How are they playing catch up? Skidoo even with their turbo can't win a hillclimb race to save thier life. Look at the current hillclimb
season. I ride with all Ski Doos every weekend, they are great sleds and out number all other brands here, but the current 850 RMK out of the box works well.
They rushed the 850 engine to market, and paid big consequences for it. Lots of problems, that were all addressed in the next model year.. after customer R&D. I refuse to believe they had 5 years of testing on this engine. If they did, that engine shouldn't have had the problems that it did.
Now they really want to put a turbo out there, simply because Ski-doo did it first. I will be very surprised if they do it right the first time.
I didn't say there is anything wrong with the rmk.. I would bet my next sled will be a hold over axys. I'm just saying Polaris jumps the gun, and then makes it better in the long run.
I have owned a few Polaris snowmobiles, and I currently own all ski-doo.. but I am not a ski-doo fan boy. I have no problem listing the issues I have with my ski-doo, and I have no problem hoping back on an axys for a while.