For 2011, the Canadian manufacturer prepared for us a mass of novelties. From the engine to the chassis, BRP offers a quite diversified range of choices. Almost all the models come with a choice between many motors and between different feature packages. Everything to satisfy your different wishes. Thus, they confirm their slogan: Build your snowmobile. Here are some highlights.
- First, the so awaited arrival of the E-TEC 800R. It is the second BRP engine with direct fuel injection, manufactured from the 800R Power T.E.K. engine. The manufacturer says the new one is more powerful than the 800R Power T.E.K. while showing a reduction of 15 % in fuel consumption and 50 % in oil consumption. Besides, our team is lucky enough to run a long-term trial with it this season (Read more…)
- A new 4-stroke 600 cc engine is introduced in the chassis REV-XP and XU. The manufacturer announces 500 km fuel autonomy with each gas fill-up and will deliver 60 HP power. This small 4-stroke would already override the American environmental standards of 2012 (Environmental Protection Agency – EPA).
- The REV-X platform has now another model, the Skandic WT. From now on, it will be mounted on the REV-XU chassis and will come along with a tubular front suspension. This heavy-set will have undergone a slimming treatment of over 15 kg.
- The MXZ feature packages are now simplified. There will be no more confusion between the Adrenaline and the TNT since they are merged together. This union will allow us to get a MXZ TNT with HPG Plus aluminium rebuildable shocks, midsize windshield, protections against the wind, and many accessories that were already offered on the Adrenaline.
- A new Tundra joins the utility line up. The name suits it proudly and it will be an extreme edition of the Tundra LT. Made for deep snow fans who cannot necessarily reach the dizzy peaks, the extreme will use the well-known flotation of the Tundra chassis, the 2,25 in. Powder Max track and the Tundra LT efficient LTS suspension (the Lynx Telescopic Suspension). For the first time, a liquid-cooled engine will be in the cabin. Indeed, the heart of this sled will be the E-TEC 600. This will make a powder snow sled out of it with one of the best weight / performance ratios, which remains a very important standard for the off-trail fans.
- The altitude and strong sensations amateurs will be delighted to discover that the Summit segment also got some refinements. New Pilot DS (Deep Snow) skis and a new Powder Max track with open central window will be available in 2011. A Free Ride package is introduced and a combination of the MXZ RS with the Summit X will be offered to the extreme off-trail fans, with the exclusive SC-5 suspension and Pro 40 shocks. The X and Everest kits will show a modified distance between the skis, thus influencing the control in powder snow and making easier the changes of direction on mountain side.
New Pilot DS ski (Deep Snow)
Freeride Handle bar and new air intakes
Many other small refinements will help improving the 2011 Ski-Doo snowmobiles fleet. This shows a constant willingness to satisfy their customers. SledMagazine.com team will be lucky enough to test all theses novelties at the 2011 Snow Shoot that will be held during the next days in Montana.