Lynx adventure sled built for European market
BRP has introduced the 2016 Lynx snowmobiles developed for ultimate adventures, and the ultimate gear to ride them. Lynx snowmobiles are only offered for sale in European and Russian markets.
The Lynx Commander Touratech sled was developed in cooperation with Touratech AG, a motorcycle adventure gear manufacturer. This cooperation provided the basis for an adventure snowmobile that can be personalized from a wide selection of Touratech winter adventure accessories. It is based on the popular Lynx Commander 800R E-TEC crossover sled, designed for long-haul trips in varying conditions and comes with special equipment and cargo space requirements.
“We want to encourage people to experience the world, whether by motorcycle or snowmobile. Touratech and BRP share the innovativeness, high-quality products and an urge to provide the best service for the customers,” said Martin Wickert, head of sales for Touratech AG.
“Adventure motorcycling has been a growing trend for years, and planning your trip and accessorizing your bike is a big part of the hobby,” explained Jukka Jokinen, BRP’s vice-president and regional general manager for Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. “Adventure snowmobilers share this passionate attention to detail with adventure bikers. The Lynx Commander Touratech model is designed to give them the means of realizing their dreams.”
The maiden voyage of the model started March 9 from Rovaniemi, Finland, when Wickert joined professional adventurer Sami Päivike for a snowmobile journey from the Arctic Circle to the Arctic Ocean.
Extremely Sporty Xtrim sled
Another novelty in the crossover segment is the Lynx Xtrim RE 800R E-TEC snowmobile — the sportiest Lynx crossover sled of all times. It features a 3,487-mm PowderMax track, all-new Blade DS skis, a Rotax 800R E-TEC engine and the high-capacity KYB shocks also found in the renowned Lynx Rave RE sport sleds. The Xtrim RE sled is a combination of the Lynx racing heritage and innovations in deep-snow riding. It has been designed for experienced, thrill-seeking riders for aggressive riding on and off trail.
The 2016 Lynx BoonDocker deep-snow sport lineup is wider than ever and introduces major updates that contribute to lightness and nimbleness, maintaining the stability and climbing ability that BoonDocker sleds are known for. All BoonDocker models now feature the A-LFS+ front suspension, PPS2-DS rear suspension with new slide rails, and new Blade DS skis that have been designed especially for deep-snow riding. The new BoonDocker DS 4100 800R E-TEC model introduces the 4,414-mm long track with a 74-mm track profile. Both DS 4100 and DS 3900 sleds, along with the BoonDocker 3900 snowmobile, feature the renewed PPS²-DS rear suspension with new, tipped slide rails for improved agility and lighter maneuverability in deep snow.
“Based on customer feedback, riders love the stability and climbing ability of BoonDocker sleds, but expect more nimbleness,” said Jokinen. “We address this expectation with the updates for the model year 2016, making BoonDocker models more responsive, yet predictable in deep-snow riding.”
New Ski-Doo Colors
Meanwhile, following North American dealer input, BRP has added two new colors to the 2016 Ski-Doo model lineup, plus an upgraded reverse feature.
Spring buyers for the Summit X can now choose from the new Matte Black/Lava Red color combination, Matte Black/Sunburst Yellow option or Black option.
Riders looking for the new Renegade Enduro model will be able to choose from a new Black look or Northern Lichen. In addition, Enduro buyers choosing the 900 ACE or 1200 4-TEC w/iTC engine will get an Electro-mechanical reverse for easier operation.