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Widescape WS250: The World’s First Stand-Up Snowmobile

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By hite

Introduced by upstart Canadian powersports company Widescape, the WS250 is allegedly the world’s first snowmobile designed to be ridden while standing up. Wait – who wants to stand? Sitting is where it’s at. And, if I’m being perfectly honest, I’d much rather be lying down. Now, where’s that snowmobile?

Powered by a fuel-injected 242cc 4-stroke engine, the WS250 features a significantly slimmer platform than most traditional snowmobiles (you can fit two in the bed of a truck side-by-side), allowing a rider to access areas larger machines might not be able to. Yeti cave, here we come! Gosh, I sure hope it invites us in for hot cocoa instead of mauling us to death like a wampa.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? If it involves an annual snowmobile jousting competition, you are! The machines weigh in at just under 200 lbs and start at around $6,750, meaning they weigh even less than I do but are worth almost $6,750 more. That’s crazy to think about — also, more than a little depressing.

[via GearJunkie]