How Much do Snowmobiles Weigh? [70 Models Compared!]


A typical snowmobile weighs around 500 pounds. You can find the lightest snowmobiles in the youth category, as they only weigh 167-214 pounds. In contrast, the heaviest snowmobiles are the utility and 4-stroke trail sleds, which weigh around 550-650 pounds. However, they are also the most powerful as they can produce 200-210 HP!

If you are looking for an unbiased snowmobile weight comparison, you are in the right place.

We at PowerSportsGuide have done the research and compiled the weights of many sleds under one roof for comparison.

Without further ado, let’s start with our snowmobile weight chart!

Snowmobile Weight Chart

You can find and compare the weight specs of many production snowmobiles in this chart.

Manufacturer Model Dry Weight (lbs)
Polaris Indy 120 147
Arctic Cat ZR 120 (Youth) 167
Arctic Cat ZR 200 (Youth) 214
Polaris PRO RMK 800 155 408
Polaris PRO RMK 600 155 414
Polaris PRO RMK 850 165 415
Ski-Doo Freeride 165 435
Ski-Doo MXZ Sport 600 EFI 437
Ski-Doo Summit X 154 441
Polaris PRO RMK 174 442
Arctic Cat M 8000 Mountain CAT ALPHA ONE 446
Ski-Doo Backcountry Sport 446
Polaris Switchback 600 Pro S 447
Ski-Doo Summit X 165 450
Ski-Doo Freeride 146 450
Polaris Indy XC 129 454
Arctic Cat M 8000 Hardcore ALPHA ONE 455
Ski-Doo Summit X Turbo 154 456
Ski-Doo MXZ X 600R E-TEC 457
Ski-Doo Summit SP 850 146 459
Polaris Switchback XCR 460
Ski-Doo Backcountry X 850 E-TEC 461
Polaris Indy XC 137 462
Ski-Doo Backcountry X 462
Polaris Voyageur 144 465
Ski-Doo Summit X Turbo 165 466
Polaris Indy VR1 129 467
Polaris Indy LXT 467
Ski-Doo Summit SP 850 175 468
Ski-Doo Freeride Turbo 154 468
Ski-Doo Renegade Sport 469
Ski-Doo MXZ X 850 E-TEC 471
Ski-Doo Backcountry X-RS 472
Ski-Doo Freeride Turbo 165 475
Polaris Switchback Assault 850 146 476
Ski-Doo MXZ TNT 850 E-TEC 477
Polaris Voyageur 155 479
Polaris 600 RMK 144 480
Ski-Doo Renegade X 481
Arctic Cat Riot X 8000 482
Ski-Doo Backcountry 483
Ski-Doo Tundra Sport 600 EFI 484
Arctic Cat ZR 6000 R XC 487
Ski-Doo MXZ X-RS 850 E-TEC 490
Ski-Doo MXZ X-RS 490
Ski-Doo Renegade Adrenaline 490
Ski-Doo Tundra LT 600 EFI 491
Ski-Doo Expedition Sport 600 EFI 502
Arctic Cat ZR 6000 LTD 512
Ski-Doo Tundra Sport 600 ACE 513
Ski-Doo Tundra LT 600 ACE 515
Arctic Cat Riot 8000 518
Ski-Doo Renegade Enduro 519
Arctic Cat Riot 6000 521
Arctic Cat ZR 8000 RR 521
Arctic Cat ZR 8000 LTD 527
Ski-Doo Grand Touring Sport 530
Ski-Doo Expedition Sport 600 ACE 531
Ski-Doo Skandic Sport 600 EFI 531
Ski-Doo Grand Touring Limited 547
Ski-Doo Expedition Sport 900 ACE 552
Arctic Cat Norseman X 8000 558
Ski-Doo Skandic WT 600 EFI 583
Ski-Doo Expedition Xtreme 596
Polaris Titan SP 155 602
Arctic Cat ZR 9000 Thudercat 603
Polaris Titan XC 155 605
Ski-Doo Skandic WT 900 ACE 629
Ski-Doo Skandic SWT 900 ACE 657
Polaris Titan Adventure 155 658

These numbers are for informational purposes only! Sources: Ski-Doo, Polaris, Arctic Cat.

Unfortunately, Yamaha doesn’t release the official weight specs for their models. Therefore, they are not listed in this comparison chart. But if you want to check the weight of some Yamaha snowmobiles, keep reading.

We’ve done the research and have compiled some (unofficial) Yamaha snowmobile weight numbers into this article!

How Much does the Average Snowmobile Weigh?

Based on our research, the average weight of a snowmobile is around 500 pounds. The lightest models are the youth sleds, as they weigh only 167-214 pounds. The 2-stroke mountain sleds are arguably the lightest full-sized snowmobiles as they weigh around 400-500 pounds depending on the model. The heaviest snowmobiles are the utility and 4-stroke trail sleds, as these models can reach a weight range of 550-650 pounds.

Beware that these numbers refer to the dry weight (or net weight) of each model.

The dry weight of a snowmobile is just for the machine itself without any fluids (oil, coolant), gas, accessories and gear.

The average snowmobile has a fuel capacity of 9-12 gallons, which adds about 57-75 pounds. This means that the necessary gear, fluids and gas will add about 60-120 pounds to the dry weight! Finally, the weight of a snowmobile can even reach 450-800 pounds on average depending on the make and the model.

Also, keep in mind that the size of the track can also affect the weight of a snowmobile.

Let’s move on and take a closer look at the different snowmobile brands!

How Much Does a Polaris Snowmobile Weigh?

You can find the lightest snowmobiles in the Polaris fleet. The small Polaris Indy 120 is as lightweight as 147 pounds, while the full-sized RMK 800 is just 408 pounds. Even if Polaris doesn’t offer snowmobiles with heavy 4-stroke engines, their biggest models do cross the 600-pounds limit.

Let’s take a look at the weight of some popular Polaris snowmobiles.

  • Polaris Indy 120 weight: 147 lbs
  • Polaris Indy Lite weight: 367 lbs
  • Polaris Indy StarLite: 340 lbs
  • Polaris Indy Indy Lite GT: 434 lbs
  • Polaris Indy Evo weight: 432 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 340 weight: 402 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 340 Touring weight: 445 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 340 Deluxe weight: 428 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 550 LXT weight: 467 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 400 weight: 470 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 500 weight: 469 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 600 weight: 447 lbs
  • Polaris Indy XLT 600 weight: 503 lbs
  • Polaris Indy 650 weight: 467 lbs
  • Polaris Switchback 600 weight: 447 lbs
  • Polaris Switchback 700 weight: 494 lbs
  • Polaris Switchback 800 weight: 446 lbs
  • Polaris Switchback Assault 850 weight: 476 lbs
  • Polaris RMK 600 weight: 414 lbs
  • Polaris RMK 700 weight: 489 – 532 lbs
  • Polaris RMK 800 weight: 408 lbs
  • Polaris RMK 850 weight: 415 lbs
  • Polaris Titan Adventure weight: 658 lbs
  • Polaris Titan 800 XC weight: 605 lbs
  • Polaris 800 Dragon Switchback weight: 536 lbs
  • Polaris 800 Dragon SP weight: 476 lbs
  • Polaris 600 IQ Shift weight: 495 lbs
  • Polaris 550 IQ Shift weight: 470 lbs

How much does a Polaris RMK 800 weigh?

The popular Polaris RMK 800 weighs only 408 pounds, which makes it the lightest mountain snowmobile on the market!

How Much Does an Arctic Cat Snowmobile Weigh?

The weight of Arctic Car snowmobiles varies widely depending on the model. The lightest Arctic Cat sled is the ZR 120 as it weighs only 167 pounds. However, it has to be mentioned that it’s a youth snowmobile. The average weight of Cat sleds is 470 pounds, while the heaviest trail models can reach the 600-650-pound range.

For example, let’s look at some popular models:

  • Arctic Cat ZR 120 (Youth) weight: 167 lbs
  • Arctic Cat ZR 200 (Youth) weight: 214 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Norseman X 8000 weight: 558 lbs
  • Arctic Cat M 8000 Hardcore ALPHA ONE weight: 455 lbs
  • Arctic Cat M 8000 Mountain CAT ALPHA ONE weight: 446 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Riot 6000 weight: 521 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Riot 8000 weight: 518 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Riot X 8000 weight: 482 lbs
  • Arctic Cat ZR 9000 Thundercat weight: 603 lbs
  • Arctic Cat ZR 6000 R XC weight: 487 lbs
  • Arctic Cat ZR 8000 RR weight: 521 lbs
  • Arctic Cat ZR 6000 LTD weight: 512 lbs
  • Arctic Cat ZR 8000 LTD weight: 527 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Norseman X 8000 weight: 558 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo LXR weight: 647 lbs
  • Arctic Cat TZ1 LXR weight: 656 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Crossfire R 8 LE weight: 474 lbs
  • Arctic Cat Crossfire R 1000 weight: 527 lbs
  • Arctic Cat F6 Sno Pro weight: 544 lbs
  • Arctic Cat M1000 Sno Pro weight: 514 lbs

Here is a good snowmobile weight comparison video. Don’t skip it if you want to check these popular sleds head-to-head:

How Much Does a Ski-Doo Weigh?

The weight of a Ski-Doo snowmobile is around 435-657 pounds. The lightest Ski-Doo is the Freeride 165, as it weighs only 435 pounds. The other lightweight mountain sled in the fleet is the MXZ Sport, which is only 2 pounds heavier. On the other end of the spectrum, you can find the Skanic SWT 900 ACE with a remarkable weight of 657 pounds.

You can also find many other popular Ski-Doo models on this list:

  • Ski-Doo Summit Everest 800R 154 weight: 436 lbs
  • Ski-Doo GSX 1200 Limited weight: 539 lbs
  • Ski-Doo MX Z TNT 500SS weight: 399 lbs
  • Ski-Doo MX Z 800R Adrenaline weight: 435 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Renegade 600 weight: 442 lbs (600 EFI) 469 lbs (600 ACE)
  • Ski-Doo Renegade 850 weight: 481 lbs (850 E-TEC)
  • Ski-Doo Renegade 1200 weight: 512 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Summit 850 weight: 450-470 lbs (depending on the model)
  • Ski-Doo Summit 800 weight: 459 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Summit 600 weight: 445-450 lbs
  • Ski-Doo MXZ 440 weight: 453 lbs
  • Ski-Doo MXZ 600 weight: 437-462 lbs
  • Ski-Doo MXZ 700 weight: 472 lbs
  • Ski-Doo MXZ 800 weight: 475 lbs
  • Ski-Doo MXZ 850 weight: 477 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Backcountry 600 weight: 466 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Backcountry 850 weight: 438 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Backcountry XRS weight: 472 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Grant Touring weight: 530-547 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Freeride 146 weight: 450 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Freeride 850 137 weight: 476 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Expedition weight: 502-596 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Expedition Extreme weight: 596 lbs
  • Ski-Doo Skandic weight: 531-657 lbs

How much does a Ski-Doo Summit weigh?

Ski-Doo Summits weigh around 441-468 pounds depending on the model. The lightest sled in this family is the Summit X 154 with a weight of 441 pounds. The more powerful Ski-Doo Summit 850 sleds weigh around 456 pounds up to 468 pounds.

How Much Does a Yamaha Snowmobile Weigh?

To the greatest regret of many fans, official Yamaha snowmobile weight numbers are not available. But it’s safe to say that nowadays many Yamaha and Arctic Cat snowmobile are pretty close in design, due to the cooperation between these two manufacturers. Consequently, if you are curious about the weight numbers of Yamaha snowmobiles, you should check out the Arctic Cat sleds within the same category!

Even if they don’t have exactly the same weight, you can get some idea by doing this.

For your convenience, we’ve done the research and compiled the available Yamaha snowmobile weight specs into this list:

  • Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX Turbo weight: 643 lbs (wet weight)
  • Yamaha Sidewinder LTX-LE weight: 680 lbs (wet weight)
  • Yamaha FX Nytro MTX weight: 553 lbs
  • Yamaha Nitro FX Nytro RTX weight: 513 lbs
  • Yamaha Apex RTX weight: 568 lbs
  • Yamaha Phazer RTX weight: 489 lbs
  • Yamaha RS Venture GT weight: 652 lbs
  • Yamaha FX Nytro XTX weight: 542 lbs
  • Yamaha SX Viper Mountain weight: 515 lbs

(Please note that these numbers are based on weighing the models and are not official factory specs!)

How much does a Yamaha Sidewinder weigh?

Although Yamaha doesn’t release the official weight of the Yamaha Sidewinder, we can fortunately find online videos that show this sled being weighed! According to this video, the weight of the Yamaha Sidewinder is 643 pounds.

Would you like to compare the Sidewinder with competitor models? Don’t miss this video!

(Keep in mind that this model is a Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX Turbo.)

What is the Lightest Snowmobile?

The lightest snowmobiles are the 120cc youth sleds like the Polaris Indy 120 (147 pounds) and the Arctic Cat ZR 120 (167 pounds). When it comes to full-sized models, at present the lightest production snowmobile is the Polaris RMK 800 155, as it weighs only 408 pounds!

What is the Heaviest Snowmobile?

The heaviest snowmobiles on the market are arguably the utility sleds. The weight of the Sea-Doo Skandic SWT 900 ACE is no less than 657 pounds while the Polaris Titan Adventure weighs 658 pounds. It also has to be mentioned that many 4-stroke trail sleds reach a whopping 550-600+ pounds of weight. And don’t forget that we are still talking about dry weights!

The Weight of Snowmobile Parts

How much does a snowmobile engine weigh?

The weight of snowmobile engines ranges from 66 to 140 pounds. The general rule is 2-strokes are always significantly lighter, as they typically weigh around 60-100 pounds. In contrast, the weight of 4-stroke snowmobile engines ranges from 90 to 140 pounds.

Some samples of snowmobile engine weights:

  • Rotax 1200 4-TEC weight: 132 lbs
  • Rotax 900 ACE weight: 115 lbs
  • Rotax 850 E-TEC weight: 93 lbs
  • Rotax 600 ACE weight: 88 lbs
  • Rotax 600R E-TEC weight: 82 lbs
  • Rotax 800R E-TEC weight: 79 lbs
  • Rotax 600 HO E-TEC weight: 75 lbs
  • Rotax 550F weight: 66 lbs

How much does a snowmobile track weigh?

Snowmobile tracks weigh around 40-60 pounds depending on the model. The weight of the tracks depends on many factors like its dimensions, lug size, material, and so on. Don’t forget that studs also make the tracks heavier.

Here is a short list with some typical snowmobile track weight numbers:

  • Arctic Cat 153 2.6 PC weight: 57 lbs
  • Polaris 155 Series 6 weight: 44 lbs
  • Polaris 156 Series 7 weight: 49 lbs
  • Camso 162 2.5 Peak weight: 59 lbs
  • Polaris 163 Series 6 weight: 49.5 lbs
  • Ski-Doo 165 3 weight: 49 lbs

How much does a pair of snowmobile skis weigh?

The weight of snowmobile skis ranges from 4 to 12 pounds. The skis on new sleds are typically made of UHMWP (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) and weigh about 4-7 pounds. On the other hand, many vintage sleds feature metal skis, which are usually heavier, around 8-11 pounds.

Conclusion – How Much does a Typical Snowmobile Weigh?

You can expect the average snowmobile weight to be around 500 pounds. Mountain snowmobiles are typically lighter, as they are only 400-500 pounds. Utility and trail sleds are significantly heavier, as most of them fall into the range of 500-650 pounds. These sleds are usually powered with 4-stroke engines, which also contributes to their heavier weight.

This is our short snowmobile weight comparison. We hope you find it useful!

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https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/

https://amsnow.com/news/snowmobile-reviews/1995/11/1996-polaris-indy-lite-gt

https://www.snowmobilemuseum.com/index.php?page=Sleds_on_Display

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