New System Lets All Riders Enjoy The Timbersled Experience
– “Anywhere You Want To Go’ From ‘Dirt to Snow and Back”
MEDINA, MN – September 12, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Timbersled snow bike family is expanding in an exciting new way with the addition of the all new ST 90 Ripper. This new system converts popular 110cc dirt bikes into snow bikes so more riders can enjoy the thrill of the Timbersled experience. The Timbersled ST 90 Ripper kit enhances a dirt bike’s versatility and value by converting it into a true, 4-season machine – and it means there’s now a Timbersled system for every rider in the family.
“This is an exciting addition to our Timbersled family of products that lets 110cc bike riders become snow bikers,” said Chris Wolf, Polaris Vice President – Snowmobiles. “With the new Ripper system, everyone in the family can experience the unique thrill of riding a Timbersled.”
Timbersled systems include everything needed to convert a dirt bike to a snow bike and back again, and installation or removal of the ST 90 Ripper can be completed in less than an hour. The Timbersled spindle and ski replace the bike’s front wheel, and a high-traction track system replaces the rear wheel. The bike’s motor delivers power to the track, and the rider uses the bike’s standard controls.
“The ST 90 Ripper system features premium components and advanced engineering, but what it really delivers is fun for everyone in the family,” said Wolf.
Designed to be enjoyed by all riders, this new system maintains the bike’s low ride height to provide better control without sacrificing Timbersled performance. The low-friction undercarriage and rail design lets the system perform in all conditions, and with no hyfax, the Ripper can be enjoyed in low-snow conditions or on dirt.
Timbersled has designed the ST 90 Ripper ski for optimized handling and control. The ski features a design like that of the high-flotation, smooth-handling Polaris Gripper Ski used on many Polaris snowmobiles. It has a deep upper and lower keel for confidence-inspiring handling on loose or hard-packed surfaces.
To deliver true Timbersled performance, the new ST 90 Ripper uses the full-size shock from the Timbersled ST 120 RAW. It’s a custom-valved RydeFX® MPV Motion Control coil over shock that provides every rider with a great ride on all types of terrain.
Ripper systems are available for the most popular 110cc dirt bikes, including the Kawasaki KLX110/110L, Yamaha TTR110E, and Honda CFR110F. These Timbersled systems are an exceptional value at $1,999 US/$2,499 CAN (bike-specific installation “fit kit” sold separately).
The new ST 90 Ripper system complements the existing 2017 Timbersled product line that was introduced in March 2016. These new systems for 110cc models will be available in limited quantities during the 2016-2017 winter season from North American Timbersled dealers.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com
Source: Polaris Industries Inc.