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2021 Yamaha
The Return of the Two-Strokes! Straight to the point – Yamaha is coming with SIX new two-stroke sleds for 2021! Before you get too excited, we need to clarify this for you. For the past few years Yamaha has offered a couple of two-stroke sleds, the VK 540 and... Read more
2021 Polaris MATRYX
Next Generation Trail and Crossover Platform With the new Polaris MATRYX platform for 2021 the body panels and rider ergonomics have been changed to allow the rider to better conform to the sled, have more room for maneuverability and be able to get further forward, all combining to make... Read more
Ski-Doo 2021
New Engines, New Suspensions, New Skis, Plus More? Continued development of new technology drives the fast-paced snowmobile industry and is what keeps Ski-Doo at the front of the pack. For 2021 Ski-Doo Ski-Doo leaps even further ahead of the industry with two new engines, two new suspensions, two new... Read more
Arctic Cat’s Single-Cylinder 2-Stroke EFI Engine
At the heart of Arctic Cat’s new BLAST models for 2021 is the industry’s first electronic fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 2-stroke engine – the 65+ HP-class C-TEC2 4000. With an industry-first design that’s compact and lightweight (under 50 pounds), this 400-class (397cc) two-stroke single-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection and 3-stage... Read more
2021 Arctic Cat BLAST Power to Weight Ratios
One of the most accurate indicators of performance is that of power to weight ratio. Some simple math should give us a better understanding of the performance potential and what to expect from the new 2021 Arctic Cat BLAST models. The 2-stroke EFI single cylinder engine with an exhaust... Read more
Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE 141″ – 2,000 Mile Test Report
Yamaha’s 50/50 Crossover Powerhouse For the 2019 season we got our hands on a Yamaha Sidewinder XTX LE 141” with the 1.75” lug Backcountry X track. I’ll have to admit, this was my first full winter on a 4-stroke. A few years back Yamaha came out with the “different... Read more
Ski-Doo 850 E-TEC Turbo first ride video – Jerry Mathews / SnowTech Western Editor
SnowTech Western Editor Jerry Mathews had a unique opportunity to ride the all new Ski-Doo 850 E-TEC Turbo on Jan 13th just hours before the sled was released to the public. Here is a quick first ride report from the field – more to come soon, and look for... Read more
Ski-Doo Summit 850 E-TEC Turbo
A Historic Moment for Snowmobiling Thinking back over the history of snowmobiling we can all think of some epic moments in history where new sleds or technology came along that, looking back, can truly be identified as game-changing. Sleds like the Polaris TX-L Indy back in 1980 with its... Read more
Polaris Indy XC 850 – 1,200 Mile Test Report
As I drove the Indy XC 850 onto the trailer after my last ride of the season, I sat listening to the rumble of that big twin idling and then turned the key off. We all know that moment when we have just completed our last ride of the... Read more
2020 Ski-Doo Expedition LE
The Fearless Way to Ride Through Winter Few have the drive to take on winter at its harshest. Even fewer have the ambition to make the nastiest winter conditions their place of work or even their homestead. For those few who take on everything winter has to offer –... Read more