2019 Polaris 850 Patriot Engine
Introducing the all-new Polaris 850 Patriot, the most powerful snowmobile engine ever built by Polaris, available exclusively on select SnowCheck models and built with pride in the USA. The 850 Patriot builds on the legendary 25-year heritage of Polaris Liberty engines and creates an all-new benchmark for durability, acceleration,... Read more
2019 Polaris – Coupled AXYS, Youth EVO, 850 Patriot
It is quite difficult for a snowmobile manufacturer to keep rolling out the new technology, year after year after year. So when a manufacturer appears to take somewhat of a breather one year, you have to suspect they are reloading the big guns for the next year. We say... Read more
2019 Arctic Cat – The Year of the Alpha Cat
Arctic Cat just had an amazing year, pretty much catching up with Polaris in terms of total units sold and now in a neck and neck battle for second place. Yes, some of these sales were from carry-over inventory, but the fact remains that Arctic Cat has been selling... Read more
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