No wonder Ski-Doo played mum when the media asked them for details on their “new” and “highly-touted” rear suspension.
The front arm of this rear suspension is a nice copy of the Arctic Cat Slide Action design.
Yep, that same slotted front arm that has been a staple of Arctic Cat suspensions for five years.
While it’s true that every company (including Arctic Cat) occasionally “borrows” good ideas from their competition, it sure seems to me that Arctic Cat is the largest supplier of engineering in the snowmobile industry.
A couple of years ago it was the Polaris/Bender team that literally used an Arctic Cat rear suspension in their Mod snocross sled.
And of course things like the Torque Sensing Link, Extra Travel Tunnel, Pipe Temp Sensors and a dozen other innovations have been adopted by the others.
I for one want to congratulate everyone at Arctic Cat for being so inventive. Makes the green sleds better, and I guess it eventually improves everyone else’s too.