What’s coming in 2020 – page 17 – hcs snowmobile forums grade 9 electricity unit review

Definitely not starting an argument here, because I don’t ride everywhere around the country, but I have been shocked at the amount of pro xc equipped sleds I’ve seen in my riding areas, always used to me more doos, but in the past 2 winter’s it really look like poo is doing incredibly well in the trail sled segment. Have actually counted at some.of the establishments and poo has been out numbering doos.more.often than not. A few cats, and actually a fair amount of yamahas, but not alot of new ones. Just an observation, I feel the pro xc is gaining numbers in this demographic.

I’ll back this up! There are a lot of ProXC sleds around these parts, and a lot of Doo’s. I never wanted a ProXC because I hated the looks but the late model versions really aren’t that bad if you leave the rack off. We picked up a left over 17 ProS Switch for the wife this season and after some early season setup and riding style adjustments she LOVES IT! I find it to be a better trail sled than my Assault but not as good for me as the XCR I demoed for a weekend. Neither had the fun factor of the Assault however.

I just bought one so I hate to admit that the ProXC is going to go away but I believe that it is. Simple economics of production will push it out. Why would Polaris keep two completely different "production lines" around? They don’t care about ride quality they care about profit quantity, If they can get similar performance from a more standardized sled lineup thats what will happen. I would bet by 2021 the ProXC sleds are history.

As for the topic of this post, I would love to see better fit & finish for 2020! If these sleds are going to push $15k they should look the part! My 17 is better than my 14, which was a little better than my 09 but the Ski Doo is a higher quality product hands down. A tether should be standard across the board! Snow Check should have more incentives, at the very least FREE electric start or FREE PIDD if Polaris is going to continue to give out these huge rebates in January. Free electric start or Free PIDD would give the Snow Check buyer something for paying "full" price.

I’ll back this up! There are a lot of ProXC sleds around these parts, and a lot of Doo’s. I never wanted a ProXC because I hated the looks but the late model versions really aren’t that bad if you leave the rack off. We picked up a left over 17 ProS Switch for the wife this season and after some early season setup and riding style adjustments she LOVES IT! I find it to be a better trail sled than my Assault but not as good for me as the XCR I demoed for a weekend. Neither had the fun factor of the Assault however.

I just bought one so I hate to admit that the ProXC is going to go away but I believe that it is. Simple economics of production will push it out. Why would Polaris keep two completely different "production lines" around? They don’t care about ride quality they care about profit quantity, If they can get similar performance from a more standardized sled lineup thats what will happen. I would bet by 2021 the ProXC sleds are history.

As for the topic of this post, I would love to see better fit & finish for 2020! If these sleds are going to push $15k they should look the part! My 17 is better than my 14, which was a little better than my 09 but the Ski Doo is a higher quality product hands down. A tether should be standard across the board! Snow Check should have more incentives, at the very least FREE electric start or FREE PIDD if Polaris is going to continue to give out these huge rebates in January. Free electric start or Free PIDD would give the Snow Check buyer something for paying "full" price.

I’ll back this up! There are a lot of ProXC sleds around these parts, and a lot of Doo’s. I never wanted a ProXC because I hated the looks but the late model versions really aren’t that bad if you leave the rack off. We picked up a left over 17 ProS Switch for the wife this season and after some early season setup and riding style adjustments she LOVES IT! I find it to be a better trail sled than my Assault but not as good for me as the XCR I demoed for a weekend. Neither had the fun factor of the Assault however.

I just bought one so I hate to admit that the ProXC is going to go away but I believe that it is. Simple economics of production will push it out. Why would Polaris keep two completely different "production lines" around? They don’t care about ride quality they care about profit quantity, If they can get similar performance from a more standardized sled lineup thats what will happen. I would bet by 2021 the ProXC sleds are history.

As for the topic of this post, I would love to see better fit & finish for 2020! If these sleds are going to push $15k they should look the part! My 17 is better than my 14, which was a little better than my 09 but the Ski Doo is a higher quality product hands down. A tether should be standard across the board! Snow Check should have more incentives, at the very least FREE electric start or FREE PIDD if Polaris is going to continue to give out these huge rebates in January. Free electric start or Free PIDD would give the Snow Check buyer something for paying "full" price.

Agree with a lot of what you said, You hit it with your statement that people can just get on the ski-doo and it works. Another reason Polaris will move a way from the Pro-Xc is that they cant overcome the "idea" of what a snowmobile should look like to some people, they have been marketing it for 9 years, and still get out sold by ski-doo, sometimes you don’t fight the current, you just go with it.

Another item that I think affects the Pro-XC is lack of crossover from current accesories. Most touring guys have become accustomed to transffering some of their bags or other accessories to a new sled, the Pro-Xc design limited that and made them incurr extra cost for new luggage systems and the fact that the racks look hideous makes it an easy decision to buy a competitive brand. The R-motion is a great suspension and it delivered it in tunnel, very easy for people to retain tunnel bags and still fits in their mind of what a sled looks like.