2019 Ski-Doo Summits: Effortless Agility, Powerful Mountain Performance

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Go where others won’t. Conquer what others can’t. Mountain snowmobiling is not just about climbing the next chute, tearing through the next technical tree line or slaying the next zone of fresh powder. For a Ski-Doo mountain rider, it’s not about taking the road less traveled; it’s about creating his own road to the summit. Seeking out new challenges and pushing boundaries is second nature for Ski-Doo mountain riders.

Giving mountain riders the ability to meet those desires is central to BRP’s Ski-Doo development team efforts, recognizing today’s mountain riders need a sled that utilizes the energy they are willing to expend on a ride in a more efficient manner, so they can push even further.

Enter the 4th generation REV platform and 850 E-TEC engine. With engine mass centralized in the narrow, agile REV Gen4 chassis, mountain riders have an ideally balanced machine that responds on cue to rider input, greatly reducing the amount of rider effort required to maneuver the sled in steep, technical terrain. The slim profile of the side panels allows the rider to freely move around the sled, get further forward on the running boards, and enables greater lean angles into sidehills.

For 2019, the powerful and dynamic 850 E-TEC engine is joined by its smaller sibling—the 600R E-TEC engine—available in the in-season Summit SP in 146- and 154-inch lengths, including a Ski-Doo exclusive 3-inch lug in the 600cc engine class. Sharing some of the same technology as the 850 E-TEC, the 600R E-TEC is capable of producing much the same dynamic response as its big brother, but in the smaller 600cc engine class. Both engines are capable of utilizing the advanced SHOT starter system developed by Ski-Doo last season, further lessening a rider’s effort output by reducing the number of energy-consuming pull starts needed throughout a day’s ride.

Having a sled as responsive and powerful as the 2019 Summit line offers means one thing to a mountain rider: Less effort is required to ride, meaning riders can spend more time carving powder turns, climbing steep ascents and sidehilling technical terrain.

As mountain sleds continue to grow more popular in lower elevations, BRP is again offering two calibrations for the drive train on Summit X models (only); one for high altitude, above 4000 feet, and a sea level calibration for those who ride below 4000 feet.

NEW for 2019

  • Rotax 600R E-TEC for Summit SP 146 and Summit SP 154
  • 154 x 16 x 3 in. track with 600R E-TEC engine


2019 Summit Packages

Package

Platform

Description

X:

SPRING ORDERS ONLY

REV Gen4

The ultimate mountain machine with BRP’s highest performance features and style.

SP:

REV Gen4

An excellent mountain machine for any rider.

Sport:

REV-XP

For riders who want a value-priced mountain sled.

Snapshot - X

Today’s mountain riders are driven to conquer the unexplored. They want to discover. The guilty pleasure of being the first to crest a mountain peak and plunge into untracked powder bowls is what drives a rider to take on that extra technical tree line, or challenge just one more steep climb. For that mountain rider who wears that attitude with pride, and dares to seek out demanding riding zones pushing themselves harder on every single ride, the Summit X delivers.

The 2019 Summit X caters to the seasoned mountain riders who desire the industry’s premiere mountain riding experience. Offered as a Spring-Only buy in three track lengths—154, 165, and 175 inches (392, 420, 445 cm)—the Summit X offers an effortless riding experience that allows riders to get more time out on the snow. The ease of maneuverability that comes from the combination of the responsive engines and supremely agile REV Gen4 chassis partnered with a highly capable suspension package simply requires less exertion from the rider to get the instantaneous response riders crave from their sleds.

With dynamic power and commanding throttle response, the 2-stroke 850 E-TEC is capable of dramatic ascents, and the precision needed to meticulously pick a path along a treed sidehill.

Further improving the mountain sled ownership experience is the choice of two new color schemes, including a new Ultimate Lava Red with an enhanced protective finish coating that protects panels against scratches and blemishes to preserve the sled’s unmistakable character. There’s also a new Octane Blue/Black coloration that stands out from the crowd.

Platform

REV Gen4 platform: The open design of the REV Gen4 mountain platform allows riders to ride freely with their own style, attacking terrain as it suits them instead of the sled. Designed to be the most agile, responsive sled in the mountains, the side-to-side centralized mass creates a sled that’s ultra-responsive to rider input, making it easy to initiate sidehill and carving maneuvers even in the most technical terrain.

Suspension

tMotion rear suspension: The tMotion is both extremely agile and ultra-responsive to rider input. A simple shift in rider weight is all it takes for the sled move in the desired direction. A swiveling rear arm and split front arm allow the skid frame to flex laterally for easier roll up into a sidehill or carve. Rising-rate motion ratio adds capacity to handle big drops and comfort when riding the trail to get to the mountain. Optional adjustable limiter strap gives riders quick, easy choices in ride dynamics.

RAS 3 front suspension: Precise, predictable handling and outstanding bump absorption, even in harsh conditions, with state-of-the-art unequal length A-arm front suspension.

HPG Plus shocks: Highest quality KYB lightweight rebuildable high pressure gas shocks front and rear. Rebuildable and revalvable.

Key Features

Narrow, adjustable ski stance: Effortlessly roll the sled on edge with a 35.8 in. (91 cm) standard stance. Stable cornering on trails with the chassis’ low center of gravity. Stance can be easily widened to 37.4 in. (95 cm).

Pilot DS 3 skis: Precise control to easily hold sidehills in a ski specifically designed to work in tandem with the deeper and longer tracks. The Pilot DS 3 skis are a variation of the well-received Pilot DS 2 with a 12 mm deeper keel offering an industry-exclusive removable ski tip extension: ride with it in deep dry snow conditions for flotation, ride without in crusty conditions to minimize tip-up.

Track options:

  • 154 x 16 x 2.5/3.0 in. (391 x 41 x 6.3/7.63 cm)
  • 165 x 16 x 2.5/3.0 in. (420 x 41 x 6.3/7.63 cm)
  • 175 x 16 x 3.0 in. (445 x 41 x 7.63 cm)

PowderMax Light track with FlexEdge: Easily initiate sidehill maneuvers with flexible track edges that reduce the amount of effort required to set the sled on edge. Climb with authority thanks to the 3.5 in. (9 cm) pitch that not only reduces weight, but increases performance by keeping more snow between the lugs for better traction and keeps the sled on top of the snow. Lug design is stronger and lighter also, combined with the 3.5 pitch it leads to an overall weight reduction of 10 lb. (4.5 kg) on a 154 and 165 track with 2.5 in. (6.3 cm) lugs. Exclusive 16-inch (41-cm) wide design adds flotation and traction without sacrificing maneuverability. 154 and 165 available in either 2.5 or 3.0 in. (6.3 or 7.63 cm) lug heights; 3.0 in. standard on 175.

Ice Scratchers: Rail-mounted scratchers provide additional snow/ice spray for cooling in icy and hardpack conditions. Reverse-capable.

Tunnel design: More freedom for the rider to move thanks to the beveled shape allowing for narrow tank and seat. Open rear cap design eliminates drag in deep snow. Heat exchanger is integrated using cutting-edge friction stir welding manufacturing process for greater heat transfer, added strength and less weight.

UPDATED pDrive primary clutch: Fast and friction-free dual rollers transfer torque in place of traditional sliding buttons on this clutch. Oversized rollers with needle bearings, wide based flyweights and a shaft-on-shaft design emphasize smooth operation and long life. Ultra-responsive shifting, impressive rpm consistency, lightweight and maintenance-free. Fixed sheave is finned to circulate more air and when paired with the new CVT cover delivers better air flow and cooling.

Brembo disc brake: Hydraulic system from the world leader in brakes and X-exclusive racing-style pads provide powerful, fade-resistant stopping power. Steel-braided line.

Ergo-Step side panels: More comfort thanks to the ergonomic design of the rear section of the panels shaped to support the rider’s shins on downhills. Narrow profile and shape at bottom minimizes “paneling out” in sidehilling. Bottom pan is shaped for flotation in carving and sidehilling.

Profile running boards: Flatter foot positioning for more comfort and control. Snow easily evacuates for better grip. The super rigid extruded grid-style board prevents washout and reduces drag.

Open toe-hold: True freedom to choose. Enables rider to naturally and freely adjust footing on the running board. Optional toe-hold accessories available to customize the fit for all styles.

Mountain Light seat: Extremely compact to stay out of the way of gymnastic powder riding. Just enough support for trail riding to the play areas.

Compact digital gauge: Includes all critical data points in a small, lightweight package positioned perfectly with large display numbers to be seen by a standing rider.

Mountain Light handlebar controls: Even more compact design for no interference with the rider. Warmer switches on console. RER reverse button further shielded.

Aluminum handlebar with rigid grab strap: Strong, lightweight and trick-looking with U shape. With J-hooks. Rigid grab strap offers more leverage and confidence in tricky maneuvers.

6.5 in./165 mm riser block

Glove box: 1 gal (4 L) storage box under is ideal for storing a spare pair of goggles or gloves. Improved seal to keep moisture out. Wiring and marked cut-out for USB and 12V accessory outlets.

Rotax Electronic Reverse (RER): A simple push of a button reverses the sled—by reversing the direction of the engine. Adds nearly zero weight.

RF DESS Key: Ball-and-socket design with embedded radio frequency microchip ensures solid connection.

Accessory-ready: Designed from the factory for easy installation of more than 150 Ski-Doo accessories for the REV Gen4 platform, including LinQ cargo system, skid plates, side panel vents, auxiliary LED light, GPS receiver, 1+1 seating system, alternative windshields and more.

Rotax Engine

Rotax 850 E-TEC engine: The next generation of the most advanced direct-injection two-stroke engine technology. This powerful twin delivers an exhilarating experience with 165 hp and 30 percent quicker response—the power comes instantly and forcefully. Fuel and oil economy remain impressive. Designed for reliability and durability with proven 4-stroke and long-lasting automotive engine technologies.

Color Choices

  • NEW Ultimate Lava Red with panel wrap: Supreme look and finish, maximum protection.
  • NEW Octane Blue / Black
  • Black

Spring Option

  • SHOT engine starting technology. Push-button starting with nearly no added weight. After an initial pull-start, the engine charges an ultracapacitor. Pushing the handlebar SHOT button for subsequent starts uses that stored energy to turn the magneto into an electric motor that turns the crank. E-TEC technology then fires the engine to start. Eliminates nearly 20 lb./9 kg compared to conventional electric start.
  • Electric start (no pull starter)
  • Track Lug height: 2.5 or 3.0 in. (6.3 or 7.63 cm) lug heights for 154 and 165 lengths
  • Sea-level calibration: For riding below 4,000 feet (1,220 m) in elevation

Snapshot - SP

Any day spent riding in the mountains can be a good day. Exceptional days are those when a rider has the energy to push themselves and the sled to new limits. Riders looking for those truly endless days in the mountains look to BRP’s Ski-Doo Summit SP snowmobiles to provide them.

It starts with the REV Gen4 architecture. Every detail of the chassis from handlebar riser to running board is crafted to create effortless, agile riding in deep snow conditions. With the far forward riding position and narrow chassis, a rider can maneuver easily around the sled and produce an immediate response without the need for exaggerated, energy-consuming movements.

The instantaneous response of the 850 E-TEC engine puts 165 hp at the tip of a thumb, ready to rip up one mountainside after another. For 2019 the Summit SP welcomes the 600R E-TEC to its stable of engine choices, available in the 146- or 154-inch track lengths. Even more, the 600R E-TEC, 154-inch track is also available with a 3-inch option, a first in the industry. Equally responsive, and dynamic in its own right, the 600R E-TEC offers the same precise power delivery as its bigger 850cc brother, but at 125 hp.

Adding to the effortless performance of the Summit SP is the advanced Ski-Doo SHOT starter system, giving riders electric start capability without the added weight of a true electric start system – in both the 600R E-TEC and 850 E-TEC engine configurations.

Platform

REV Gen4 platform: The open design of the REV Gen4 mountain platform allows riders to ride freely with their own style, attacking terrain as it suits them instead of the sled. Designed to be the most agile, responsive sled in the mountains, the side-to-side centralized mass creates a sled that’s ultra-responsive to rider input, making it easy to initiate sidehill and carving maneuvers even in the most technical terrain.

Suspension

tMotion rear suspension: The tMotion is both extremely agile and ultra-responsive to rider input. A simple shift in rider weight is all it takes for the sled move in the desired direction. A swiveling rear arm and split front arm allow the skid frame to flex laterally for easier roll up into a sidehill or carve. Rising-rate motion ratio adds capacity to handle big drops and comfort when riding the trail to get to the mountain. Optional adjustable limiter strap gives riders quick, easy choices in ride dynamics.

RAS 3 front suspension: Precise, predictable handling and outstanding bump absorption, even in harsh conditions, with state-of-the-art unequal length A-arm front suspension.

HPG shocks: High Pressure Gas shocks by KYB are extremely capable.

Key Features

Narrow, adjustable ski stance: Effortlessly roll the sled on edge with a 35.8 in. (91 cm) standard stance. Stable cornering on trails with the chassis’ low center of gravity. Stance can be easily widened to 37.4 in. (95 cm).

Pilot DS 3 skis: Precise control to easily hold sidehills in a ski specifically designed to work in tandem with the deeper and longer tracks. The Pilot DS 3 skis are a variation of the well-received Pilot DS 2 with a 12 mm deeper keel offering an industry-exclusive removable ski tip extension: ride with it in deep dry snow conditions for flotation, ride without in crusty conditions to minimize tip-up.

Track options:

  • 146 x 16 x 2.5 in. (371 x 41 x 6.3 cm)
  • 154 x 16 x 2.5/3.0 in. (391 x 41 x 6.3/7.63 cm)
  • 165 x 16 x 2.5/3.0 in. (420 x 41 x 6.3/7.63 cm) (850 E-TEC Only)
  • 175 x 16 x 3.0 in. (445 x 41 x 7.63 cm) (850 E-TEC Only)

PowderMax Light track with FlexEdge (154 and up): ­3.5 in. (9 cm) pitch reduces weight and increases performance by keeping more snow between the lugs for better traction and keeping the sled on top on the snow. Lug design is stronger and lighter also, combined with the 3.5 pitch it leads to an overall weight reduction of 10 lb. (4.5 kg) on a 154 and 165 track with 2.5 in. lugs. Exclusive 16-in. (41-cm) wide design adds flotation and traction without sacrificing maneuverability. FlexEdge technology reduces the length of the fiberglass reinforcing rods to only 12 in. (31 cm) wide, enabling the edges to flex—reducing the effort to initiate roll-up. Available in either 2.5 or 3.0 in. (6.3 or 7.63 cm) lug heights with 154 and 165 lengths. The 175 has 3.0 (7.63 cm) standard.

2.5-inch lug PowderMax track with FlexEdge (146): 16-in. (41-cm) wider design boosts flotation without sacrificing trail handling. PowderMax design with 2.5-in. (6.4-cm) lugs, and FlexEdge technology for added deep snow agility.

Tunnel design: More freedom for the rider to move thanks to the beveled shape allowing for narrow tank and seat. Open rear cap design eliminates drag in deep snow. Heat exchanger is integrated using cutting-edge friction stir welding manufacturing process for greater heat transfer, added strength and less weight.

UPDATED pDrive primary clutch with clicker adjustment: Fast and friction-free dual rollers transfer torque in place of traditional sliding buttons. Oversize rollers with needle bearings, wide based flyweights and a shaft on shaft design emphasize smooth operation and long life. Clicker ramps allow easy adjustment for top rpm. Ultra-responsive shifting, impressive rpm consistency, lightweight and maintenance-free.

Brembo disc brake: Hydraulic brake from the world leader in brakes and exclusive racing-style brake pads provide powerful, fade-resistant stopping power. Steel-braided brake line.

Ergo-Step side panels: More comfort thanks to the ergonomic design of the rear section of the panels shaped to support the rider’s shins on downhills. Narrow profile and shape at bottom minimizes “paneling out” in sidehilling. Bottom pan is shaped for flotation in carving and sidehilling.

Running boards: Snow passes easily through punched-out holes. Flatter foot position for comfort and control. Excellent snow evacuation. 0.75 in. (20 mm) higher than REV-XM.

Open toe-hold: True freedom to choose. Enables rider to naturally and freely adjust footing on the running board. Optional toe-hold accessories available to customize the fit for all styles.

Mountain Light seat: Extremely compact to stay out of the way of gymnastic powder riding. Just enough support for trail riding to the play areas.

Compact digital gauge: Includes all critical data points in a small, lightweight package positioned perfectly with large display numbers to be seen by a standing rider.

Mountain Light handlebar controls: Even more compact design for no interference with the rider. Warmer switches on console. RER reverse button further shielded.

Aluminum handlebar with rigid grab strap: Strong, lightweight and trick-looking with U shape. With J-hooks. Rigid grab strap offers more leverage and confidence in tricky maneuvers.

6.5 in./165 mm riser block

Glove box: 1 gal (4 L) storage box is ideal for storing a spare pair of goggles or gloves. Improved seal to keep moisture out. Wiring and marked cut-out for USB and 12V accessory outlets.

Rotax Electronic Reverse (RER): A simple push of a button reverses the sled – by reversing the direction of the engine. Adds nearly zero weight.

RF DESS Key: Ball-and-socket design with embedded radio frequency microchip ensures solid connection, not reliant on surface-to-surface contact.

Accessory-ready: Designed from the factory for easy installation of more than 150 Ski-Doo accessories for the REV Gen4 platform, including LinQ cargo system, skid plates, side panel vents, auxiliary LED light, GPS receiver, 1+1 seating system, alternative windshields and more.

Rotax Engine Choices

Rotax 850 E-TEC engine: The next generation of the most advanced direct-injection two-stroke engine technology. This powerful twin delivers an exhilarating experience with 165 hp and 30 percent quicker response—the power comes instantly and forcefully. Fuel and oil economy remain impressive. Designed for reliability and durability with proven 4-stroke and long-lasting automotive engine technologies.

NEW Rotax 600R E-TEC engine: The advanced 600R E-TEC introduced January 2018 has quickly become the industry measuring stick for all other 120 hp-class engines. Incorporating exclusive second-generation E-TEC technology from its big brother 850 engine, the 600R E-TEC sets the bar in acceleration, horsepower, reliability, and maintains industry leading oil and fuel efficiency.

Color

  • NEW Octane Blue / Black
  • Black

Factory Installed Options

  • SHOT engine starting technology: Push-button starting with nearly no added weight. After an initial pull-start, the engine charges an ultracapacitor. Pushing the handlebar SHOT button for subsequent starts uses that stored energy to turn the magneto into an electric motor that turns the crank. E-TEC technology then fires the engine to start. Eliminates nearly 20 lb./9 kg compared to conventional electric start.
  • Electric start (no pull starter)
  • Track lug height: 2.5 or 3.0 in. (6.3 or 7.63 cm) lug heights for 154 and 165 lengths

Snapshot - Sport

The best value on the mountain comes in the form of the 2019 Summit Sport. From the legendary dependability of its Rotax 600 Carb engine, to the 146-inch tMotion rear suspension, it exudes confident handling, reliability and exceptional affordability.

Platform

REV-XP platform: Revolutionary design is the standard for light weight, durability and handling.

Suspension

tMotion rear suspension: A swiveling rear arm and split front arm allow the skid frame to flex laterally for easier roll-up. Rising-rate motion adds capacity and comfort. Lightweight arms.

Motion Control shocks: High quality, high value gas cell shocks.

Key Features

2.25 inch lug PowderMax track with FlexEdge: 16-in. (41-cm) wider design boosts flotation without sacrificing trail handling. PowderMax design with 2.25-in. (5.7-cm) lugs and FlexEdge technology for added deep snow agility.

Narrow ski stance: 35.8 in. (91 cm) for easy sidehilling and deep snow carving. Easily adjustable from 35.8 in. (91 cm) to 37.4 in. (95 cm). Low center of gravity with REV-XP chassis means no trade-off in trail handling.

Pilot DS 2 skis: Single-keel with excellent sidehilling bite, thanks to thin outer edges. Narrow and thin, yet stiff. Shorter behind the spindle for easier counter-steering. Effective boot grips.

REV-XM running boards: Large holes to facilitate snow evacuation, aggressive boot grips and stronger running board edge extrusion.

Rotax Electronic Reverse (RER): A simple push of a button reverses the sled—by reversing the direction of the engine. Adds nearly zero weight.

Brembo brake: Excellent, easily modulated stopping power.

REV-XM seat: Extremely narrow in front and low profile for easily passing legs from side-to-side. 0.8 gal (3.2 L) of enclosed storage in seat base.

Straight aluminum handlebar with rigid grab strap: Lightweight with J-hooks, rigid grab strap offering more leverage and confidence in tricky man oeuvres.

Analog/digital gauge with display: Smartly-styled analog speedometer and tachometer plus LCD digital information screen.

Rotax Engine Choices

600 Carb engine: Carbureted 600cc choice with great power, fuel economy and value.

Color

  • Black
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