I agree. Two that come to mind are the Rev and the IQ. When I first saw them in magazines or on the internet I did not like them at all. But in person they are not too bad. Not nearly as nice looking as the eternal beauty of the Wedge, though. Ha ha.Originally posted by ArcticCat1
[br]I thought they were ugly to until I acctually saw the sleds in person. Than I thought they were pretty nice. But, not as nice as the older sleds.
I completely agree the IQ racer needs to look that way in order for it to perform aswell as it does. That sled for me is like a mixed bag of nuts. Id love to ride one and think they kinda look badass. But the stubby nose gets to me. But it does have the meanest looking stance of any sled ever made.Originally posted by erick
[br]Looks are completely subjective. However, some of the new designs (*cough* IQ Racer) are that way for a completely functional purpose. The short nose on the sled really opens up the view and gives a person an entirely different aspect on riding sled.
PERSONALLY, I enjoy the new designs. This is a new generation of snowmobiles for a new generation of snowmobilers. Now, I admit I hated the way the IQ racer looked on the Internet and in magazines (couldn't get over the short nose) but until I actually saw one in person I could not even begin to realize how awesome, and functional the look was.
I'd have to agree with this 100%. When I look over the bars on my Edge, I see hood. When I look over the bars on the Phazer, I see the ground. I'm still getting used to it, but I really like the whole "no hood" thing.Originally posted by erick
[br]The short nose on the sled really opens up the view and gives a person an entirely different aspect on riding sled.
I completly AGREEOriginally posted by MonsterJay
[br]I agree and disagree. I agree there are more ugly sleds today than a few years ago. But there are a lot of great looking sleds out there now too.
Ugly - Phazer/Venture Lite, Freestyle, IQ 440, Rev
Good - Apex, Nytro, Vector, M/Crossfire, F series, RMK, IQ
The rest pretty much fall inbetween for me.
The difference is that a concept car is nothing more than a concept car. They have always been wacky looking, but they don't often end up in production.Originally posted by 07Phazer
[brThe whole "Extreme" styling thing seems to be happening everywhere though. Look at some of the concept cars the automakers have been dreaming up lately. Yikes. I think it's just a different generation of design stylists with different views of what the customer wants.
In the end though if you put them all out infront of me with a big field full of snow I would ride them all. Originally posted by ShoelessJoe