Last week, while I was still hesitating in my Internet research to choose a “Polaris dealers Quebec” snowmobile, I went to Thibault Marine Inc, a recreational vehicle dealer located in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in the Laurentians, near Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Jérôme. An advisor immediately referred me to the 2019 Pro RMK 850. Why? He told me that Polaris have a lot of advantages and remain smooth and maneuverable on just about any snow surface.

image of a man having fun driving a black polaris snowmobile in the mountains in winter

Afterwards, we took the time to discuss this model a bit more. I was happy to hear that this snowmobile has stood the test of time and provides a lot of stability to the snowmobile. Also, when it came to the engine, the expert on the floor immediately mentioned to me that with an 850 engine, the machine was very powerful and that combined with a 155 inch track, for example, I would have no trouble getting out longer on the crazy snow. He then informed me that the 2019 ProRMK had a new look and that the comfort had been upgraded, the handlebars slightly higher and has better visibility.

On the other hand, what caught my attention the most was the new REACT suspension of the Polaris. This one, as its name indicates, is more “Reactive”, according to the expert. Indeed, he mentions that this suspension makes it possible to adjust the width between the skis up to a length of 36 inches, even 38. It offers more flexibility when touring, and makes it easier to negotiate turns. In short, it’s more predictive in both crazy off-piste snow and on harder trails. If we mention that this front suspension is REACT, it’s because we also want to emphasize that with its new forged A-arms and ski axles, this one is the most responsive of all and that there is 16% less inertia compared to the competition.

To find out for sure, I asked for a test ride on and off the track. Immediately, I felt a clear difference and a remarkable ease. In fact, the all-new RMK React Pro front suspension offers a precise and effortless ride in both deep and loose snow. I tested both and was impressed. I effortlessly initiated the side slopes of a mountain and, at the end, felt less fatigue and I can say without a doubt that I was in control and felt the precision on the handlebars.

Back from this test, my expert told me again and again about this React suspension. He mentioned the all-new geometry with an adjustable position from 36 to 38 inches of travel, a sway bar designed for much more predictable handling, and much more. Side by side with other models, I could immediately see the important differences. They are obvious.

This new feature makes it easier to negotiate off-road obstacles, the snowmobile has always been light, but stiff at the same time with this increased strength and durability in its platform. Furthermore, as I was able to test it during my trip, this snowmobile helps to stand up faster on the snow, thus facilitating a stand-up riding to see even further and increase the visibility radius. Pure sport!

In short, my experience at Thibault Marine was conclusive. Both the advice of a pro and my test ride on the trail and off-road convinced me of this Polaris, but especially of its new React suspension which makes a clear difference. I can only highly recommend this model choice for 2019.

image of a man having fun driving a red polaris snowmobile in the mountains in winter

Come now to Thibault Marine, your recreational vehicle dealer in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in the Laurentians, near Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Jérôme to test drive the all-new Polaris ProRMK 850 and get the best prices. This snowmobile has bite and flexibility at the same time, making it an exceptional machine for the more daring snowmobiler. We are waiting for you, because we have a Polaris snowmobile for sale for you.