2020 Ski-Doo Summit SP

February 2019 Feature

The day is not done when the sun starts to set. For a rider on the 2020 Summit SP it means there’s plenty of time and energy left to take in another epic view from the top. When others turn to head for the truck or the trail, the Summit SP is ready to provide more smiles, more epic memories, more of “That Ski-Doo Feeling” on every ride.

Thanks to the effortless nature of the rigid and nimble REV Gen4 chassis, Summit riders have more energy to rider longer climb higher and explore more. And when a rider has the energy to keep going, they need a sled that delivers. Powered by a choice of Rotax 850 or 600R E-Tec 2-stroke engines, the Summit SP is the deep-snow sled that delivers over and over again. At 165 hp and 125 hp, respectively, these engines set the bar for power in their class.

With heart-pounding throttle response for one exhilarating pull after another, both powerplants feature exceptional power delivery that leaves riders laughing inside their helmets. Not only that, but the instant transfer of power from engine to track enables riders to confidently respond to any riding situation.

Four 16-inch-wide track options are available on the in-season Summit SP spun around the capable tMotion rear suspension. They come in 146- (2.5 in. lug), 154-, 165- or 175-inch lengths with 154-165 available with 2.5- or 3-inch lugs and the 175 with 3-inch lugs.

Both the tMotion and front RAS 3 suspension are equipped with HPG shocks offering precise, predictable handling whether carving up deep powder or climbing through technical, steep terrain.

And with both the 600R and 850 E-Tec motors ready to accept Ski-Doo’s exclusive  SHOT engine starter, the effortless riding experience of a Ski-Doo Summit keeps getting better.


REV Gen4 platform - The open design of the REV Gen4 deep-snow 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.


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 deep snow. 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.


Narrow, adjustable ski stance - Effortlessly roll the sled on edge with a 35.8 inch (91 cm) standard stance. Stable cornering on trails with the chassis’ low center of gravity. Stance can be easily widened to 37.4 inches (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 inch (371 x 41 x 6.3 cm)

• 154 x 16 x 2.5 or 3.0 inch (391 x 41 x 6.3 or 7.6 cm)

• 165 x 16 x 2.5 or 3.0 inch (420 x 41 x 6.3 or 7.6 cm) (850 E-Tec Only)

• 175 x 16 x 3.0 inch (445 x 41 x 7.6 cm) (850 E-Tec Only)

PowderMax Light track with FlexEdge (154 and up) - 3.5 inch (9 cm) pitch reduces weight and increases performance by keeping more snow between the lugs for better traction and keeping 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 lbs. (4.5 kg) on a 154 and 165 track with 2.5 in. lugs. Exclusive 16-inch (41-cm) wide design adds flotation and traction without sacrificing maneuverability. FlexEdge technology reduces the length of the fiberglass reinforcing rods to only 12 inches (31 cm) wide, enabling the edges to flex, reducing the effort to initiate roll-up. Available in 2.5- or 3-inch (6.3 cm) lug height with 154 and 165 lengths. The 175 has 3.0 (7.63 cm) standard.

2.5-inch lug PowderMax track with FlexEdge (146) - 16-inch (41-cm) wide design boosts flotation without sacrificing trail handling. PowderMax design with 2.5-inch (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.

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. Fixed sheave is finned to circulate more air and is paired with the new CVT cover that delivers better air flow and cooling.

New Drive belt (850 E-TEC): New PBO material and design enhanced drive belt durability in deep snow.

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.

Updated Deep snow running boards - Snow easily passes through with 40 percent wider openings at the front. Flat foot position with 30 percent more grip for more comfort and control, plus 0.8 lb. weight reduction.

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.

Deep snow 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.

Minimalist 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 inch/165 mm riser block

Glove box - 1 gallon (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 200 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 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.

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.


  • NEW Octane Blue/Black
  • Black


  • 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 lbs./9 kg compared to conventional electric start.
  • Electric start (no pull starter)
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