Last week I had the fortunate opportunity to put some miles on the new 3/4-sized 4-stroke snowmobiles from Premier Industries. I spent a day in the far northern reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula test riding and talking with owner Chris Bell. Here's my initial thoughts.
1.) These 200 and 300cc 4-stroke sleds are extremely stable.
2.) The sleds have responsive steering on the trails.
3.) The front and rear suspensions are extremely capable even with a 175lb. rider like myself on them.
4.) Top speed with a 175 lb. rider on the 300 Enforcer seemed to be about 35mph, but was around 45 miles an hour with a smaller teenage rider on it and that's plenty fast.
5.) The sled was still in pre-production phase, but has all the bells and whistles on it that current full-sized sled come with.
6.) The fun factor is high on these sleds!
7.) The projected price range is well under 4,000 which means that these will be affordable machines.