Anchorage, AK, January 7, 2015 – BRP and the 32nd Iron Dog race committee introduced today the 2015 Ski-Doo MXZ Iron Dog sled, inspired by and named after the iconic event. The early release snowmobile is aimed at rough trail enthusiasts and features many items used on Iron Dog champion machines with a distinctive color and graphics scheme. Production is limited on this unit and it will only be available this winter.
The Ski-Doo MXZ Iron Dog sled uses a 128-in track and rMotion suspension developed and proven in previous races and on the snocross race circuits. This is the first time the configuration has been available to consumers; its added length increases traction for acceleration and braking, yet maintains the MXZ sled’s legendary cornering and bump absorption abilities. The limited build also includes several race-specific chassis reinforcements and race-type suspension calibrations to accommodate the hard core target audience. It is available with both the Rotax 800R and 600 H.O. E-TEC engine choices.
“The Iron Dog race has a long storied history, and Ski-Doo has been at the forefront in recent years winning two out of the last three events,” said Louis Levesque, vice-president, Global Marketing and Consumer Experience. “Many riders have chosen to race Ski-Doo snowmobiles in the Iron Dog the past several years because they’re known for being durable, fast and easy on the rider – and those are certainly attributes we’ve built into the MXZ Iron Dog and our other consumer sleds.”
“It’s great to see a manufacturer build a special sled like this one and name it after our race” commented Kevin Kastner, Iron Dog executive director. “We’re enthusiastic to be associated with Ski-Doo snowmobiles and appreciate the support they put into their racers that make the Iron Dog such a remarkable event.”
Sebastien Thibault, race manager for Ski-Doo Snowmobiles and Can-Am Off-Road vehicles added, “More than anyone else, we use racing to make our consumer snowmobiles better. That’s especially true of cross-country races like the Iron Dog because it’s an extreme version of how many snowmobilers ride every weekend. Consumers who ride their own Iron Dog sled with their buddies will love what this unique sled delivers.”
The Ski-Doo MXZ Iron Dog sled will be available starting January 15 at select dealers across North America. For more information or to find a dealer, visit the www.ski-doo.com website.
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