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December 2017

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December 2017 ISSUE PREVIEW

Features

Working man sleds with lots of flare.
Wallet-friendly trail sleds with upside 600cc value action!
West Report
| Page 34
The solidifying of the extreme crossover sleds, or short-track mountain sleds, as a major segment has happened. These new sleds are more functional in the mountains than ever and equipped to handle both trails and the steep and deep terrain with ease. They are a riot!
It was hot, fun and the fearless drivers of the fastest sleds on the planet showed up to break records again at the Super Sled Shootout!

Long Term Tests

Bullets come in many shapes and sizes. This particular one has a 144-inch track on a tipped-up rail. The 800 Switchback Assault is surprisingly quick and extremely nimble.
Longer than my 10-foot trailer, my wife's car and taller than a basketball hoop! Yes, it is a big, fun sled!

Regular Reads

Start your engines!
It's not always all about speed. Comfort is a huge part of touring and this one has it!
Where We Ride
| Page 66
Mike Carr has logged more than 60,000 sled miles in 21 states and provinces. Every winter, he further expands his riding horizons.
Tow Jam
| Page 50
We all spend time in the garage, in the trailer, loading and hooking up the sleds, repairing on the fly, etc. We also need things that make the dirty part of snowmobiling easier.
Tech Notes
| Page 46
The snowmobile industry's unlikely revolution in the 70s.
Travel
| Page 68
Beaver Creek Lodge in Logan, Utah, sees snow up to seven months per year!
BackTracks
| Page 74
This 47-year-old sled supplies fun, comfort, safety and utility.
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