2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry X
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
Top Speed:7900 RPM mph
2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry X Key Features:
• PLATFORM: REV-XM
• ENGINE: ROTAX 800R E-TEC
• COLOR: White/Lava Red, Black
• FRONT SUSPENSION: RAS 2
• FRONT SHOCKS: HPG Plus R
• CENTER SHOCK: HPG Plus
• REAR SUSPENSION: tMotion
• REAR SHOCK: KYB Pro 36 Easy-Adjust
• SKIS: Pilot DS 2
2016 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry X Features and Benefits:
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
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.
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
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*.
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.™|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|Heated throttle lever||Standard|
|Windshield||285 mm / 12 in.|
|Carbide configuration||102 mm / 4 in. at 90°|
|Color Choice||White / Lava Red, Black|
“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:” ----- snowmobile.com