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SnoWest 2007 project sled

October 2007 Feature Steve Janes

Myth or Legend

Some say dragons originated in mythology. Stories of fire-breathing dragons were created by the ruling class to cast fear on the uneducated. making those people easier to control.

When Polaris announced the release of the 2007 Dragon, it's very unlikely that it put fear in the hearts of the competition. For the most part, the industry was looking at 800cc and 1000cc snowmobiles. The Polaris sled with its 700cc powerplant was more like a big lizard-a Komodo of snowmobiles-not something that strike fear in the hearts of the competition.

Thanks to a very supportive product development team led by Scott Ostroski at Polaris, we were able to get our Dragon nearly two months before the actual production date. Not only did this give us an opportunity to get the SnoWest project sled ready for the Intermountain Snowmobile Show in Salt Lake City the last weekend in October, but it allowed some of the aftermarket companies (SLP, Boondocker and EzRyde) an opportunity to figure out how their products could be installed.

Once the sled arrived in Pinedale, WY, the crew at Bucky's went right to work with the installation process of aftermarket parts. An extra hood (black with no decals) had been sent to Ermal's Auto Body in Idaho Falls for custom paint by Jeremy Thompson.

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