The Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry stretched out this year from a 137-inch (2015) to a 146-inch track, creating a great backcountry offering. But what continues to surprise us the most is how comfortable this sled is at pace through the trails.
Ski-Doo really tried to push this more towards the off-trail market this year by moving to the REV-XM chassis to go with off-trail amenities like the 16x146x1.6 track, tMotion rear suspension, mountain skis, bar riser, etc. By all means, this sled kills it when you jump off the beaten path to hit the deeper snow.
Although not quite as stable as the likes of an MXZ through trail twisties, the Backcountry was still one of our top choices for a brisk trail ride. It’s warm, ergos are great, and even with that bigger track, the 800 E-TEC doesn’t give up much once you hit the long straightaways. When we asked our test riders if they’d purchase this sled for themselves, every one of them answered, “Yes.”
- It's more trail-friendly than you’d think.
- 1.6-inch lug on a 146-inch track is nearly perfect for a 50/50 sled.
- There are tons of storage options available with LinQ system.
You’ll find a full review of the 2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry in an upcoming issue of American Snowmobiler magazine, including Real World stats like gas mileage, top speed and other riding impressions. Subscribe online today!