American Snowmobiler Jan 2017

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Race Replicas
By Mark Boncher
Page 22
These three new speedy trail sleds are direct descendants from the racing realm: 2017 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 RR ES, 2017 Polaris 600 Rush XCR, and 2017 Ski-Doo MXZ X-RS Iron Dog. They're also the most high-performance 600cc trail sleds on the market.

Can't Stop Them!
By Ross Halvorson
Page 28
We examine three of our favorite work- and family-oriented 2-up touring and utility niche sleds that won't die: 2017 Arctic Cat Pantera 7000 XT Limited, 2017 Ski-Doo Tundra Extreme, and 2017 Yamaha VK 540V. Find out what makes them the best at what they do!

Photo Feature: Fun Fails
Page 79
Fortunate or unfortunate, there's always a story to tell!
Special Racing Section

2017 Race Sleds & Skeds
By AmSnow staff
Page 35
New models from Polaris and Arctic Cat will hit the tracks this season.

AmSnow's Top 10 Racing Venues
By Mark Boncher
Page 40
The best places to watch a race!

Hillclimb 101
By Ryan Thompson
Page 45
Think you know everything about this sport? Think again! Plus: racer profiles on Keith Curtis, Blaine Mathews and David McClure.

Racer Profile: Ryley Bester
Page 50
At just 15 years old, this youngster is crushing it at every level he's raced at.

What's New in Racing?
By Ross Halvorson
Page 52
Change is the norm on the race scene. We took a look at some of the major race organizations around North America and found out what's new for the 2016-17 race season.
Long Term Tests

2016 Arctic Cat XF 8000 Crosstrek
By Ross Halvorson
Page 16
Baby, let's cruise! Hauling cargo or passengers? There's a Crosstrek for that!

Test Tracks: 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder B-TX LE
By Ryan Thompson
Page 18
This turbo 4-stroke is more than just a crossover sled.
Regular Reads

Shiny Side Up
By Mark Boncher
Page 4
There are many different kinds of "snowmances" for those with a love affair for snowmobiling!

Page 6
Best of the Best photos

Cool News/Mail Bonding
Page 8
Industry news and reader pics, including:

    Snomageddon is Coming!
    Excitement Builds for Iron Dog Race
    Suspensions 101: Coupled vs. Uncoupled
    Product Update: Sure Grip Dollies

Tech Notes
By Olav Aaen
Page 56
Ski tech evolution: The inside scoop on the newest tech in ski design, how it works, and what we think! Plus: New ski products!

Ask the Experts
By Ross Halvorson
Page 60
Answers to tough questions:

    Do newer injection systems actually save you money?
    Why does my sled run hot? Is it a thermostat failure?
    How do I install my rebuilt shocks?
    Why won't my sled fire after replacing the pull cord assembly?

Tow Jam
By Ross Halvorson
Page 65
Winter Tires: Gimmick or legitimate safety feature?

Hot Products
By Emily Hare
Page 68
New Year = new gear!

Page 72
Two Canadian destinations:

    She Shreds: An Epic All-Girls Adventure in Canada's Backcountry
    Get Your Canyon Fix: Abitibi Canyon Tour

By Les Pinz
Page 82
1967 Bolens Diablo Rouge turns 50!

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