Snowmobiles are a niche market, but the one that is characterized by fierce competition between the major manufacturers. Annually nearly two hundred new and revised sleds are released, but in this episode, we will try to cover only the most interesting arrivals along with the innovations that the best-sellers have to offer in 2020.
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All of the models shown in this #ATvacationVehicles episode:
Ski Doo Summit SP & X: ski-doo.com/build-and-price.html
Among Ski Doo’s current best sellers is the mountain-focused Summit range, that includes the SP and X sleds, built on the brand’s 4th generation REV Platform. Starting from 2020, the X also gets an optional Expert package, that makes it even more suitable for deep snow experience.
Arctic Cat Alpha: arcticcat.txtsv.com/snow/mountain
The mountain lineup by Arctic Cat has been recognized as the snowmobile of the year for two years in a row now and they are not slowing down for the upcoming season. These machines are built on the narrower Ascender Platform.
Arctic Cat Riot: arcticcat.txtsv.com/snow/crossover
The latest snowmobile sales data indicates that trail and off-trail segments are nearly in the 50/50 demand equilibrium, so it is rather obvious why Arctic Cat constantly improves their Riot crossover lineup.
Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX GT and S-TX GT: yamahamotorsports.com/trail/models/sidewinder-l-tx-gt and yamahamotorsports.com/2-up-touring-utility/models/sidewinder-s-tx-gt
The new Grand Touring line was created with seasoned riders in mind. The Sidewinders L-TX and S-TX both benefit from the GT package in 2020.
Yamaha Transporter 600: yamahamotorsports.com/2-up-touring-utility/models/transporter-600
Given that that the Japanese shut the door on snowmobiles with 2-stroke engines nearly fifteen years ago, the launch of the new Yamaha Transporter 600 is likely to become the company’s most significant event for the 2020 model year.
Yamaha Sidewinder MTX: yamahamotorsports.com/mountain/models/sidewinder-m-tx-le-162
As of today, Yamaha only has one mountain specific model in its lineup, and believe it or not, but it wont be producing it in North America during the 2020 model year, trying to sell out the inventory from the previous model years.
Polaris Pro-RMK: snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/rmk/pro-rmk-155/
Polaris is known to offer the lightest, most capable mountain sledges out there, especially since the brand brought some major updates for its Pro-RMK lineup in 2019.
Polaris RMK Khaos: snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/rmk/khaos-155/
2020 Polaris RMK Khaos is the newest snowmobile from Polaris that is the main competitor of Ski Doo’s 2020 Summit X with Expert Package. Based on the Pro-RMK 155, the model gets a number of upgrades, enhancing its maneuverability and handling.
Polaris Indy XC 137 + Indy Adventure 137: snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/indy/xc-137/gallery/
The Indy snowmobiles have been on the market since 1980, becoming a truly iconic name among performance sleds. In 2020, the brand celebrates this family’s 40th anniversary, by adding a longer variation of the popular XC model and a more versatile, all-new Adventure 137.
BRP Lynx Commander www.brplynx.com/en/lynx/commander/commander.html
The BRP once again raises the bar for the wide-tracked snowmobiles by introducing the upgraded Lynx Commander. Starting from the 2020 model year, the European market best-seller will be built on the new Radien-X platform, with a choice of Rotax 600R, 900 ACE and 900 ACE Turbo engines.
Taiga Motors Lineup: taigamotors.ca/snowmobiles
The Canadian company Taiga Motors is convinced that their electric snow machines with zero maintenance powertrains can become true gamechangers in the segment.