Orlando, Florida August 16, 2016 – BRP offers more performance watercraft options with two new 2017 Sea-Doo models including the high value GTR 230 and new GTR-X 230 with Ergolock system. Both models will be powered by the new 230-hp Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine and join the RXT 260, RXT-X 300 and RXP-X 300 to further strengthen the strongest performance line-up in the watercraft industry.
The new Sea-Doo GTR-X 230 watercraft becomes the most affordable X-model (extra performance) and is powered by the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine that will push this new watercraft from idle to 60 mph (96,6 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, which is 2.4 seconds quicker than the closest competitive model1. The new GTR-X 230 model receives the complete Ergolock system that includes the Ergolock seat, Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) handlebar, and angled footwell wedges. The Ergolock seat allows riders to hold onto the watercraft better by using their stronger leg muscles to squeeze the narrower seat, thus improving control and reducing upper body fatigue for a more confidence inspiring ride to push riding limits even further.
Powering the Sea-Doo GTR-X 230 and GTR 230 models is new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine, designed with the Advanced Combustion Efficiency philosophy producing 15 more horsepower than its predecessor while maintaining minimal mass for strong power-to-weight performance. The advances in thermal dynamic cooling and overall refinement in the 1500 HO ACE engine elevates the nimble handling of the GTR platform to the next level of value-minded performance watercraft.
The new 230-hp Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine follows the 300-hp 1630 ACE engine innovation, including the plasma-coating technology for aluminum-block engines developed by a Rotax team in Gunskirchen, Austria. The plasma coating technology is a thermal spraying process that deposits a protective coating on engine cylinder walls to create a metallic layer that provides a hard and durable surface to withstand piston friction forces. It improves surface durability, while keeping the engine lighter and more compact with better heat transfer and superior performance, and reduced use of chemicals.
The Rotax ACE, or Advanced Combustion Efficiency, engines implement advancements in combustion and cooling efficiency that produce substantially more power without adding mass. The ACE philosophy aids the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE in producing 15 more horsepower power than the previous version to provide strong power-to-weight performance and is optimized for regular fuel resulting in more money saved at the gas station. While the new engine produces 15 more horsepower than its predecessor, fuel consumption remains on par. Adding to the innovation, the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE follows in the wake of it’s big brother, the Rotax 1630 ACE engine, with a maintenance free* supercharger.
All 2017 Sea-Doo performance models are equipped with the second-generation Intelligent Brake & Reverse (iBR), the intuitive braking system that reduces the stopping distance by nearly 160 feet (48.75 m) sooner2 than deceleration without braking. The Sea-Doo iBR is the first and only braking system recognized by the USCG (U.S. Coast Guard) since 2009 for contributing to recreational boating safety and adds to the rider-centric design approach providing maximum control in all conditions. The 2017 Sea-Doo performance models also include race-inspired features such as high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS), handlegrips with palm rest and race-inspired coloration and graphics.
2017 SEA-DOO PERFORMANCE MODELS
- GTR-X 230
- GTR 230
- RXP-X 300
- RXT-X 300
- RXT 260
2017 SEA-DOO GTR-X 230
New for 2017 is the Sea-Doo GTR-X 230, a mix of high-performance and high-value all combined in one stunning, California Green Metallic & Black two-seater. As the lowest priced Sea-Doo X-model, the GTR-X 230 is powered by the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine and is joined by the race-proven Ergolock system that inspires more confidence in all conditions. The GTR-X 230 rides upon the playful yet precise GTI hull and when coupled with the new 230-hp powerplant it turns from mild-mannered to superhero status at the pull of the throttle lever, leaping from 0-60 mph (96,6 km/h) in 5.3 seconds.
The GTR-X 230 with Ergolock system allows the rider to connect with the watercraft to become one with it, allowing the rider to push the limits even further. The narrower, lower body-molded seat, Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) handlebar, and angled footwell wedges, provide added leverage in aggressive cornering and are equally beneficial in connecting to the watercraft in choppy, open-water, straight-line riding. Adding to rider control and confidence is the second-generation iBR that reduces the stopping distance of the watercraft by nearly 160 feet (48.75 m) and the Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with three power delivery modes including Touring, Sport, and ECO to best match the riding activity. The 2017 Sea-Doo GTR-X 230 delivers the best of watercraft high-performance and high-value.
2017 SEA-DOO GTR 230
The 2017 Sea-Doo GTR 230 model receives a 15-horsepower boost from the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine elevating the fun factor on what was already argued to be the most versatile performance model in the industry. The GTR 230 provides a gateway into the Sea-Doo performance family with all the adrenaline-pumping fun one can hope for at an affordable price.
The Sea-Doo GTR 230 model is the new stronger version of what has been the preferred model of the reigning AQUAX US 250 class champion3. This model is based on the nimble yet predictable handling of the GTI platform while offering more power from the new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine for a superior power-to-weight ratio. The GTR 230 watercraft is also fully equipped with the Sea-Doo iControl technologies including the iTC and second-generation iBR system, providing added control in tight quarter situations and allowing the rider to stop sooner for greater peace of mind. The Sea-Doo GTR 230 features: integrated infocenter, high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS) and 30.8 US gallons (116.6 liters) of storage and available in Black and Octane Blue.
2017 SEA-DOO RXP-X 300
The Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft is the most decorated performance model in recent racing history, claiming the past five Pro Open and Pro GP World Championships. The 2017 RXP-X is the industry’s undisputed king of closed-course racing and boosts the industry’s best power-to-weight ratio thanks to the 300-horsepower Rotax 1630 ACE engine. The Rotax 1630 ACE power package provides greater mid-range power for better cornering speed and produces over 1G during hole shot acceleration from a stop.
The T3 hull design offers one-of-a-kind handling allowing the RXP-X 300 model to aggressively lean into corners and penetrate chop better than any of its two-seater counterparts. T3 stands for “tight-turning T-hull” and uses an advanced, dual-running surface hull design with a unique combination of soft and hard chines, adjustable rear sponsons and performance trim tabs. The T3 hull combined with the Ergolock system allows the rider to lean further into corners, using more of the available power, with greater confidence and less effort to turn tighter and faster.
The Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 also includes the intuitive second-generation iBR providing the only braking system available on a high-performance two-seater for an enhanced level of rider control. The Sea-Doo RXP-X model has set the standard for precise handling and in 2017 is available in Lava Red and the modern Monolith Black Satin coloration or race-inspired White and Dayglow Yellow. No watercraft turns like the 2017 RXP-X 300 and no watercraft is as fun and rewarding as when pushing your riding limits further on the Sea-Doo RXP-X 300.
2017 SEA-DOO RXT-X 300
The combination of the Rotax 1630 ACE engine power and advanced ergonomics of the Ergolock system delivers a confidence-inspiring ride allowing you to push your limits even further on the 2017 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300. The 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE engine delivers more torque providing more mid-range power to help maintain momentum when riding through heavy chop where the jet pump is continually reengaging with the water. The Rotax ACE power package provides greater throttle response in all conditions and is the most powerful engine ever offered in a Sea-Doo watercraft.
The 2017 RXT-X 300 integrates the race-proven Sea-Doo Ergolock system that allows the rider to connect with the watercraft better and use his entire body to hold on rather than only the upper-body, thus improving confidence and reducing upper body fatigue. The Ergolock seat, Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) handlebar and angled footwell wedges, benefit in aggressive cornering and open-water, straight-line riding. The added ability for the rider to feel better connected to the RXT-X 300 delivers better control and less fatigue allowing the rider to utilize the available power more efficiently.
The performance three-seater provides wet storage under Sea-Doo’s exclusive removable watertight storage bin for a total storage capacity of 42.8 US gallons (162 liters) including an ultra large glove box. The technical flowing edge designed top deck of the RXT-X model is complimented by the functionality of the stable and predictable S3 hull with adjustable rear sponsons. The RXT-X 300 watercraft is equipped with race-specific features including, digital infocenter with integrated lap timer and boost indicator and high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS). It also features the second-generation iBR adding to the level of rider control with the most intuitive operation and Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) systems with Touring, Sport and ECO modes. The 2017 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 model is available in the two color variations of Lava Red and the modern Monolith Black Satin or race-inspired White and Dayglow Yellow.
2017 SEA-DOO RXT 260
The 2017 Sea-Doo RXT 260 model is ideal for the weekend performance enthusiast looking for an exhilarating experience during longer rides. The three-seater with Ergolock seat ensures RXT 260 riders enjoy added control, comfort and confidence in all conditions with a form-fitting design for the driver and passengers.
The 2017 RXT 260 features the longer S3 hull for improved handling and stability in both smooth and choppy water conditions. The RXT platform offers wet storage under Sea-Doo’s exclusive removable watertight storage bin and a large glove box for a total of 42.8 US gallons (162 liters) of storage to ensure you have what you need for a fun-filled day on the water. The 2017 Sea-Doo RXT 260 model comes equipped with all the benefits of the Sea-Doo exclusive iControl technologies including the second-generation iBR for more responsive activation and faster braking. The exclusive BRP Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) system allows customizable power delivery modes including ECO mode and, Touring and Sport mode calibrations for linear power delivery or more aggressive acceleration. Performance features also include tilt steering with integrated digital infocenter, high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS), hinged seat for easy engine access, watertight removable storage bin and fuel consumption displays among many more. The 2017 RXT 260 is available this year in Black and Octane Blue coloration.
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* Inspect supercharger every 200 hours (irrespective of the number of years) when vehicle is used in intense conditions such as off-shore riding, continuous operation at wide open throttle, etc.
1 Based on BRP internal testing.
2 Based on BRP internal testing.
3 Sea-Doo X-TEAM Racer Eric Lagopoulos claimed the 2014 and 2015 AquaX USA 250 class overall championship aboard a Sea-Doo GTR model.
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