By the end of four days of riding the brand new 2013 Ski-Doo Summit X, Snowmobile.com's mountain sled team became fully convinced of four Summit facts. First, the tMotion rear suspension and flexible Powder Max II track are not gimmicks. Second, the pushed forward spindle and ski changes cured the Summit's front end handling woes. Third, the stood-up handlebar post solved body positioning awkwardness for superb technical riding. And fourth, the foot well changes amplified the handlebar change by giving the rider proper alignment with chassis and track to manipulate the Summit into proper mountain-attack positions.
Yes, it may be 40 some odd more pounds heavier than the 2013 Polaris Pro RMK 155, but go ride it and see if you can feel the difference. And when you do, you will find the Summit's balance, its feathery feel through the bars, and its highly flickable nature, will challenge the concept of which snowmobile is the lightest and most flickable on the snow for season 2013.