Tundra VS Bravo


Trevor Guernsey, Pro Sled Breaker

     Have you ever wondered if a Ski Doo Tundra 250 or Yamaha Bravo is a better pow slayer? I have ridden thousands of miles on Ski Doo Tundras and hundreds on Yamaha Bravos, both, in my opinion, super stupendous sleds. Now, I wouldn’t tell anyone not to get either, but one significantly outperforms the other. 

     Ski Doo Tundra 250s were made from 1985 to 2005. They were solidly built with good motors, strong handlebars, tethers, extroverted drivers, a large storage rack, more durable cowl/tub, and robust suspension. They get awesome gas mileage and have a humongous fuel tank. Tundras excel in deep snow with exquisite clutching and gearing.

     Yamaha Bravos were produced from 1982-2011. They perform with good top-end speed and great hardpack climbing ability. They also have a handy storage box and a large storage rack. Bravos have a lower center of gravity, which makes them ideal for smooth trails. 

     Ski Doo Tundras do much better in powder because of the suspension giving the track a better attack angle and a larger distance between the snow and the running boards. In addition, they pack more power, better brakes, a significantly bigger fuel tank, extroverted drivers, more durable cowl/tub, and stronger handlebars. However, Yamaha Bravos get better gas mileage, a faster top speed, climb higher on hardpack, and, on smooth trails, are much more enjoyable.

     It’s a close race, but my choice would be the Ski Doo Tundra because they behave much better in the steep and deep due to better suspension design, gearing, and clutching. I specifically like that the Tundras have better suspension and more power.