As the massive amount of snow starts to fall on this season, you think it is time to have a new snowmobile. But the question that often comes up to you is which Ski-Doo you want. This is a tough question to answer. You can find a lot of snowmobiles out there are choosing the best one can be challenging. Various engine types and sizes, chassis packages, track lengths and others make choosing the right ride time-consuming. And on top of this, you need to choose the manufacturer you really like.
Before looking at various sleds in the market, what you have to do first is look at yourself. You must evaluate your riding skills. Is motorsports and snowmobiling new to you or you already have many years of riding experiences? Regardless of your riding skill, you need to be honest with yourself on where and how you will ride the vehicle most of the time. Do you see yourself riding on or off groomed trails? Do you consider yourself a fast or slow rider? There are a lot of variables to consider and being honest with yourself will surely make your choice of the right sled more enjoyable and easier.
Building a Relationship
Before purchasing a sled it is important to build a relationship with your dealer. Nothing can replace the significance of a personal conversation on the performance expectations and how you wish to use the snowmobile. Great dealers are trained to help customers in finding the snowmobile they are looking for.
Manufacturers agree that searching for the perfect fit is necessary to get the most enjoyment from purchasing sled. In fact, they also agree that looking for the right dealer is a crucial part of this.
Looking at the Basics
You will need to think about some things to help you prepare for the conversation that you will have with your dealer as you go to their shop.
- Engines- Engines can be two-stroke or four-stroke. Two-stroke engines complete a full cycle in just a crankshaft revolution and with two piston strokes. Meanwhile the contemporary four-stroke engine is lighter than the two-stroke engine and produces a wide range of power.
- Track length-You can choose from various track lengths. Trail and crossover sleds get the largest market shares. Crossover snowmobiles have a bit longer track and a deeper track lug to handle on- or off-trail riding. Longer tracks provide better bump bridging, traction and flotation in deeper snow.