Love mine! Have only sat on it a few times in the garage though since getting it in later February lol. Need to start looking at it more and getting it ready for the Winter. Cant wait to pass gas stations lol.
Dig snow out on side of choice, roll sled on side to side where you dug out snow, kick snow down in your trench, dig out area where belly pan will be, put more snow in your trench, pack down with boots, lay sled back on track/skis, start it up and go.
It will suck for the “regular joe” teams who have day jobs like yourselves, but I think it will really put emphasis on what teams/riders can pull it together handle a week to week pressure. So some of the smaller teams may get some notice for either a driver or mechanic. It will be exciting to watch! Heck with Dubuque in Jan, may be able to ride the sleds to the venue if the hotel is in the right spot.
Unfortunately this 85Hp may be a better fit for me too lol
Don't get me wrong, the very first thing I want to do when I get on a bike is pop a wheelie.
For the shorter weeknight rides I kinda want the ooph, but it's not a necessity.
For 200 mile days up North, just give me two skis and a track that is light and consumes very little gas and oil.
I am riding up there for the same reason that Quebec bikers enjoy riding the Vermont green mountains.
I just want to relax and enjoy the ride.
My vintage sled doesn't cut it lol
Precisely why I bought a 2020 Gade Sport 600ace. I get the RAS3, “new chassis”, and still the venerable 600ace, where I won’t have to worry about “oh I guess I should top off the tank at THIS gas station”. I pretty much have decided I want a commuter car for the snow Good mpgs, won’t leave me stranded, looks decent, hope to have for 10 years. And the 600ace torque will help with pulling the ice fishing gear.
I would have went this new 600efi in a BC but I honestly just don’t even want to have to worry about oil fill ups. But dang that less than 450.lb weight on the BC 600efi was tempting.