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2012 Arctic Cat snowmobiles

March 25, 2011 | Snowmobiles

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Arctic Cat improves trail performance, crossover and deep powder of its top tier 2012 snowmobiles even further. The newest edition of 2012 Arctic Cat sleds is defined by the very strong styling, characterized by aggressive lines and sharp angles. The latest Arctic Wishbone Suspension showcases tall spindles and skinny A-arms, which sit further apart than any other set of upper and lower pieces in snowmobiling history. And in order to maximize stroke to aggressively absorb bumps, your Cat snowmobile front suspension shocks angle back slightly. The steering feels light while lock-to-lock action is incredibly robust. The Arctic Cat 2012 series look and perform outstandingly.

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2012 Ski-Doo snowmobiles

March 17, 2011 | Snowmobiles

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You can build your own 2012 Ski-Doo snowmobile in more ways than one. Precise number is 141 and you can configure your Ski-Doo sled here. Out of 9 models, every snowmobile model except Grand Touring offers something new for 2012.

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2012 RS Venture GT Yamaha snowmobile

March 9, 2011 | Snowmobiles

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The 2012 RS Venture GT is based on Vector snowmobile. Its front end now incorporates a version of the Delta Box steering gate that appeared on the 2011 Apex and is designed to accommodate the needs of electric steering. So the 2012 Vector gets some of the Apex technology. The snowmibile is still powered by Yamaha 3-cylinder mid performance engine and features Yamaha third generation double A-arm front suspension with revised geometry to increase trail.

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2012 Yamaha RS Vector snowmobile

March 9, 2011 | Snowmobiles

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This mid performance snowmobile, 2012 Yamaha RS Vector still has the same 4-stroke engine with advanced fuel injection system to control fuel flow, engine braking reduction system and direct-to-crankshaft clutching. New for 2012 Vector snowmobile is the Oil Pressure Sensing System which monitors the oil pressure while riding. If it drops, the ignition and fuel supply are controlled to limit the engine RPM and reduce the load. If necessary the system will stop the engine.

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2012 Polaris snowmobiles - 3 new models

February 8, 2011 | Snowmobiles

There are 3 new early season releases of 2012 Polaris line - a 600cc version of the popular Pro-RMK 155, a new 800cc version of its stretch-track Switchback along with a trail-oriented 600cc version called the Switchback Adventure, which is decked out with a lock and ride cargo system.

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800 Switchback Pro-R

The all-new Polaris 800 Switchback Pro-R delivers versatility and power, using a proven 136-inch track while adding the premium features of Walker Evans suspension that you expect from a Polaris Pro type model. Highlights include Pro-Ride progressive-rate rear suspension, all-new, race-proven IFS, lighter weight components such as a hollow jackshaft, drilled brake rotor, lightweight silencer and 50-plus horsepower 800cc Polaris Cleanfire two-stroke twin.

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2011 Yamaha Phazer GT review

February 3, 2011 | Snowmobiles

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The new 2011 Yamaha Phazer GT brings lightweight, dependable Sport Performance 4-stroke 2-cylinder engine for one of the best snow rides in 2011. The powerful, quick-revving and very torque engine is built for sporty acceleration and Yamaha advanced fuel injection system automatically keeps it running at maximum output and fuel efficiency for the conditions.

The 2011 Phazer GT comes with innovative Sport Performance engine crankshaft, designed to be light weight, responsive and durable. It delivers super-crisp throttle response and quick acceleration, also helping to mitigate the vibration inherent in a 2-cylinder engine. Another key improvement is the New Oil Pressure Sensing System which limits the engine RPM and reduces the load on the engine in unlikely event if the oil pressure drops while riding. If necessary the system will stop the engine.

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2011 Yamaha RS Viking Professional snowmobile

January 12, 2011 | Snowmobiles

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Excellent snowmobile, the 2011 Yamaha RS Viking Professional features dependable and fuel efficient 3-cylinder Mid Performance 4-stroke engine and ultra-rigid Deltabox chassis for ultimate snowmobiling experience. The Yamaha snowmobile also comes with direct-to-crankshaft clutching. The 2011 RS Viking Professional does not use a gear reduction, instead the primary clutch is directly attached to the crankshaft, permitting the engine to be mounted deeper in the chassis to deliver a lower center of gravity, thus further improving the snowmobile cornering stability. To give a great over-snow performance while in reverse, Yamaha equipped this snowmobile with ProAction Plus rear suspension with articulated tail section, which in addition, has the unique quick-adjust system to change both shock and spring rate settings on the upper arm.

Other key features of 2011 Yamaha RS Viking Professional snowmobile include,
- 20x156x1.25-inch Camoplast Rip Saw track
- dual-range Hi/Lo and reverse transmission
- lightweight forged pistons
- second generation front suspension geometry
- Controlled Flow die cast construction
- traditional handlebars with center grab strap
- wide plastic skis
- cavernous under-seat storage
- tow hitch
- extra tall windshield
- digitally controlled hand and thumb warmers
- new graphics package

Suggested base price for 2011 RS Viking Professional is $11,500 USD. Compare with Yamaha RS Viking Professional Snowmobile 2010. Previously, Yamaha Apex SE Snowmobile 2011.

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2011 Polaris 800 Rush PRO-R snowmobile from Performance Series

December 30, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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The newest Polaris snowmobile, the 2011 800 Rush PRO-R brings the raw power of the 800cc Polaris Liberty Cleanfire engine at your disposal. This Rush PRO-R also features the most advanced snowmobile chassis, purposefully built to dominate terrain. Other features of the premium performance Polaris snowmobile include progressive-rate rear suspension, Walker Evans needle shocks with 16-position compression adjusters and a lightweight Phantom hydraulic disc brake with lightweight drilled rotor for quicker stops and much more aggressive track. You can buy 2011 Polaris 800 Rush PRO-R snowmobile from Performance Series for around $11,600. Previously, 2011 Polaris 800 PRO-RMK 163 snowmobile.

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2011 Polaris 800 PRO-RMK 163 snowmobile

December 9, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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The lightest and most durable RMK ever built, 2011 Polaris 800 PRO-RMK 163 from Deep Snow Series is made for aggressive riders tired of trail sleds with long tunnels. Designed much lighter but built structurally much stronger in all the right places, this Polaris snowmobile is a must-have for the true winter outdoorsmen. The weight reduced only where it doesn’t matter. The design offers finely tuned centralized mass for precise control and an easier ride. Polaris also equipped this with RMK Coil-Over Rear Suspension for better bump control and nimble balance. Now you can ride harder and longer.

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Ski-Doo MX Z-RS Snowmobile 2011

October 15, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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Hold on tight – the Ski-Doo MX Z-RS Snowmobile 2011 offers a ride unlike anything else! This race-inspired trail sled is built for hardcore riders and is powered by a new E-TEC 800R engine. Built on a REV-XP RS chassis with forward steering post, this Ski-Doo snowmobile gives you both incredible power and exceptional fuel economy. Other features include SC-5 rear suspension with reinforced rails and 4th idler wheel, KYB Pro 40 aluminum piggyback rear and center shocks with dual-speed compression adjusters, lightweight 1.25-inch lug RipSaw track and lightweight chromoly front suspension lower A-arm. Race away on one for $11,699. Bombardier.

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Arctic Cat F8 Sno Pro LTD Snowmobile 2011

October 12, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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Watch out snow – here comes the Arctic Cat F8 Sno Pro LTD Snowmobile 2011. Powered by a two-stroke, 794 cc liquid-cooled engine, the F8 Sno Pro LTD will be a tough one to beat. Built on a twin spar chassis, this Arctic Cat snowmobile uses two box-aluminium spars with long-lasting strength, while its perfect neutral rider position offers a taller seat and handlebar location for ultimate comfort and control. Other features include electric start, sport bumper, Sno Pro suspension package, extreme low windshield, hand guards, rear storage bag and slide-action rear suspension. Drive one away for $11,999. Arctic Cat.

Yamaha Apex SE Snowmobile 2011

October 4, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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The snow won’t know what hit it once the Yamaha Apex SE Snowmobile 2011 gets on it. Powered by a top performance 4-cylinder Genesis 4-stroke engine, the Apex SE’s valve timing, intake and exhaust tracts, airbox and exhaust pipes are all recalibrated for optimum midrange torque output. Boasting an industry-first electric power steering system, this Yamaha snowmobile offers excellent handling and predictability. Other features include Mono Shock II Air rear suspension, Fox Mega FLOAT shock, FLOAT2 front shocks, 15 x 128 x 1.25” Ripsaw track, hooked handlebars and short exhaust system. Drive one away for $14,949. Yamaha.

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Polaris 600 IQ Snowmobile 2010

February 24, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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Perform at your best when you’re riding the Polaris 600 IQ Snowmobile 2010. Powered by a Liberty 600 CFI engine, the 600 IQ offers improved run quality, cleaner emissions and amazing fuel economy. Boasting a lightweight front end, this Polaris snowmobile delivers hip styling and superb durability, thanks to its link-type sway bar, light spindles and a narrow bumper system. Plus, it comes equipped with IQ front suspension, so it always provides a stable and agile ride. Other features include a sculpted seat and tank and IQ rear suspension. Take a ride for $8,999. Polaris.

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Ski-Doo Skandic WT Snowmobile 2010

February 22, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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A deep snow performer that gets the job done, the Ski-Doo Skandic WT Snowmobile 2010 doesn’t stop until you do. Powered by your choice of a Rotax 550F axial fan cooled, cylinder reed porting or Rotax 600 liquid-cooled, R.A.V.E. engine, the Skandic WT is a workhorse that doesn’t let a little thing like snow get in the way of getting a job done. Equipped with the new TRA III primary clutch, this Ski-Doo snowmobile is serious about fun too, and when it’s time to let loose, it goes full out. Other features include synchromesh transmission with reverse, electric start, high windshield, two-up seat with backrest and underseat storage, cargo rack and hitch. Get to work for $8,799. Bombardier.

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Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo Sno Pro Limited Snowmobile 2010

February 19, 2010 | Snowmobiles

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If you blink, you may just miss the Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo Sno Pro Limited Snowmobile 2010. Yep, that’s just how fast it is, and you can thank its 4-stroke, 1056cc twin engine, complete with inner-cooled turbocharger that offers nothing short of awe-inspiring performance. Offering amazing suspension and handling, this Arctic Cat snowmobile’s FOX Float shocks takes the turns with ease with help from its quick-adjust air technology. And for the ultimate grip, the Z1 Turbo Sno Pro Limited comes equipped with 128” Ripsaw track with 1.25” lugs, which comes in handy when you gun it through those snow drifts. Break the speed barrier for $13,899. Arctic Cat.

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