At first glance the Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 and Yamaha Phazer RTX seem worlds apart. When you go in close, you realize that these two snowmobiles, while different in so many ways, end up in the same place. They are incredibly fun to ride. Indeed, each almost invites you to throw a leg over the saddle and grip the bars in anticipation of a very spirited day of riding.
Make no mistake; with barely 80 horsepower on tap, neither sled will throw you back the length of the seat if you slammed the throttle to the bar. The Arctic Cat might respond a bit quicker, the difference between its two-stroke breeding and the high-revving spooling of the Yamaha four-stroke. These are two quite sophisticated designs with engineering that came from different places to result in a similar end point.
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