The 2021 Ski-Doo snowmobile lineup got off to an early start when the 2021 Ski-Doo Summit 850 E-TEC Turbo was released in January. That sled featured the industry’s first ever turbocharged two-stroke engine, which should be a boon to mountain riders as they can retain full horsepower even at altitude. How big is that? How about a 40-horsepower advantage over naturally aspirated engines at 8000 feet and higher. Read all about that sled and engine here.
But the 2021 Ski-Doo lineup has a lot more to offer, including some innovative new suspension designs and a brand new 600cc mill that spells the end of carbureted engines from Ski-Doo.
We’ve already looked at the new Summit with the two-stroke turbocharged engine, but there is more to discuss here. The Summit X Expert package returns and in 2021 that includes a new lightweight one-piece hood, an available 175-inch track option, and a new ultra-low seat that is designed to make side-to-side movement easier than ever.
The 2021 Ski-Doo Summit X benefits from the new abbreviated tunnel design for better deep-snow mobility, updated ski spindle and stopper, smaller handlebars, and weather-resistant seat.
If turbos aren’t your thing, the naturally aspirated Rotax 850 E-TEC is available in all three Summit model trims. You can also get the 600R E-TEC engine in the Summit SP. SP owners will also get a new gauge, smaller handlebars, and revised ski spindle and ski stopper. You can read up on the full Ski-Doo 2021 line up on their site here: https://www.ski-doo.com/2021-whats-new-ski-doo.html.