The new ACE 900 engine is an inline three-cylinder four-stroke that uses BRP’s Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) design to deliver “outstanding fuel economy, lightweight performance and low-cost operation,” according to the company.
BRP claims that the engine produces 50 percent more power and up to 77 percent more torque than the ACE 600 model. BRP rates the engine at up to 23.3 mpg in its ECO driving mode. Models equipped with the ACE 900 engine also meet the U.S. National Park Service Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements with no modifications.
Sleds with the Rotax ACE 900 engine feature the newest Ski-Doo innovation, the intelligent Throttle Control technology, or iTC. Consumers benefit from easy throttle pull, and three on-the-fly rider-selectable driving modes: ECO for optimal fuel economy, Standard for normal acceleration and good fuel economy, and Sport for snappy response and rapid acceleration. Plus, there is a new Learning Key to limit performance for novice riders or in commercial applications.
BRP has expanded its REV-XS and REV-XM chassis to more models. The improved wind protection, added storage, easier serviceability and more aggressive ergonomics of the REV-XS platform moves to several new models for 2014, including the MX Z X-RS, MX Z TNT, Renegade Adrenaline, Renegade Backcountry, GSX LE and Expedition Sport sleds. The REV-XM platform and its mountain-specific features make their way to the 2014 Freeride sled and more Summit SP models. Also included are the revised Pilot DS 2 ski and ski spindle combination for straight-tracking sidehilling.
For 2014 BRP makes greater use of its tMotion rear suspension and FlexEdge track technology. These mountain sled features reportedly make powder riding easier on the Freeride 154, Freeride 146, Summit SP and Summit Sport models. tMotion suspension enables the rear suspension to flex laterally inside the tunnel, and the outer 2 inches of the FlexEdge track bend; together, they make carving and sidehilling “extremely easy and predictable,” according to BRP.
BRP has added to its LinQ accessory lineup, which gives customers a simple, fast and secure way to attach accessories on a sled tunnel. A saddlebag system joins the fuel caddy and storage bags. (continued)