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American Snowmobiler

February 2019

Snowmobiling’s best-selling magazine offers the most in-depth, unbiased snowmobile reviews and comparisons. Three exciting shootouts each year provide independent speeds, weights, horsepower, and MPG figures, while each issue features electrifying photos, how-to tech advice, new products, news, vintage sled stories and travel destinations. A detailed Buyers Guide starts each season.

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it’s a snow bike, we know

I know none of you needed me to go to Webster’s to define the word “snowmobile” for you, but it’s appropriate to put here in light of the stories we have for you this issue. Snow bikes may not come to mind when one says the word “snowmobile,” but they definitely fall within the dictionary definition. I realize that many still view the snow bike as a one-hit wonder, or some crazy gimmick that will never gain traction. But that number is getting smaller every day. I personally think it is about time we welcomed the bikes into the sledding family (this coming from a sled-head of 40+ years). The OEMs, after all, have made moves in that direction.In 2015, Polaris bought Timbersled, an aftermarket company out of Sandpoint, Idaho,…

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carving the pow trails

Photographer: Ryan ThompsonRider: Les PinzLocation: Real World Shootout testing grounds in Munising, MichiganTest rider Les put the biggest over-achiever of our 2018 demo fleet through the paces last year! The 2018 Polaris Switchback XCR 800 was one of our favorite sleds with better-than-expected engine performance and off-trail capability.ON THE WEB // More awesome photos at www.AmSnow.com/photos ■…

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new snocross racing partnership

Elk River and Hutchinson, Minnesota – ERX Motor Park and C&A Pro recently announced their new snocross racing partnership, naming C&A Pro the official ski of ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota.This exciting collaboration pairs mecca of motorsports ERX with C&A Pro, the biggest name in high performance aftermarket snowmobile skis, and promises to benefit the thousands of up-and-coming snocross racers who flock to ERX from as far away as Iceland, Norway and Sweden to learn how to ride, hone their skills and race at the wildly popular snowmobile and off-road facility.As part of their new partnership, C&A Pro provided several sets of high performance snowmobile skis for ERX to award to riders during the FXR L2R Clinic Dec. 26 and 27 as well as to some Grassroots Year-End…

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facts, rumors & people

Ski-Doo racers in the ISOC circuit put on another dazzling performance and dominated the podium AGAIN in Jackson Hole for the second event of the season, December 7-8. Of the Pro podium positions through four rounds of racing, Ski-Doo racers took an amazing 11 of 12 and all four wins. Congrats Ski-Doo!In 2018, there were 124,786 snowmobiles sold worldwide; 53,179 were sold in the US and 47,024 were sold in Canada. There are over 1.2 million registered snowmobiles in the United States and 600,000 registered in Canada. Wisconsin has the most registered snowmobiles in the US, with 230,630 permits issued, followed by Michigan with 188,952 and Minnesota with 183,354 registered sleds.*The average snowmobiler is 45 years old and rides 1,250 miles per year in North America. The average snowmobiler spends…

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on the road with amsnow and cooper tires

DISCOVERER AT3 XLT The Western Crew can't get enough of these tires in the harsh mountain elements! When it comes to planning your next snowmobile adventure, getting there is half the fun, but it can also be half the challenge, navigating on roads (and off-road) in snow and icy conditions.The AmSnow test riders know all about that - each year our crew drives thousands of miles getting onto the trails and into the hills. But we have a lot of help this year, thanks to our partnership with Cooper Tires. As you’ve seen in previous issues and online, we’re riding with two set of their Discoverer AT3 tires this season:• The AT3 4S, designed for on-road and off-road handling and ruggedness; and ideal for both SUVs and trucks. “These tires have…

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brp highlights for the quarter:

• Revenues of $1,394.2 million, an increase of $167.7 million or 13.7%;• Net income of $90.2 million, an increase of $20.2 million, which resulted in a diluted earnings per share of $0.92, an increase of $0.25 per share;• Normalized net income of $102.9 million, a decrease of $0.7 million, which resulted in a normalized diluted earnings per share of $1.04, an increase of $0.05 per share;• N.A. Powersports retail for Q3 is outpacing the industry and grew 6% vs same period last year, or 16% when excluding snowmobile;• The Company introduced the Can-Am Ryker, a new three-wheeled vehicle platform. With its lower purchase point, the Can-Am Ryker is designed to bring the on-road experience to more people;• The Company acquired 100% of Triton Industries Inc. (“Triton”) located in Lansing, Michigan,…