If etec came out in 2006 then why were there sdi's in 2006 and 7 and then powerteks in 2008 -2010?Ideal sled: 2014-2015 Tundra with 2 up with either the ACE (4-stroke) or the eTEC (clean 2 stroke). Like riding a nice ATV.
But, it cost.
Another approach would be two sleds. You just don't get the same fun out of being a passenger as you do driving it.
Bet your wife would absolutely love my 1999 Jag deluxe 340. Rides pretty good and it is very light. Electric start. The only thing it lacks is reverse. Don't know if they ever made one with reverse.
Skidoo Touring models are really nice on the trails and most have electric start, some have reverse. 1996 or later. Of course, until the eTEC (2006) and ACE motors came out, those were all 2 stroke.
But trust me, wives and young ladies all say they don't want to drive it, but then that one sled comes along that fits them perfectly and then you can't get them off it.
Unlike many, I don't shy away from smaller motors. Smaller motors have several advantages: 1. Fuel efficient 2. Cheaper to maintain 3. Easier to pull start 4. Lighter
I have to disagree due to all the battery free sleds, that have the exact same mechanism.Can't a low or bad battery cause it to have issues with the electronic reverse?
Meaning, is that like the SkiDoo RER that it shuts off the motor and fires it backwards? I know the Skidoos, specially the early Tundras that had RER first had issues when the battery was weak. The little 5 amp charge wasn't enough to get it back up 100% while riding it.