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
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
The 2017 Model Year
All in all, 2017 looks to be an excellent year for new model choices, from the speed demons and lake racers to the trail riders to the crossover shredders and all lengths of mountain sleds. High performance sleds are where the action is because this is where the product... Read more
2017 Yamaha Sidewinder – First Ride!
Every now and then a manufacturer brings out a new sled that exceeds expectations and just plain works, with a magical combination of a strong engine, compliant suspension, capable ride and sharp handling. The 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder will change your impression of what a 4-stroke snowmobile is capable of.... Read more
2017 Arctic Cat
Arctic Cat faithful have anxiously been waiting to see what their favorite sled maker would be coming with for 2017, and it is indeed full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest news is found in the replacement of the Suzuki-built Turbo for the 9000-Series models with an all-new Yamaha-built Turbo.... Read more
2017 Polaris Switchback Assault – FIRST RIDE!
The big news from Polaris for 2017 is found in the new AXYS-platform Switchback Assault 144 models now on the AXYS platform. Here we continue to find the magical combination of 144” track length and tipped-up rails for a sled that can do it all. You can rail around... Read more
2017 Polaris New Technology
IGX 144” Uncoupled Rear Suspension 2017 Switchback Assault and Switchback SP models on the AXYS platform are fitted with a new 144” rear suspension called the IGX 144 Skid. This all-new rear suspension greatly improves the on-trail performance of the Switchback Assault. It features front arm geometry very similar... Read more
2017 Polaris – Mission Accomplished
Just about everyone in the world of snowmobiling will tell you that Polaris is on a roll. Even though the North American snowmobile market is down this year (to the tune of about 20% through December) Polaris is still gaining market share. Their 800 Pro RMK 155 is the... Read more
2017 SKI-DOO Rotax 850 E-TEC Gen2 Engine
With the all-new Rotax 850 engine, BRP is launching the second generation of its now legendary E-TEC technology. This engine is new from the ground up. Key E-TEC engine technologies are refined, while new technologies are added to the most advanced snowmobile engine ever released bringing riders four key... Read more
2017 SKI-DOO REV Gen 4 Platform
For 2017 Ski-Doo introduces their 4th generation REV platform, taking snowmobile performance to new heights yet again. Key to delivering on this promise was something BRP hadn’t done in more than 20 years – developing the snowmobile platform and engine together. The team created a narrow powerpack in the... Read more