New York, NY, USA - June 7, 2010 – Four Sea-Doo watercraft from BRP have been recognized by Consumers Digest magazine as a Best Buy; the 2010 Sea-Doo RXT iS 260, RXT-X 260, GTI SE 130, and GTI SE 155 models.
Consumers Digest reviewed each offering from all personal watercraft (PWC) manufacturers and named BRP’s Sea-Doo RXT iS 260 and RXT-X 260 watercraft as a Best Buy in the Premium category and the Sea Doo GTI SE 130 and GTI SE 155 in the Economy category. Best Buys in PWC were selected based on, performance, handling, and standard and safety features.
According to Consumers Digest, “Sea-Doo rocked the PWC world last year when it brought its iControl system to market… In tests, we found that the level of control (intelligent Brake & Reverse system (iBR)) gives you over the machine is absolutely stunning.”
Consumers Digest had the following to say about their Premium PWC selection. “Generous helpings of raw power and cutting edge features make the (Sea-Doo) RXT iS 260 the best PWC that you can buy and an excellent value.”
BRP’s Sea-Doo RXT iS 260 model features iControl, the world’s most advanced watercraft technology that seamlessly integrates a host of new features and benefits such as Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), intelligent Suspension (iS), and iBR to give the rider more control than ever before. The iBR system provides more control in docking situations as the rider never has to take his hands off the handlebars to transition between forward, neutral, and reverse allowing complete focus for optimal situational awareness. The iBR system can stop the watercraft in nearly 100 feet (30.5 meters) less at 50 mph (80.5 kph) than a watercraft not equipped with the system.
The Intelligent Suspension (iS) is the only full rider environment suspension system in the marine industry delivering the smoothest ride on the water. The new S3 hull improves wave penetration and the exclusive stepped design provides precise, yet nimble handling and is powered exclusively by the 260 hp Rotax 4-TEC marine engine. The Sea Doo RXT X 260 model includes all of the features on the RXT iS 260 plus the racing inspired Sea-Doo “X” three-way adjustable steering and trading the suspension system for a fixed deck.
“The (Sea-Doo) GTI SE 130 proves that economy PWCs don’t have to be bare bones,” Consumers Digest’s review stated. “It includes several features that you might not expect to find on an economy PWC...”
BRP’s Sea-Doo GTI SE 130 watercraft is equipped with many premium features not found on other economy models including; O.P.A.S (Off Powered Assisted Steering), DESS (Digitally Encoded Security System), Sea-Doo Learning Key – that electronically limits top speed, ski-eye, mirrors, and the industry’s only closed-loop cooling system. The Sea-Doo GTI SE 155 watercraft is powered by a 155-hp engine increasing acceleration and top speed.
“BRP continually strives to offer boating families the most value for their recreational dollar,” said Bob Lumley, Vice President, North American Sales & Marketing Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo. “BRP is honored to have four Sea-Doo watercraft being named Best Buys by Consumers Digest.
For more information on the complete line of industry leading Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, visit www.sea-doo.com. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E TEC, Can Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts.
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