H.O. two-stroke twin, as well as their 600. What did we learn? The new Polaris AXYS sleds are freakin’ awesome. We admit it, they’re that good. These... Read more
In about the first week of March we have been traveling to a snowy location for the past 30 years to ride and photograph all of next year’s snowmobiles. This past year was no different, as we once again had the opportunity to get some seat time and take... Read more