Bombardier presents the new Outlander ATV targeting the largest ATV market segment
Valcourt, Québec, June 6, 2002 - Bombardier Recreational Products announces the launch of the new 2003 OutlanderTM ATV. This tough "Rec-Ute" (recreational-utility) is a mid-sized quad that heralds a new sporty look, feel, ride and weight in the growing family of Bombardier ATV models.
"The Outlander is the newest addition to our line-up of innovative ATVs. It offers the best value in its class and we believe this striking ATV is destined to capture the heart of ATV enthusiasts," said José Boisjoli, President, Marketing, Snowmobiles, Watercraft and ATVs. "In a sneak preview last winter, the Outlander ATV scored immediate accolades from the media and dealers for its bold look and its impressive list of standard features."
Powered by a reliable, high performance 400cc, second generation 4-TECTM Rotax® engine, the Outlander also features Bombardier's revolutionary Surrounding Spar Technology (SSTTM) frame. This one-piece perimeter steel frame provides greater strength, structural integrity, better engine protection, and superior power-to-weight ratio. The SST frame delivers a narrower bottom profile "runner", whose "slide and glide" action allows the Outlander to virtually "ski" across obstacles without getting hung up.
The Outlander ATV design is the result of out-of-the-box thinking that has repositioned many essential components for greater effectiveness and efficiency. With the launch of the Outlander, Bombardier introduces its highly innovative TTITM (Trailing Torsional Independent) rear suspension that provides superior ride comfort over a broad range of terrain and conditions. This new system repositions the two independent pivot points so that the rear wheels travel in a predictable straight "up-and-down" line when encountering bumps.
Another industry first is the Outlander's hydraulic disc brakes, which have been relocated inboard to the center of the chassis from the traditional placement at the wheel-hubs. This radical move improves hydraulic efficiency and handling control, plus provides far greater damage protection while significantly reducing contamination of the disc surfaces. Even the Outlander's major service components have been grouped in one very accessible location, thereby improving ease of regular maintenance.
Standard Outlander ATV features include CVT automatic transmission, Bombardier's new TTI fully independent rear suspension, 2WD/4WD selectability, full floorboards, and an eye-catching, molded rack design. The entire Outlander package adds up to a fast-response ATV that handles predictably while offering easier riding, easy steering, and the solid stopping power of hydraulic brakes. The new Bombardier Outlander promises to be the strongest new contender in the mid-sized ATV market for 2003. This new model will be available at dealerships before the beginning of the new 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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