BRP has unveiled its new Ski-Doo MXZ Iron Dog Special snowmobile, inspired by and named after the iconic event.
According to BRP, the MXZ Iron Dog Special sled was designed for rough trail enthusiasts and features many characteristics used on Iron Dog champion machines, along with a distinctive color and graphics scheme.
The sled is built around a 128-inch track and rMotion suspension. This is the first time the configuration has been available to consumers. BRP boasts the sled’s added length increases traction for acceleration and braking, yet maintains the MXZ sled’s cornering and bump absorption abilities. The MXZ Iron Dog Special is available with both the Rotax 800R and 600 H.O. E-TEC engine choices and includes several race-specific chassis reinforcements and race-type suspension.
“It’s great to see a manufacturer build a special sled like this one and name it after our race,” says 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.”
“The Iron Dog race has a long storied history, and BRP’s Ski-Doo sleds have been at the forefront in recent years winning two out of the last three events,” says Louis Lévesque, 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 Special snowmobile and our other sleds.”
“More than anyone else, we use racing to make our snowmobiles better,” says Sébastien Thibault, race manager for Ski-Doo Snowmobiles and Can-Am Off-Road vehicles. “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 Special model with their buddies will love what this unique sled delivers.”
The Ski-Doo MXZ Iron Dog Special sled is available at select dealers across North America. Production is limited on this unit and it will only be available this winter.