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    I test drove a gsx le ace at the end of last season.. 4"-6" fresh snow, sled had under miles on it. I'm 6'4", lbs with gear on. Speedometer indicated just over 70 mph. Now, do the ski doo 4 strokes have the same computer break in limiter as the e-tecs?? Itc was on sport mode. Engine is very smooth and quiet, but I thought they went up to mid 80's or what are you getting for top speed???


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    I test drove a gsx le ace at the end of last season.. 4"-6" fresh snow, sled had under miles on it. I'm 6'4", lbs with gear on. Speedometer indicated just over 70 mph. Now, do the ski doo 4 strokes have the same computer break in limiter as the e-tecs?? Itc was on sport mode. Engine is very smooth and quiet, but I thought they went up to mid 80's or what are you getting for top speed???


    I think about bone stock from factory is all you get stock clutching and rpms I think are around , what was it pulling with you on it for rpm, probably less. which could be a reason why it would only go If you wanted more performance from this engine..reflash the ecu to raise the rev limiter and install a cudney clutch is a proven big gain in performance. lot of people do into the 90's. this sled has the horsepower of a cc level sled stock, but riding it doesn't feel like that in the trails as it has class torque. it was never designed to be a top ender. I think clutched for your weight you should get 80 tho.

    If you even more performance from 4 stroke doo try the This year they come with a higher rev limit rpms, with a clutch and header these give 's fits. stock it will do around
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    not sure what flash is in those things . if same as the spark u can deff get more juice out of them . and pretty cheep my bud own a ski shop and has been flashing a hand full of sparks a yr good for a solid 10mph on H20


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    Check over here for more ACE info:
    http://www.dootalk.com/forums/forum/stroke-models/

    On hard-packed snow-, I've seen indicated-stock sled.
    Not sure how far off the speedo is at that point


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    We rented one in the UP last season pretty sure it got up around or so maybe a little more , can't say for sure since it was a guest whom was the main rider.


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    My good friend has a ACE and his top speed is 85mph. The sled drives like its electric powered, but slow on the top end. His wifes etec is way faster on top end at mph.


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    if speedometer says your going , its more like on GPS. that's why its called the dreamometer


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    Wrong sled for top end ACE not marketed for high speed cruising. If that is what you want from a 4s look at doo or Yamaha Vector or Apex.


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by momoneyView Post

    if speedometer says your going , its more like on GPS. that's why its called the dreamometer

    Let me rephrase that and say the etec is alot faster then the ace on top end. You are right abought the dream meters but they are better now then they were 10 years ago. ( MPH was for refrerance)

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by raceinsnowView Post

    Let me rephrase that and say the etec is alot faster then the ace on top end. You are right abought the dream meters but they are better now then they were 10 years ago. ( MPH was for refrerance)

    I agree. The ace with mods still cant run with on top end.

    Last year my speedometer and gps were 9mph different when you got in the mph area. etec

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    Now we know how the etec s are so fast.(dream meters)


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by raceinsnowView Post

    Now we know how the etec s are so fast.(dream meters)

    They are all like this s, s..and other brands. I think yamaha's are the worse tho. seen 15mph differences before.

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    Thanks guys. I'm looking to someday replace my Cat F 5 LXR. I like the ACE , smooth, quiet and efficient but I do want a tic more speed than 70 mph. Main snowmobile is a P O S ski doo gsx se I spring ordered.
    With our bad snow year I may be able to get a deal on something the end of Feb or march. So far it looks like I can get the yamacat with yamaha engine, 40 more hp for about the same price as the ski doo ace OR I can sell these dam things and ride my moterbyke all winter in Florida!!!

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Thanks guys. I'm looking to someday replace my Cat F 5 LXR. I like the ACE , smooth, quiet and efficient but I do want a tic more speed than 70 mph. Main snowmobile is a P O S ski doo gsx se I spring ordered.
    With our bad snow year I may be able to get a deal on something the end of Feb or march. So far it looks like I can get the yamacat with yamaha engine, 40 more hp for about the same price as the ski doo ace OR I can sell these dam things and ride my moterbyke all winter in Florida!!!

    Why is doo gsx a POS? I thought gsx was a pretty good 4s sled.

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by whitedustView Post

    Why is doo gsx a POS? I thought gsx was a pretty good 4s sled.

    Bought a gsx se new, wouldn't start 2nd trip, elec truoble, killed stranded, of course started at dealer, no computer code so I was charged for warranty work on a 2 week old sled. Never reliable, 4 dealers couldn't fix. Traded in on with best ever r-motion suspension, had a better ride than "best ever" r-motion. I posted a few threads on jdee site trying to get info on how to set up susp as no dealers or Val court helped. Diff springs on back, all combinations of air susp torsion and center shock settings.. my brother has a that runs and when we switch sleds there's a big difference. His rides way better. At least the runs miles on it. A couple side notes : experts at Valcourt customer service recommendation was to replace shocks with renegade xrs shocks. They didn't even know the gsx se has an air ride suspension I called every dealer in msp and some in wi and no one has any experience on this sled. Very dissapointing and frustrating. The folks that own these usually lIke them. Most guys on the r-motion anything are comparing them to an old school pre rider forward sled and I'm comparing mine to the same sled with the sc I could go on and on even more than I have. I'll spare you all and stop lol!!
    In a nutshell, I'm pist I got a new unreliable lemon that left me standed and "expert" brp dealers couldn't fix.. then I "traded up" and got a worse ride
    But for now lets worry about getting some snow for God's sakes!!
    Merry Christmas everyone!!

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Bought a gsx se new, wouldn't start 2nd trip, elec truoble, killed stranded, of course started at dealer, no computer code so I was charged for warranty work on a 2 week old sled. Never reliable, 4 dealers couldn't fix. Traded in on with best ever r-motion suspension, had a better ride than "best ever" r-motion. I posted a few threads on jdee site trying to get info on how to set up susp as no dealers or Val court helped. Diff springs on back, all combinations of air susp torsion and center shock settings.. my brother has a that runs and when we switch sleds there's a big difference. His rides way better. At least the runs miles on it. A couple side notes : experts at Valcourt customer service recommendation was to replace shocks with renegade xrs shocks. They didn't even know the gsx se has an air ride suspension I called every dealer in msp and some in wi and no one has any experience on this sled. Very dissapointing and frustrating. The folks that own these usually lIke them. Most guys on the r-motion anything are comparing them to an old school pre rider forward sled and I'm comparing mine to the same sled with the sc I could go on and on even more than I have. I'll spare you all and stop lol!!
    In a nutshell, I'm pist I got a new unreliable lemon that left me standed and "expert" brp dealers couldn't fix.. then I "traded up" and got a worse ride
    But for now lets worry about getting some snow for God's sakes!!
    Merry Christmas everyone!!

    Agree you don't buy a new sled to have problems like that. Yamaha suppose to have new platforms for probably want to take a look if waiting til Spring for a new ride.

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    Oh cool!! Will be interesting to see. I had a yamaha phazer, super reliable, fit me very well being a tall guy. Alway started and ran perfect even at below zero temps. Rode it miles in one day out of Calumet, but trails were freeway smooth all day. Thank you groomers!! Heres a pic of exact special eddition sled I have!!_jpgbj


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Oh cool!! Will be interesting to see. I had a yamaha phazer, super reliable, fit me very well being a tall guy. Alway started and ran perfect even at below zero temps. Rode it miles in one day out of Calumet, but trails were freeway smooth all day. Thank you groomers!! Heres a pic of exact special eddition sled I have!!_jpgbj

    Now that's funny & I felt same way about new cat back in even made its way back to TRF factory in Cat dealers truck & still didn't run right. That sled was a total POS!! LOL

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    Oh no!! Bummer!! I guess my expectations are too high. New anything should be perfect. I'm starting to realize no sled is perfect. After all they aren't heart-lung machines!!


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Oh no!! Bummer!! I guess my expectations are too high. New anything should be perfect. I'm starting to realize no sled is perfect. After all they aren't heart-lung machines!!

    Yamaha 4s have been good to me had 2 since zero problems new poo,doo cat all had problems but they were 2s so probably not a farir comparo 4s to 2s.

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Bought a gsx se new, wouldn't start 2nd trip, elec truoble, killed stranded, of course started at dealer, no computer code so I was charged for warranty work on a 2 week old sled. Never reliable, 4 dealers couldn't fix. Traded in on with best ever r-motion suspension, had a better ride than "best ever" r-motion. I posted a few threads on jdee site trying to get info on how to set up susp as no dealers or Val court helped. Diff springs on back, all combinations of air susp torsion and center shock settings.. my brother has a that runs and when we switch sleds there's a big difference. His rides way better. At least the runs miles on it. A couple side notes : experts at Valcourt customer service recommendation was to replace shocks with renegade xrs shocks. They didn't even know the gsx se has an air ride suspension I called every dealer in msp and some in wi and no one has any experience on this sled. Very dissapointing and frustrating. The folks that own these usually lIke them. Most guys on the r-motion anything are comparing them to an old school pre rider forward sled and I'm comparing mine to the same sled with the sc I could go on and on even more than I have. I'll spare you all and stop lol!!
    In a nutshell, I'm pist I got a new unreliable lemon that left me standed and "expert" brp dealers couldn't fix.. then I "traded up" and got a worse ride
    But for now lets worry about getting some snow for God's sakes!!
    Merry Christmas everyone!!

    How much do you weigh?

    the air ride is different than the R-motion

    ive ridden a and gsx but I weight lbs, I went softer on air ride and man..plushlike a cloud. could see in big bumps id rather run traditional r-motion. but smooth trail it was smooooth

    I thought 's and 14's have indentical suspensionslikely one was not set for you or how u ride

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by momoneyView Post

    How much do you weigh?

    the air ride is different than the R-motion

    ive ridden a and gsx but I weight lbs, I went softer on air ride and man..plushlike a cloud. could see in big bumps id rather run traditional r-motion. but smooth trail it was smooooth

    I thought 's and 14's have indentical suspensionslikely one was not set for you or how u ride

    sc-5 with air ride system. R-motion with air ride system. The 2 stroke shorty sleds I've test driven with r-motion: tnt ace , gsx le ace and mxz xrs e-tec. Didn't feel any different from sc-5 in short track ski doos I've owned and ridden. Exception is my gsx se r-motion has a worse ride than my brother's gsx se with sc-5 suspension. R-motion on and newer has 3 idler wheels by center shock, sc-5 has 2 idler wheels at center shock. I've worn out my 1st suspension wrench that came in the sled's tool kit. I never wanted to become a ski doo suspension engineer, but after miles on my and miles on my P O S I'm qualified. Next course of action is giving Gerard Kanarpik in international falls a call!! ( he's the guy that invented the M suspension and Blade snowmobiles I think )
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by whitedustView Post

    Agree you don't buy a new sled to have problems like that. Yamaha suppose to have new platforms for probably want to take a look if waiting til Spring for a new ride.

    I have had almost zero issues with my yamaha sleds and often put miles before selling. They have NEVER left me stranded. I continue to look at the BRP products and at one point in time will probably purchase one. I wish Yamaha would step up the game (like we have been promised for years) on something new. BRP, imho, holds the candle on innovation year to year. Just these stories, and my good luck with yami make me hesitant.

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by sjbView Post

    I have had almost zero issues with my yamaha sleds and often put miles before selling. They have NEVER left me stranded. I continue to look at the BRP products and at one point in time will probably purchase one. I wish Yamaha would step up the game (like we have been promised for years) on something new. BRP, imho, holds the candle on innovation year to year. Just these stories, and my good luck with yami make me hesitant.

    Anybody can get a lemon or one that can't be tuned to their liking.

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    True. Wish I could pick lottery numbers as frequently lol!!!
    Anyway, just talked to a dealer, got a 75 mph top speed estimate for stock ace I don't want to monkey around with reflash and new clutch, I'll just get a or yamacat. Not much of a price diff now with a ton of holdover sleds. Heinens in msp has vipers for $


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    True. Wish I could pick lottery numbers as frequently lol!!!
    Anyway, just talked to a dealer, got a 75 mph top speed estimate for stock ace I don't want to monkey around with reflash and new clutch, I'll just get a or yamacat. Not much of a price diff now with a ton of holdover sleds. Heinens in msp has vipers for $

    The speed limit in MN is 50 mph. So you'll be fine with the ACE Only issue is if you go to their states to ride, and want to go mph Then you'd be SOL.

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    True. Wish I could pick lottery numbers as frequently lol!!!
    Anyway, just talked to a dealer, got a 75 mph top speed estimate for stock ace I don't want to monkey around with reflash and new clutch, I'll just get a or yamacat. Not much of a price diff now with a ton of holdover sleds. Heinens in msp has vipers for $

    After owning a , i wish you luck with the viper. I cant help but think you will be disapointed.

    Not sure if you have a lemon but I have not heard of 1 person who does not like their r-motion or air-ride.

    The SC-5 is a good suspenion owned 2 of them, but they cant hold a pot of water to the R-motion especially when it gets bumpy.

    Friend had bone stock ace up to 93 on speedometer last weekend so probably more like mph

    you cant tell it only has 90hp in the tight twistysfeels more like a until you get over 60

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    You had a bad time with the Doo's. Go with either of the YamaCat's. I don't understand your R-motion trouble. I have never heard this from anyone else. They are so easy to set up. You just can't get a bad ride on them.


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by momoneyView Post

    I wish you luck with the viper. I cant help but think you will be VERY disappointed.

    Not sure if you have a lemon but I have not heard of 1 person who does not like their r-motion or air-ride.

    Go over to the Totallyyamaha.com site/SR Viper forum and read about the non-stop problems with the Viper. I too have not heard anybody complain about the air-ride or R-motion.

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    What sleds are you guys comparing air ride r-motion to? I had a gsx se that wouldn't run, traded it in on the that runs but has a night and day worse ride with r-motion than the with air susp and sc5. Again, my brother has a gsx se sc5 air susp and when we switch sleds, there's a night and day difference. Oh, the air shock failed on my and had to be replaced. I was hoping ride would improve but it didnt.


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    What sleds are you guys comparing air ride r-motion to? I had a gsx se that wouldn't run, traded it in on the that runs but has a night and day worse ride with r-motion than the with air susp and sc5. Again, my brother has a gsx se sc5 air susp and when we switch sleds, there's a night and day difference. Oh, the air shock failed on my and had to be replaced. I was hoping ride would improve but it didnt.

    What do you mean wouldnt run? Was the problem every diagnosed?

    The air ride ive ridden was amazing. You should try and test ride another one and see if its ur sled or you. With the endless amount of adjustments you can make basically while riding i duno how you cant find a zone that makes you happy. This question should goo on dootalk ton of info on setting up any suspenion over there.

    Friends and family members have s and everyone loves them. They are switching more 2 stroke followers than anything ive seen . The guys on dootalk love them and most came from either a viper, apex or cat turbo and said its night and day.

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    2nd trip with new , hit start, no cranking over, eventually it started, took it to a doo dealer, of course it started up and ran fine, I was charged for warranty diagnosis because there was no computer code! Sled was 2 weeks old!! Would kill, intermittent prob, after 5 trips to shop one dealer replaced dess plug on dash. Bought it new mid of Feb Was able to put miles on it by april, traded it in for spring order gsx se with best ever r-motion


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    I only have have Non "air-ride" know how. SC-1 thruSC-5, R-Motion. SC-5 and R-Motion both very, very good. R-Motion so easy to set. Very forgiving to changing trail conditions, and bottoming out. I have been very satisfied with all the Doo rear skids I have had from the first "SC" series skid on. As they progressed, they improved the performance. Also very good durability, as we put a lot of miles on our sleds. Your rear skid complaints I have not heard before. Doo has sold a large amount of sleds due to the ability, and quality of the ride. It doesn't sound as if you will be happy with another Doo as to all your complaints you have with them.


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    2nd trip with new , hit start, no cranking over, eventually it started, took it to a doo dealer, of course it started up and ran fine, I was charged for warranty diagnosis because there was no computer code! Sled was 2 weeks old!! Would kill, intermittent prob, after 5 trips to shop one dealer replaced dess plug on dash. Bought it new mid of Feb Was able to put miles on it by april, traded it in for spring order gsx se with best ever r-motion

    no cranking over in my books=electrical connection. when you said not running right I was thinking engine/clutch. nothing to do with not cranking over whether bad connection or low bat. Also sounds like your dealer isn't much help and I would not be satisified if they didn't believe what you told them about not starting, code or not(Even tho the system should record that ). heck my dealer warrantied a battery for me on a 2 year old sled without hooking squat up, just by me saying it cranks a little slow in morning when its below zero, within 10 minutes had a new battery installed. Have you tried reaching out to people on dootalk about your suspension settings, or found a similar story or complaint? how much do you weigh?

    I agree as well if you cant get the r-motion to work for you on trail please try a viper or cat and report back

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    Also what are you having issues with? Id guess steering?

    Here is one example of thread on dootalk about ur sled. Many more use search function

    http://www.dootalk.com/forums/topic/pension-setup/


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    Thanks for the link, but I've tried everything. Wish I coulda kept my sc5 equipped gsx se Just have to face the fact the doesnt have as good of a ride. My biggest concern now is if we can ever get decent snow this season!!
    I'm crossing my fingers for this coming week. Hopefully we'll get enough snow so the trails get rough and I can complain about the r-motion some more!!!


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    ****msp go by Pat's & test ride the new single shot rear skid on both 16 Vector & Apex & let us know what you think. Supposed to be plush to the max but have not had my butt on one yet so I can't say 1st person but you can.

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Thanks for the link, but I've tried everything. Wish I coulda kept my sc5 equipped gsx se Just have to face the fact the doesnt have as good of a ride. My biggest concern now is if we can ever get decent snow this season!!
    I'm crossing my fingers for this coming week. Hopefully we'll get enough snow so the trails get rough and I can complain about the r-motion some more!!!

    Have you tried changing the mounting location of the rear skid shock on the "rocker" mount? See page 96 (?) in your owner's manual for reference. This mounting location has 2 different locations to mount the rod end of the shock, may be worth a shot to try. (I haven't tried it on my )

    Manual states by changing the position will give a softer ride.

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    I don't think he would be happy with a Vector, or Apex, as he is coming from "rider forward" sleds. The YamaCat chassis should be more to his liking/norm. And, yes the rear shock mount holes could help. Most people don't ever know they are able to change the mounting point on the rear shock. Here again, I'm not sure on the "air ride" being this way. It is sure worth checking into.


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by old abeView Post

    I don't think he would be happy with a Vector, or Apex, as he is coming from "rider forward" sleds. The YamaCat chassis should be more to his liking/norm. And, yes the rear shock mount holes could help. Most people don't ever know they are able to change the mounting point on the rear shock. Here again, I'm not sure on the "air ride" being this way. It is sure worth checking into.

    I guess it is personal preference. Coming off Apex XTX I'm very comfortable on doos very little adjustment for me but more so on the Viper & Axys seats. To me lots to do with what your like & what you are used to. Maybe it is my riser pulls me up tight to tank on Apex XTX where an aggressive rider should be.

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    Yes I've switched holes lol ok. Im anxious to try the new yami suspension and see what's new for , but, have you guys seen the rebates and deals that started friday or so??? $ off msrp or better!!!! Now do I get a Renegade with a quiet smooth fuel efficient or a renegade with 40 more hp, not as fuel efficient but I can keep up with buds when trails straighten out???? I'm driving myself even more insane!!!


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Yes I've switched holes lol ok. Im anxious to try the new yami suspension and see what's new for , but, have you guys seen the rebates and deals that started friday or so??? $ off msrp or better!!!! Now do I get a Renegade with a quiet smooth fuel efficient or a renegade with 40 more hp, not as fuel efficient but I can keep up with buds when trails straighten out???? I'm driving myself even more insane!!!

    Buy what sled is best for you the deal will come together lots of close out sleds with 17s around the corner. Throw a leg over the sled you want to buy don't buy without a test ride.

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by old abeView Post

    I don't think he would be happy with a Vector, or Apex, as he is coming from "rider forward" sleds.

    X2! The Vector is bordering on being an old fashioned sit down sled. The Doo and YamaCat seating positions are much more upright and forward. I have long arms and when I'm maxxed out in turns my arms aren't even long enough on my Vector.

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    Thanks for the insight guys!!! I've calmed down from seeing the deals on sleds. Great idea to test drive exact sled before I buy. I think my strategy now is test drive as many sleds as I can and wait till the 's are announced. Maybe the manufacturers will even have some prototypes we can test drive toward the end of season. Being a 4 stroke, whatever sled I buy will be around a long time so I better love it!!


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    QuoteOriginally Posted by dickmspView Post

    Thanks for the insight guys!!! I've calmed down from seeing the deals on sleds. Great idea to test drive exact sled before I buy. I think my strategy now is test drive as many sleds as I can and wait till the 's are announced. Maybe the manufacturers will even have some prototypes we can test drive toward the end of season. Being a 4 stroke, whatever sled I buy will be around a long time so I better love it!!

    Good plan & same way I would approach a new sled purchase.

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    Have you guys heard of any factory demo rides? I really like those where they bring a bunch if sleds and you can test drive a few different models. Plus ski doo gave out a $ coupon if you bought a ski doo after the demo ride and I was able to use it and saved an extra $
    All of the manufacturers did this and it was great. I'm not brand loyal and I want to try everything!!


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Yamaha SRV Yamaha cc90
Ski-doo Mach 1 Rotax cc
Polaris XLT Fuji cc

As we mentioned, the highest possible speed depends on many factors, but the main factor always comes down to how powerful the engine is.

Let’s take a closer look at the most common snowmobile engine options, and the maximum speeds they can provide. Please note that the numbers may vary depending on many factors, which we will discuss later in this post.

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How fast does a cc snowmobile go?

The stock cc snowmobiles can go as fast as mph depending on the model. But it’s good to know that the top speed of these kid-sized sleds is artificially limited. This means that with some basic mods, you can expect to reach 20 mph, which is very fast on these tiny machines! cc snowmobiles are usually powered with a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine.

How fast is a cc snowmobile?

cc snowmobiles can reach a limited top speed of 30 mph. The most well-known snowmobiles are the Arctic Cat ZR and its twin brother, the Yamaha SnoScoot. These sleds are powered by an air-cooled, cc, 4-stroke single-cylinder Yamaha engine that puts out about 9 HP.

How fast does a cc snowmobile go?

As a rule of thumb, the top speed of a cc snowmobile is about mph. One of the most popular snowmobiles is the Ski-Doo Freestyle powered by a fan-cooled, cc, single-cylinder Rotax engine.

How fast can a cc snowmobile go?

As a rule of thumb, vintage cc snowmobiles can go as fast as mph, depending on their make, year, and engine features. These sleds were manufactured with forced-air cooled and fan-cooled cc, 2-stroke engines. Some examples:

  • Yamaha Enticer top speed: 55 mph
  • Ski-Doo Blizzard top speed: 60 mph
  • Arctic Cat Puma top speed: mph
  • Ski-Doo RV top speed: mph

How fast can a cc snowmobile go?

The top speed of vintage snowmobiles varies widely depending on their model and year, but they can typically reach top speeds about mph. Examples:

  • Polaris TX Fuji top speed: 55Mph
  • Evinrude Skimmer top speed: 65 mph
  • Scorpion Range Whip top speed: mph
  • Polaris Indy top speed: mph

How fast does a cc snowmobile go?

Although these are entry-level full-sized sleds on the market, cc snowmobiles can reach a top speed of mph. As a rule of thumb, liquid-cooled cc snowmobiles are not just faster, but last longer compared to the air-cooled models. Some cc top speed samples are:

  • Polaris top speed: 75 mph
  • Yamaha Exciter top speed: 78 mph
  • Ski-Doo MXZ top speed: 80 mph

How fast does a cc snowmobile go?

The average top speed of cc snowmobiles is around mph. A snowmobile generally needs around ½ mile (or even more) to reach these speeds. Some top speed samples for cc snowmobiles are:

  • Arctic Cat Sno Pro top speed: 85 mph
  • Polaris Indy top speed: 90 mph
  • Arctic Cat El Tigre Suzuki mph

How fast is a cc snowmobile?

A stock cc snowmobile can go as fast as mph depending on the model. With some modifications, you can even expect to reach + mph! Some examples:

  • Arctic Cat ZRT top speed: mph
  • Ski-Doo MXZ HO: mph
  • Polaris XC top speed: mph

How fast can a cc snowmobile go?

The top speed of a cc snowmobile can reach an amazing mph. Here are some popular cc snowmobile models as examples:

  • Polaris XC top speed: mph
  • Ski-Doo MXZ top speed: mph

How fast does an cc snowmobile go?

cc snowmobiles can go as fast as mph top speed, even in stock condition! Three of the fastest cc snowmobiles are:

  • Polaris Axys XCR top speed: mph
  • Polaris Assault top speed: mph
  • Polaris XCR top speed: mph

How fast does an cc snowmobile go?

cc snowmobiles can reach easily the top speed of mph. For example, the, the Ski-Doo has a top speed of mph.

How fast is a cc snowmobile?

cc snowmobiles are available with naturally-aspirated as well as turbocharged engines, so their top speed can be as “slow” as 80 mph, or up to mph. Some popular cc snowmobiles are as follows:

  • Arctic Cat Thundercat  top speed: mph
  • Ski-Doo Renegade Adrenaline top speed: mph

How fast can a cc snowmobile go?

Just like their smaller brothers, cc snowmobiles can also hit an incredible top speed of mph. Some of the most well-known models in this category are:

  • Yamaha Sidewinder SRX top speed: mph
  • Arctic Cat Crossfire R top speed: mph
  • Ski-Doo Mach Z X top speed: mph

How fast can an snowmobile go?

The top speed of cc snowmobiles ranges from to mph. As an example, the Arctic Cat XF Turbo tops out at mph, depending on the conditions.

How fast do drag snowmobiles go?

As reported by SnowGoer, drag snowmobiles can go as fast as mph. What’s more, these fantastic machines can hit this incredible speed in about feet.

Can a snowmobile go mph?

Yes, the top speed of drag snowmobiles is about mph. These machines are typically powered by high-performance, cc engines.

What Does the Top Speed of a Snowmobile Depend On?

After the hard numbers, you may want to know what factors impact the maximum speed.

Many beginners think that speed depends solely on the engine’s performance, but many more things play a role in it.

As a rule of thumb, the top speed of a snowmobile depends on three main factors: the snowmobile’s abilities, the rider, and the environmental conditions. The main factors are as follows:

The snowmobile:

  • Type and design
  • Weight
  • Engine (stroke, HP, max RPMs, settings)
  • Modifications
  • Aerodynamics
  • Fuel octane and quality
  • Clutch setup

The environmental factors like:

  • Terrain
  • Wind
  • Altitude
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Traction

The rider’s:

These are the main factors that affect the highest possible speed on a snowmobile.

How to Measure a Snowmobile’s Top Speed

You can measure a snowmobile’s top speed with the built-in speedometer, radar, or GPS. Please note that the top speed numbers in this post were measured with factory-installed speedometers. And we have to mention that speedometers are prone to being inaccurate.

When it comes to snowmobile speedos, errors can be around % depending on the model. In general, the numbers on the speedo are higher than the real top speed. That’s why speedometers are often called dream-o-meters!

This means that if you want to measure the accurate top speed of a snowmobile, you have to use GPS or radar.

How Fast Can a Snowmobile go on Water?

Surprisingly, snowmobiles can even go on water. However, it’s always dangerous as there is a risk of submerging the machine, which may end in costly repairs. When it comes to speeds, a snowmobile can go as fast as + mph on water. (The world record is mph!)

How fast can a Snowmobile Accelerate?

In the world of motorsports, beyond top speeds, the acceleration is no less important.

How fast can a snowmobile accelerate? The acceleration of stock snowmobiles is about seconds in a run. Special drag snowmobiles accelerate much faster of course. The world record for mph is around 1 second!

For some examples, we’ve compiled some stock snowmobile acceleration ( mph) numbers:

  • Arctic Cat ZR EL Tigre acceleration: sec.
  • Yamaha Viper R-TX LE acceleration: sec.
  • Arctic Cat XF Sno Pro acceleration: sec.
  • Polaris Rush H.O. Pro-S acceleration sec.
  • Ski-Doo R Renegade X-RS acceleration: sec.

Finally, a snowmobile’s acceleration depends on many factors, like its weight, engine, design, clutch setup, and environmental conditions.

Conclusion

Stock snowmobiles can go as fast as mph, while the most powerful drag sleds top out at mph.

As a rule of thumb, a bigger engine means more horsepower and higher top speeds. But the top speed of a snowmobile depends on many other factors as well.

These are mainly the snowmobile’s design and settings, and the rider’s weight and skills.

Moreover, environmental conditions also play a role, which is why the highest possible speed on a snowmobile can be different from one ride to the next!

And as a final word, don’t forget that speedometers on snowmobiles are mainly for informational purposes. This is because you can expect to see higher numbers on them, rather than the real speed.

If you want to measure the real top speed of a snowmobile, best practice is to use GPS or radar!

References

http://www.gosnowmobiling.org/beginners-snowmobiling-tips.html

https://www.hardcoresledder.com/threads/vintage-sled-top-speeds/

https://firstsnowmobile.com/snowmobile-speed/

https://mysnowmobileguide.com/snowmobile-maximum-speed/

Sours: https://powersportsguide.com/snowmobile-top-speed/

So you wonder how fast a snowmobile can go or how fast can a snowmobile accelerate? I gathered some data from some popular sleds and I will present them here. Usually, the snowmobile speed varies by a bunch of factors, the most important being:

  • Snowmobile Weight
  • Snowmobile Engine
  • Snowmobile Aerodynamics
  • Deep vs little snow vs ice
  • Snowmobile design (friction force, given by track width and resistance)
  • The person who rides it
  • Wind
  • Etc

If you are going for a run or top speed make sure you have enough room to brake!

Examples

Let’s look at some popular snowmobiles and see how fast they go. Usually, the manufacturers don’t include this information in the specs. I think they consider that too many factors can influence the top speed and acceleration. I had to go on forums and youtube videos to see how fast are different modes of snowmobiles. So here is the list:

  • SKI-DOO MXZ X E-TEC – Top Speed: mph on the speedo and mph on gps
  • arctic cat XF Turbo top speed: MPH
  • Polaris Assault Top Speed: mph
  • Ski-doo mxz Top Speed: ~ km/h
  • Polaris Switchback Pro-S Top Speed: mph/kph GPS: 98mph/kph
  • Arctic Cat ZR EL Tigre top speed mph – sec
  • Arctic Cat ZR RR top speed  mph
  • 99 rmk Top Speed: mph on speedo
  • MXZ REV Sport HO Top Speed: (stock) – mph(Speedo)
  • XC tripple – stock – Top Speed: mph with picks on speedo
  • ZR  Top Speed: 99mph(speedo) with a inch paddle track
  •  ZR – Top Speed: 90mph(speedo) with 96 picks
  • Ski doo Top Speed: around mph.

1 mile =  km

How to measure your top speed

In order to accurately measure your top speed, you can use a professional speedometer. This will give you a much more accurate speed relying on the GPS, not on the engine speed. You can find a good one that will fit most ATVs, UTVs and, of course, snowmobiles on Amazon.

Take a look at Venom or OZ-USA.

Other factors:

Terrain

The type of terrain you are riding on can make a huge difference when going for a top speed run. Obviously, if you run on grass you will get a lower top speed because the grass will oppose a higher resistance than snow. But the snow level can also influence your top speed run. If you ride in deep snow your snowmobile will be slower due to the resistance of the extra layer of snow.

You can even ride on water if you have a high HP snowmobile, but it is not advised. Water oppose a much greater resistance than a flat snow terrain. You can also sink your snowmobile, which is not fun.

Also, the temperature can affect your ride indirectly. The snow rigidity is affected by temperature. So, when riding on ice you will probably get a higher top speed due to low friction with the ice.

Temperature

The temperature of the air can also affect your ride. Usually, engines run better on low temperature. The colder the air the denser it will be when entering your engine. This results into an extra increase of power and will help you do a better top speed run.

As I said in the Terrain section, the lower temperature can produce a snowpack that will be much more solid than a soft snow. This results in decreased resistance of the terrain so a better top speed can be reached.

For example, when riding a snowmobile in a colder area, a friend observed a big difference in his top speed. The colder the air the better for the engine and also the snowpack is opposing less resistance.

His results?

95 mph at 25 F
mph at F

So there can be a big difference between cold air and “hot” air.

How fast can a snowmobile accelerate?

It depends on the engine, weight and the other things I said in the introduction of this article.  The world record seems to be around seconds for mph ( km/h). But these are non-stock drag snowmobiles. Let’s see some real-life examples:

  • XCR in sec
  • Polaris Slingshot SLCompare Car mph
  • Arctic Cat – seconds – This would be in about ft (not including braking distance)

Usually, most snowmobiles do a in seconds. Giving accurate data is not really possible because of the terrain, temperature, traction and other setups can influence the time a lot.

It also depends on the clutch setup and traction.

Average snowmobile top speed

Looking at various types and models of snowmobile I can conclude that most snowmobiles can do a top speed of mph or  kph stock. If you snowmobile is for beginners it will probably go as fast as 90 mph, if you ride a sports snowmobile you can even reach mph depending on the sled’s model.

Top drag snowmobiles can go up to mph ( km/h).

How fast can a snowmobile go on the water

The World Record for top speed on the water with a snowmobile stands at kph or mph. That’s pretty fast and dangerous.

How fast is a cc snowmobile?

cc snowmobiles can reach over mph speeds. Some owners reached mph+. It’s a pretty powerful snowmobile engine.

A friend reported that Polaris XLT reached mph on speedo.

An 87 indy cc snowmobile stock reached mph in ft.

Another Arctic Cat ZR cc reached mph.

Also, someone mentioned on a forum going with an Arctic Cat ZRT with over mph but ran out of room and needed to brake.

How fast is a cc snowmobile

They are much slower than  cc snowmobiles. Usually, they are made to reach speeds of mph, but again, it depends on the terrain, snowmobile etc. Some guys said they reached 85 mph and even 95 mph using cc snowmobiles.

A Stock Polaris cc is reported to reach 75MPH at RPM. But, as everyone agrees, cc snowmobiles are made to reach about 70 mph stock.

How fast is a cc snowmobile

It is somewhere in between of cc and cc so recommended for more advanced users.

One of the most popular models of cc engine snowmobiles is Polaris indy It can reach between mph and even 95 if proper conditions (terrain, air resistance, temperature). It will show a bit more on speedo as most snowmobiles report a % more speed on the speedo. Using a radar you can see between mph.

The higher speeds can be reached on hardpack snow or glare ice. You will need about 1/2 mile or more to reach the top speed.

Snowmobile history speed increase

The first snowmobiles were slow. In the past years, big and performant engines were developed. Also, the weight of the snowmobile decreased as manufacturers are using new technology materials like light aluminum or carbon.

Some old snowmobiles could only reach 40mph. Here are some examples, with the year, manufacturer, model, and top speed:

  • Massey Ferguson – Ski-Whiz – 38mph
  • Polaris – Charger – 64mph
  • Arctic Cat – Lynx T – 40Mph
  • Polaris – TX-L – 70mph
  • Mercury – Sno-Twister – 86Mph

You can check the full list of older snowmobile top speeds here.  They are organized in a table with information about the Manufacturer, model, engine model and year made.

Fastest snowmobile mph

This is the world record of a snowmobile: second for mph ( km/h). But this is not a stock snowmobile. Drag snowmobiles are tweaked and improved in order to reach such performances. The typical snowmobile is much slower and it takes around seconds to reach 60mph.

Yamaha Nytro mph

It takes under 4 seconds on an average terrain for Yamaha Nytro to reach 60mph. The accurate prediction would be between 3 and 4 seconds. It also reaches about top speed. (but again, it depends)

Yamaha Viper mph

mph top speed and under 4 seconds to reach mph.

How to improve snowmobiles Top Speed

If you are an advanced rider you may consider improving your snowmobile in order to get a higher top speed. Make sure you take all the precautions before doing this. Increasing your snowmobile power too much can lead to disastrous consequences.

Chip/flash the Engine

Changing your engine “map”/curve, or however you name it, and injection time can lead to improved HP. This can be done by a professional. Reflashing your engine can lead to a shorter lifespan though.

Some snowmobiles engines are flashed with a curve that will suit the type of terrain they were designed for. For example: if you have a trail snowmobile, it would not perform well on hills or mountains. Flashing a curve that will do better on mountains can help.

Ethanol gas

I don’t recommend this at all, but 10% Ethanol gas can improve your HP. Avoid it by any means on a 2 stroke engine because they are very sensitive to ethanol. Also, check my other article to be sure you understand all the facts about ethanol. (Always empty your tank or add an additive to it after using it)

Install a Turbo

Installing a turbo will cost some money, but can definitely increase your HP much safer than other methods. What Turbo does is to increase the flow of air to the engine. Result? More combustion and more power. The mpg value can drop a bit after installing a turbo. More power, more fun more gas.

Change your exhaust

Another thing you can do to increase the HP a bit is to change the exhaust. It’s not as effective as changing the engine curve or installing a turbo but can give you a single digit HP boost.

Lower the weight

There are ways to lower the weight of your snowmobile. This can give an increase in both top speed and

NOS

If you want a fast bump, you can get a NOS kit. There are plenty of these kits on Amazon and other stores.

Advanced tweaks

More advanced tweaks will be cylinders change, injection, pipes etc. And the list can go on and on. I will probably write another article to explain the possibilities of improving the horsepower of the engine. There are a lot of things to talk about.

Conclusion

Most snowmobiles can reach pretty high speeds. I don’t suggest going for a top speed ride if you are a beginner. A lot of stuff can happen at those speeds. If you are willing to try at least make sure you have enough room, inspect the terrain for any abnormalities.

I don’t suggest going for a top speed ride in dangerous, not flat terrains, near forests or places where animals can jump in front of you.

Be safe and enjoy your snowmobile ride without trying to impress anyone. You may get hurt and you can’t have much fun in a hospital bed.

If you have a snowmobile and reached top speed or done a try, please leave a comment with your time.

Sours: https://firstsnowmobile.com/snowmobile-speed/

Top mxz speed 800

Ski-Doo MXZ X Key Features:

  • RAS™ 2 front suspension
  • REV-XS™ platform
  • rMotion™ rear suspension
  • Lightweight inch lug RipSaw† track
  • KYB† PRO36 aluminum piggyback rear shock with Easy-Adjust compression adjuster (22 clics)
  • HPG™ Plus R aluminum front shocks with no-tool rebound adjuster (22 clics)
  • Brembo racing brake with braided stainless-steel brake line
  • RER™ electronic reverse
  • Engine temperature gauge
  • Lightweight chromoly front suspension A-arms
  • Electric start
  • 12 in. / cm windshield with integrated wind deflectors
  • Backlit multifunction steering controls
  • Transparent handguards
  • REV-XP® X narrow seat with 5 L / gal of storage
  • Warm glove box with 4 L / 1 gal of storage
  • RF D.E.S.S. key
  • Optional Quick Adjust Suspension system

Ski-Doo MXZ X Features and Benefits:

RAS 2 front suspension

We further sharpen the industry’s best handling snowmobiles. New geometry and lighter components increase precision, especially in extreme bumps. Sharp new styling, too.

rMOTION Rear Suspension

Provides more capability, more comfort and more adjustability. The most rising-rate motion ratio and longest travel in the industry means the rMOTION is supple in small bumps with added capability in large ones.

rMOTION Rear Suspension Quick Adjust System (Spring Option)

Running-board-mounted controls for rear suspension spring pre-load and rear shock compression damping make fine-tuning fast and easy. Increases spring preload adjustment range by 40%, with infinite settings.

REV-XS Body Style

Layered flowing edge design is sleek, aggressive and modern. More rounded side panel edges let you get into a more aggressive forward position for attacking corners. And shapes move air away from you for a warmer ride.

HPG PLUS R Front Shocks

Lightweight and very capable aluminum shocks. Wide range of adjustability with rebound damping adjustment and rebuildable/revalvable design.

KYB PRO 36 Rear Shock

Race-proven aluminum shock with no-tool compression damping adjustment.

PILOT SKIS

Dual-keel/single-carbide design for aggressive bite in corners and virtually no darting.

Multi-Function Analog/Digital Gauge

Sharply-styled analog speedometer and tachometer are complemented by a multi-function three-zone LCD screen packed with data.

LINQ Mounting System (Accessory)

Our cargo attachment system is the hassle-free way to connect cargo bags or a fuel caddy to your sled in seconds.

ROTAX 4-TEC Engine

Performance four-stroke uses cutting-edge technology to deliver hp and the best torque through the powerband in its category. Plus outstanding fuel economy at up to 18 mpg ( L/ km).

ROTAX R E-TEC Engine

This revolutionary direct-injection two-stroke features a stunning combination of hp*, up to 19 mpg ( L/ km) and up to 30% less oil consumption than the R PowerT.E.K..

And thanks to proven E-TEC technology, it has virtually no smoke or smell – especially at start and idle – and starts on the first pull, every time.

* Result based on independent third-party dyno test

Specifications

Quotes

“Our team agrees that the very best snowmobile here, from top to bottom, is the Ski-Doo MXZ X E-TEC H.O. It&#;s the most refined, gets the best fuel mileage, feels light and has the best rear suspension. For a full season of running in a variety of conditions, it is the machine we would most recommend to a friend.” SnowGoer

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Mxz 800 top speed

Snowmobiles are great for getting through the snow quickly. They use large gears to power their tracks and accelerate forward. If you&#;re interested in purchasing a snowmobile or already have one, you may be wondering how fast they can go.

How fast do snowmobiles go? While the average speed is around mph, high-powered snowmobiles can get up to mph. There are also racing snowmobiles that can get up to mph. Top speed depends on several factors, such as model, weight, and modifications.

Top brands, such as Yamaha, Polaris, and Ski-Doo, produce some of the fastest snowmobiles on the market. For example, the Ski-Doo MXZ X has a top speed of mph.

Snowmobiles for beginners usually range from 80 mph to mph. They&#;re also good for work if you don&#;t need to travel far distances. The Arctic Cat Sno Pro is a good example of an agile sled that performs well at lower speeds.

Factors That Affect Snowmobile Speed

Many factors affect top speed. They include the following: 

  • Design
  • Engine and horsepower
  • Snow density (whether it&#;s deep snow or ice)
  • Aerodynamics
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Weight
  • Skill level
  • Modifications (Turbos, performance exhaust, etc.)

Terrain

The type of terrain makes a big difference to snowmobile speed. You will likely go faster on ice, while deep snow will slow you down. There are even riders who test their sled on water. These are usually done with high horsepower snowmobiles.

Snowmobile grass drags are also quite popular, where riders take to the track to compete in numerous events. Grass drags are usually held on race tracks covered by grass or dirt, but that&#;s no slowing these machines down. Snowmobiles get up to mph during these races.

Temperature

Engines run better at low temperatures. The cooler the air, the denser it will be for your engine. The cold increases the power of your vehicle. If you are going for a mph run, you need to make sure that you have enough room to brake. Usually, manufacturers do not include speed information in the specs. Below are some snowmobile common brands and models with their corresponding top speeds:

SnowmobileTop Speed
Ski-Doo MXZ X E-TEC mph
Arctic Cat XF Turbo mph
Polaris Assault mph
Ski-Doo MXZ mph
Polaris Switchback Pro-S mph

If you want to measure your top speed accurately, you can purchase a speedometer cable. The drive shaft powers the speedometer cable and sends data to the onboard computer. It calculates the vehicle&#;s speed and displays it on the speedometer.

Snowmobiles in History

The 20th century was an era of innovation, and one of the products brought by the brightest minds of this period is a vehicle manufactured to slide on ice; the fast snowmobile. Harold Kalenze was the pioneer in this product of engineering. His creativity manifested into a vehicle propeller that made people ride on ice.

In , the vehicle already had a steering wheel, and it could seat up to two persons. Four years later, Ray Muscott also got patented for his motor sleigh, an improved vehicle version. This one had rear tracks as well as front skis for better navigation during snowy weather. Snowmobiles were previously called &#;Snowflyers.&#;

The Continued Snowmobile Innovations

Snowflyers were a product of creativity. The undercarriage was replaced with tracks and skis. The downside was that it had considerable safety concerns, which lacked proper performance because of its bulky nature. This machine had gradually evolved in horsepower, design, and engineering over time. Over the years, snowmobiles became faster as they improved.

These vehicles were still a work in progress when there was a high demand for the vehicle. It was not until when Joseph Bombardier redefined the first snowmobile and changed the landscape.

The Modern Snowmobile Era

Joseph Bombardier was the pioneer on the assemblage and testing of the first official snowmobile. This invention was the first made-for-winter vehicle, completely steered only with the use of skis. This device, though, only had about ten horsepower. Further issues concerning the first snowmobiles included maneuverability, discomforting seat angles, and substandard tracks or skis when encountered with rough terrains.

Bombardier succeeded in testing the prototype, and it was inevitably bound to appeal to the market. Soon, they rebranded it and called it Ski Dog. It was then launched in One interesting detail about this story is how it got its modern-day brand, Ski-Doo.

Interestingly, there was a typo in printing, and the brand name was accidentally changed. Soon, it garnered popularity in Canada, where the brand took off and skyrocketed in sales. A lot of things have been polished from the previous Bombardier models to adapt to modern changes.

The Snowmobile Timeline

It was not an easy or accessible thing to do in cross country transportation in the early 20th century. Due to this, the invention and modification of the first snowmobiles or snow vehicles resulted. The earliest models ran on ten horsepower, and these vehicles were able to run at a moderate speed.

Today, snowmobiles can have up to hps. This development was not an innovation easily made. As these machines require multiple and various components to work, you cannot say that it is all a product of one man. For example, in , Igor Sikorsky built the Aerosani, a vehicle used by the Soviet Army during World War II and the Winter War.

Today’s snowmobile had a prototype developed by Carl Eliasson, the father of today’s snowmobile. He put together as many as 40 snowmobiles, and it got patented in However, when he received an order from Finland requesting snowmobiles, he had to sell the patent. This engine had long front skis, a long sled, and a single-track propeller.

The Who, When, and Where of Snowmobile Use

The northern countries experience the regular or occasional privilege of riding a snowmobile. In Iceland and other snow countries, snowmobiling is mainly recreational, done as a hobby, or a way to bond with family and friends. It is an outdoor activity availed by individuals who like to ride snowy and bumpy terrains.

Before, the snowmobile was used to deliver mails, haul cargo, and transportation in the rural areas and nearly inaccessible areas. Nowadays, it still functions for recreation or service work, especially on glaciers, frozen lakes, and other snowy roads.

Snowmobiling now has also become a serious winter sport and not just a hobby or a winter activity. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, the machines eventually expanded to sports enthusiasts.

By then, much lighter frames and engines were introduced to the public. Its functionalities were so popular that other manufacturers started introducing versions of their own. By the s, there were around manufacturing companies that made over million machines to be sold for the next three years.

Parts of a Modern Snowmobile

Over the years since its first appearance, the components of a snowmobile have changed. Some of these have contributed to speed and overall performance. We’ve listed what a common snowmobile has nowadays and to help you better understand your winter machine.

Handlebars

These act as your stabilizer and steering for when you drive and is your primary connection to the vehicle.

Throttle

This part is the one powering the drive shaft, as well as the rubber track that moves you forward in the snow. Once you squeeze the throttle lever on the handlebars, it feeds fuel to the engine.

Windshield

Although this vehicle does not have doors or windows, the windshield protects you from incoming winds, snow, ice, and debris. This also makes the machine front aerodynamic.

Headlights

Like any other vehicle, snowmobiles have headlights. These are to illuminate the path ahead and to make you visible to other snowmobile riders. Even when it’s daytime, these should be left to maintain urgency, especially in areas where light is limited.

Hood

The hood protects and covers the engine as well as the other internal parts of the machine. You should always make sure that the hood is popped. You should also check its engine before going on any trip as a good precaution.

Engine

The engine is the heart of the machine. Two styles were made to be available, which are the four-stroke and the two-stroke. As much as possible, regular repairs should be done by a qualified mechanic, as maintenance of this device can be critical.

Hull

This is the bottom of the chassis (framework support), and it helps in different ways. This is what keeps the vehicle “floats” even in deep snow, and it also protects the engine as well as other core components to reduce side motion.

Suspension

Just like car wheels, the snowmobile tracks have to be suspended to propel forward. This is what holds the tracks on the snow when moving. It also absorbs the shock from bumps and objects.

If you love to get things done yourself, then you can customize certain parts of the vehicle, especially to help with your top speed goal. One part is the snowmobile tracks, which can undoubtedly have a significant impact on your speed. These tracks were usually made of rubber as it provided excellent traction on snow or ice, which are slippery surfaces. Rubber also prevented the vehicle from slipping and sliding.

Over time, however, modern tracks now compose of Kevlar composites. This product’s love comes from its very rigid and aggressive angles, giving it almost a perfect grip on any level of rough terrain, allowing you to maintain most of your top speed.

Instrument Panel

This panel displays or tells you all of the information you need to know about speed, tachometer, and warning lights. It works just like the dashboard of a car.

Conclusion &#; How Fast Do Snowmobiles Go?

Snowmobile speed can range from 80 mph to mph, depending on many factors. Beginner sleds are usually slower, while racing snowmobiles are the fastest. Most modern snowmobiles today are high-performance, and can reach speeds of mph and more. Your top speed will also depend on your skill level as a rider. You can also add modifications, such as a performance exhaust.

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Whether you’re a professional or just a recreational driver, snowmobiles can be extremely fun and entertaining. A very popular winter pastime, snowmobiles are a growing market and several brands try to improve their products in order to be the best on the market each year.

One of the aspects that buyers certainly look out for is the speed of a snowmobile, since that aspect really does matter when you want to enjoy the winter landscape by riding through it.

Based on that fact, we have decided to bring you a list of the 10 fastest snowmobiles on the market so that you know which one to pick if you’re keen on buying or renting one. So, keep reading to find out more!

Top 10 Fastest Stock Snowmobiles

The speed of a snowmobile depends on the power of the engine. Earlier models, which were not produced for sporting or recreational purposes, usually couldn’t even reach 62 mph, but newer brands and models – which are more and more used in sports and recreation – usually reach up to mph, with some models being able to gas fast as mph.

Here is our list of the fastest models:

1) Arctic Cat ZR ()

Top Speed: 99 mph

We start our list with the model that has been declared the snowmobile of the year for Certainly, it is a very old model, but we had to include it on our list because it still is one of the fastest snowmobiles when compared to some newer models.

It was a real beast in and although the model has been discontinued since, it deserves a place on our list. Back in , the model was considered to be a top-notch product and a historical landmark that would enable the snowmobile industry to take a big step forward in its development.

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https://snowgoer.com/latest-news/arctic-cat-zrefi-the-snowmobile-of-the-year// (source)

2) Ski-Doo MXZ ()

Top Speed: mph

Although not the fastest model out there, the MXZ has been one of the most reliable and durable models for Ski-Doo. It has been produced for years, with some changes having been made each year. The MXZ is a great model for recreational drivers, as it offers a great combination of practicality, reliability and speed, for those who prefer faster models.

The responsive handling and smile-generating power of the MXZ Sport deliver epic winter moments all season long.

https://www.ski-doo.com/ski-doo/mxz/mxz-sport.html (source)

3) Polaris XC Triple ()

Top Speed: mph

This model was, like the first on our list, also a big breakthrough when it comes to speed. Polaris produced its XC series as a default triple model, but there were also some double models on the market back then.

It was a very reliable product that attracted a lot of satisfied customers, especially those who liked to ride fast.

https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/ (source)

Although there have been anecdotal reports of the XC going as fast as mph, the official stock speed is listed at mph, which is still incredibly fast, especially for a model. The only downside of this model was that it ate up a lot of gasoline.

4) Polaris Switchback Pro-S ()

Top Speed: mph

The Switchback Pro-S series by Polaris is still one of the most durable series from the famous brand. Although the models have changed, the Pro-S model has been present for years, until its discontinuation in , when it was replaced by the slightly stronger Pro-S model.

This was a very reliable snowmobile that offered a solid performance when speed is concerned, but it was also a great model for recreational users since it combined the practical reliability of non-sports models with solid speed performances.

Not to mention how mean this machine looks!

https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us//switchback/pro-s/switchback-pro-ssno/ (source)

5) Polaris RMK ()

Top Speed: mph

The RMK came after the revolutionary ZR that changed a lot back in It was a good and solid model, although it has been discontinued with time, due to being more than a couple of decades old.

The Polaris RMK could go as fast as mph, which wasn’t that much of improvement back then, but it was still a fast-enough model that could satisfy the needs of speed-lovers.

I remember tearing it up on one of these when I was younger, a great machine.

https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/ (source)

6) Ski-Doo MXZ REV Sport HO ()

Top Speed: mph

Ski-Doo’s model was a very good product and one of the strongest models back in the day. It was very reliable, it had a solid engine that was very strong and it did well on all the tests.

Although the stock speed wasn’t that exceptional compared to some earlier models, it was still more than enough for that time period, which is why the MXZ REV Sport HO is still a product people remember with nostalgia, as it has been discontinued in the meantime.

One of the fastest snow machines of the s, the MXZ high output.

https://www.ski-doo.com/ski-doo/mxz/mxz-sport.html (source)

7) Polaris Assault ()

Top Speed: mph

Although this model has been active for a while now, we are listing you the newest model for the season. The Polaris Assault has been produced for a while as one of the most recognizable and reliable models under the Polaris brand.

If you look around their archive, you’ll find a version of the model for every production year. It is a stylish piece that has been constantly getting positive reviews.

It has a variety of cool features and it is a great model for lovers of speed, as it can go as fast as mph, which is a solid number for recreational drivers.

https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/switchback/assault/ (source)

8) Arctic Cat XF Turbo ()

Top Speed: mph

This model was considered to be a top brand when it came out and has been constantly given the best scores by the users themselves. It was a very reliable model that excelled in its performance and quality, and although it did cost a lot, it was a good deal when everything else is take into account.

Its stock speed was registered at mph, which was a solid number for recreational users not so long ago.

https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/snowmobile (source)

9) Ski-Doo MXZ X E-TEC ()

Top Speed: mph

Similarly to the Polaris Assault , this product has also been consistent for Ski-Doo and has been produced for years now. It is a very reliable model that offers a lot to the recreational driver as it allows for the adrenaline to kick in when it reaches its mph stock speed limit

This is very close to the general limit of mph, which means that this is a very good product when speed is concerned.

https://www.ski-doo.com/ski-doo/mxz/mxz-x.html (source)

10) G-Force One Yamaha model ()

Top Speed: mph

Although this is not a recreational model and is basically a custom-made race model, we had to put it on our list because back in , this model broke the world record for fastest snowmobile, when it recorded a speed of mph (almost km/h), which was a truly incredible feat lauded in the world of snowmobile racing.

This is a model you cannot buy, since it was specifically designed for racing for the G-Force One team, but it deserves a spot on our list due to the incredible feat that it managed to achieve not so long ago.

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This concludes our list. We have given you a historical overview of the fastest models based on their stock speed, and their measured speed.

So we hope that now, you have a clear picture on how the speed limit evolved throughout the years and which models excelled in different periods of time. See you next time!

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