Each year after the editors of SnowTech Magazine get the chance to test ride the new for next year snowmobile prototypes in January, everybody wants to know what really worked well. Some sleds are truly stand-outs and rise above the rest as being the best new models we’ve tested. The new 2010 models are no different. We go into a test ride with preconceived notions about how something will work, but after you run them through the paces you quickly learn which ones are really dialed and work very well.
We spend time each and every year either traveling to each factory or meeting them at a secret location to get some saddle time on their latest and greatest. While every rider is different and has their own idea of what the ideal snowmobile should be, after riding most every new model offered for the past 20 years we have a pretty good idea of what sleds are the best and worthy of our mention and favor. So here they are, the new for 2010 snowmobiles that really caught our attention and outperformed the competition. This is the short and sweet version; we won’t bore you with specs or details here, just raw riding impressions. Our list doesn’t necessarily start with the best of all so don’t go reading anything into the order in which they are presented. We’d take any of these girls home in a heartbeat, as should you. . . .
This article was printed in the March 2009 issue of SnowTech. To receive this issue Subscribe and enter “March 2009” in the Comments field on the subscription form. Subscribing to SnowTech means you’ll receive the best magazine in snowmobiling 5 times a year delivered right to your door!