Ben Smith with a towering stance in staging ominous weather conditions.
This shot by Josh Berman is hella mega and we can appreciate it from a product design standpoint. If you look close at the tunnel you’ll notice there’s minimal snow hold within the rack system. With the rack system not holding extra snow load that also means continuous cycles of fresh snow on your heat exchanger, keeping your engine coolant temps cooler.
This is optimal, especially as machines climb in cc’s and require more cooling power. We don’t cross bar the entire lower portion of the rack because this results in significant snow hold and additional weight on the tunnel that you don’t want; it’ll sack you down and make you trenchee McGee. Additionally, once that snow ‘bridges’ the lower cross bars and stacks on top a cavity of hot air is created on top of your tunnel which serves as a heat blanket. The then bonded snow won’t allow for new snow to cycle through, it’s just a big snow jam session.
Another negative of the lower cross bars is a rider cannot clean out the rack base OR pack snow into the base of the rack as effectively to promote more cooling, think spring.
For every action there’s a reaction and around here we track all the reactions to ensure our product design is trouble free and maximizes all consumer experiences.