2013 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Model Lineup

Since 2003, Ski-Doo has changed the direction snowmobiles have gone as far as ergonomics are concerned. It started with the REV chassis, and then evolved to the REV-X chassis which remains Ski-Doo’s strongpoint. Offering both 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines with a variety of models for just about every niche, Ski-Doo have earned their way to the largest snowmobile manufacturer. For 2013, here’s what’s coming.

New Body

The first thing you’ll notice on a couple models is a new body style. The chassis remains the same, but a new shape specific to either mountain riding or flatland riding was developed for the 2013 model year. For the flatlanders Ski-Doo introduces the REV-XS body style. This style is designed for trail riding and is shaped to flow air around the rider, keeping you warmer on those cold days. Body panels are shaped to allow the rider to get further off the edge of the sled for more aggressive cornering. This body will be available on most 2-stroke versions of the MX Z and Renegade models.

For the mountain riders, we get the REV-XM body panels. These are shaped to allow the rider to get their foot further forward more in line with the handlebars for better leverage. The shape also allows the sled to move more easily in the deep snow.

The REV-XM also has wider running boards with larger holes for better snow evacuation. Plus the handlebars and controls are minimalistic with a grab bar that is more rigid for better leverage. The seat is also redesigned for better leg clearance for side-to-side shifting. Lastly, the gauges are mounted flatter so they are more easily seen when standing.

Also added to both body styles is a heated glove compartment under the windshield, LED taillights, and a redesigned snow flap.

New and Expanded Suspensions

Last year Ski-Doo introduced the rMotion rear suspension that is easily adjusted for a wide range of rider weights and conditions for personal preference. The rMotion is a true progressive rate suspension and offers a very good ride over all types of terrain. Ski-Doo is now introducing a 137-inch version of this suspension for the Renegade models. rMotion will be standard on all MX Z and Renegade models except the Sport.

A new mountain suspension is introduced this year. tMotion is a new concept in rear suspensions for the mountain rider. It features a swiveling rear arm and split front arm to allow the skid to flex laterally that they say will reduce the sled’s resistance to banking. The tMotion also is a rising-rate suspension that adds more capacity and comfort for a wider range of riders.

 4-Stroke Clutching

The 4-TEC 1200 engine gets a new drive clutch called eDrive 2. This clutch has been improved to give better response, more durability, and longer belt life.

LinQ Cargo System

Introduced on the CanAm ATV’s, this system is now available for the 2013 snowmobiles. It’s a way to securely attach accessories to the tunnel of the snowmobile, yet let you easily remove them by slipping a lever. Several accessories will be made using the LinQ system.

Model Lineup

Here is a reference chart of the models with major features.

MX Z

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
X-RS REV-XP RS (Race) 800R E-TEC

600 H.O. E-TEC

rMotion w/QA Race brake system, narrow seat, straight handlebars, electric start standard on 600, temp gauge
X REV-XS 800R E-TEC

600 H.O. E-TEC

rMotion w/QA Heated glove compartment, LED taillight, race brake system, straight handlebars, temp gauge
X REV-XR 4-TEC 1200 rMotion w/QA Race brake system, narrow seat, straight handlebars, electric start, temp gauge, Ripsaw track
TNT REV-XS 800R E-TEC rMotion Heated glove compartment, LED taillight, Brembo brake system, straight handlebars, electric start, temp gauge, Ripsaw track
TNT REV-XP 600 H.O. E-TEC rMotion Brembo brake system, XP-X seat, straight handlebars, Ripsaw track
TNT REV-XR 4-TEC 1200 rMotion Brembo brake system, XP-X seat, straight handlebars, Ripsaw track
Sport REV-XP ACE 600

600 Carb

550 Fan

SC-5 Brembo brake system, XP-X seat, straight handlebars, Ripsaw track

The X-RS and X packages are available spring-order only

Renegade

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
X REV-XS 800R E-TEC

600 H.O. E-TEC

137” rMotion w/QA Heated glove compartment, LED taillight, race brake system, straight handlebars, electric start, temp gauge, Ripsaw track
X REV-XR 4-TEC 1200 137” rMotion w/QA Race brake system, narrow seat, straight handlebars, electric start, temp gauge, Ripsaw track
BackcountryX REV-XS 800R E-TEC

600 H.O. E-TEC

137” rMotion w/QA Heated glove compartment, LED taillight, race brake system, straight handlebars, electric start, temp gauge,
Charger track
Adrenaline REV-XP 800R E-TEC

600 H.O. E-TEC

137” rMotion Brembo brake system, XP-X seat, straight handlebars, Ripsaw track
Adrenaline REV-XR 4-TEC 1200 137” rMotion Brembo brake system, XP-X seat, straight handlebars, Ripsaw track
Backcountry REV-XP 800R E-TEC 137” rMotion Brembo brake system, XP-X seat, straight handlebars, PowderMax track
Sport REV-XP ACE 600

550 Fan

137” SC-5M Brembo brake system, XP-X seat, straight handlebars, Ripsaw track

The X and Backcountry X packages are available spring-order only

Summit

The Summit REV-XM chassis has several changes and new features.

Forward foot position

The body panels accommodate a forward foot position of 8” further ahead than the standard Summit giving the rider a better leverage point to help control the sled during side-hilling or deep snow maneuvers.

REV-XM Seat

The new seat design is more compact and lets riders move from side to side much easier. It is also narrow in the front for more rider leverage and comfort for smaller riders.

REV-XM Handlebar Controls

The handlebar controls are compact and minimalistic. The left-hand control only includes the electric start/RER button and high beam switch. Hand and thumb warmers are now located on the console.

Rigid Grab Handle

A new rigid grab handle is angled for the best ergonomic grip and leverage.

Running Boards

Running boards are wider and have larger evacuation holes. They are also extruded and are 3X stronger than the REV-XP boards.

A-Arm Ski Spindle Boot Grip

For extreme riders, the spindles are built with a boot grip to get further forward and allow you to turn the skis without losing footing.

Flat Gauges

Gauges are angled flatter so they are easier to read while standing up.

Front Bumper

The front bumper is shaped for an easier fit with a gloved hand to help when you get stuck.

tMotion Rear Suspension

This suspension is hinged between the rear arm and drop link with a ball joint and the front arms are split to provide a flexible rear suspension that reduces the effort to initiate a roll. It also makes banking linear and predictable.

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
X REV-XM 800R E-TEC 146” tMotion154” tMotion163” tMotion Heated glove compartment, LED taillight, race brake system, tapered handlebars, PowderMax Short Rod track
SP REV-XM 800R E-TEC 146” tMotion154” tMotion163” tMotion Heated glove compartment, LED taillight, race brake system, straight handlebars, PowderMax Short Rod track
SP REV-XP 600 H.O. E-TEC 146” tMotion154” tMotion163” tMotion Brembo brake system, narrow seat, straight handlebars, PowderMax track
Sport REV-XP PowerT.E.K. 800R

600 Carb

154” SC-5M-2146” SC-5M-2 Brembo brake system, narrow seat, straight handlebars, PowderMax track

The X package is available spring-order only

Freeride

This model is tailored for the extreme rider who demands a chassis that is race-bred. It comes in Squadron Green with day-glo orange accents and more than 60 wrap designs.

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
Freeride REV-XP RS 800R E-TEC 137” SC-5146” SC-5M-2154” SC-5M-2 Race brake system, narrow seat, tapered handlebars, PowderMax II track

GSX

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
SE REV-XR 800R E-TEC

600 H.O. E-TEC

4-TEC 1200

137” SC-5 Air Controlled Brembo brake system, XP heated seat with trunk, tunnel bag, Tilt steering, Ripsaw track
LE REV-XP 600 H.O. E-TEC SC-5 Brembo brakes, XP seat with trunk, tunnel bag
LE REV-XR 4-TEC 1200 SC-5 Brembo brakes, XP seat with trunk, tunnel bag

Grand Touring

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
SE REV-XR 4-TEC 1200 137” SC-5 Air Controlled Brembo brake system, 2+1 modular heated seat, tunnel bag, Tilt steering, SilenTrack
LE REV-XR 600 H.O. E-TEC

4-TEC 1200

SC-5 Brembo brakes, 2+1 modular seat, SilenTrack
Sport REV-XP ACE 600

600 Carb

550 Fan

SC-5M Two-up seat, cargo rack

Expedition

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
SE REV-XU 600 H.O. E-TEC

4-TEC 1200

154” SC-5U Warn winch, Tilt steering, Mountain strap, Syncromesh transmission
LE REV-XU 600 H.O. E-TEC

4-TEC 1200

154” SC-5 Mountain strap, Syncromesh transmission
Sport REV-XP ACE 600

550 Fan

154” SC-5U Two-up seat, cargo rack

SE package available spring-order only

Tundra

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
Xtreme REV-X 600 H.O. E-TEC 154” x16” SC-5U LTS front suspension, deep snow running boards, PowderMax track
LT REV-X ACE 600

550 Fan

154” x16” SC-5U LTS front suspension, deep snow running boards, Charger track
Sport REV-X ACE 600

550 Fan

154” x16” SC-5U LTS front suspension, deep snow running boards, Cobra track

Skandic

Package Body Engine Choice Suspension Key Features
SWT REV-X 600 H.O. E-TEC

ACE 600

154” x 24” SC-5U LTS front suspension
WT REV-X 600 H.O. E-TEC

ACE 600

550 Fan

154” x 20” SC-5U LTS front suspension

There you have it. Ski-Doo continues to offer a machine for every rider out there. You want aggressive, they have aggressive. You want extreme, they have extreme. You want utility, touring, 2-stroke, 4-stroke, technology, features…well, you get the idea. Ski-Doo has a lot coming in 2013.

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9 Responses to 2013 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Model Lineup

  1. mark April 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    i have a 2010 got it in 2011 after 80 miles fan blew. fixed warrentte .2012 never used it, ,2013 use it twice sled has 350miles maybe, fan failed again, seized motor ,insuraance will not cover it .said its machanical,,my dealer[ erwin of alton ]said warrentees ng, he said he will give me 200 dollars for it and put me in a new one , this dosnt seem fair!!!

  2. Steven Cox October 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    let the snow fly

  3. Terry Van Scotter March 22, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Hmmmm, wonder who the guy was that wrote to skidoo about 2 years before they released the first rev and gave them all the idea’s on how to build a mountain sled, hmm I wonder? taller bars and a water craft like seat, narrower seat, more suspension, longer shock’s, more clearance, wider track (sound familiar) ?? less weight and more horse power! and make it affordable!

    YOUR WELCOME SKIDOO
    They didn’t even have the common courtesy to say thanks, gheeeesh.
    I spent years learning how to tweak my sled, trying different thing’s until I found what works and what dont, I wrote them and email and gave them all my opinion’s on how to build a real mountain sled, I bashed the older and current model’s as I worked for a skidoo dealership, so I was able to see what they where producing and how it worked or in there case didn’t work, (like the first summit sled’s) I am not commenting and whining that I did not get any royalties ect, but just to congratulate skidoo for listening to me and building a very successful machine wich has taken skidoo to the top! GOOD JOB MAN!!
    worst part is I have never rode a rev and dont ride skidoo lol I have been riding the same old 1987 yamaha exciter with a 1996 vmax 600 transplant (smart carbs and electrical) for twenty years now! cant afford a new sled, thats the only task they where not able to fullfill, making them affordable! common man $8-10.000 dollars for a play toy!! wow thats crazy here is affordable to me, I just bought a used 1996 vmax 600 xt with usi ski’s piped and long tracked 136 for $650.00 I also purchased an Areocharger turbo kit 10 years ago for the 600 for $400.00 used of course, and now finally after 20 years I am going to build my own 600 turbo sled!! yaahhhh and the crowd goes wild (not) to bad I am about 18 years to late!! sucks to get old!
    anyway I will probably have less than $2000.00 dollars and twenty years of waiting into it,” thats affordable to the everyday average Joe” well maybe not the twenty years, thats my bad!
    cccccccyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaa! humpmaster out!

  4. ivan March 13, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    WTF?! O_o

  5. Chris Covert March 9, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    Any thoughts on weight? Picked up a brochure and the new lineupe seems to have gained 20 pounds.

  6. Seth Robinson February 20, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    WHAT IS THE 800 T-TEC MORE POWER?????? NOTICED THEY ARE CALLING T-TEC

    • Shane Zeppelin February 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Oops. That’s the Turbo-TEC engine that isn’t supposed to be revealed until 2014. Just kidding. Good spot. That was a typo and it is now fixed. Thanks for reading MaxSled.com!

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