BRP BRINGS NEW INNOVATIONS AND NEW LOOK TO SKI-DOO MODELS FOR 2013

Orlando, Florida, February 20, 2012– BRP introduces the 2013 Ski-Doo snowmobile line-up to its dealers from North America, Russia and Japan, featuring two new chassis, tMotion rear suspension, Flex Edge tracks and more.  The new line-up will appeal to consumers with features to improve their experience and raise the bar for the snowmobile industry once again.

“BRP’s continued focus on innovating to improve our customers' experience is what defines the 2013 Ski-Doo line-up,” stated Yves Leduc, vice-president and general manager for the 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.”

NEW REV-XS and REV-XM chassis

Leading the way at this year’s annual dealer meeting is the all new REV-XM platform for the mountains and the new REV-XS body style for cross-country and cross-over applications. 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, for trail use, takes the look to a new level with 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,” declared Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager for the International division. “BRP is bringing specialized products to markets around the world that allow our dealers and distributors to enrich the consumer experience and keep BRP products at the forefront.”

tMotion Rear Suspension

Creative thinking has lead to a new design that enables the rear suspension rails to twist two 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.

Flex Edge Track

Thinking outside the box once again has led to another innovation from BRP. The 16 inch (41 cm) wide Flex Edge track features centered reinforcing rods that are 12 inches (31 cm) long rather than traditional designs running full width. This allows the outside two inches (5 cm) of track to actually bend and flex when a rider initiates a mountain type carving turn, again requiring less effort.

rMotion Rear Suspension Expands

The widely acclaimed rMotion rear suspension expands into the Renegade model as engineers reworked it to fit the 137-inch (392-cm) track length for a segment that continues to see increased consumer interest. Plus, the industry-leading suspension will be offered to more consumers as the Ski-Doo MX Z TNT models will gain its benefits of comfort, capability, and adjustability.

Integrated Accessories – Plus LinQ System

The trend of customizing to meet specific needs continues to grow. BRP therefore introduces a complete line of accessories for the new REV-XM and REV-XS platforms also. Innovative items like auxiliary light and GPS kits integrate perfectly and are prewired for plug and play installation, or new 1 + 1 seats that provide flexibility to comfortably fit a passenger quickly and easily.

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.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnsonoutboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.

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Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax, Renegade, tMotion, rMotion, REV-XS, REV-XM, LinQ andthe BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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For information about the company:
Johanne Denault
Manager, Corporate communications
Tel.:450-532-5173
johanne.denault@brp.com

For product information:

U.S. and Canada:

Steve Cowing
Manager, Media and Public Relations, Ski-Doo
Tel. 651.755.2520
steve.cowing@brp.com

 

International

Marc Lacroix
Director, Product Management
BRP International division
Tel: 450.532.5023
marcr.lacroix@brp.com