Six Shocking 2013 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Predictions
Ski-Doo Progress and Rumors
The 2013 Ski-Doo 800 Summit SP X is the most widely anticipated new snowmobile introduction for the mountain segment. Look for Ski-Doo to drop weight. With Polaris grabbing up a lot of Ski-Doo’s dominating market share over the past 2 years with the new Pro and Rush models, Ski-Doo will focus on lightweight rigidity in the mountains because it has simply worked for Polaris. Watch for an CMX style belt drive system that will replace the traditional chaincase, belt and sprocket setup. This will drop 10-12 pounds and transfer power to the track more efficiently than a chaincase.
Ski-Doo has a better, stronger, more reliable, more efficient motor in the Rotax 800 E-TEC than Polaris. Ski-Doo will do very minor changes to the engine, and major chassis improvements. Watch for all new body work and a lighter, stronger chassis. Suspension improvements will come with the new platform. Ski-Doo’s new chassis will help them make a comeback against the dominating Polaris Pro RMK and they will look to stop any momentum Cat has with their 2012 models.
2013 Ski-Doo Summit Predictions
Belt Drive System replacing chaincase, chain and sprockets. (Check out the Crazy Mountain Extreme system 10 lbs lighter!)
Significant 25 to 30 pound weight reduction with major chassis upgrade on top of belt drive system
All new body panels and seat creating a totally new look for the 600 & 800 ETEC
Updated lighter Camoplast track
Front suspension improved with travel increased 2”
Vertically oriented steering replacing the horizontal steering configuration
2013 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Summary
On February 19, 2012 the world will know if these predictions are true or that Ski-Doo is waiting a year to sell through more of the old chassis. If true, the new Ski-Doo Summit will take one technical wooded terrain with a new level of maneuverability found in the new chassis. Despite the poor economy, Ski-Doo could deliver with the most innovation in one year since their 2008 Summit XP Chassis introduction. This will surprise and delight customers, but with a hefty price tag that may scare gearheads away until a used one is available for the 2014 season.
Finding the Best Pricing on Ski-Doo Snowmobile Parts
Ski-Doo parts and accessories are hard to find online at discounted prices. Most Ski-Doo dealers across the country escalate prices above the Ski-Doo suggested prices, sometimes 150-200% of retail. www.gearhead.com/snow guarantees the best pricing available on Ski-Doo parts and accessories and offers free shipping for most orders.
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