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3/14/2011-New suspension system highlights Ski-Doo’s unveilings

March 14, 2011
Filed under Features

Whole new levels of comfort and capability and a new means of customizing the ride.
Those are the benefits of Ski-Doo’s new rMotion rear suspension system, which was introduced recently at BRP’s snowmobile dealer meeting.
BRP showed off the new system and new models at the San Diego show.
“BRP’s focus on the consumer experience is at the core of the 2012 Ski-Doo line-up,” stated Yves Leduc, vice-president and general manager for the North America division. “The success of our more recent introductions has laid the foundation and provided the opportunity to refine a line-up that will continue to reshape the industry and attract newcomers to snowmobiling.”
That 2012 lineup will include the following models and introductions:

  • rMotion Rear Suspension: The new system features a progressive motion ratio rear shock, the most travel in the industry, a wide performance window, easy adjustability and controlled transfer, BRP?said in a press release. An optional Quick Adjust system puts the preload and compression damping controls on the running boards for even faster, more precise fine-tuning. The new suspension system will be available on the MX Z X-RS and MX Z X models for 2012.
  • Expanding segment: On the heels of the 2011 introduction of the Summit Freeride model, BRP added to this emerging free style riding market by offering new models with three different track length packages: 154 inches, 146 inches and 137 inches; all featuring the REV-XP RS chassis and KYB Pro 40 shocks.
  • Wider track: In the utility segment, the Ski-Doo Skandic SWT sled moves to the REV-XU platform, making the 2012 Ski-Doo snowmobiles 100 percent built on the REV-X platform. The new Skandic SWT model boasts a 156 x 24 inch track, 6 percent more fuel capacity and 52 fewer pounds.
  • Expanded engine offerings: New for 2012, BRP is offering a choice of three engine options with the Ski-Doo GSX SE model: the 4-TEC 1200, E-TEC 600 H.O. and the E-TEC 800R engines.
    “The 2012 lineup caps off a decade of innovative product introductions,” Chris Dawson, vice president and general manager for the international division, said. “BRP is enhancing the consumer value proposition around the globe and this new line-up will unlock the potential for our selling networks to capitalize on the industry rebound.” PSB

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