Yesterday in Finland, BRP unveiled its 2018 Lynx lineup in front of hundreds of its dealers and invited guests. 2018 marks the 50th model year of Lynx sleds, which are only available for purchase in European and Russian markets. AmSnow editor Mark Boncher was lucky enough to ride a Lynx Boondocker during a trip to Iceland last spring (read more about that here).
As part of the unveil, BRP introduced the new Radien platform on the 2018 Lynx BoonDocker, Xtrim RE and Rave RE models. The new models are lighter, more agile and include new innovations, such as the short Radien DS tunnel system on the Lynx BoonDocker DS model.
“The new design is most prominent in the completely redesigned Lynx BoonDocker DS model," said Valto Ristimella, Commercial Director, BRP Scandinavia. "It looks radical, but most importantly it greatly combines power, stability and agility."
The Lynx sleds with the new Radien platform also get two of the latest tech features found on Ski-Doo models: the Rotax 850 E-TEC 2-stroke engine and SHOT, the new ultra-lightweight E-TEC engine starting system.
“Once again, we challenged ourselves to re-think a snowmobile from a blank sheet of paper by designing it around the riders to give them the best experience on snow,” said Steve Pelletier, Vice-President and Regional General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “The new Rotax 850 E-TEC engine is one of the most sophisticated 2-stroke in the world, delivering an impressive combination of power, responsiveness, fuel and oil economy, and this, with a lightweight, unique and durable package. With the handling characteristics, ergonomics and Lynx’s trademark robustness, I am confident that these new vehicles will provide a remarkable consumer experience.”
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lynx snowmobiles, BRP has designed a special model called the Lynx Commander 5900, as well as a clothing collection.
For more info, visit www.brp.com.