2019 Ski-Doo
For 2019 Ski-Doo comes with two new engines and more Gen4 models. With Ski-Doo selling twice as many sleds as any other manufacturer, they show no sign of letting off the throttle for 2019. This momentum follows the release of their newest platform, the Gen4 REV, for 2017 which... Read more
2019 Ski-Doo Rotax 900 ACE Turbo
BRP’s family of advanced 4-stroke engines gets a new member in the new 900 ACE Turbo. Fully designed and built by Rotax, this new turbo adds 55 horsepower to the ultra-efficient, reliable 900 ACE. The engineering teams were tasked with creating the best dynamic response, best in class fuel... Read more
2019 Ski-Doo Backcountry X-RS 850
When Ski-Doo introduced their all-new 146” Renegade Backcountry X for 2018, ultimate crossover riders were thrilled with the new capability and versatility – but many of them wanted even more. They wanted the traditional X-package gauge, and they wanted better shocks. This was an X-package sled, and some riders... Read more
2017 Polaris 800 RUSH XCR – 1,500 Mile Test Report
The XCR was born in the ditch lines outside of Roseau, Minnesota with the sole purpose of winning cross-country race events. The “red rocket” is what the original XCR 440 was known as when the 1997 version was first released – with XCR standing for “Cross Country Racer”. The... Read more
2018.5 Ski-Doo MX Z 600R E-TEC – 500 Mile Test Report
Every now and then a snowmobile manufacturer will release a new sled with little to no warning, surprising everyone. This was exactly what happened with the brand-new 2018 MX Z 600R from Ski-Doo. This is a limited-build late-release model that introduces the all-new Rotax 600R E-TEC engine fitted into... Read more
2018 Ski-Doo Summit SP: New Model Review
It’s a new era of mountain snowmobiling, more about exploring new zones than just about staying on top of snow, more pushing yourself to ride more technical lines than climbing the highest. Being able to go more places and master technical areas with less effort is exactly where BRP’s... Read more
2018 Polaris 800 SKS 146” -Deep Snow Crossover King
Back fifteen years or so, a mountain sled like a Polaris RMK could be found in a track length as short as a 136”. Since that time the RMK deep snow mountain sleds have gotten longer in track length and narrower in width, making them even more agile and... 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
2018 Ski-Doo MXZ 600R E-TEC
Ever since Ski-Doo introduced their latest Gen 4 REV with the mighty 850 E-TEC two-stroke engine, trail riders everywhere have been holding their breath watching and waiting for a 600cc engine package in this responsive chassis. Our first hint of what was to come was the introduction of the... Read more
Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX SE – Long Term Test
Face it, crossover sleds are very popular as many riders are looking for a single machine that gives them the ability to be a good rider wherever they go. Maybe it is on a groomed trail. Maybe it is through a foot of fresh snow. Maybe it is in... Read more