4/4/2011-A peek at what’s coming to market
April 4, 2011
Filed under Features
The past few weeks have brought a blizzard of new 2012 model intros from different OEMs. Here is a look, by manufacturer, at some of those new models coming to market.
Arctic Cat showcased 23 new models at its recent dealer meeting, as well as performance-enhancing technologies and hundreds of new parts, garments and accessories. The new 2012 models will include exclusive new chassis, suspension, drive and braking technologies. Here is a look, by segment, of some of Arctic Cat’s 2012 offerings:
In addition to the already-released 800 Switchback Pro-R, 600 Switchback Adventure and 600 Pro-RMK 155, Polaris announced its launching six more all-new models in its 2012 lineup.
Details of those and returning models were released at the company’s dealer meeting in Las Vegas. Also announced was Polaris Snow Check Select, which allows riders to specify the performance, comfort, convenience and graphics of their sled through April 19.
The 2012 models include:
Yamaha Motor Corp, U.S.A. launched 17 snowmobiles for its 2012 lineup. The trail line includes seven sleds, including the new RS Vector with a mid-performance, four-stroke engine and EPS for $11,899. The Apex SE is equipped with a top performance four-stroke engine, air suspension and EPS; MSRP is $14,949. The Apex also has a top performance four-stroke engine, and it includes a broad torque curve, EXUP, EPS and new skis for $13,999. The FX Nytro has a four-stroke engine and new skis. The standard version is available for $11,200, with the RTX, including a new track, retailing for $13,999.
The new cross country sled is the RS Vector LTX, which includes a mid-performance four-stroke, EPS and a 136-inch track for $12,099. The Apex XTX has the top performance engine, EPS and six-degree tipped up rails for $14,399, and the FX Nytro XTX includes the high-performance motor and new skis for $11,599.
The three mountain snowmobiles include the FX Nytro MTX 162, the FX Nytro MTX 153 and the Phazer MTX. Both FX Nytro MTX models have high-performance engines. The MTX 162 has new Ascent track and skis and all air suspension with an MSRP of $12,899. The MTX 153 is lightweight and agile with huge torque and new skis, selling at $12,499.
The new RS Venture GT tops the 2-Up Touring Utility class with a mid-performance four-stroke and EPS for $12,699. Yamaha says it’s the first touring sled with EPS. PSB