During BRP’s August dealer meeting, the company expanded its personal watercraft lineup with the introduction of new models for its Sea-Doo brand as well as a new Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) power plant.
Among the new additions is the new Sea-Doo Spark TRIXX entry-level model, which is promised to come with an attractive price tag. The company also unveiled new GTS/GTI models and more performance in the mid-range with a GTR-X 230 powered by a new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine.
“The Sea-Doo watercraft line has never been stronger,” says 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 Spark TRIXX model is said to leverage the light and nimble handling of the Spark model to offer new ways to play on the water. The 2017 Spark TRIXX model comes equipped with several innovations including a handlebar with adjustable riser, step wedges and extended-range Variable Trim System (VTS), all of which are said help riders better perform tricks.
GTS and GTI
2017 Sea-Doo GTS and GTI models feature BRP’s Rotax 900 HO ACE engine and lightweight and tough Polytec hull material, which has proven its performance and durability throughout the past three years in the industry’s best-selling model, the Sea-Doo SPARK watercraft.
Rotax 1500 HO ACE
Sea-Doo’s 2017 lineup sees the addition of the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine. The new power plant is said to offer more mid-range performance, produce 15 more horsepower than the previous generation model and is optimized for regular fuel instead of premium-only gas. The Rotax 1500 HO ACE also features a low-maintenance supercharger. The new engine will power the 2017 Sea-Doo GTR-X 230, as well as the GTR 230, WAKE PRO 230 and GTX Limited 230 models.
Sea-Doo’s GTR-X 230 watercraft extends the brand’s X-package offering to a new model and includes the exclusive Ergolock system, which allows riders to better connect to the machine during riding.
BRP’s product portfolio includes Sea-Doo watercraft, Evinrude outboards, and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP has annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries and employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.