Tag Archives: Snowmobile

If Lamborghini With Tank Tracks Is Real, It Would Be A Super Snowmobile

If there’s one thing petrolheads hate, it would be snow. Powdered covered roads are no good for cars and obviously, not safe for some serious tire burning. But what if your favorite ride, such as a Lamborghini Huracán, has tracked like snowmobiles? Well, then that, my friend, means whatever season comes, you can always hit the road, any road. So, snow? What snow? As you can see, this Lamborghini Huracán Snowmobile Concept by Estonia-based designer Rain Prisk don’t give a damn to snow. Hell, we’d say it would even take on beaten trails and undulating terrains normally reserved for off-roaders anytime – thanks to its four tank-like tracks. Continue reading If Lamborghini With Tank Tracks Is Real, It Would Be A Super Snowmobile

SnoPed Is A Super Cool Snowmobile That Looks Totally Like Rey’s Speeder

What happen when you cross a motorcycle with a snowmobile? I know. You’re probably thinking of a motocross-style snow bike like the Yamaha HL500 snow bike. Your are right if the vehicle in question is designed and built by mechanics or engineers, but leave it to multi-disciplinary designer Joey Ruiter, the result would be SnoPed, a moped-cross-snowmobile. Aesthetically, the machine is pretty radical. It defies snowmobile design convention of low center of gravity and low stance (presumably for stability and maneuverability’s sake). Continue reading SnoPed Is A Super Cool Snowmobile That Looks Totally Like Rey’s Speeder

Northern Lights Optic’s Promotional Snow Bike is a Classic Yamaha HL500 Slapped with Modern Ski Kit

Eyewear has no direct relation to snow-going transportations. That’s obvious. But to Northern Lights Optic’s Orion Anthony, the brand is all about adventure and freedom with a touch of vintage and therefore, to him, there is no better way to promote the brand by banding together a vintage trail bike with a modern snow bike kit, and that’s when Yamaha HL500 Snow Bike was born. Snowmobile could have do the job easy, but according to Orion, modern snowmobile are way too modern to convey the company’s “vintage twist” ideology and on the other hand, classic snowmobiles wouldn’t be effective in conquering the deep snow of the alpine and so, the decision was made to take an old, but iconic bike and fuse it with modern snow bike kit. Continue reading Northern Lights Optic’s Promotional Snow Bike is a Classic Yamaha HL500 Slapped with Modern Ski Kit

Polaris Announces 2016 Snowmobile Lineup Featuring AXYS Chassis

It seem like just yesterday when Polaris debuted the 2015 Snowmobile lineup featuring the AXYS chassis. Yep. It is the time of the year again, this time, we are looking at the 2016 Snowmobile lineup. As before, the new lineup features Polaris’ AXYS chassis for improved rider-balanced control and response. In all, there are twenty sleds built on the AXYS platform, including RMK, Rush and Switchback models. In addition to those, there are four new sleds, namely 800SKS 155, 800 Rush Pro-S “Night Lightning” LE, 800 Switchback Adventure and 800 Switchback Assault Terrain Dominator LE, being introduced. All told, this year’s introduction sees a cool 30 models. This is also the first time AXYS platform expanded to RMK and mind you, it is not just specific models we are talking about; AXYS will be across all new RMK models. Continue reading Polaris Announces 2016 Snowmobile Lineup Featuring AXYS Chassis

Snow Crawler Is A Concept Snowmobile That Keeps The Rider Shielded From The Elements

Snowmobile’s design has has remain largely unchanged for ages. Though it may have more powerful and efficient engine and possibly more capable suspension, one thing has remained the same: the rider is still subjected to freezing cold. However, designer Michal Bonikowski begs to differ. His concept snowmobile, dubbed Snow Crawler, makes exploring the white powder-covered great outdoor a fun but not freezing experience. It is what the designer described as “a perfect marriage of excellent handling, all-terrain vehicle and a closed cabin for the driver.” And so yes, this ride will keep the chill away from you, well, at least most of it, as you take on the snowy trails or scaling up steep slopes, pushed along by an efficient electric drive. Continue reading Snow Crawler Is A Concept Snowmobile That Keeps The Rider Shielded From The Elements

Santa: Why Fly When You Could Cut The Snow In This 500HP Snow Sled?

Or probably not, because this aptly named SnowMonster by Swedish Lindberg Bros Motorsports makes more than just a ding. There is no familiar and ear-friendly ring, ring, ring chimes. There is only the unmistakable growl accompanying the big block unit with some 500+ ponies which would have drown out old Santa’s signature “ho, ho, ho” anyways. Fantasy and folklore aside, the SnowMonster is something to behold even after two years since it first surfaced. The Swedish drag racing shop marries a Volvo Duett Chassis with a vintage 1920s Model T body and then packed it with a Chevy 7.4L V8 big block that yields somewhere between 550 to 600 horses. This monster powertrain is mated to a Chevy TH 350 automatic transmission with Hurst shifter, putting the immense power to a set treads borrowed from an Arctic Cat Lynx snowmobile. Continue reading Santa: Why Fly When You Could Cut The Snow In This 500HP Snow Sled?

2015 AXYS-based Polaris Snowmobiles

when it comes to deep powder terrain, there is nothing that cuts like a snowmobile, but not just any snowmobile. we are talking about the new 2015 AXYS-based Polaris Snowmobiles built around the all-new, next-generation AXYS platform. the AXYS chassis features 93% (yes. Polaris is pretty adamant about precision) new parts, including a carbon fiber overstructure, a centralized vehicle mass, redesigned rear suspension, relocated rider position and more. with the AXYS, Polaris managed to shave 38 lbs of weight and together with a more power engine, enables the new AXYS-based snowmobiles to zip across flatland at a greater speed. Continue reading 2015 AXYS-based Polaris Snowmobiles

1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile

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(image: RM Auctions) 1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile | US$auction | www.rmauctions.com

ok, maybe this isn’t the first snowmobile in the world but it could count as one of the first to be converted from a commercially available popular vehicle. the man behind the conversion was inventor Virgil D. White who designed this patented snowmobile conversion kit for Ford Model T which was sold for $400 (or $750 for the complete vehicle) during its time. first marketed in 1923, it only managed a sales of just 75 units but sales soared quickly when many saw this vehicle in action. this particular example here is one of the first 75 units sold and it will be heading to the Hershey sales this October with an expected price of between $40,000 to $60,000. Continue reading 1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile

concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile

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(credit: Alexei Mikhailov)

Alexei Mikhailov‘s concept All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dubbed the TrakRok is everything but conventional. its lean, muscular design looks like a creature that is ready to tear the mud or snow terrain at a moment’s notice. i can’t decide if its a quad bike or is it a snowmobile which makes it a perfect machine by concept cos’ it probably has the best of both worlds. instead of a pair of rear wheels, it has an independent track, much like a snowmobile. Continue reading concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile