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Polaris 800 H.O.: Interview With The Engineer

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August 22, 2014

A cutaway shows the three-stage variable exhaust for the new Polaris 800 H.O. engine. Some 2015 Polaris snowmobiles will feature the all-new 800 H.O. engine that uses interesting and new technology to make it more powerful, more fun and more reliable. For the full scoop about how the new engine was... Read more »

The Story Behind The 2015 Pantera: A Q&A With An Arctic Cat Engineer

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By John Prusak
August 21, 2014

Want the inside scoop on snowmobile technology? Look no further than Snow Goer magazine. The October 2014 that is in the mail right now (and hits newsstands on Tuesday, August 26), includes articles on new technology from each of the four snowmobile manufacturers. To read the story behind the development... Read more »

1998 Arctic Cat ZR 600 EFI: The Snowmobile of the Year

1998 Snow Goer snowmobile of the year

By John Prusak
August 16, 2014

  It won’t be long before Snow Goer announces the 2015 Snowmobile Of The Year, and that has the staff looking nostalgically at the past 24 winners of the prestigious award. That includes this: The 1998 Snowmobile of the Year, Arctic Cat’s ZR 600 EFI. Looking back now, that first year... Read more »

Dan Adams Riding Clinics: Becoming A Better Backcountry Rider

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Andy Swanson, Managing Editor
July 31, 2014

Dan Adams is one of several experts who conducts classes that teach snowmobilers how to become better mountain and backcountry snowmobile riders. We had the opportunity to take one of the Dan Adams Next Level Riding Clinics in Wyoming, and the story appeared the December 2013 issue of Snow Goer magazine. It... Read more »

Polaris Slingshot Unveiled

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July 28, 2014

  Polaris Slingshot SL Polaris introduced the highly anticipated Polaris Slingshot 3-wheel roadster to dealers yesterday evening. “Slingshot was designed to deliver head-turning exhilaration on two dimensions,” said Mike Jonikas, Vice President of Slingshot. “First is the exhilaration... Read more »

Grantsburg Arrives: Who’ll Be The King Of Snowmobile Watercross?

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By John Prusak
July 17, 2014

It may be the heart of summer, but it’s also Championship Weekend in one extra special form of snowmobile racing: Watercross. Racing in the 38th annual Grantsburg World Championship Snowmobile Watercross kicks off Friday in the tiny town of Grantsburg, Wisconsin – located about 90 miles northeast... Read more »

2015 Arctic Cat Updates Include TEAM Clutch For ZR 4000 RR

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Andy Swanson
July 14, 2014

Arctic Cat announced today a few updates for some of its 2015 snowmobiles. These changes were in the works last spring and finalized in time for production this summer. Updates affect 2015 Arctic Cat ZR, XF and M models, but the 2015 ZR 4000 RR receives the most significant updates. Here is a list... Read more »

Flashback 30 Years: The Unique 1985 Manta 500 Snowmobile

1985 Manta 500 Snowmobile

By John T. Prusak
July 10, 2014

Thirty years ago, our former sister magazine aptly called Snowmobile Magazine rolled out its Rode Reports issue, featuring first test drive information on the 1985 snowmobiles. Tucked way in the back of the magazine was a glowing review of the cockpit-style, twin-tracked Manta. We all know now that cockpit... Read more »

The First Modern Mountain Snowmobile: The 1994 Ski-Doo Summit

1994 Ski-Doo Summit

By David Wells
June 26, 2014

With snowmobiles now available with tracks up to 174 inches long featuring 3-inch lugs, custom-tailored ergonomics made for off-trail riding and other task-specific features, it’s hard to believe that, just 21 model years ago, the first “modern” mountain sled made its debut. That sled... Read more »

Snowmobile Life Photos: What’s Hot & What’s Not

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By John Prusak
June 23, 2014

Since its re-launch in 1990, each issue of Snow Goer magazine has included a What’s Hot/What’s Not section, featuring images of snowmobile life captured and submitted by readers. The images below are from the November 2012 issue of Snow Goer. If you have some photos of your snowmobiling... Read more »

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