5 REASONS YOU SHOULD BUY A 4-STROKE SLED

TORQUE:

Depending on its displacement, a 4-stroke’s power curve tends to favor higher torque output at primary clutch engagement RPM.

Some of this is affected by the fact most 4-strokes use more displacement to get the same horsepower.

For instance: A 600cc Polaris 2-stroke and a Cat-Suzuki 1,056cc 4-stroke make around 125-hp, however, there’s a big difference in torque between the two, particularly in the lower RPM ranges.

LONGEVITY:

It’s a fact that 4-stroke snowmobile engines live a longer life before there’s major maintenance needed. Meanwhile 2-strokes will inevitably need a top-end rebuild once the miles get into the teens.

NO CARRYING OIL:

Since a 4-stroke is not consuming its oil the way a 2-stroke does, you don’t have to carry any when you’re on a long trip or spend extra riding time looking for a place to buy more oil to top up.

ELECTRIC START AND REVERSE INCLUDED:

Going back over the last 14 years, you’ll be hard pressed to find any 4-stroke sled that doesn’t have both ES and reverse. Not so with 2-strokes.

RESALE:

Although the initial cost of a 4-stroke may be higher, you generally get the money back and more when you go to sell a used 4-stroke sled in good condition.

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