BRP continually engineers and develops products for maximum performance and reliability right up to their production in an effort to provide customers with the best possible ownership experience.
With this in mind, here are some of the latest changes and updates that have been made to the 2017 Ski-Doo specifications.
Models equipped with the Rotax 850 E-TEC engine will now have oil economy and consumption in-line with the same levels as the 800R E-TEC engine. Originally, Ski-Doo had indicated the 850 E-TEC would have the oil efficiency of the 600 E-TEC, which would provide 40% more range per liter of oil than the 800R E-TEC. While we would all like improved oil efficiency, we must also consider long term durability and the fact some riders use other than the recommended BRP XPS fully synthetic oil.
MXZ and Renegade models equipped with the 850 Rotax engine will have pDrive clutches equipped with clickers for RPM adjustment. Originally these low elevation models were not going to be fitted with clickers, due to the amazing capability of the pDrive to hold a consistent engine RPM. This capability is still intact, but as with the Summit models, having the clickers allows precise adjustment for changes in operating elevation, and extreme s in operating temperature and conditions.
All Summit REV-XM and REV Gen4 based models will now be equipped with one set of front idler wheels in addition to the rail mounted ice scratchers. This upgrade will provide improved hyfax life and reduced wear, along with the capability to maintain more consistent hyfax and coolant temperatures across a wider range of operating conditions.
Summit REV Gen4 models will use a one-piece bottom gear rather than the proposed bi-metal gear. No further information has been provided as to this specification change, so we can only assume it has been done to meet BRP standards for quality & durability as well as meeting desired production costs. Some times with new technologies the pieces have not yet passed final quality control testing and simply are not ready for use in production vehicles. Whatever the reason, rest assured that this change will be in our best long-term interests.