It ain’t easy living on fashion’s cutting edge.
Team Snow Goer wouldn’t necessarily know that from personal experience – timeless blue jeans and a sweatshirt are more our style. Ski-Doo designers found out first hand, however, that being fashion forward has its risks when it unveiled its loud and proud 2015 snowmobile lineup last week.
At the dealer meeting, on message boards and on social media, certainly there were some who were immediately drawn to the dazzling Fusion Red, eye-popping Race Orange and neon Sunburst Yellow and brilliant Lava Red found on several spring-order models for 2015. Suspension rails, tunnels, spindles, skis — even handlebar risers had bright colors in some instances. There were, however, also a lot of detractors that were almost as loud as those colors – with many comments from consumers too rough to be repeated on this family-friendly website.
Luckily for customers or potential customers who don’t want to be on that edge, Ski-Doo was able to do something about it. The company sent out notice that it is adding some muted designs to some key models, so color choice shouldn’t be a deterrent to those seeking a super-long Summit or a race-ready Renegade.
Now, a customer can order an MX Z or Renegade X-RS model in black-on-black, with grey graphics instead of only having the Fusion Red/Sunburst Yellow combination. (As an aside, are we the only ones shocked to see the word “Fusion” back in the snowmobile market?!)
Similarly, those who weren’t excited about the Magenta rails, spindles, riser, piping and graphics on the 2015 Freeride models shown last week can now order it in Manta Green with black accents instead.
And those T3 package Summit models with 174- or 163-inch tracks with 3-inch lugs? It doesn’t have to come in overwhelming Sunburst Yellow if you don’t want that much attention to your sled in the parking lot. Instead, get it in Deep Black with red accents, and let your riding be the thing that draws the attention.