I beg to differ, I blew the track on my 1200 on my last trip, rented a 600 Polaris and was able to right a rave re for about 180km, didn't really notice a different is steering effort, the Polaris actually felt a heal of alot heavier then my Gade did. At a 45/55 transfer that I have on my 1200 the weight difference is maybe 15-20 lbs. Over the skis, when it comes to trail riding, thats minor in my opinion.This take is false. A snowmobile that weighs less is easier to maneuver, easier to stop, and goes quicker. Sure smaller payload brings the gross weight down. But ANYONE that rides a lighter sled will have a better experience. When I hear reduce your own weight, I think that needs to come from cargo. Bags, fuel, oil, tools, bumpers, lights, all this adds weight that negatively impacts the performance and rideability of the snowmobile.
That said, I still loved the Lynx, I didn't think it was miles better then my 1200 but I loved the transfer of it and the way it rode the bumps