On a crisp, cold morning in mid-January Yamaha’s Chris Reid rolled two snowmobiles out of his enclosed trailer. He had phoned Supertrax world headquarters a couple of days previously and queried if we were available to go for a friendly trail ride.
Always ready to oblige when it comes to snowmobiling activity and knowing Chris and Supertrax go back to the very early days, Mark and I scrubbed our usual really, really important schedules clean so we could accommodate.
Yamaha confederate, Bryan Hudgins was accompanying and as the two sleds cleared the ramp we noticed something oddly different about one of them. It was a candy-apple red version of either a Vector or an Apex and its appearance told us it was something completely different, although mysteriously similar.
When we began asking questions, Chris just shrugged his shoulders and said something like: “You guys tell me.” We flooded both him and Bryan with questions but there was to be no telling us anything. This was a top secret project and we were getting an early look. Problem was, we didn’t know what we were looking at.