Gear | Mountain Sledder Magazine
Straight out the box, the FXR Blade 2.0 Carbon Vertical Helmet looks great and has a nice finish. The neon colours are very bright…
Here’s the story behind the Finger Throttle and Munster Innovations. No, this isn’t some kind of “Goldy” left-handed finger thing. It’s the real deal.
Although it’s now been six years since the last major platform overhaul of Arctic Cat’s mountain sleds, it would be a lie to suggest that the manufacturer has been resting on its laurels.
One other factor of the Motorfist Alpha Boot that impressed me is the size. The boots are low-profile, which is great because they don’t get caught up in footwells or feel clunky. And they feel quite light! I don’t want a bunch of weight dragging me down when I’m frantically hopping around trying desperately not to pile my sled into an old-growth Doug fir, so that’s a big plus for me.
How well does it work? For starters, Polaris riders continue to rave about their Axys PRO-RMK mountain sleds, even in the face of significant engine technology releases from the three other manufacturers in the last two years.
Two models, the Crow Bar and the CB (Chris Brown) Bar, are completely new for 2018. They are intended as a swap-out stock replacement for Ski-Doo REV Gen4 850 and Polaris AXYS PRO-RMK bars. These bars are 7/8″ diameter throughout, so they don’t require an oversized riser unlike the other CFR handlebars in the lineup.
MY2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Yamaha-built snowmobiles, but that major milestone isn’t the only reason for Yamaha enthusiasts to be excited about their favourite brand for 2018. Steady refinement and a few key factors have made the latest Sidewinder M-TX the best mountain machine that Yamaha has ever produced.