2018 Ski-Doo Freeride 154 S-38 850 E-TEC SS S_LEV


When pushing yourself and your sled to the limit in deep snow, you might want some extrastability for those landings...this Freeride 154's S-38 front end is the ideal combo of stability and deep snow carving agility.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 154 S-38 850 E-TEC SS S_LEV
Model Code VHJC
Color White


Length Overall - 134.7 in. (3,422 mm)
Height Overall - 53.5 in. (1,359 mm)
Width Overall - 44.9 - 46.5 in. (1,140 - 1,180 mm)
Weight Dry - 457 lb. (207 kg)

Engine & Drivetrain


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 tMotion; 9.4 in. (239 mm) Max travel
Engine Rotax 850 E-TEC, liquid-cooled, electronic R.A.V.E., 2-cylinders
Displacement 849 cc (51.9 ci)
Bore x Stroke 3.2 x 3.2 in. (82 x 80.4 mm)
Carburetion Electronic Direct Injection with additional booster injectors
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal. (36 l)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qt. (3.4 l)

Drive - pDrive

Driven - QRS

Brakes Brembo racing brake with braided stainless-steel brake line
Powertrain Engagement - 3,800 rpm
Fuel Type Premium unleaded


Ski Length 41 in. (1,040 mm)
Skis Pilot DS 3
Ski Stance 38.4 or 40.2 in. (975 or 1020 mm)
Track LxWxH 154 x 16 x 2.5 in. (3,923 x 406 x 63.5 mm)