2018 Ski-Doo Freeride 165 850 E-TEC ES PowderMax 2.5 S_LEV

READY FOR WHATEVER YOU CAN COME UP WITH

For some riders, carving deep powder is just one part of the experience. The other is pushing themselves and their sleds to the limits. That's what the Freeride 154/165 is all about. Available with E-TEC SHOT Starter.

Features

  • ROTAX 850 E-TEC ENGINE: The most powerful 2-stroke engine in the industry.* It pumps out 10 more horsepower (165 hp) than its predecessor, but its responsiveness is what really shines. With the new pDrive primary clutch, it’s 30% quicker responding than the 800R E-TEC giving you the instant control you demand.*Observed HP measured on internal dyno test in optimal conditions for 2-stroke engines.
  • E-TEC SHOT ENGINE STARTER: Push-button starting with almost no added weight. After an initial pull-start, the engine charges an ultracapacitor. Pushing the handlebar SHOT button for subsequent starts uses energy stored in the ultracapacitor to turn the magneto into an electric motor that rotates the flywheel, and with E-TEC technology, starts the engine. Eliminates nearly 20 lb. (9 kg) compared to conventional electric start. SHOT starting is only possible with Ski-Doo-exclusive E-TEC technology.
  • PDRIVE CLUTCH: A major factor in the quickness of REV Gen4 sleds is the new pDrive clutch. Fast and friction-free dual rollers transfer torque in place of traditional sliding buttons on this 100% new clutch. The oversize rollers with needle bearings, wide flyweights and shaft-on-shaft design emphasize smooth operation and long life. Ultra-responsive shifting, impressive RPM consistency and 2.8 lb./ 1.3 kg lighter than the TRA VII.
  • REV GEN4 PLATFORM: You’ll realize the benefits of our trail and mountain teams’ close cooperation in developing this sled because it has all the right features for both types of riding. It’s incredibly responsive and agile in cornering and boondocking, thanks to its centralized masses and light weight. Not to mention the power and instant response of the 850 E-TEC engine is ideal for hammering out of corners and powering out of a hole.
  • KYB PRO SHOCKS: These shocks are standard on the MXZx 600RS race sled - so you know they're extremely capable and durable for control in the toughest conditions. Remote reservoir design for performance and they are a rebuildable/revalvable. Easy Adjust compression damping knob does not require tools; rebound adjustments are standard as well.
  • MOUNTAIN-SPECIFIC DESIGN: We advanced mountain sled design for easier and more predictable handling in all conditions. The narrow body panels, bottom pan, tunnel and running boards are designed for optimal interface with snow in mountain maneuvers. An open tunnel end eliminates drag.
  • PROFILE RUNNING BOARDS: Designed for aggressive stand-up riding, they are flatter for most of their length, wider and strong. Thicker aluminum sheet (3 mm vs. 1.8 mm), plus front and rear reinforcements to withstand tough landings.
  • TMOTION REAR SUSPENSION: The tMotion flexes laterally, reducing the effort to initiate a roll, due to a ball joint at the center hinge between the rear arm and drop link and split flat-tube front arms. Very progressive motion ratio makes the ride on trails even more comfortable.
  • RAS 3 FRONT SUSPENSION: Similar geometry and steering to the RAS 3 mountain front end for capability and light steering feel on- and off-trail. Optimized for crossover usage, two ski stance positions dial in handling: 40.1 in. (102 cm) or 38.4 in. (97.5 cm).

General Information

Manufacturer Ski-Doo
Model Year 2018
Model Freeride 165 850 E-TEC ES PowderMax 2.5 S_LEV
Model Code MEJC
Color White

Dimensions

Length Overall - 140. in. (3,555 mm)
Height Overall - 53.5 in. (1,359 mm)
Width Overall - 42.5 - 43.7 in. (1,080 - 1,110 mm)
Weight Dry - 470 lb. (165 kg)

Engine & Drivetrain

Shocks

Front - KYB PRO 36 R Easy-Adjust

Center - KYB PRO 40 Easy-Adjust

Rear - KYB PRO 40 Easy-Adjust

Front Suspension RAS 3; 8.5 in. (215 mm) Max travel
Rear Suspension rMotion; 9.4 in. (239 mm) Max travel
Engine Rotax 850 E-TEC, liquid-cooled, electronic R.A.V.E., 2-cylinders
Horsepower 165 hp @ 7,900 rpm
Displacement 849 cc (51.9 ci)
Bore x Stroke 3.2 x 3.2 in. (82 x 80.4 mm)
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal. (36 l)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qt. (3.4 l)
Clutch

Drive - pDrive

Driven - QRS

Brakes Brembo racing brake with braided stainless-steel brake line
Powertrain Engagement - 3,800 rpm
Fuel Type Premium unleaded
Fuel System Electronic Direct Injection with additional booster injectors

Operational

Ski Length 41 in. (1,040 mm)
Skis Pilot DS 3
Ski Stance 35.8 or 37.4 in. (910 or 950 mm)
Track LxWxH 165 x 16 x 2.5 in. (4,178 x 406 x 63.5 mm)