June 20, 2007
If you really, really want to a Mach Z this year, you’ll have to look backward rather than forward. Ditto for you Legend Trail, Tundra V-800s and Highmark X fans.
Ski-Doo has dropped these machines from its 2008 lineup.
In April, as BRP annouced the end of the Highmark X 1000, it also said that this would be the final season for its venerable, high-horsepower Mach Z.
But death came even earlier to the model, as the company called off its production in mid-June. Included in the cut is the new Mach Z LT model. This also puts an end to the RT chassis.
Steve Cowing, BRP spokesman, said the decision was based on order numbers, and also production expenses. He did not release order numbers.
“There was a lack of demand,” he said of the discontinued models. The Mach Zs were scheduled to be built in the middle of the REV XP build.
“It’s a huge expense to switch back and forth to build a small number of machines,” he said.
As a make-good, buyers who ordered the discontinued models this spring will recieve a $500 credit toward any other Ski-Doo model, a second-year engine warrenty, and other spring promotion benefits for the model being ordered, such as optional electric start, a special jacket or other upgrades.
Buyers who still are not satisfied will have to look at the used market.
June 20, 2007