BRP’s mission for Ski-Doo mountain riders is to deliver sleds for riding the most technical areas with less effort. After major breakthroughs with the 4th generation REV platform and Rotax 850 E-TEC engine for 2017, the company debuts another breakthrough for 2018 that will make riding easier: the SHOT starter. For mountain riders, the simple necessity of starting the engine has real compromises to a day in the deep stuff – and BRP research showed the typical rider starts their sled dozens of times per day. Pull-starting any sled that many times a day takes a toll. So much so that more than half of Ski-Doo Summit buyers have been ordering their Summit sleds with electric start. The downside? Adding nearly 20 pounds (8.69 kg) of weight (more on competitive sleds) – which is counter-intuitive for mountain riding experts.
Enter the SHOT starter.