For 2015 Ski-Doo is introducing a new front suspension called the RAS 2. The RAS 2 (Response Angle Suspension) front suspension has three main benefits: improved straightline precision in big bumps, less roll in corners and lighter weight. All those benefits are found in a more sophisticated styling. The... Read more
The Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 is the “little” sled that does it all. Not to be ignored by the aftermarket, Fett Brothers Performance now has upgrade kits for this little rocket ship to make it perform even better. These are winning setups suitable for the track or trail.... Read more
Since the new Ski-Doo models now store their spare drive belt in the clutch cover, this has opened up some valuable real estate on top of the CVT cover. Hmm, what could we put there that would benefit from the warm location next to the engine and on top... Read more
Being a magazine editor, we tend to have plenty of gear given to us for testing and evaluation by both the snowmobile manufacturers and the aftermarket companies. The goal, of course, is that we try the products, like them, and then say nice things about them in our magazine.... Read more
From the September 2012 issue of SnowTech Magazine 2013 Polaris Pro-RMK models feature an all-new belt-drive system that replaces the traditional chain and gears in the chaincase. Officially called the QuickDrive Low Inertia Drive system, it is the first belt drive system in an OEM production snowmobile. The complete... Read more
Here is an all-new product that falls under the “fuel additive” category from Yamaha Motor Corporation. It is not a re-packaged product that was already on the market – instead, Yamaha engineered and built this product so it is a proprietary synthetic formula. Normally when we think of ethanol... Read more
A couple of years ago we visited the headquarters of W.L. Gore, makers of world-famous Gore-Tex and Windstopper products, among others. While touring their research and development facilities, one of the most profound things we learned was how many sweat glands are in the human body, and where they... Read more
With high gas prices, one of the questions many riders are asking is if they have to sue premium fuel. To answer that, we have to take into consideration the exact sled and engine set-up. If you’re running any form of higher compression, then chances are you need the... Read more

Safer Helmets

Tech Shorts January 23, 2009 0
Riding a snowmobile, though an exhilarating experience, can be a very dangerous sport. Riding a street bike could even be worse, because not everyone wears a helmet, and they crash on pavement. Most fatalities caused by riding accidents are caused severe trauma to the brain and the bleeding which... Read more
If you ride a snowmobile out into the backcountry, or if you venture out into the woods, how will people know where to start looking for you if you don’t come back? The National Association of Search and Rescue estimates there are over 50,000 search and rescue missions launched... Read more