What’s new in Ski-doo snowmobiles? While pleasing their traditional snowmobile customer. Ski-doo has disclosed its full lineup for 2024 which includes brand-new technologies that will push the brand in the future.
One of the key features of Ski-Doo snowmobiles is their use of a unique suspension system called the “REV Gen4” platform. It provides better handling and maneuverability, as well as improved shock absorption for a smoother ride.
Ski-Doo snowmobiles also come with a range of advanced features. These features include such as heated handgrips, electronic fuel injection, and high-performance track designs. Which makes them ideal for riding in all kinds of conditions and terrains.
Overall, Ski-Doo snowmobiles are a popular choice for snowmobile enthusiasts around the world. They are also known for their quality, reliability, and advanced technology.
Ski-Doo Grand Touring Electric Snowmobile
Let’s start by discussing the New Grand Touring Electric, a battery-driven sled that is the first of its kind from Ski-Doo Snowmobiles. For now, this model is dedicated to Uncharted Society Experience centers, which means that the general public can not go buy one, yet.
For the 2025 model year, Ski-Doo strongly hinted that an Electric Snowmobile will be available for all to buy. So consider this year a trial run strictly at the rental companies to see how the vehicles hold up.
The recipe Ski-Doo is using in their latest snowmobiles is interesting, opting to keep the machine lightweight while sacrificing range and speed. An 8.9 kWh battery is nestled under the hood in place of the engine. This battery is offering up to 50 km (31 miles) of range.
Speed is limited to just 40 kph (25 mph) for the rental sleds. A guide will be able to up the governor to 60 kph (37 mph). No doubt in place to help ensure these snowmobiles meet the range targets. Level 2 charging is standard and can pump the battery from 10 to 80 percent in 90 minutes.
MXZ Ski-Doo Snowmobile 2024
Ski-Doo also made sure to keep its gasoline-powered Snowmobiles on the cutting edge with technology, highlighted by a new water injection system on the 2024 MXZ fitted with the 850 E-TEC Turbo R.
The updated power plant produces 180 horsepower. This new feature makes it the most powerful two-stroke engine in the Ski-doo Snowmobiles industry, though along with that power comes loads of heat, a problem Ski-Doo had to solve.
Rather than adding a heavy intercooler for the turbo. Ski-Doo opted for a water injection system that pulls a water/methanol mixture from a 1.2L reservoir located just behind the rider and sprays a light mist of that mixture into the turbo intake air, cooling it down.
This results in not only better power, but also consistent power that won’t fade after a long day of riding.
Opt for the Competition Package on the MXZ X-RS and you’ll also get new Kashima-coated KYB Pro 40 R series shocks, a taller front ride height, and a supported rMotion rear suspension.
New Features for all Ski-Doo Sleds
Stepping away from specific Ski-doo Snowmobiles models for a moment, Ski-Doo has also been working with its accessories and features across all of its sleds and has come up with smart new ideas.
|Platform||REV Gen5 platform|
|Seat||Premium heated seat|
|Lights||Integrated lights with the touch of a button|
An adjustable windshield is now available for most models on the REV Gen5 platform. Another feature with different height-fixed windshields. While a new premium heated seat will look to keep bums warm on long rides for all Ski-doo snowmobiles.
Integrated lights into the optional hand guards is another smart idea, allowing for better visibility of your machine at night.
More than that, Ski-Doo snowmobiles will let you change the color of the lights with the touch of a button. It will allow a group of riders to signal to others whether or not there are more in the group behind them.
Touchscreen with Maps & GPS
The 10.25-inch touchscreen is an option on many Ski-Doo models across the lineup and now has embedded maps and GPS, while Ski-Doo’s app-based navigation will also now work offline on your phone.
Ski-Doo also spent time this year differentiating its Snowmobiles, especially between the MXZ and Renegade, the latter of which has gone nearly 4-stroke only, while the MXZ sticks with its 2-stroke lineup. If you’re looking for raw performance the MZX is clearly the choice for you now with its narrow body.
It offers a high steering rise, an aggressive seat, and a taller ride height, while the Renegade offers a wider body, stability on the trail, a taller windshield, and a wide comfortable seat. These all features are better suited to those looking to chew up hundreds of miles a day on the trail.
Ski-Doo Backcountry Snowmobiles
If you’re looking to get into the mountains Ski-Doo has also updated your options, with the Backcountry lineup moving to the new REV Gen5 platform. A true 50/50 on-trail, off-trail ski-doo snowmobile.
The Backcountry is getting plenty of new techs including powerful LED lighting, an optional 10.25-inch touchscreen, reduced NVH, a new rack steering system, and a lighter motion X rear suspension with more travel.
If that’s not hardcore enough you can move up to the Freeride which has been updated with new spindle geometry, bigger shocks, and a 146-inch length with the new 850 E-TEC Turbo R for quick maneuverability and it is one of the best which has been upgraded by Ski-doo snowmobiles.
The 2024 Ski-Doo Snowmobile lineup is an indication, the future of snowmobiles is bright with new technologies that look to take us further, for longer, with more power, while also preserving our natural environment. So let’s contribute to making our snowmobile society better and more reliable for upcoming generations by taking good decisions and steps towards better environmentally friendly snowmobiles.