Ski-Doo innovation leads to more fun on the snow

Innovations include a new turbocharged engine, more Rev Gen4 models and an advanced helmet.

Many 2019 Ski-Doo models, including the Grand Touring, will feature the incredibly responsive REV Gen4 platform with both 2- and 4-stroke power and a new turbocharged engine.
Many 2019 Ski-Doo models, including the Grand Touring, will feature the incredibly responsive REV Gen4 platform with both 2- and 4-stroke power and a new turbocharged engine. Photo courtesy BRP

BRP (TSX:DOO) is bolstering its position as the most popular snowmobile manufacturer in the world with even more industry-leading announcements. BRP brings its acclaimed Ski-Doo REV Gen4 platform into 4-stroke models to give riders the ultimate Ski-Doo experience with the most engine options ever. Ski-Doo also announces the rider-focused Rotax 900 ACE Turbo engine along with the expansion of the 600R E-TEC engine into more models and an all-new OXYGEN helmet.

4-strokes in REV Gen4

Rider control and responsiveness is at the heart of Ski-Doo’s REV Gen4 platform. These benefits can now be enjoyed by riders looking for 4-stroke power in two different engines: the Rotax 900 ACE and the Rotax 900 ACE Turbo. Starting this fall, the popular Renegade and Grand Touring snowmobiles, along with some Expedition models, will also be available with the ACE engines in the REV Gen4 layout. There will even be a Renegade X-RS model featuring a turbocharged engine.

900 ACE Turbo

Rotax is again flexing its engineering prowess with its first in-house designed and built turbocharged engine – the 150 horsepower 900 ACE Turbo. Everything about this engine is focused on the rider, with great reliability, enhanced fuel economy, and exceptional throttle response. The engine is far more than a turbo added to the venerable 900 ACE, as more than 24 parts have been specifically engineered for this application.

More 600R E-TEC-powered snowmobiles

The acclaimed Ski-Doo MXZ 600R E-TEC was just the beginning for the new 600R E-TEC engine. Designed to excite riders with quick throttle response and high power-to-weight ratios, the 600R is now available in the MXZ, Summit, Renegade, and Grand Touring models.

“The 2019 Ski-Doo line-up is clearly focused on delivering what our customers want in snowmobiles,” states Lacroix. “Bringing 4-strokes to the REV Gen4 platform and introducing two new engines across multiple segments give customers choices where they can find the perfect model for their style.”

OXYGEN helmets

Improving the ride experience goes beyond the machine, which is something BRP has focused on for years. The brand new OXYGEN line of helmets is designed to offer cold weather users a hassle-free experience with ease of use, less fatigue and great protection. The helmet provides the largest field of fog-free vision both horizontally and vertically while eliminating the need for any kind of face mask and the lightweight M-Forge construction keeps riders more comfortable all day.

For additional information and technical specifications on these new Ski-Doo models, visit www.ski-doo.com.

About BRP

BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of CA$4.2 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 8,700 people worldwide.

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