Our pick for 2017's Real World Sled of the Year will be unveiled in a final showdown between Polaris, Ski-Doo, Arctic Cat and Yamaha. AJ presents the winner of the 2017 Revolutionary Advanced Design (RAD) Award and Mark evaluates Yamaha's 2017 Sidewinder R-TX SE.
We get a sneak peek at the 2018 sleds including the Ski-Doo G4 Renegade XRS, Polaris Titan and the return of Yamaha's SnoScoot, AJ looks to increase horsepower and performance on our Sidewinder with the installation of an MBRP Exhaust and Luke evaluates Arctic Cat’s 2017 XF 8000 Cross Country.
AJ's on a journey to Northwest Ontario to do some riding in Atikokan and Thunder Bay. Then AJ pulls out one of our Dirt Trax rigs and winterizes a Polaris Sportsman 1000 XP for the final weeks of winter. Finally, Mark rides the 2017 Ski-Doo Renegade X 850 and offers his thoughts on the sled.
AJ Lester and Vern Putzer travel to Quebec to do some mountain riding with Jonathan Lefebvre and Aventure Chic-Chocs on Polaris PRO-RMKs and Timbersleds. Then AJ installs some accessories from Woody's to help increase overall traction and performance for his sled and Luke takes out the Ski-Doo MXZ X 850.
It's a triple-threat battle between Arctic Cat's 8000 Series, Ski-Doo's 850 E-TEC and Polaris' Cleanfire 800 H.O. Mark reaches out to Yamaha Motor Canada's, Vice President of Sales & Marketing based in Toronto, Ontario to discuss the future of Yamaha snowmobile products. Then Luke takes the Polaris RMK 174 for a rip and details his thoughts on the sled.
AJ explores the rise of TimberSled and compares it to the 2017 Polaris Assault 144. Then Motorhead Mark sits down with Yamaha’s John Blaicher Jr. to get some insight into Yamaha's motivation behind building the triple cylinder Genesis turbocharged snowmobile powerplant. Luke takes a look at FXR Racing's snowmobile gear and explores the technology that goes into every single garment. Then in TEST RIDE Motorhead Mark evaluates Arctic Cat’s El Tigre 8000.
Luke's riding out of his home turf in Ontario Canada on an adventure from Haliburton to Pembroke and back showcasing some of the beautiful trails Ontario's Highlands has to offer. AJ's installing a Composit Talon 38 Track on one of our sleds gaining a ton of performance while staying within his budget. Then Luke's evaluating the 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder S-TX DX.
We head to Carl Kuster’s Mountain Park in Sicamous BC, Canada to ride with some of the industry’s top female backcountry mountain riders and learn of the cool contest they're running for ladies who want to become better riders, AJ’s looking at some cool aftermarket accessories from Woody's, FXR, CKX and more that can make your ride experience better, then Luke’s evaluating the 2017 Polaris XCR 800.
We shoot out two powerhouses for 2017 pitting Ski-Doo’s G4 850 against Yamaha’s turbocharged Sidewinder for horsepower dominance! Then Motorhead Mark takes us on a journey back in time to look how Arctic Cat’s 2017 Thundercat has lived up to the historic reputation of its namesake. Then in TEST RIDE, AJ tackles the mountainside to show us Ski-Doo’s Summit X 174 3-inch and Luke explores how Ski-Doo has revolutionized the modern snowmobile.
We’re in the steep and deep for a good ol’ fashioned shootout between Ski-Doo’s Summit X 174 and the Polaris 800 Pro RMK 174 LE! Then we're working on a Ski-Doo Freestyle that Vern just picked up for his daughter and Motorhead Mark evaluates Arctic Cat’s 2017 ZR 9000 Thundercat!
We take a closer look at the launch of last season's North America's Top Snowmobiler contest, then AJ's putting the finishing touches on his TimberSled LE build, then he’s in the powder aboard the 2017 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault.
AJ travels to British Columbia, Canada and hooks up with the boys from Backus Racing for some late season riding and a chance to shred some powder on TimberSleds. Then AJ’s installing a Marlon Truck Deck and Luke evaluates Yamaha’s 2017 Sidewinder XTX with a 141-inch track.
Luke and Brad travel to where the snow is plenty and the riding is unlimited - the Quebec region of Mauricie and Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean. AJ makes quick work at transforming our Yamaha YZ450FX into the ultimate go anywhere snow bike with Timbersled’s ST120 kit. Then we head for the steep & deep as we push Ski Doo’s G4 Summit X 850 E-TEC to the limit.
It's that time of year again where we make our pick for the SnowTrax Television Real World Sled of The Year (SOFTY). Then we reveal our choice for the RAD Award that showcases this season's most innovative design or technology. Then in TEST RIDE we evaluate Ski-Doo's 2016 Expedition Xtreme 800R.
Luke gets to visit with FXR’s founder Milt Reimer to talk about the company’s strategy for success and get an inside look at what makes the snowmobile clothing manufacturer tick. In TEST RIDE, Motorhead Mark evaluates the 2016 Polaris Switchback Adventure. Then we take a look at the 2017 Ski-Doo snowmobile lineup and the 2017 Yamaha snowmobile lineup.
We go over the details for the Arctic Cat Dream Ride Giveaway and get the opportunity to ride with the winners. Then in TEST RIDE, AJ evaluates the 2016 Ski-Doo MXZX 800R. Then we take a look at the 2017 sleds available from Arctic Cat and Polaris.
AJ’s in the shop adding some accessories to our 2016 Arctic Cat XF 6000 Limited. Then Luke's evaluating the 2016 Polaris AXYS RUSH Pro-X. Then AJ looks at some very cool tools you’re probably going to want to get your hands on to have in your shop. Then Luke evaluates Ski-Doo’s 2016 Renegade Enduro 800R.
AJ gets some saddle time aboard the Polaris AXYS Pro RMK and gives us a closer look at its development. Then Luke's aboard Ski-Doo's repackaging of the 1200 4-TEC Renegade X. Then Motorhead Mark gives us a closer look at Yamaha's 2016 SRViper R-TX 129.
AJ’s in West Yellowstone doing some off-trail exploring about his RMK! Then in TRAIL TECH Luke is installing some Woody’s aftermarket parts. Thein in TEST RIDE AJ evaluates Yamaha’s 2016 SRViper M-TX featuring a 3-inch lug track.
Luke evaluates the 2017 Polaris RUSH 800 XCR.
The AXYS RUSH XCR features 93% new parts, including IQR handlebars with an aluminum overstructure.
The chassis structure and design makes it possible to change the rider positioning, centralize vehicle mass, redesign the rear suspension, add more power, remove weight, and evolve the rider’s experience. In short, it is the key to delivering rider-balanced control, unrivaled acceleration, and rider-centric comfort.
Developed in conjunction with the AXYS platform, the proven 800 Cleanfire H.O. Engine delivers class-leading acceleration. The integrated mounting position optimizes the balance of the chassis.
SnowTrax Television Co-Host AJ Lester evaluates the 2015 Polaris Indy Adventure featuring a 155 inch articulated suspension, skis that resemble snowboards and a list of touring features plus a 550 fan cooled mill.
Stay afloat with these suits as they offer two hours of buoyancy, provide escape assistance as well as self-draining technology that prevents you from being waterlogged. Available in a variety of designs and sizes for women, men and child riders.
AJ’s installing a Marlon Truck Deck to our work rig for hauling sleds and going over some of the features and benefits this unique product offers especially when paired with some excellent traction and securement products from Superclamp.
It started off with one of the SnowTrax crew grabbing an old heap, then the passion spread like wildfire. Pretty much everyone on staff was ridin' vintage iron by the end of the season and Leaf Spring Bangers World Wide was born. Get Your Tips Up!
SnowTrax Television Co-Host AJ Lester studs up our customized F1100 Turbo with some traction products from Woody's.Co-Host AJ Lester presents the winner of SnowTrax Television's 2014 R.A.D. (Revolutionary Advanced Design) Award, which is awarded to the manufacturer that has had the biggest breakthrough in technology in snowmobiling for that model year.