2020 Summit X

February 2019 Feature

Pushing the envelope comes standard for a Summit X rider. Climbing farther up an ascent, getting more technical in the trees, going bigger and deeper are the goals of every ride. The X rider lives for the challenge of bettering the last ride and bettering their abilities. And it’s why these riders gravitate to the Summit X—a sled perfectly suited to meet their needs.

It starts on the dynamic REV Gen4 platform—the ultra-responsive chassis that instantly reacts to rider input for incredible control. The Summit X then adds the incredible power and precise throttle response of the Rotax 850 E-Tec engine. They combine to create an ideal pairing of handling and power for the deep-snow rider wanting an indescribable experience on every ride.

The spring order-only Summit X offers three track lengths for riders to choose from: 154, 165 and 175 inches. With 2.5- or 3-inch (on 154 and 165), or 3-inch (175) lug heights available, and FlexEdge technology built into those tracks, the X provides the traction needed in demanding climbs, steep sidehills and the most technical deep snow terrain.

New for Model Year 2020, the Profile running boards greatly improve snow evacuation thanks to larger openings that run the full length of the board. They provide exceptional traction and superior confidence for an active rider moving side to side on the sled, and also reduce weight.

The Summit X package goes a step further in providing a premium deep-snow riding experience with its Ultimate coloration and graphics featuring a protective side panel layer. Scratches and blemishes from tree branches and trailering are no longer a concern. The ride stays looking showroom-ready with this Ski-Doo exclusive feature.


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


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

• 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)

• 175 x 16 x 3.0 inch (445 x 41 x 7.6 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-inch (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 lbs. (4.5 kg) on a 154 and 165 track with 2.5 inch (6.3 cm) lugs. Exclusive 16-inch (41-cm) wide design adds flotation and traction without sacrificing maneuverability. 154 and 165 available in 2.5 inch (6.3 cm) or 3.0 inch (7.6cm) lug height; 3.0 inch 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.

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 is paired with the new CVT cover delivering better air flow and cooling.

New Drive belt: New PBO material and design enhanced drive belt durability in deep snow.

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.

Updated Profile running boards - Rigid full-length extruded aluminum grid-style design with 60 percent wider openings for exceptional snow evacuation and three times more grip. Flat foot positioning for comfort and control, plus a 1 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 - Compact design stays out of the way to allow active riders to move around on the sled. 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 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 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 horsepower 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 Ultimate Iceberg Blue with panel wrap: Supreme look and finish, maximum protection.
  • New Sunburst Yellow/White
  • 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)
  • Sea-level calibration - For riding below 4,000 feet (1,220 m) in elevation
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