These days, when you walk into a showroom, there are so many choices it just boggles the mind.
Want deep snow performance? Got a bunch. Want hair-on-fire, lake blistering power? Got it. Want ridiculously good gas mileage, awesome cargo capacity, 2-passenger capability, incredible ride quality? Got it, got it, got it and got it.
In a world where everything is specialized, you can slap down your credit card and get a sled that suits your individual riding style has enough power to keep you entertained for years.
Probably the reason the OEM’s are offering so many different kinds of sleds is because potential buyers’ needs and demands are changing. No longer is it good enough to just have a fast sled. T
oday, more riders want sleds that are fast on trails and lakes and can perform well off-trail, too. That means a longer track with deeper lugs and enough lightness the sled won’t become a burden when you get bogged down in powder.
In the same way, they want a sled that can accommodate another rider once in a while when they choose to – or at least have enough room to conveniently add luggage for the occasional long-distance cruise.
The good news is, there are some sleds out there that offer it all in one package. Sleds like the Ski-Doo Renegade Enduro, the Polaris Adventure, Cat’s CrossTrek and CrossTour and Yamaha’s DX Series Vipers fit the profile perfectly.
These sleds offer deep snow traction, abundant power, superb comfort and the ability to be morphed into different applications with snap-on, snap-off goodies.
The price may be a bit more than a 100-percent specialized model but there’s very little compromise in any application and it makes these sleds look like real bargains.
How about it? Would you trade your MX-Z for an Enduro or your RUSH for an Adventure? We’d love to get a handle on your response.