What do you not like about the current chassis? Current ergos are great. All for better but not for sake of just being "new".It’s time for a completely new-from-the-ground-up chassis. And I would think that the reason ski doo did a mid season release of the factory turbo is that Polaris is bringing one out for ‘21 and they wanted to beat them to the punch.
Stock narrow front end is better but its a bolt on with non oem options available too ($500 addon to my 16) Lots of tweaks / improvements left as suggested above but difficult to genuinely call it new (sucks for marketing dep that demands it). Japanese have a word that translates to continuous improvement and allowed them to kick the NA auto sector in the 60s - 80s. Sled prices are steadily going up which reduces willingness to buy new (my opinion). I'm certainly able to buy new but am loathe to pay 20k for a toy that's questionably better than current. I still ride my 2013 600s and have lots of fun - snow conditions is the bigger issue. I'd rather wait a year or two, buy used and let someone else take the hit on depreciation and tax. 15 holdovers were our last "new" sleds ..waited till 17 and started picking up used Axys at 40-60% saving. Perhaps I'm the exception and not representative of the target market but i think they are hitting the wall re diminishing returns and will have to sell fewer units at a higher margin to maintain profit per unit.
New chassis at this stage is merely marketing hype unless its a radical departure - snow bike / hawk style (this would interest me). Pro chassis vs axys is a refinement - not a radical departure. Same goes for BRP and Cat. All the manufactures use a variation of the same pyramidal chassis design - strip them down and most riders would be hard pressed to tell one iteration from another or even one manufacture from another.
Structurally, stock is getting pretty hard to further improve (stronger / lighter / cheaper) without use of exotic & $$$$ materials ...current carbon fibre overstructure and bumper are not significant (marketing) structurally or from a weight standpoint. Shot style start is far better bang for buck in terms of reduced weight and simplicity.
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