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Finally, the Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX pulls like a rocket-powered freight train. After four exclusive shootout events done by AmSnow, it’s safe to say it is the undisputed top dog on the “hyper-sled” market. It was almost 7mph faster in 660 feet than the closest 800+cc sled. At 636 lbs, this machine is heavy. We also experienced some icing-up of the steering in the combination of deep snow, high snow-dust and low temperature variations we rode in. We put a much larger windshield on this sled, but with most models, the medium-tall windshield is actually worth about 2-3 mph more at top end, since the driver is able to tuck in.