Tuesday, May 23, 2017

First mass production Ski Doo

Fondation Armand Bombardier , Ski-doo, As long as there is winter, 1999

Though they quickly changed to two stroke engines for power, the first production Ski-doo was powered by a 7 horsepower Kohler four stroke, likely adapted from a rototiller or generator. 
The 1958 prototype (below) kept the driver fully enclosed, but a year later that idea had been completely revised and for production the rider now sat astride a longitudinal seat and completely out in the open, the form that has been with us ever since.
Bombardier Museum

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