2017 Ski-Doo Summit 850 E-TEC: Long Term Test
We were lucky enough to spend a significant amount of time on not one, but multiple different Summit 850 E-TEC machines over a 3 month period in early 2016, spanning several different states and even two different countries. Since that time we have additionally been able to spend several... Read more
Inside the Yamaha Genesis 998 Turbo Engine
Yamaha listened, they designed and then they tested. The new Genesis 998 Turbo engine is a product of their dedication to bringing the most advanced, high performance engines to the snowmobile industry. With more horsepower than any production engine in the history of our performance-obsessed sport, they are confident... Read more
Stage Tuning the Polaris AXYS 800 with Starting Line Products
In just two short years, the new Polaris 800 H.O. 2-stroke twin (only found in the Polaris AXYS models) has quickly gained a reputation as being an extremely potent powerpack with wicked-fast throttle response, making it really fun to ride. The crankshaft alone is 2.5 lbs. lighter for quicker... Read more
2017 POLARIS 600 Switchback SP 144
The Sleeper 50/50 Switchback Every now and then a snowmobile manufacturer surprises us with a new model that kind of sneaks in under the radar. Instead of being the biggest, baddest or meanest of the year, it is an all-new sled that doesn’t get as much attention as the... Read more
Yamaha is doing something out of the ordinary for 2017 – they are not only creating some serious excitement with the introduction of their fire-breathing 998cc Genesis Turbo three-cylinder 4-stroke, but they are also creating a brand new class, or model segment as well. Enter the B-TX designation. B-TX... Read more
2017 Arctic Cat SVX 450
When Arctic Cat Inc. unveiled its snowmobile lineup for the 2017 model year, it included the SVX 450 – the industry’s first OEM purpose-built, single-ski snow vehicle. Commented Arctic Cat President and CEO Christopher Metz: “We have entered an all-new category with the lightweight and agile SVX 450 snow... Read more

when we get to the 2017 Polaris model line-up, we have again been very open and honest in our observations and delight with the introduction of the new (600 & 800) Switchback Assault and 600 Switchback SP models.

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2017 Ski-Doo Renegade Adrenaline 850
Imagine riding a crossover sled that just fits you perfectly. The sled reacts almost telepathically. When you want to lean in a corner, you just naturally slide over. When you want to attack a corner, you easily slide over even further, your outside foot turns out and the snowmobile... Read more
2017 Polaris RUSH XCR – The Ultimate Rush
Polaris Race Teams and racers win on Polaris race sleds in snocross, cross-country, ice enduros and in the demanding Iron Dog in Alaska. They collaborate with the Polaris sled development teams, and together they innovate and develop high-performance technologies and solutions that lead to sleds like the RUSH XCR... Read more
Yamaha’s Only 2-Stroke Snowmobile:  2017 Yamaha VK 540V
So what would you say if we told you Yamaha was coming out with a brand new 2-stroke snowmobile for 2017? You’d probably think we were nuts, right? Ha, joke is on you, Yamaha is coming out with a brand new 2-stroke powered snowmobile, but it might be what... Read more