What’s New for the 2011 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Lineup!
Nick Olzenak is currently at the Ski-Doo
Dealer Meeting checking out the new 2011 machines - here are his initial
2011 SKI-DOO… My Take Nick Olzenak
The 2011 Ski Doo line-up is, well wild to say the least.
It is clear to us now that Ski-Doo is interested in being the BMW or even
the Rolls Royce of the sledding world. We attended the opening seminar
tonight followed by a sneak peak of the showroom for 2011 product. What an
incredible line up we will see for 2011! I am only going to touch on the
main segments for now as it has already been a long journey but I want our
fans to get the latest from their trusted source in Ski Doo re-con. From
bottom to top the offering from Doo for the coming season is amazing.
The utility line is totally re-vamped for the coming
season. We have a totally new chassis available in the popular WT line with
the 600 ETEC and the 600 ACE being offered in the XU platform. We are all
now familiar with the E-TEC 600 but what about the ACE? ACE is a new four
stroke that is bound for 29MPG U.S. and great power and torque, this is sure
to be a show stopper in the entry level/utility segment this coming season.
The Tundra Extreme, wow! A Tundra LT with the 600 E-TEC, all black paint, and
a black tunnel along with the black tunnel is as BRP says “sexy”, this is a
totally new look at work sleds that can serve a purpose as well as provide a
tool and a toy at a great price!
The 600 ACE four stroke is available throughout the line
up and is sure to be a huge hit with its incredible fuel economy and great
power deliver. Look for this model in the MXZ line all the way to the
Skandic and Tundra offering. This engine was designed by Rotax to address
the entry level and economic needs of the entry level snowmobile, we are
excited to see it and the technology is out of this world.
The Summit for 2011 of course adds the 800 E-TEC to the
offering and also the front suspension geometry has been altered for better
side hilling and boon docking capabilities for 2011. Also something worth
bragging about is the all NEW intake system on the XP, to help eliminate
snow ingestion as well as clogging of the intake screen we saw in 2009 and
2010. But the best news for me personally for 2011 in the Summit line is the
introduction of the Freeride 800 E-TEC, WOW! What an incredible looking sled,
fit, finish, and most of all the DNA are exactly where we want to see it.
154 track (unported for floatation), aftermarket tapered bars, LED
taillight, powder coated tunnel, rails, and spindles, as well as riser, all
of the instrument switches are simplified just like we like them, XRS tunnel
for extra strength, racing shocks all the way around, new rear suspension
geometry, INCREDIBLE graphics options, and this is going to be THE sled of
There is much more to tell but there are still two more
big days here at the dealer meetings so Ill report in when I can get some
deeper details. For now watch the forum as items fly in!