What’s in store for Lynx in 2023?

Last February, BRP unveiled, as it does every year, its SKI-DOO and LYNX 2023 lineup.

The Lynx line, coming from Finland and introduced on the North American market only last year (2022), will undergo some changes already in 2023.

First of all, the Boondocker will be replaced by the Shredder, a snowmobile also designed for deep snow like the one it replaced.

Then, the Lynx XTERRAIN BRUTAL with a 20″ track and the XTERRAIN RE with a 16″ track will make their appearance.

The Lynx Rave RE that we already know will remain available.

 LYNX RAVE RE

Let’s start with the one that blew many away (me first), the RAVE RE. Every detail of the Lynx Rave was designed with riding in mind.

An expert in bumps and speed is its trump card. This is a true sport snowmobile. Its features make it superior on demanding trails.

  • PPS 3 rear suspension

The third-generation PPS rear suspension takes the Lynx Rave RE sport snowmobile ride to the next level. Better controlled weight transfer, improved motion sensitivity and more comfort. Optimal performance for sport riding.

The limiting belt has 3 adjustments.

  • LFS + front suspension

Its LFS + front suspension with its 42.2-inch travel offers precise control and stability in turns. It is combined with shocks from KASHIMA KYB 46 mm HLCR (High speed, Low speed, Compression, Rebound damping).

  • Skis Blades XC+

His Blades XC+ skis complement this great stability and precise control.

  • Radien chassis

Similar to the Rev Gen 4 chassis, the Radien chassis is based on optimal weight distribution and designed for active driving. It provides freedom of movement and effortless maneuverability.

  • Motorization

The top-of-the-line fuel-efficient Rotax 850 E -TEC engine with 165 HP, which has been known for a few years, powers the RAVE. It is calibrated for sea level and is extremely responsive. It is combined with the Pdrive pawl clutch that maintains rpm precision.

LYNX SHREDDER RE 146 AND 154

The SHREDDER RE is a snowmobile designed for deep snow and mountains. For riding without limits.

It is the most extreme off-road snowmobile on the market

  • Rear suspension PPS 2

Its PPS 2 DS+ deep snow rear suspension has a simple, lightweight construction with a low angle of attack that makes it easy to climb on snow. It is paired with KYB 46 KASHIMA (center) and KYB 46 HLCR KASHIMA (High speed, Low speed, Compression, Rebound damping) shocks.

  • Front suspension LFS

A little different from the Rave, the Shredder’s LFS suspension is combined with KASHIMA KYB 36 CR shocks (adjustable for rebound and compression) and the ski spacing is 36″.

  • Blades DS+ Skis

Blades DS+ skis provide consistent handling in deep snow and on slopes. They are long and allow you to steer the snowmobile with precision.

  •  Radien DS Short Tunnel

 This revolutionary tunnel offers maximum control in deep snow and on slopes.

  • Radien DS chassis

Similar to Ski-doo’s new Rev Gen 5 chassis, the Radien DS chassis is also based on optimal weight distribution, but allows even more freedom of movement and has unmatched effortless handling.

  • Motorization

The SHREDDER RE, features the 165 hp 850 E TEC for the 146″ version, and the 154″ SHREDDER RE features the 180 hp turbo 850 E TEC. The turbo makes for more power, but also no loss of power up to an altitude of 8000 feet.

 

LYNX SHREDDER DS 154 AND 165 INCHES

The SHREDDER DS (Deep Snow) is designed for deep snow and steep slopes. It offers unmatched agility and maneuverability.

There are a few things that differentiate it from the Shredder RE.

  • PPS 2 rear suspension

This time, its PPS 2 DS+ rear suspension is paired with KYB 36 KASHIMA shocks (without HLCR).

  • LFS Front Suspension

The LFS suspension of the Shredder DS has combined with KASHIMA KYB 36 shocks (without a separate gas cylinder and not adjustable for rebound and compression).

  • Motorization

The 154″ SHREDDER DS is equipped with the 165 hp 850 E TEC while the 165″ SHREDDER DS is equipped with the 180 hp 850 E TEC Turbo.


LYNX XTerrain RE 146 inches (trail and off-trail)

For the adventurous, the Xterrain RE is designed for endurance and equipped for long adventures.

It’s similar to the Ski-Doo Backcountry, but with 2 engine choices (2 and 4-stroke) this is very interesting for those who have come to appreciate the peace of mind of the 4-stroke engine.

This is the extreme hybrid snowmobile for demanding trails and off-roading.

  • PPS 3 Rear Suspension

Its third-generation PPS rear suspension allows you to go further, and longer and takes the ride of this snowmobile to the next level. The front limiting belt has 3 adjustments.

  • LFS + front suspension

The LFS + front suspension with its 42-inch travel offers precise control and stability in turns. It is combined with shocks from KASHIMA KYB 46 mm HLCR (High speed, Low speed, Compression, Rebord damping).

  • Blades XC+ Skis

The Blades XC+ skis complement this great stability and precise control.

  • Radien and Radien X Chassis

Similar to the Rev Gen 4 chassis.

  •  Engine

The high-end fuel-efficient Rotax 850 E -TEC engine with 165 HP, which we have known for a few years, and the powerful R 900 ace 4-stroke turbo engine with 180 hp.

 

LYNX XTerrain Brutal 154 850 E-TEC (trail and off-road)

The Xterrain Brutal hybrid snowmobile eliminates the idea of the impossible. This version with a 20-inch track is similar to Ski-doo’s Expedition Extreme but has some significant differences.

An air-cooled radiator with a fan also equips the car with more cooling.

Nothing stops the Xterrain Brutal.

  • EasyRide rear suspension

Great performance and unmatched ride comfort. The simple, open design of the EasyRide rear suspension prevents snow build-up and maintains performance even in demanding conditions. The low angle of attack of the track adds to the off-road performance.

  • LFS Front Suspension

 This combines KYB 36 shocks (no separate gas cylinder and non-adjustable for rebound and compression) and 39″ ski spacing.

  •  Blades DS+ Skis

Blades DS+ skis provide consistent maneuverability in deep snow and on slopes. They are long and allow you to steer the snowmobile with precision.

  • Radien X Chassis

Similar to the Ski-doo Rev Gen 4 chassis.

  • Engine

The 850 E TEC with 165 hp.

 

Price-wise, you can expect to pay between $18,949 and $20,899 (as of and without taxes).

Finally, you can also contact your local BRP dealer, visit https://www.ski-doo.com/ca/ and check out my articles on the subject at https://motoneiges.ca for more information.

 

Happy shopping and be safe.

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