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Old 12-16-2017, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone trail ridden these machine's and are they allowed on the trail? I have seen enough video's of back country riding. I have not ridden much in the last couple years becaues of a back issue, I do not want to revisit th O.R. again. So I have been contemplating an induro that I could use all year insted of owning a micine for each season. From what i have seen to close to have the HP of a sled you would need to get a 650cc or comparable. That is 4stroke. What are eveyones thoughts on this new sport.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't but I've seen a post recently on Facebook of some guys who trail rode some snowbikes. Somebody else asked how they handled the trail, this is the response.



"terrible! I can't really ride with sleds that well because if the speed but as long as you do the 35mph speed limit definitely rideable. The worst thing about it is ice on the trail in corners and such"
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Thank you, I finally got my sled out. It was just to go ice fishing but it was nice to be on it again. I would like to just try one out. To be able to use something for all seasons and ride it on the road is somewhat appealing to me. Going fast is not a priority to me anymore. Just having fun and a good time being out without breaking the bank for all four seasons. I definitely see some downsides but there are positives too.
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There are guys who rent them out in upper Michigan. I think around the mass City and twin lakes area.

From what I've gathered, they are NOT legal to ride on the trail, but I kinda think the DNR let's it happen if you have a trail pass. Pretty sure it states in the handbook a snowmobile has 2 skis and a track.

I've thought about doing the same thing. A nice ktm 500 to ride all year would sure be fun. Guys have put kits on Honda XR 650's too and they had good power, but I guess they're a handful because of the weight and size.

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