The Indy 800 feels like a featherweight and is entirely flickable both on trails and in powder.
We don’t think it could feel lighter if it had a fan-cooled mill under its hood. Its handling response and its easy steering effort results in almost one-finger steering control.
This sled feels incredibly light because, oh yeah, forgot: It is light. Dry weight is only 449 pounds and with a full load of coal (11.5 gal) and some injector oil in the tank, its mass comes in at less than 530 lbs.
The combination of Polaris clutching, an extremely slippery, friction free drive system and the correct weight delivers a surprisingly fast snowmobile.
How fast? We would offer this advice: If you own a current Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo or RUSH 800, do not challenge an Indy 800 owner to a race for pink slips.
That’s all we’re saying. This sled is fast and will surprise you.
THE ABOVE IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE UPCOMING ISSUE OF SUPERTAX (AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 4, 2013)