2021 Ski-Doo Freeride – What’s New
The relationship between the Ski-Doo Summit X and the Freeride models has been pretty consistent since 2018.
One exciting addition is that along with the 2021 Summit X, the 2021 Ski-Doo Freeride will also feature the shorter tunnel and some other upgrades that were previously available only on the Summit X Expert last year. Also, in parallel to the Summit X changes for 2021, the 850 E-TEC Turbo will be available as an option in the 154″ and 165″ Freeride models. Very cool.
Otherwise, the main advantage of the 2021 Ski-Doo Freeride over the Summit models continues to be its premium shocks package, which uses the KYB Pro 40 EA piggyback shocks at the rear, and KYB Pro 36 R EA piggyback shocks with compression and rebound adjustment at the front.
2021 Ski-Doo Freeride also features reinforced running boards, a rail stiffener and a sway bar quick-disconnect.
2021 Ski-Doo Freeride
Here's what is new for 2021:
- Rotax 850 E-TEC Turbo engine (154” and 165” track lengths only)
- Short tunnel design
- One-piece, lightweight hood
- Low mountain strap
- Small diameter handlebars
- Lightweight shock springs
- QRS Vent Plus
- New color scheme
- Updates specific to 146-inch model
- Lightweight ski spindle
- 6.5-inch (165 mm) fixed riser
- Pilot DS3 Ski
- 35.7-37.4-inch adjustable ski stance
- Profile running boards
- Rail-mounted ice scratchers
- 146 x 16 x 2.5 in. (371 x 41 x 6.3 cm)
- 154 x 16 x 2.5/3.0 (391 x 41 x 6.3/7.6 cm)
- 165 x 16 x 2.5/3.0 (420 x 41 x 6.3/7.6 cm)
Short Tunnel: Shorter tunnel length allows for optimal maneuverability in deep snow. Standard rear lightweight snowflap with LinQ-ready attachment points.
NEW QRS Vent Plus driven clutch: Finned fixed and moving sheaves maximize airflow of the CVT system to decrease overall operating temperature and offer consistent performance.
Drive Belt Monitoring System: Alerts riders in two different ways, duty cycle and temperature, if drive belt issues are impending before failure. Allows rider to be proactive to prevent belt failure.
Compact lightweight Seat: Lower, shorter, narrower, lightweight design allows for easier rider movement on the sled. Developed with backcountry expert Carl Kuster. Improved weather resistance to preserve its lightweight characteristic.
4.5-inch digital display: All-digital LCD gauge with flatter viewing angle for an easy-to-read info center while standing.
Small diameter handlebar and grips: Tapered bar ends for improved rider comfort.
One-piece Lightweight Hood: One-piece Polypropylene construction reduces weight by 6 lbs. Optimized for heat management and noise reduction.
The Freeride can be ordered with either the 850 E-TEC, or the 850 E-TEC Turbo engine as an option for 154″ and 165″ models with both 2.5” and 3.0” lugged track options.
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