BRP’s recently announced 2013 Ski-Doo lineup features two new chassis: the REV-XM platform for the mountains (shown above left on a Summit model), and the REV-XS body style for cross-country and cross-over applications (shown on an MX Z model).
“BRP’s continued focus on innovating to improve our customers’ experience is what defines the 2013 Ski-Doo lineup,” states Yves Leduc, vice president and general manager for the company’s North America division. “The new ideas and fresh thinking that we applied to both trail and mountain snowmobiles continue to separate BRP from competitors and keep our core customers engaged while attracting newcomers to the sport.”
BRP says the REV-XM platform “delivers new ergonomics, function and styling to the mountain market and will establish a new benchmark in rear suspension and handling with innovative features like the tMotion rear suspension and Flex Edge track design.”
The REV-XS platform, on the other hand, features “layered floating edge design and intricate details including a jewel-inspired headlight, side panels that significantly improve both function and appeal, a new tail light, snow flap and unique storage area.”
“We start the second decade of the REV chassis design with the attributes of rigid pyramidal frame construction, driver- and mass-centered design, by giving it a whole new look and feel,” says Chris Dawson, vice president and general manager for the International division.
In regard to the tMotion rear suspension, BRP explains that “creative thinking has lead to a new design that enables the rear suspension rails to twist 2 degrees in each direction — allowing the rider to more easily initiate mountain-type carving turns. The suspension also incorporates a rising-rate rear shock motion ratio to deliver a comfortable ride in small bumps while maintaining the capacity for larger bumps.”
The 16-inch-wide Flex Edge track features centered reinforcing rods that are 12 inches long, contrasting with traditional designs that run the full width. BRP claims this allows the outside 2 inches of track to bend and flex when a rider initiates a mountain-type carving turn, requiring less effort.
The rMotion rear suspension expands into the Renegade model after engineers reworked the suspension to fit the 137-inch track length. In addition, the suspension is now found on Ski-Doo MX Z TNT models.
BRP offers a complete line of accessories for the new REV-XM and REV-XS platforms. Auxiliary light and GPS kits are prewired for plug-and-play installation. New 1 + 1 seats provide the flexibility to fit a passenger quickly and comfortably.
Also new is the LinQ quick-attach system that allows fast and easy installation of modular accessories like a fuel caddy and tunnel bag.
To see all of BRP’s 2013 Ski-Doo sleds, suspension and engine technologies, new accessories and special spring programs, visit www.ski-doo.com.
BRP press release posted by Arlo Redwine
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