On Wednesday, February 17th, Toronto native, Matt Weidinger, on his Yamaha FX Nytro XTX will attempt to break the world record for distance traveled on a snowmobile in 24-hours on the Lake of Bays located in the Province of Ontario. The current record is 2,262 km (1,406 miles) and is held by Vince Lofquist of Florence, Wisconsin.
The rumors of an 800cc-powered Polaris Rush are true. As one Polaris staffer remarked during the introduction of the new 2011 800 Rush Pro-R, “You want to be pointed in the right direction when you grab a handful of 800 throttle!”
Read the full review here, or watch the video after the jump.
One industrious individual built himself a motorcycle that is powered by a snowmobile engine taken from an old Ski-Doo Elan. According to the builder, the engine is a Sachs 293 and the bike has a top speed of more than 100 km/h (about 60 mph).
The left side of the bike shows the engine in action. One warning to the rider: there are some fast-moving parts (belt, fan) very close to your leg. Getting your pants caught in there could cause quite a problem.
Check out a video of the bike in action below the jump.
The Snow Foot Car is a platform of sorts for your car. It features two enormous wheels in the back and one big ski in the front outfitted with two shocks. In what we could glean from the YouTube video (available after the jump), the Snow Foot Car conversion is pretty straightforward – you take off you rear wheels and hook them up to the chain drive of the Snow Foot Car. How exactly you’re supposed to accomplish all this isn’t entirely clear, but the result is at least interesting.
The premiere snowmobile racing/freestyle event of the year, Winter X Games 14, has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back and enjoy it all over again. Photographer Alfonse Palaima was in Colorado for the event and he provided us with a huge snowmobile photo gallery. Click here to check it out.
Team Arctic’s Tucker Hibbert has been a regular at the Winter X Games since he was a wee lad of 15. He took home his fourth consecutive Snocross gold this year. We’ve included a sampling of pictures from the race below the jump, but you’ll have to check out the full gallery to see it all.
We’ll also be adding shots from some of the other snowmobile events later in the week, so check back with us for more photo goodies form the Winter X Games 14.