2017 Ski-Doo
     When you are the industry leader, what do you do to stay in front – how do you remain a moving target? You have to dig deep and continue to innovate with fresh new technology and brand new machines that continue to push the envelope and make... Read more
2017 Yamaha – The Sleeping Giant Awakens

You always knew that Yamaha, if they really wanted to, could build a 4-stroke engine that would blow the doors off of everyone, once and for all. Here it is.

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     If you are a deep snow mountain rider, especially a Polaris mountain rider, you undoubtedly have heard about the new for 2016 Polaris PRO-RMK models built on the new AXYS platform. You have heard the hype, listened to the Polaris-paid riders, and maybe even have read some... Read more
Year Two for the Axys of Domination –      It is really a shame that so many snowmobilers (at least in the middle sections of the U.S. and Canada) didn’t have much of a chance to ride their new sleds last winter, because many of them don’t fully... Read more
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