Bombardier introduces ATV industry's first two seater ATV
Valcourt, Québec, June 6, 2002 - Bombardier Recreational Products opens an untapped market segment in the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) industry with the introduction of the new Traxter® MAX ATV. The Bombardier® Traxter MAX is the first and only ATV that has the manufacturer's approval to accommodate two riders. Prior to the Traxter MAX, ATVs were designed and approved for single rider use only.
"Since entering the ATV industry in 1999, Bombardier Recreational Products has lived up to its commitment to provide innovative new models in each existing market segment," stated José Boisjoli, President, Snowmobiles, Watercraft and ATVs. " Now, as the first ATV manufacturer to build a two-seater, we are living up to our leadership reputation by providing a new product for a large, existing utility market with riders that want 2-up riding capability at work."
The Traxter MAX is specially-designed to provide the greater stability and control required when carrying a passenger. It is built on an extended Traxter frame, which provides a more secure, comfortable platform that optimizes weight distribution for both single and tandem operation.
The Bombardier Traxter MAX shares the proven benefits of the award-winning super-duty Traxter ATV, including the proven Rotax® 498cc engine. The innovative step-through design on the Traxter proves a significant added-value benefit since it allows easy access for the driver without bothering the passenger. It also features the full-time 4WD Visco-Lok+ Optimized Traction system, rear-mounted radiator, large up-front storage compartment, and park position that have made the Traxter ATV such a popular model. The new Traxter MAX will be available in dealer showrooms later this year.
Bombardier Recreational Products designs, develops, builds, distributes and markets utility vehicles, Rotax® engines, Ski Doo® and Lynx® snowmobiles, Bombardier® ATVs, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Bombardier Fish HawkTM fishing boats as well as the Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard marine engines and the Ficht® direct fuel injection technology.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 80,000 people in 24 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2002 stood at $21.6 billion Cdn. Bombardier trades on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).
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