American Snowmobiler 2017 Buyers Guide

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That awesome dream ride you're looking for is just a page turn away. So go ahead. Let the industry's No. 1 buyers guide lead you through engines, suspensions and track lengths (Oh, my!) to your perfect ride(s) for the snowy winter that lies ahead!

Exclusive Dyno Test: 2017 Yamaha Genesis 998 Turbo
By AmSnow staff
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The new 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder was put on an independent dynamometer by AmSnow and Dynotech Research first. Get the HP and performance numbers here!

Comparison Test: Top Trail Sleds
By Ross Halvorson
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The trail war isn't cold anymore, as the OEM battle for trail supremacy is rekindled in model year 2017. The 800cc trail sleds are longer than ever before, but they’re also the cushiest, fastest and most fun to drive! We compare the Arctic Cat ZR 8000 RR, Polaris 800 Rush XCR and Ski-Doo MXZ X 850 E-TEC side-by-side.

Comparison Test: Low-Power (Entry Level) Sleds
By Ross Halvorson
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Want a trusty spare sled? New to the sport? Don't need 200 HP? Whatever your reason for buying an entry-level sled, you'll find our breakdown of the 2017 Polaris 550 Indy LXT and the 2017 Arctic Cat ZR 3000 LXR very helpful. We also offer glimpses at Ski-Doo's MXZ TNT and Yamaha's Phazer R-TX in the same model year.

Comparison Test: 800cc Mountain Sleds
By Ryan Thompson
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Big changes usually mean big bragging rights. This year, the 2017 battalion of 800+cc mountain sleds boasts just that – some huge changes! There’s a fleet of new sleds to choose from that is nothing but awesome, including the Ski-Doo Summit X 165, the Polaris 800 AXYS Pro-RMK 174, the Arctic Cat M 8000 Mountain Cat and the Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX.

Long-Term Test: 2016 Polaris 800 Switchback Pro-X
By Ross Halvorson
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Suspension tweaks make X model more appealing.

Long-Term Test: 2016 Yamaha SR Viper L-TX LE Turbo
By Ross Halvorson
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Revs more than just your heart; SR Viper L-TX LE Turbo hooked us from "hello."

Long-Term Test: 2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry 800
By Mark Boncher
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"Sno-mance" started early.

Long-Term Test: 2016 Polaris AXYS Pro-RMK
By Stephen W Clark
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No doubter: Less weight, more power and good times on the new Pro-RMK.
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