So I'm in the used sled market with a $2500 budget...
I'm looking at RMK's and Summits in the 500-700cc range.
My primary use for the sled is to access backcountry skiing, so I need something with good climbing power but not necessarily for highmarking.
Also, I need something light enough that I can throw around in the back of my pickup and wont be a total ***** to dig out when it gets stuck.
My concerns are whether a 500 will be underpowered for climbing; and how much more weight do I gain with a 700?? and is the fuel economy noticeably different either way?
A good 600 is the ideal machine. I'm not afraid of a little extra power, but I'd hate to pass up a good deal on a used 500 with low miles...