Ski-Doo Shows Off XP 600 RS Racer
Less than one hour after the Polaris unveil at Hay Days Ski-Doo pulled the sheets off its all-new racing XP 600 RS and announced an additional 10 HP over the production Series III 600 lurks underhood.
We count 128 HP. The motor is a conglomeration of parts from Ski-Doo’s engine program but it’s “special” in every sense of the word.
Get this – the “RS” (Racer Special?) was rumored to be ready to go out the door as the “RR” but guess who had that name covered? Anyway, the RS XP is actually heavier – yes, heavier than the XP TNT – by over 40 pounds!
When was the last time an OE had to “heavy-up” a limited build sno-x sled to make it come in at the ISR mandated 440 pounds?
There’s more – the RS actually needs the coolant and the chaincase lube in it to tip 440 pounds! Amazing! Read the next issue of Supertrax to get Motorhead Mark’s insights on what these all-new engines will mean for consumers and racers.
Arctic Cat did not unveil its much rumored all-new 15 x 121 race sled at Haydays. However we have it from reliable sources it also has a purpose-built “special” 600 coming in mid November – just in time for the WPSA Thanksgiving Spirit Mountain Season Opener in Duluth. Think it’ll have more power than their production 600?