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Lynx, have you heard about it?

I would like to know what do you think about snowmobile Lynx?
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Do you have a specific need?

Lynx is a great machine and serves all around purpose. Really can't go wrong unless you have greater needs.

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I meant Lynx snowmobiles.

https://www.brplynx.com/fi/etusivu.html
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Russian?
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No, Finland!
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Looks like they are using engines from Ski-Doo as far as the rest of it being or using Ski-Doo parts you would have to go and ask them. Idk the one thing that is weird is that bracket on the back of the suspension where the track goes through
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Bombardier Recreational Products has been bought Lynx company 2003. The same company is owning Ski-doo.
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Idk the one thing that is weird is that bracket on the back of the suspension where the track goes through
That bracket is the replacement for a snow flap. It still gives some snow deflection but does not pack snow like a full snow flap does. Much better in the deep snow.

They are more or less Ski Doo sleds with a few different things for the euro market. Kind of like Moto Ski was back in the 80's.

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A lot of skidoo enthusiast really wish that BRP would bring the Lynx styles to the USA.

They seem to have options not available on Skidoo, plus some really nice looking color schemes.

They are, basically the same as their Skidoo counterparts though. I compared a BackCountry to the Lynx Xtrim and the Xtrim had a few more features as standard and that was about it.

Yeti's compare directly to the Skandic and Tundra. The Rangers compare to the Expeditions, and so on.

The motor is 100% the same. It doesn't look like Lynx has moved up to the G4 platform yet.



But, you posted this in the Arctic Cat forum, so I would assume you were talking about the Arctic Cat Lynx, which is not related to the BRP Lynx machines in any way other than they have skis and a track.

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That bracket is the replacement for a snow flap. It still gives some snow deflection but does not pack snow like a full snow flap does. Much better in the deep snow.
That was kinda my initial thought but wasn't 100% positive.
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But, you posted this in the Arctic Cat forum, so I would assume you were talking about the Arctic Cat Lynx, which is not related to the BRP Lynx machines in any way other than they have skis and a track.

I did, because here is not own forum for Lynx and Arctic Cat was the first on the list. I could send the Lynx data to other forum but I don't know where?

Lynx is founded in Finland, so it is very popular there. Lynx has done the best for snowmobile comparisons.
https://tekniikanmaailma.fi/tm-verta...n-peruskelkat/

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Well I can tell you right now that comparison is not exactly fair when they are using a 550 Fan cooled Ski-Doo or a Polaris IQ 550 Fan as part of their test results.
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I did, because here is not own forum for Lynx and Arctic Cat was the first on the list. I could send the Lynx data to other forum but I don't know where?
True, it would be better off in the Skidoo forum, as those are a direct comparison to the machines. Pretty much all the same technology.

Interesting Wikipedia entry:

Lynx (BRP), is a Canadian snowmobile brand in Finland, manufactured and distributed by Bombardier Recreational Products, which has made many unique inventions in snowmobile technology. The newest Lynx snowmobiles are built on Ski-Doo platform with minor differences, but they use a different rear suspension called PPS (Pauli Piippola Suspension) made for rougher conditions than a traditional Ski-Doo suspension system, which is not as tough or heavy as the PPS system

Lynx snowmobiles feature the Bombardier Recreational Products Rotax engine. This engine design is also used in Ski-Doo brand snowmobiles.

The Lynx lineup features four different categories of snowmobiles which range in performance and function: Sport, Crossover, Touring, and Utility.

In 2018, Lynx introduced the Radien chassis. The Radien chassis is also based on the Ski-Doo chassis, but it's made shorter, lighter and smaller. The weight center is also improved on the Radien chassis.


Important to note that Skidoo stopped making the 550F. "smallest" motor you can get now is the 600 ACE. Current Engines: 600 ACE, 900 ACE, 900 ACE Turbo, 1200 PTEK, 600 Etec, 800 etec (being replaced by the 850), 850 Etec. First 4 are 4 strokes, etecs are 2 strokes (with fuel economy that rivals 4 strokes).


As for suspensions, just about every reviewer out there has said the Skidoo R-motion rear skid is the best in the business as of right now. Most of the front suspensions are pretty much the same and it really all depends on what shock/spring package you have on the front. Although, Cat seems to get an edge on handling in the front end, but Polaris gets the edge for overall handling. I'm sure the Lynx wasn't included with most of the reviews, but if the PPS is anywhere close to the R-Motion...

Can't say I like the Naming scheme of the Lynx.

XTerrain = Summit

Boondocker = Freeride (or vise-versa, could be the Xterrain is Freeride and Boondocker is Summit)

Xtrim = Renegade Back Country.

49 Ranger = Cross between Expedition and a Tundra?
69 Ranger = Expedition with 20" track
69 Ranger Alpine = Expedition with SWT (24")

Rave = MXZ

Commander = Grand Touring

59 Yeti = Skandic WT


When I said they came with features that Skidoo didn't. One example is that almost all of them have the deluxe gauges.

One thing I am noticing is the lack of choices per model. For example. The Xtrim comes with either 600 ACE, 900 ACE, or 850 Etec, but each model does not have that choice. The choice of motor is the choice of model. Meaning, Xtrim = 600 Ace, Xtrim SC = 900 ACE, and Xtrim RE = 850 Etec. The reason that can be an issue is because if you wanted to save money and get the Xtrim for the lessor shock package, but want to get the 850 etec, you don't have that choice. Yes, some people like to do this because they will save money on the initial purchase and then spend $2k on shocks 1-2 years later.

The Xtrim LX looks like an Skidoo Renegade Enduro as far as specs go.

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