Further to the announced cancellation of Ski-Doo’s 1000cc Mach Z and Mach Z LT comes this news: The Legend 121, the Tundra V-800 and the Tundra LT V-800 (all these models are 4-strokes) will not be produced in MY 08.
Any buyers who Spring Break ordered one of these sleds will be given a $500.00 credit toward the purchase of another Ski-Doo model along with a complimentary second year engine warranty.
Does this latest announcement from BRP Ski-Doo shed any light on its 4-stroke snowmobile program? In the case of a V-Twin 800cc powered sled we would have to say “yes”. However, we don’t think the 4-stroke issue is dead at Ski-Doo.
Think about this: the new XP chassis has an enormous engine bay (both wide and deep) and could accommodate a purpose-built in-line twin (or maybe even a triple) cylinder 4-stroke mill.
With the inherent lightness of the XP, BRP could play pretty seriously in the 4-stroke arena if it wanted to. The question is: Does it want to?