This is as close as you can get to a â€œconsumer race sledâ€. It is very much a 440 snowcross (Zx) chassis with a consumer engine package – your choice of a Rotax 600 H.O. SDI or the Rotax 800 PowerTEK.
But wait, the Zx racer is calibrated for jumps the size of a house, how can it be â€œtrail-ableâ€? This has been the cause of some confusion. When Ski-Doo let us loose on the prototype X-RS, it was a stickered-up race chassis with an 800 engine, so yes, it rode like a brick through the washboards.
We’re told this was only for photo purposes, that the sled the consumer gets in the fall will have C-36 HPG clicker shocks all around (all four) with 16 hi-speed and 20 low-speed compression damping settings that will allow the calibration of the X-RS to be set anywhere in-between being Adrenaline-like to being 440X-like. The end product should be consumed by those who want the closest thing to a race sled, chock-full of the latest tricks and technology, with the ultimate in compression damping adjustability.
Differences between the X-RS and the X-package include the C-36 racing clicker shocks up front, a lightweight and super-trick polycarbonate hood, 440-type handlebars, see-through fuel cell and race-style snow flap, a pre-drilled Ripsaw 1.25 track (or a pre-studded IceRipper) and several other details that make it as close to the Zx 440 as possible. Even the 440 pipe pre-heat button is in place, now used to activate the RER (reverse).
This is the most bump-capable MX Z REV ever offered to the masses; the 2007 Ski-Doo MX Z X-RS 800 PowerTEK sells for $11,099 and the 600 H.O. SDI goes for $10,349. Both were designated â€œspring-onlyâ€, so they will be in very short supply.