BRP surprised the industry last year when it added full suspension and on-water braking to its 2009 flagship Sea-Doos. For 2010, the company expands the availability of its iControl braking system to the entire GTX and RXT lineups, and to the Wake Pro 215.
“Sea-Doo is No. 1 overall in the world in sales, market share, performance and innovation,” BRP’s Roch Lambert stated in a press release. “By expanding our breakthrough iControl technology to many more models for 2010, BRP is defining a Sea-Doo future for personal watercraft, making other PWC obsolete.”
The iControl system features the industry’s only on-water braking system. An onboard computer allows riders to adjust it on the fly. A lever on the left handlebar controls the system, which works by cutting engine power and then reapplying it in reverse, all within a fraction of a second. BRP dubs the system Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR).
All Sea-Doo GTX, RXT and Wake Pro 215 watercraft also offer BRP's S3 hull for 2010. In addition, the GTX 215 iS benefits from Intelligent Suspension (iS), the world’s first and only on-water suspension system, also found on the 2010 GTX Limited iS 260 and RXT iS 260 models.
iControl, iBR, iS and the S3 hull premiered to wide acclaim last season when Sea-Doo watercraft earned several awards.
For 2010, BRP boosts the power to 260 hp on its Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260, RXT iS 260 and RXT-X 260 models. BRP claims to offer the best power-to-weight ratio of any watercraft, saying that the RXT-X 260 remains the quickest and fastest-accelerating PWC on the water while delivering the best fuel economy in its class.
BRP also introduces the new, customizable X-Steering with A.E.S. (Adjustable Ergonomic Steering) and performance-monitoring X-Gauge to the race-inspired 2010 RXT-X.
BRP claims the Wake Pro 215 is the only PWC specifically designed for tow sports. The model reportedly “makes every operator an expert” with its new Ski Mode, which delivers “a perfect launch and cruise speed every time.”
For further details, click here to read the full press release.