Sorry, I missed the question. I'm new to snowmobile discussion at off-road. I do have an opinion on Indy 500's, though. Every one I've been on has been a very good sled. A friend had a stock 96 that would beat my XLT. The thing that turned me off them lately has been the body style. I've never had use for the "evolved", (AKA "shovel" for it's inability to cross a ditch without scooping part of the opposite bank out with its fragile plastic-coated bumper) The new ones with the different intake and exhaust systems should be great.
i heard nothing but good,specialy with the increased horsepower,but it better be,since mine just arrived @ the dealer,i cant get myself to pick it up,so i dont have to drool over it until ther is some snow. I been riding a 95 XCR 600 and i hope i'm not going to be disapointed !!!