When temps are hovering in the 90s and you're going through snow withdrawals, it's best to find a high-horsepower replacement for your snowmobile to tide you over through summer. Personal watercrafts (PWCs) offer a great diversion.
Earlier this week, BRP released its 2017 lineup of Sea-Doo models and a new Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) power plant. The new Sea-Doo line comes in a wide range of price points and includes something for every PWC rider, like the Sea-Doo Spark Trixx, new GTS/GTI models and a GTR-X 230 powered by a new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine.
“The Sea-Doo watercraft line has never been stronger,” said Anne Bélec, SVP global brand, communications and PAC at BRP. “By offering new models that continue to focus on rider needs such as affordability and efficiency, and of course fun, more people can find the right model for them and make the dream of owning a Sea-Doo watercraft a reality.”
The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx comes equipped with numerous innovations, including a handlebar with adjustable riser that will look familiar to Ski-Doo snowmobilers. There are also step wedges and extended-range Variable Trim System (VTS), all of which help riders perform tricks.
The GTS and GTI models are light, fuel-efficient and offer the value of a full-size watercraft on the market. Each features a Rotax 900 HO ACE engine and Polytec hull material.
According to BRP, the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine offers more mid-range performance, produces 15 more horsepower than the previous generation, and is optimized for regular fuel instead of premium gas. This new engine also features a low-maintenance supercharger. The 1500 ACE powers the 2017 Sea-Doo GTR-X 230, as well as the GTR 230, WAKE PRO 230 and GTX Limited 230 models.
The GTR-X 230 is the latest addition to Sea-Doo's X series. It iincludes the exclusive Ergolock system, which allows riders to better connect to the machine during riding.
For a complete view of the 2017 Sea-Doo watercraft line and to find authorized Sea-Doo watercraft dealers, visit www.sea-doo.com.
See below for a video of the new models in action.