January 2016


January 2016 ISSUE PREVIEW


Two turbo trail siblings face off! These twin powers from Arctic Cat and Yamaha will lengthen arms! COVER STORY 
Burly and tough. Big, but nimble. Strong and fun. That’s how we look at this group of extreme utility sleds. The newest draft horse on the snow is the Ski-Doo Expedition Xtreme!
These machines have recently made news across all snow zones. Both Polaris and Arctic Cat are betting big money on snow bikes. Find out who else makes them, what they are good for, what they cost, and why you should get one!
These top 3 freeride sleds are made to take abuse.

Special Racing Section

Taking a closer look at the 2016 race sleds from Polaris, Arctic Cat and Ski-Doo. Plus, we've got 2015-16 race series schedules and the new snocross rules and classes for this season.
Inside Ski-Doo's new primary roller clutch
We highlight a few of the inventors, racers and champions who influenced 30 years of snowmobiling.
Morphing 440cc snocross machines into better trail sleds
Here's what they are looking for from you!
Tricked FOX suspension goes from trail to race track in seconds

Long Term Test

Race day reborn, everyday

Regular Reads

Who got you into snowmobiling?
  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Readers share their stories!
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Best of the best photos
Page 8
Top trendings, and reader pics!
Tech Notes
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Ice drag racing is hot again. Learn the "tech," and why this tradition is getting new blood.
Answers to questions about good fuel, track studs, belt break-in time, compression ratio, timing, ISR rules and more.
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Sizzling parts, gear and accessories!
Iceland: If you have one dream trip to do in your snowmobile lifetime, go here!
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1965 Johnson Skee-Horse
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