Okay, let’s not mistake the obvious here for something we only think exists. Renegade Enduro riders know their rides are essentially Renegades loaded with more abundant standard features. So why don’t these hardcore “adventure touring” pilots just pony up for a standard Renegade, accessorize it and get on with it?
Easy, my friend. Enduro Renegades come stock with a ton of must-have options mere mortal Renegades must be optioned-out with to be comparable.
Here’s the laundry list: Custom Nav-equipped 7.8 -inch-wide gauge cluster, RAS X front end with Pilot TX tunable skis, heated seat, double LINQ attachments, Ski-Doo’s unique Air Control rMotion skid, KYB aluminum IFP gassers, 12-volt charge port, a 137-inch, 1.25-inch deep Ice Ripper and a bare chested, welded aluminum front bumper looking like it could knock over a house.
This good stuff is pretty much all included when you check the Enduro box. Here’s what else you need to decide on: The Enduro can be equipped with a 95-hp ACE 900 triple, a 130-hp turbo ACE or, also new this year, a 180-hp ACE Turbo R if 4-stroke power is your game.
For the record, last year’s 150-hp ACE Turbo is gone in MY 22. If you’re a committed 2-stroke aficionado, there’s the smooth-as-silk 125-hp 600R E-TEC twin or the potent 165-hp E-TEC 850. This many motor options leaves our throttle thumbs twitching at the possibilities.
When you order up a Renegade Enduro with any of the above powerplants you get the appealing “wide body” front facia – in either 4-stroke or 2-stroke trim. All other G4 2-stroke Renegades use the familiar, slimmer 2-stroke skin.
Here’s what stands out about the Enduro: The standard Ski-Doo Air Control rMotion X skid delivers a ride rivalled by only two other sleds in 2022 – the MX-Z X-RS and Renegade X-RS equipped with Smart-Shox.
Ski-Doo’s air suspension system is easy to use, too. You can make all your adjustments on the fly with an immediate response to terrain and rider (and passenger) weight. In fact, when you equip an Enduro with a LINQ optional 2-up seat you need do nothing more than push a button to increase rear suspension preload and thus deliver a superb ride for not just the pilot but the passenger as well.
Give this scenario serious consideration if you are looking at a Gen4 Ski-Doo model and intend to carry a passenger.
The goodies included with the Enduro are especially interesting to big-mile trail riders. Even the hefty (and also very appealing) front bumper speaks to a hardcore rider’s demand for functionality. Pilot TX tunable skis mean no matter what you wake up to three days into a 2000 klick excursion, snow and temperature conditions will not make the ride less enjoyable.
Six inches of fresh fluff overnight? Dial the Pilot TX skis to max carbide depth and you’re miles down the trail in a flash – suffering none of the annoying understeer fresh snow invokes.
If we had to make a call on the Ski-Doo Enduro’s identity it would be similar to the identity of an Enduro buyer. Ski-Doo’s Enduro knows what it is and as a result brings a plethora of standard stuff to the table that validates its predisposition to delivering big-digit trail pleasure with zero compromise.