Is the Renegade Backcountry X a Summit mountain sled or an MXZ trail sled? It’s a lot of both for the rider who wants the best performance carving up nasty trails or backcountry powder. Its feature package is biased towards off-trail riding compared to the Renegade X, especially with more components from the Summit family for 2016.

Continue reading for more information on the Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry X.

  • 2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry X
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  • Top Speed:
    7900 RPM mph
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2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry X Key Features:

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• COLOR: White/Lava Red, Black
• REAR SHOCK: KYB Pro 36 Easy-Adjust
• SKIS: Pilot DS 2

2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry X Features and Benefits:

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REV-XM Body Style

Summit-specific side panels are powderdynamically designed to glide smoothly through snow in any position, easing roll-up and sidehilling.

tMotion Rear Suspension

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The tMotion flexes laterally, reducing the effort to initiate a roll, due to a ball joint at the center hinge between the rear arm and drop link and split flat-tube front arms. Very progressive motion ratio makes the ride on trails even more comfortable.

FlexEdge Track

By shortening the fiberglass reinforcing rods inside, the track’s edges flex when you carve the sled, making boondocking and sidehilling easier. It provides the flotation of a 16-in. (41 cm) wide track with the maneuverability of a 12-in. (30 cm) track.

RAS 2 Front Suspension

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We further sharpen the industry’s best handling snowmobiles. New geometry and lighter components increase precision, especially in extreme bumps. Sharp new styling, too. Reduces weight by 1.76 lb (0.8 kg).

HPG PLUS R Front Shocks

Lightweight and very capable aluminum shocks. Wide range of adjustability with rebound damping adjustment and rebuildable/revalvable design.

REV-XM Running Boards

Massive, strategically shaped openings keep the boards clear. A tall extruded edge adds stiffness and has aggressive boot grips.

Forward Foot Position

Eight inches (20 cm) of added foot room up front, on the running board edge, puts you right in line with the steering post for more leverage in sidehilling and boondocking. And you can get radically forward for extremely technical moves.

Pilot DS 2 Skis

Single-keel with excellent sidehilling bite, thanks to thin outer edges. Narrow and thin, yet stiff. Shorter behind its complementary spindle with flat tail for easier counter-steering and sidehilling.

REV-XP X Seat With Storage

Its low profile design gives you all the room – and comfort – you need to move around and take control. Plus, there’s 1.3 gal/5 L of storage in the rear.

Multi-Function Analog/Digital Gauge

Sharply-styled analog speedometer and tachometer are complemented by a multi-function three-zone LCD screen packed with data.

ROTAX 800R E-TEC Engine

This revolutionary direct-injection two-stroke allows monster power, yet smooth, linear and manageable.

And thanks to proven E-TEC technology, it has virtually no smoke or smell – especially at start and idle – and starts on the first pull, every time.

The best-selling 800cc engine in snowmobiling*.
163.9 horsepower**
Up to 19 mpg (12.3 L/100 km)***
*Based on retail sale results as of December 31, 2014.
** Result based on independent third-party dyno test.
*** Data based on internal engineering trail testing on a MXZ.


Engine details Liquid-cooled, 3-D R.A.V.E.™
Cylinders 2
Displacement 799.5cc / 48.8 in.³
Bore 82 mm / 3.2 in.
Stroke 75.7 mm / 3 in.
Maximum engine speed 7900 RPM
Carburation Electronic Direct Injection
Recommended fuel type Premium unleaded
Minimum octane 91
Fuel tank 40 liters / 10.6 gallons
Oil tank capacity 3.7 liters / 3.9 quarts
Drive clutch type TRA™ VII
Driven clutch type QRS
Engagement 3800 RPM
Small sprocket number of teeth 21 (Cobra 1.6) 23 (PowderMax 2.0)
Large sprocket number of teeth 45 (Cobra 1.6) 51 (PowderMax 2.0)
Drive sprocket number of teeth 8
Drive sprocket diameter 183 mm / 7.2 in.
Brake system Brembo racing brake with braided stainless-steel brake line
Dry Weight 209 kg / 461 lb
Vehicle overall length 3226 mm / 127 in.
Vehicle overall width 1159 to 1204 mm / 45.6 to 47.4 in.
Vehicle overall height 1245 mm / 49 in.
Ski stance 975 mm or 1019 mm / 38.4 or 40.1 in.
Ski overall length 1040 mm / 41 in.
Track nominal width 406 mm / 16 in.
Track nominal length 3705 mm / 146 in.
Track profile height 40.6 mm / 1.6 in. Cobra FlexEdge or 50.8 mm / 2 in. PowderMax FlexEdge
Front suspension RAS 2
Front shock HPG Plus R
Front suspension max. travel 210 mm / 8.3 in.
Rear suspension tMotion
Center shock HPG Plus
Rear shock KYB Pro 36 Easy-Adjust
Rear suspension max. travel 356 mm / 14 in.
Frame REV-XM Skis Pilot DS 2
Seating REV-XP X with storage
Handlebar Aluminum with J-hooks / Grab handle
Riser block height 160 mm / 6.3 in.
Reverse RER
Electric start Optional
Heated throttle lever Standard
Heated grips Standard
Gauge Multifunction
Mirrors Optional
Windshield 285 mm / 12 in.
Runner Square 5/16
Carbide configuration 102 mm / 4 in. at 90°
Hitch Optional
Color Choice White / Lava Red, Black
Price $13,149


“Ski-Doo is more sharply focusing its Backcountry and Backcountry X models to off-trail riding for 2016 by giving them the tMotion rear suspension, 16- by 146-inch FlexEdge track and REV-XM platform bodywork. All of this will create more separation between the Backcountry models and other Renegades, as these machines will be much better powder carvers but less friendly on the trails.” ----- SnowGoer

“The most versatile sled in the 2016 Ski-Doo line up may be the Renegade series, which will be available in serious Backcountry guise, high performance X-RS mode and a new Enduro package. Of the new for 2016 sleds, three will be offered as pre-season Spring Only buys:” -----

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