Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) recently revealed its 2006 model year ATV product, which includes two Outlander models, the 800 H.O. EFI and 400 H.O.; two Outlander MAX two-rider models, the 800 H.O. EFI and 400 H.O.; the DS650 X; Rally 200; and three youth ATVs, the DS 90, DS 90 four-stroke and DS 50.
BRP will no longer offer the Traxter utility-oriented models. However, BRP and Deere and Company have agreed to maintain, through model year 2006, their agreement for the supply by BRP of the Buck and Trail Buck ATVs, which are based on the Traxter platform.
"With the new Bombardier ATV, we want to be the 'ATVer's ATV,'" said Pierre Arsenault, BRP Vice President and General Manager Snowmobiles, Watercraft, ATV and Sport Boats. "By focusing our efforts on just rec-ute, sport and youth vehicles, we can use the performance heritage of our other enthusiast products and sporty character of our current Outlander, DS and Youth models to push innovation even farther.”
BRP says the model that best represents its new plan is the 2006 Outlander 800 H.O. EFI model. There are four new 800 H.O. EFI models for 2006: the Outlander 800 H.O. EFI; Outlander 800 H.O. EFI with XT added-value package; Outlander MAX 800 H.O. EFI; and Outlander MAX 800 H.O. EFI with XT added-value package.
The units feature a new Rotax 4-TEC 800cc electronically fuel injected V-twin engine; an updated Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) frame; a double A-arm front suspension; a new front fascia with 35% brighter headlamps; new multi-function digital/analog gauge cluster; a Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.); and new steel racks.
Read the June 7 issue of Powersports Business for more about BRP's 2006 ATV models.
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