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Polaris Timbersled snowmobiles and snowbikes are some of the best craftsmanship in all winter motorsports. Their reputation for quality and performance makes a fantastic combination for off-road adventures during the colder months.
Are you interested in snowmobiling or snowbiking? To help you learn a bit more, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide.
A snowbike combines elements of a motocross bike and a snowmobile. They have a dirtbike frame, suspension system, and engine but with a ski at the front and a snowmobile track at the rear. This provides an experience just as thrilling as dirtbiking but without your tires getting stuck in the snow less than a minute into riding.
Back in 2010, Timbersled led the way in the snowbiking industry. Their popular Timbersled® System allows you to convert your standard dirtbike into a high-powered snowbike.
Determining the best snowbike depends on the type of experience you are looking for and your skill level. Having said this, there are a few models that stand out in general:
Many snowbike enthusiasts, including ourselves, consider Polaris Timbersled the leading snowbike and snowmobile company.
Back in 2002, Allen and Natasha Mangum created the Timbersled®, building on Allen’s experience in modifying snowmobiles. Allen’s first experience riding a snowbike in 2008 inspired him to build a better version of one, which planted the seeds for the Timbersled concept.
The new Timbersled snowbike system was first produced in Idaho in 2010. In 2015, Timeberself became a part of the Polaris group, a top powersports innovator. Now, the technology that Allen invented is more widely available than ever.
Yamaha is also a popular brand for snowbikes. As we know, they remain a popular motorcycle and dirtbike company, but their winter motorsports products shouldn’t be overlooked. They have been major players in the winter market since they introduced their first snowmobile in 1968.
Like a snowbike, a snowmobile is a vehicle designed for driving on snowy terrain. The vehicle consists of an engine, tracks and skis. The design of snowmobiles and snow bikes is slightly different. Two of the key differences are manoeuvrability and weight. Snowbikes are more lightweight, meaning they are more capable of performing technical jumps or driving on steep terrain.
There are several considerations that you should make when choosing the right Polaris snowmobile or snow bike.
Lastly, it’s worth figuring out your budget before you start shopping, snow vehicles come in a range of different prices depending on the model. If you need help figuring out the best one for your needs within your budget, you can always ask when you go to purchase a vehicle.
Polaris snowmobiles vary in price depending on the model and the year. For instance, the 2021 Polaris Switchback Assault retails for approximately $15,799. If you want something priced in a more entry-level range for your kids, the 2020 Polaris Indy is cheaper and goes for around $2,999.
The short answer is: it depends. Where you plan to ride your snowmobile heavily factors into whether or not you need a certification. Some US states require that you have a license to ride your snowmobile. Sometimes, this certification is called a “trail permit.”
Here are a few states that require a license for snowmobiles:
Our home state of Idaho has some incredible places to ride that offer breathtaking views and boundless opportunities for adventure. Here are some great places within the Gem State to consider for your next ride:
We are Idaho’s leading provider of Polaris snowmobiles and snowbikes for the many adventure seekers that live in and visit our state. Contact us anytime to speak with one of our team members. We can help you find the right Polaris Timbersled model that matches your budget and sense of adventure.
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This is easily done by calling us or visiting us at the dealership.