For its second year on the snow, Camso is already updating its DTS 129 snow bike conversion kit, moving forward with updates before their sister company on the development of the project — Arctic Cat — has even gotten its planned SVX 450 snow bike to dealerships.
For the 2018 selling season Camso is introducing the DTS 129 dirt-to-snow bike conversion system featuring its unique single-rail suspension technology first introduced in 2017.
Available September 11, 2017, improvements for 2018 include a new 8 inch wheel track tensioner (for improved low RPM traction control); aluminum side rail reinforcement (reducing weight and providing better rail support); and an adjustable limiter cable (allowing riders to change ski pressure).
According to a press release from the company, Camso sought feedback from snow bike riders last season and sought to build on last year’s success. The result was a new conversion system that Camso claims to be more responsive, handles better and gives riders the performance they have been looking for.
“Camso pushed the ride further this year with a new suspension in this 2018 model. You notice it instantly when running over logs, stumps or hitting hard into uneven terrain,” said motocross and snowmobile racer Colton Sturm said in the release. “Handling has also improved with more responsive steering on those awkward side hills. The new system overall is just fluid all the way through.”
An accessory line including a functional wheel kit for moving a snow bike from a trailer, and a racetrack conversion kit are also available.
“We actively engage with riders and customers to develop innovative solutions to exceed expectations,” says Bruce Dashnaw, sales and marketing director of powersports for Camso. “We listened to the market and have delivered improvements that matter to those who want to ride their dirt bike year-round on all types of terrain.”
Meanwhile, an Arctic Cat official told us recently that the SVX 450 complete snow bike project still doesn’t have an exact release date and is still being developed. It will be available for closed course competition in small numbers this winter, the Cat official said. Interested parties will have to inquire through the Team Arctic Race Department.