BRP introduces a new Remote Coupling Block Adjuster to give riders on the fly adjustment of their snowmobile’s handling.
The system allows Ski-Doo snowmobiles equipped with the rMotion rear suspension to be quickly and easily changed back and forth between uncoupled and coupled settings without getting off the machine – just twist the handlebar grip mounted switch – even while moving.
The benefits of being able to switch coupling of the rear suspension is the change in snowmobile handling: a coupled setting doesn’t allow as much rear weight transfer, which keeps the skis planted for more positive steering, while uncoupled allows more rearward weight transfer and gives lighter steering while letting riders lift their skis over bumps.
If a rider wants more ski pressure through a set of twisting turns, they can move the adjuster to the coupled position, but when the trail opens up and they want lighter steering or the ability to lift the skis easily they can move it to the completely uncoupled position.
On and off trail riders can also benefit, as the uncoupled position would work better in deep snow.
The system works via a cable running down from the handlebar mounted twist grip to the slide rail where the rubber cushions that couple front and rear arms would be, but these are replaced by a mechanism that lifts or lowers cushions to achieve the desired setting.
The kit is available for all rMotion suspensions from 2012 – 2018.
Pricing is $329.99 USD/$404.99 CAD