So, are you interested in finding out what the snowmobile manufacturers have up their sleeves for the 2013 season? Well sure you are — why would you be hanging out on a snowmobiling website if you weren’t?
Well the news is starting to trickle out, in a very controlled, teasing manner by two of the four snowmobile manufacturers.
This week, Yamaha released a teasing video about their planned release of some information later this week. The video, available on Yamaha’s Facebook page and also through this You Tube link, shows some clips of Yamaha snowmobiles in action (are those 2012s? 2013s? We’re not told!), then closes with a video of kids watching excitedly while a tarp is being pulled back. We don’t, of course, get to see what’s under the tarp — at least not yet.
The video’s last panel ends with a note that reads: “Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. Central — Visit Yamaha-Snowmobiles.com or Facebook.com/YamahaSnowmobilesUSA to see the first of our 2013 models. The rest of the line will follow on March 2 at 11:00 a.m. Central. See you then.”
Not to be outdone, Polaris is also doing some very targeted teasing — and that company is showing a lot more information
Since last Friday, the company has been posting what looks like magazine-spread-ad-sized photos on its Polaris Snowmobiles Facebook page, teasing about the 2013 Pro-RMK “Coming 02.10.12 Lightest. Strongest. Most Flickable.”
Last Friday’s post showed something Polaris is calling “all-new PowderTrac Running Boards.” Sunday’s post showed structurally bonded lower control arms on the front suspension. Monday Polaris showcased its short Pro-Lite seat that it says is lighter and easier to throw a leg over. Tuesday? It was all about an all new carbon-fiber overstructure in the frame. All are tied back to the Pro-RMK.
And today? Today’s post takes the cake, showing what the ad calls the all-new QuickDrive Low Inertia Drive System — a belt over a couple of gears.
We’ve linked to both the most recent Polaris ad and the Yamaha teaser on our Facebook page.
So some Yamaha news is scheduled to break tomorrow, and the Polaris news on Friday. Things are getting interesting…