BRP unveiled its 2018 Ski-Doo lineup on Feb. 15 in front of hundreds of its dealers and unveiled the industry-first SHOT engine starting technology by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" TV Show.
SHOT is an ultra-lightweight E-TEC engine starting system which introduces ultracapacitor technology to the industry. This system provides an electrical charge with no battery, starter motor or ring gear to start the engine. The system will be most appreciated by mountain riders who want to conserve energy by no longer pull-starting their sleds. It also saves weight, as SHOT adds only two pounds and is nearly 20 pounds less than conventional electric start.
"With SHOT, we are once again bringing to the market an industry-first invention created by our engineering teams in Canada and Austria. I'm convinced it will become a benchmark in the snowmobiling industry," said BRP's president and CEO, José Boisjoli.
For the 2018 Ski-Doo lineup, the award-winning REV Gen4 platform with Rotax 850 E-TEC is now available on more than half of 2018 Ski-Doo models, including the Summit, Freeride and Renegade Backcountry, as well as the highest-performance X-RS packages of the MXZ and Renegade sleds.