Home Sweet Home!
There’s no better place for a SledMagazine.com long-term trial sled to be at this time of the year.
We are proud to announce our 2019 trial of Polaris’s newest trail tamer; the 850 Patriot powered INDY XC 129.
Once again Laquerre’s Marine and Sports Center of East Montpelier, Vermont, has been selected to be Sledmagazine.com’s supporting dealer. Laquerre’s is well known throughout the Northeast for their high-performance reputation, attitude, products, knowledge, and dedication to personal service.
When we received the call that our newest Polaris had arrived at Laquerre’s and was ready to come home, we were filled with the same anticipation and excitement that is known to many snowmobilers at this time of year.
This 2019 Polaris trial is extra special since I have not yet experienced the Indy XC’s 129” full tunnel Pro-CC suspension or the power characteristics of the 850 Patriot engine.
After many years of having access to advanced information and riding opportunities, real life got in the way of passion. That’s right, for the first time in multiple years; I was not able to attend last January’s sneak peek event or the Snow Shoot event last March.
What this sad reality did was make this “soon to begin” trial more exciting than possibly any I have ever done. Usually, we as media members have a pretty good idea of what our upcoming Long-Term Trial sleds will be like. Typically I have already had several advanced opportunities and hundreds of miles to experience the newest sleds. BUT … not this year!
This year I will be exactly like most new snowmobile purchasers, full of rumor, the writings, and impressions of others, anticipation and the excitement of the unknown but soon to be experienced.
Stay tuned for our full season of Indy XC 850. We are very excited.