Ski Doo| Mountain Sledder Magazine
It’s not every day that you are offered the opportunity to get seat time on a pre-production sled. So when Mountain Sledder had the chance to ride the 2018 Ski-Doo Summit 165″ and 175″ sleds (of which there are only a handful in existence), naturally we jumped at the opportunity.
Here’s our take on the new 175″ and 165″ Ski-Doo Summit X Gen4 Rev 850 sleds.
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BRP Press Release
March 23, 2017
As reminder and more definitive answer to what we discussed at the Snow Shoot Tech presentation about 2018 Summit and Freeride models regarding driveline updates, please see the list of changes below:
BRP has released the following information with regards to its patent pending process which intentionally engineers a .024″ offset into the clutch sheave as an innovative way to reduce engine vibration from its high output E-TEC 850cc displacement engine.
Riders benefit from being able to quickly adjust their ride between a playfully light and agile set-up, to a more connected one where the track approach angle gets much more gradual and the skis don’t lift as easily.
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Curious riders want to dig deeper to find out more about technical developments, product improvements and ride characteristics. Ski-Doo went live the day after the release with a 30-minute long Q&A from the public about all of these things and more.
What else was cool? Oh yeah, this new 175″ Summit model. The big boy of the Summit lineup finally made it into a G4 850 outfit, and is looking mighty handsome. And you know what they say about 175″ right? It’s one more than 174″. True story.
Well, some of BRP’s 2018 Ski-doo product reveal in Las Vegas came as a surprise in the form of interesting new technology. On the other hand, updates to existing lines—such as the implementation of the Rev G4 chassis and 850 E-TEC engine in the Summit Freeride model—had already been widely expected.