While there are no earth shattering engine or chassis changes on Ski-Doo models for the 2016 season, that doesn’t mean that they’ve stood pat. Refinements, additions and new models are noted throughout the line-up.
Here are the Ski-Doo model categories.
- MXZ- High Performance Trail
- Renegade- Crossover
- Summit- Mountain
- Freeride- Extreme Mountain
- Grand Touring- Touring
- Expedition- Touring/Off-Trail/Utility
- Tundra- Utility
- Skandic- Utility
Here are the 2016 Ski-Doo highlights.
2016 MXZ Blizzard
The new MXZ Blizzard revives the Blizzard moniker from the late 1970s and brings a new take on high performance trail riding. The snowmobile industry is trending toward adding longer tracks to high-performance trail machines for improved flotation in deep powder. Ski-Doo commits much of the MXZ series in this direction by adding a 129-inch track. This improves traction and comfort while giving up little in the way of handling in tight trails. The MXZ Blizzard features the REV-XS chassis, the new Pilot TS adjustable skis and a choice of 600 H.O. E-TEC, 800R E-TEC, 900 ACE, or 1200 4-TEC power plants.
2016 Renegade Enduro
The Renegade family of crossover snowmobiles gets new member for 2016. The Renegade Enduro is designed to do all. Whether it be trail riding, back country exploring or touring, the Renegade Enduro looks to be up to the task. Enduro features include the a 137-inch track, the REV-XS chassis, air-ride rear suspension, Pilot TS adjustable skis and the option of 600 E-TEC, 800R E-TEC, 900 ACE, or 1200 4-TEC engines.
2016 Expedition Xtreme
The Expedition Xtreme utility and touring sled is new for 2016 and it seems to have a bit of identity crisis. It seems to be part Jeep, part drag racer. This versatile machine is outfitted with 164 horsepower 800R E-TEC engine, so we know it’s not short on ponies. Where the utility/touring part comes in is the 154-inch track, the REV-XU chassis, a synchromesh transmission for low range operation and a cargo rack.
Pilot TS Adjustable Skis
Ski-Doo introduces a brand new idea that allows riders to fine-tune their steering on the side of the trail in seconds. The Pilot TS Ski has a knob on the top of the ski that adjusts the height of the carbide runner. With a full ½ inch range of motion, the rider can quickly adjust steering characteristics of his machine when conditions change. In soft snow and powder, the rider may want more front end bite and less in hard-pack conditions. The Pilot TS Skis are featured on some MXZ, Renegade and Grand Touring models.
2016 Summit Burton Version
For skiers and snowboarders, needing access to high elevations and remote slopes, Ski-Doo offers the Summit Burton. This version of the Summit features a 154 inch track, the 800R E-Tec engine, an extended seat for passengers and snowboard/ski mounts.
Ski-Doo Engine Options For 2016
Ski-Doo offers 4-stroke engines for many models to complement their renowned E-TEC 2-stroke engines. Here are the engines offered for 2016.
- Rotax 600 H.O. E-TEC (2-stroke)
- Rotax 800R E-TEC (2-stroke)
- Rotax 600 Carb (2-stroke)
- Rotax 800R PowerT.E.K. (2-stroke, carburetor)
- Rotax 500F (2-stroke, carburetor)
- Rotax 600 ACE (4-stroke)
- Rotax 900 ACE (4-stroke)
- Rotax 1200 4-TEC (4-stroke)
Oildepot offers a line of oils that are elite-quality replacements for Ski-Doo’s XPS snowmobile oils. Our AMSOIL snowmobile oil are not only proven and battle-ready, we can offer them at a price that will compare very well to the oils available at your Ski-Doo dealer. Below are the Ski-Doo/XPS engine oils and the AMSOIL products that can replace them.
XPS Full-Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil– AMSOIL Interceptor Full-Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil is an ideal replacement for XPS Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil. Interceptor is a test-proven performer in Ski-Doo E-TEC 800R and E-TEC 600 H.O engines. E-TEC engine delivers low-emissions and high-horsepower, so not just any 2-stroke oil is up to the task. AMSOIL offers extensive test data to prove that Interceptor is more that capable in E-TEC engines.
XPS Mineral 2-Stroke Oil– AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil would be a value-priced upgrade to XPS Mineral 2-Stroke Oil. AMSOIL Injector Oil would be ideal for the Rotax 550F engine and older Rotax 2-Stroke engines.
XPS 4-Stroke Synthetic Oil- All Climate Grade– AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Synthetic 0W-40 Powersports Oil is formidable engine oil for 4-stroke snowmobiles, ATVs and Side-By-Sides. Formula 4-Stroke 0W-40 provides all-temperature wear control in high performance engines.
XPS 4-Stroke Synthetic Oil- Extreme Cold Grade– AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Synthetic 0W-40 Powersports Oil is an ideal replacement for the XPS Extreme Cold Grade 4-Stroke oil as well. This 0W-40 pours down to -51°C, so it flows fast on cold mornings. The full-synthetic base and high-powered additives also withstand extreme heat and heavy going.