PowerSports Business

April 3, 2017

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www.PowersportsBusiness.com SNOWMOBILE Powersports Business • April 3, 2017 • 43 ARCTIC CAT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 42 YAMAHA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 42 guys from Sledhead 24-7, on hand to get some footage for one of their upcoming TV shows, decided to pull them aside for an interview. That part when the interviewers asked about other youth models? That quickly ended with "Um, this is the first snowmobile we've ever ridden." They might have heard the same comment from several others kids there. And for those of us in the industry wondering about the future, that's a good thing to hear. PSB The 2018 Polaris 800 SKS 146 is designed for deep snow performance and confident handling on trails. Timbersled ARO platform. This innovative system provides the ultimate in performance and handling, while changing the game in ease of installation. The new ARO system platform is 11 lbs. lighter and features an all-new alu- minum chassis, rear suspension, track and ski that combine to give riders industry-leading handling, the easiest convertibility and is still Timbersled tough. 2018 Timbersled models include: ARO 120 — Delivering the ultimate in crossover performance ARO 120 LE — Limited-edition version with upgraded shocks, custom colors and graphics. ARO 137 — Delivering the incredible flotation, traction and acceleration deep snow riders need to ride higher and go deeper into the backcountry. ARO 137 LE — Limited-edition ver- sion with upgraded shocks, custom colors and graphics. ST 120 RAW — The industry's best snow value ST 90 RIPPER — Every rider in the family can go snow biking. The system is designed for 110cc dirt bikes, and with its low ride height, it provides riders with easy, responsive handling. Timbersled is the top choice among today's snow bikers — and snow bike racers — because the system delivers the best perfor- mance, the most-innovative technology and the most exciting riding experience. PSB POLARIS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 42 for 2018, including base, SE and LE models in 153 and 162 track length configurations. To go along with the dynamic Genesis 998 Turbo engine, each M-TX model has important changes like a new dropped chain case with flatter approach angle, revised intake venting with pre-filter, updated mountain-friendly ergonomics, and 8 tooth drive sprockets. The Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX series is changing what riders thought they knew about four- stroke mountain snowmobiles. What would a 50th anniversary be without some limited edition models? In 2018, Yamaha celebrates by releasing seven 50th anniversary themed, upgraded LE models in Sidewinder R-TX, L-TX, B-TX and M-TX configurations, Viper L-TX and Apex and Apex X-TX. Even the SRX120 — while not a spring only LE — does get a 50th anniversary graphics package. Not to be outdone, two other versions of LE are avail- able in "Yamaha Blue" racing motif, those being the Sidewinder L-TX LE and Sidewinder M-TX LE 153. Each of the LE models receives a num- ber of specification upgrades, but they are only available during Yamaha's Spring Power Surge, running this year until April 15. On the 2up side, Yamaha has an all-new SRVenture DX to satisfy long distance 2up rid- ers who are looking to put on big miles in maxi- mum comfort. Yamaha has also incorporated its innovative electric power steering system to the VK Professional II, a significant upgrade that will allow better slow speed maneuvering and hauling capabilities for those that work just as much as they play on their snowmobile. PSB The 2018 Sidewinder R-TX LE 50th is one of seven limited edition 50th anniver- sary models.

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