Introducing new technologies for Ski-Doo 2015 snowmobiles
Building on what it claims is their largest market share in 40 years, Ski-Doo unveiled their 2015 Summit X and Renegade XRS model snowmobiles. Ski-Doo also announced the application of several new technologies like Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) and Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) engines, plus improved systems like the new Response Angle Suspension (RAS2) to other sleds.
Ski-Doo 2015 T3 package improves deep snow performance
Deep snow riders will appreciate the enhanced traction and flotation the Ski-Doo 2015 Summit X gains from the new T3 package of features. Powder is no problem for the 163-inch and 174-inch tracks, both equipped with 3-inch lugs. This unique combination of track length and lug depth gives riders the strength to climb confidently and creep slowly through chest deep snow.
The T3 package also includes features designed to reduce the weight of the sled. Just over 16-pounds were trimmed through changes in the exhaust system, spindles and A-arms, chaincase and drivers, suspension, track, heat exchanger, skis, and ice scratchers.
Ski-Doo's new RAS2 front suspension makes the Summit X lighter and more responsive through new geometry and lighter components. More effectively matching Ski-Doo's familiar tMotion and rMotion rear suspensions, the RAS2 delivers flatter corners, reduced ski lift, and improved stability and handling on rough terrain and extreme bumps.
Ski-Doo gives Renegade a performance upgrades for trail and off-trail performance
The Renegade family of snowmobiles includes models built for trail, crossover, and backcountry riding. Trail focused sleds utilize 15" wide tracks to improve trail handling and reduce weight. Backcountry machines focus on off-trail performance, employing a 16" wide FlexEdge track, two-wheel rear axle, and large opening running boards.
The Renegade X-RS (racing special) package is designed for extreme crossover riders. Key features include the REV-XS RS chassis, RAS2 front suspension, rMotion rear suspension, premium KYB PRO 40 shocks, and Pilot 5.7 skis.
Rotax ACE engines bring new power to utility and touring sleds
Designed to maximize thermodynamic efficiency and minimize mechanical friction, Ski-Doo's Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency, ACE 600 and 900 engines provide award-winning reliability, durability, and economy in a lightweight yet powerful four-stroke.
New for 2015, both 600 and 900 engines are equipped with intelligent throttle control, iTC, providing instant throttle response and ultra-smooth engagement, push-button switching between Sport/Standard/ECO driving modes, learning key systems for limiting speed for learners and renters. The ACE engines also offer riders the ability to switch between traditional thumb and PWC-style finger throttle with a simple rotation of the throttle block.
Rotax 900 ACE engines are now available in the Expedition SE and LE, Skandic WT and SWT sleds bringing a new feeling of sporty performance to the touring and utility sleds.
For deep-snow off-trail utility, the Tundra Xtreme offers a new forward steering position, large opening running boards, LED taillight, and four LinQ system cleats. Tundra and Skandic lines both offer the backcountry strut front suspension, with some models offering two-speed-with-reverse syncromesh transmission.
Boondocking and Sidehilling just got easier with the Ski-Doo 2015 Freeride
Big news for serious boondockers comes in the form of the special edition Freeride. Powered by Ski-Doo's 800 ETEC direct injection two-stroke engine, the Freeride's FlexEdge track utilizes shortened fiberglass reinforcing rods that allow the track to flex when you carve the sled, making boondocking and sidehilling easier than ever. Ski-Doo says the unique system provides the flotation of a 16-in. (41 cm) wide track with the maneuverability of a 12-in. (30 cm) track.
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