This year at our annual Rode Reports snowmobile testing event, we of course spent a lot of time on machines featuring new chassis, new suspension components and new engine packages. That’s what most people tell us they want to read about.
But we also spend time each year renewing our relationship with other snowmobiles aimed at different subsets of the market. Some of these machines didn’t change much, year-over-year, but they serve an important segment of snowmobilers.
In this video, we look at the 2024 Yamaha SXVenom. Back for its third season on the snow, it is aimed at riders who are smaller in stature or who are maybe transitioning from youth snowmobile to more full-sized machine. It also provides a more affordable entry point to people who are considering entering the market, and could appeal to riders who find most modern sleds to be and complex.
The SXVenom’s is a sister machine to the Arctic Cat ZR Blast, and its primary competition is the Ski-Doo Neo and Neo+, and the Polaris Indy EVO. Realistically, though, it also competes rather directly with the older used market.
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