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MOST ANTICIPATED 2018 SLEDS: Polaris Switchback XCR 800

MOST ANTICIPATED 2018 SLEDS: Polaris Switchback XCR 800

Here’s one I'm personally really excited about:

Why get excited about a simple rendition of a sled we've already seen? What's the big deal? Simple, it's the perfect combination, and if you wanted an XCR last year, you couldn't have it.

I understand many people prefer a short track sled in the 120-121 range, but not me. My track length of choice is 129 at minimum and 136 or 137, ideally.

On the other hand, my preferred Polaris model is the XCR because it blends the incredible handling of the Pro S with the big bump capability of the Pro X. It's simply a perfect compromise.

This season I can have my proverbial cake, and eat it too. I can have my XCR, with all its racy goodies and characteristics with that 136-inch Switchback length track that offers more traction, better acceleration and, IMO, better handling and a better ride than the 120. If that's not something to get excited about, I honestly just don't know what is.

Every new snowmobile season brings a host of new iron and all of it is exciting in its own way. Maybe none of the new sleds on my list gets to you in same way it does me. We're all different. We all ride differently and have different requirements and preferences. So not everyone's list of "most exciting new sleds" is going to be the same.

This is my list, what's yours?