2022 Lynx RAVE RE Compared To The Ski Doo Renegade XRS

Luke gives you a detailed comparison of the 2022 Lynx RAVE RE vs our 2021 Ski Doo Renegade XRS showing you the key differences between these two sleds.
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  • Can I set up the lynx to be good on trail and lake riding

    Kenny CaseKenny CasePäivä sitten
  • Good review wondering how it would handle in some powder im in Northern Ontario and ride ice trails and go off trail quite a bit have you got the chance to try it in about 4' of pow ?? Thanks !

    TylerHowe187TylerHowe1872 päivää sitten
  • Luke I was curious. Seeing how the handlebars do share a lot with each other and I know Skidoo offers the adjustable riser in accessories. do you think it would bolt on the Lynx ? Also I was able to go see this today at my local dealer and this thing is amazing pictures and videos do it no justice. Thanks for the videos and walk arounds and reviews.

    Jay98caJay98ca4 päivää sitten
  • Really good review. A sled that can do snow cross stuff on the trail that doesn't require a race motor is a great package to offer!

    Ben BrownBen Brown5 päivää sitten
  • Thanks ! Good understanding of the intended use of each sled

    Dion BrandtDion Brandt5 päivää sitten
  • That Lynx looks sick!

    Marty NinerMarty Niner5 päivää sitten
  • Hey we like the dog in the video👍😀 thanks for sharing the Lnyx

    John RaffertyJohn Rafferty5 päivää sitten
  • Lynx is an amasing snowmobile, try it and you are going to love whith it, Stellan from sweden

    Stellan BurmanStellan Burman6 päivää sitten
  • Does the Lynx have electric start?

    Ray LandRay Land6 päivää sitten
    • yup

      AlexanderAlexander6 päivää sitten
  • Great non-biased explanations.Keep the opinions coming though!

    Jean-Charles PlanteJean-Charles Plante6 päivää sitten
  • Yeah. I like when a Sled bucks me around a bit can make transitioning easier if you time it with a bump. I do like the idea of a more firm, Narrow seat. Easier to hop over to the other side can really dig your knee into it. I also do like the handle bars as far towards the front as possible but losing adjustment I'd say is a downside. The levelling in the front of the running board. Is great! I think. I'd have to try it to know. But I feel it would help with quick changes in slope when you have your feet that far forward. Although wheelies is a bit frightning. Would have to right it to know how safe it feels. But nice to know it's easier to roll side to side, that is a nice +.

    Jessie AJessie A6 päivää sitten
  • Nice that u finally got a LYNX from us :) Good review too, greetings from Finland.

    DaddaDadda6 päivää sitten
  • That lynx is bad ass and wayy Better than the skidoo in my opinion

    Ryan ThorntonRyan Thornton6 päivää sitten
  • 🔥

    JEEP 2019JEEP 20196 päivää sitten
  • Watching video of experienced riders on that sled reminded me of a Timber Sled(bike) the way they whipped it around. The sled movement is astounding

    Brin KeeBrin Kee6 päivää sitten
  • Spot on Luke! I own a xrs gade and I test ride the lynx today and they are definitely different.. Yeah I’m ordering the lynx🤣🤣.. That thing is stupid playfull and impossible to bottom.. I’m 6”2 250 and I was drilling everything I could find! Don’t tell my dealer and don’t tell the wife I’m ordering one please boys🤣

    m turleym turley7 päivää sitten
  • RAVE RE is a stunning sled in person, HAVE TO SEE IT!

    Cedar Creek MotorsportsCedar Creek Motorsports7 päivää sitten
    • And you have to try it 👌

      Stellan BurmanStellan Burman6 päivää sitten
  • Super cool to see you have a Lynx! I drive a Lynx Commander. Very different use from what you have in Canada.

    ChunkOfNorrisChunkOfNorris7 päivää sitten
  • Love the video now I need to see a Mach z vs lynx so I can decide which one I wanna buy!

    CoyTVCoyTV7 päivää sitten
  • People here in northern europe switch longer front shocks to skidoo because its nose heavy by default. If you want a stupid sofa buy the skidoo. If you want to go faster on the higher end buy lynx.

    Anonymous PhuckerAnonymous Phucker7 päivää sitten
  • In sweden we say "Rave" with the US pronunciation. Never heard RAV or RAVE'.

    Martin ErikssonMartin Eriksson7 päivää sitten
  • rave is going to take over for heavier agressive riders cant wait to try

    Franco prez gone sledding Prez GoNe SleDdInGFranco prez gone sledding Prez GoNe SleDdInG7 päivää sitten
  • Finding parts for a lynx will be pricey and hard in the usa, so I’ll pass on that..

    Truth Seeker1911Truth Seeker19117 päivää sitten
    • Its mostly the same parts and the BRP company delivering them. So its not likely to be more expensive at all. Its the first time Lynx is offically sold in US so theyre gonna make sure the parts are available and correctly priced.

      Anonymous PhuckerAnonymous Phucker7 päivää sitten
  • Need to put the lynx shocks on the xrs

    Chris RogersChris Rogers7 päivää sitten
  • Losen maximum(spring, flatdriver and 17mm) the rear shock on the pps3, and it will beat the r-motion all day long. and the mid spring pressure to medium. Set a shorter limitedstrap, or to the highest setting, for keeping it from wheeling like crazy.

    SummiTProSummiTPro8 päivää sitten
  • Let's go with the ride video I'm dying to order one of these lol

    Mike SullivanMike Sullivan8 päivää sitten
  • Lynx RAVE RE sounds like a 137 version of a backcountry x-rs. Lets see a shoot out between those and an SBA!

    Casey JennisonCasey Jennison8 päivää sitten
  • Do they have the same chassis

    sami Gangstersami Gangster8 päivää sitten
  • Remember me when Ski-doo have also Moto-Ski coming from the same company BRP for 10 years and after that's Moto-Ski was eliminated hope the same story is not going to happen with Ski-doo and Lynx. I'm Ski-doo fanatic since 1970 😃😃😃

    Robert ArseneaultRobert Arseneault8 päivää sitten
  • Ford ranger and Mazda B2000, same but different. Lol

    shedboyz21shedboyz218 päivää sitten
  • All i hear is how different they are but seriously rear skid and plastic style don't make it a different snowmobile to me

    Dan TantiDan Tanti8 päivää sitten
  • Your dog walking in and just hanging out was the best !

    Randy MiltonRandy Milton8 päivää sitten
    • She has to be wherever I am, all the time. Lol. I should just wear her in a backpack. I think shed be happier that way.

      Luke LesterLuke Lester8 päivää sitten
  • How did they manage too make the new gen 4 uglier than the 2021 and previous years. Idk what it so with that xrs but yikes

    SylfixSylfix8 päivää sitten
  • Awesome reviews... What's a good sled for SUPER tall riders? Looking for a 50/50 sled and I'm totally torn !

    K12SXXFireK12SXXFire9 päivää sitten
  • Hope you can do more of these deep dive videos as more sleds and brands release. I’d rather see these type videos on what type of rider the sled works for and how to set them up than just shootouts. It sounds like the Lynx rear suspension is comparable to the Pro-XC Rush and Switchbacks.

    Tom HermanTom Herman9 päivää sitten
  • 100% correct!

    HemikooHemikoo9 päivää sitten
  • Such a good comparison and explanation. I really wish there was an easy way to convert my 2020 Renegade to have that front end. After a couple seasons of riding I have realized I am not an rMotion kind of guy

    Matt FranceMatt France9 päivää sitten
  • Waiting for him to say lynx selling for 10k Canadian lol. Can you imagine?

    rjracing12rjracing129 päivää sitten
  • They look Nothing Alike. 👍 The Lynx Looks like a Racer...,, the Skidoo looks like a Trail sled. 😂🤣And I'm Really Loving the LYNX. 👍👍🇺🇸

    usaf vetusaf vet9 päivää sitten
  • I'm riding a 09 MXZ 800r Adrenaline so any newer sled I would prefer lol .. If choosing between these two and after racing motocross for a long time, and being a more Aggressive rider I would probably choose the Lynx because i think it would suit my Riding Style more..

    Gowies197Gowies1979 päivää sitten
  • that lynk is gonna sell

    cudwoodcudwood9 päivää sitten
  • I'm curious to why they didnt bring the Ranger models over. Rave and Boondocker got their opposites, while for example the 49 Ranger got no competing models from the other brands.

    SilverPigeon1SilverPigeon19 päivää sitten
  • Nicely done. Looks like a solid rig, but I imagine the price is going to be unreal

    Reggie WhiteReggie White9 päivää sitten
  • Can’t wait to get one!!

    SnowmanNHSnowmanNH9 päivää sitten
  • In Sweden we pronounce "RAVE" as what you call a lsd untz untz party. How they pronounce it in Finland I dont know.

    mustardgoblinmustardgoblin9 päivää sitten
  • Can you do something on the smart shocx?

    Rick WilsonRick Wilson9 päivää sitten
  • This comparison would be better if you said WHAT was different. All you keep saying is "they don't share parts" or "Despite having the same front end they handle completely different" or "they are completely different". Oh did I say that already? So did you you 20 times.

    Maker Max CorbettMaker Max Corbett9 päivää sitten
  • Nice review ! The dog doing video booms is cool !!

    kelly johnsonkelly johnson9 päivää sitten
  • I have the 21 XRS and in my opinion its too flat for the way I like to ride. Even with the rear skid adjusted to the lower position it does not transfer enough for me. This could be the ticket. Well done guys, keep it up.....Now get out there and ride it so we know. You're the only feedback most of us will get before plunking down considerable coin.

    21crookedstick21crookedstick9 päivää sitten
  • Hoping to see Yamaha bust out with something innovative & standard setting when they stop recoloring Cats.........

    ThistleDewOutdoorsThistleDewOutdoors9 päivää sitten
  • Having a hard time finding a way that this sled is worth another 2500 over the XRS to ride on US soil. Pps3 seems unconventional for us groomed trails. Marketing to keep up with the VR1. Tell me otherwise.

    Chester PetersonChester Peterson9 päivää sitten
  • Lynx are for men

    David KällströmDavid Källström9 päivää sitten
  • pauli piippola suspension mk 3

    David KällströmDavid Källström9 päivää sitten
  • Lynx=cross skidoo=laid back

    David KällströmDavid Källström9 päivää sitten
  • we ride aggressive all the time!!!

    David KällströmDavid Källström9 päivää sitten
  • Hell from Sweden, you are spot on about ridning position etc. The adjustable riser usually becomes loose after a while. Great review as always.

    KrocketOnBoostKrocketOnBoost9 päivää sitten
  • Really fun that all of you over seas finally will have the chanse to ride and buy Lynx snowmobiles. Here in Sweden Lynx is popular and relly tough sleds and can take a beating. Hope all of you that buys one will enjoy it 🤙

    Bjarne LindbergBjarne Lindberg9 päivää sitten
  • Brp is afraid of what polaris is doing

    KevinKevin9 päivää sitten
  • I really want to try that seat

    Branden josephBranden joseph9 päivää sitten
  • This video simply reinforces the fact that the Doo G4 is not a pretty sled. Never was, never will be.

    bedlambikesbedlambikes9 päivää sitten
  • the more i look at the Rave RE the more i want it.. the XRS was supposed to be a race replica, we want a race sled with reverse, and the XRS is just a fancy'd up trail sled, the Rave is the real deal. I'm probably going to give up the 600RS and pick up a Rave to gain a RS with reverse and warranty. can't wait to smoke the 115' gap at the track on the Rave RE. from skidoo i think the XRS Competition edition will be the most direct comparison only for engine size.

    Adam PettenAdam Petten9 päivää sitten
  • I’m curious to see how watered down it becomes once the production models make it to consumers this fall. I want to believe the hype and am confident they are the real deal in Europe. However, after 35 years of getting excited about the next big thing then seeing what is actually delivered in the fall..... I’m skeptical it’ll live up to BRP’s hype.

    That Alaska GuyThat Alaska Guy9 päivää sitten
    • @Steve D'Amico kinda. For example my XCR came with soft springs and valving and was missing items that it was advertised to come with in the spring. ALL the OEMs are guilty of this and they have their little disclaimer that they reserve the right to change the model specifications. Ski-doo has done this over and over with their so called race replica sleds that don’t include any of the chassis gussets and reinforcements found on their 600RS race sled. I just won’t be shocked to read ride reviews posted by real owners early next winter complaining about the springs, shock valving and/or seat all being softer than what they saw/test rode/or read about the previous spring. I’m hoping this won’t be the case but I suspect the vast majority of these Lynx sleds will be purchased by wealthy old men who just want the image of performance. They won’t want to live with stiff springs, shock valving and a seat that comes as the Euro spec.

      That Alaska GuyThat Alaska Guy6 päivää sitten
    • so your saying a bait and switch? as in people put down a deposit thinking they will get what is in front of them today, but in the fall the sled has lesser shocks, track, skis? Please tell us more.

      Steve D'AmicoSteve D'Amico6 päivää sitten
  • Great review. What you said is so accurate, it’s not a better sled then the other it’s just better if that’s the style of ride you like. Plus you guys are about to hit 80k in subscribers. Way to go!!!

    S&S ProductionsS&S Productions9 päivää sitten
  • Incredibly detailed comparison - subscribed and thumbs up! I watched your other one of the Lynx RAVE alone as well and really looked forward to this comparison. I love the look of the Lynx by far over the Ski-Doo which looks too short up front. I hope they someday come with a 900 turbo though Ski-Doo's turbo hoods (with intercooler intake) looks awesome. The Lynx rear suspension is fascinating as are the 46 mm Kashima full clicker shocks all around. I still can't believe we can now by a Lynx over here.

    Brad AndersonBrad Anderson9 päivää sitten
  • plastics on the Rave se look better just sitting there..

    otahu Riceotahu Rice9 päivää sitten
  • Great video 🤘🏻

    david mckenneydavid mckenney9 päivää sitten
  • So basically they are the same sled

    Craig AllenCraig Allen9 päivää sitten
  • On the next video you make on the lynx you should post raw GoPro footage from your test rides. It’s my new dream sled

    Lucas VanTuinenLucas VanTuinen9 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for the content. Helped me decide on my snowcheck. Can you tease us with some smart shock reviews? Lol

    HarveyHarvey9 päivää sitten
  • You need two channels an Ontario version and a Mountain channel.

    Duramax KlemDuramax Klem9 päivää sitten
  • These videos are awesome and very informative, keep them coming please!

    MikeMike9 päivää sitten
  • Lynx looks good. Not SRX good, but really good. Of course looks are subjective but I’ve personally never liked the stub nose Doo look. Prior series was a sharper looking Doo sled. Good article.

    Greg FleenorGreg Fleenor9 päivää sitten
  • I like the way the Lynx looks ..better then that mustard bomb..lol..

    Dean RetzlaffDean Retzlaff9 päivää sitten
  • I just hope they keep bring them in. Otherwise you'll only have lynx parts for a few years.

    steven scottsteven scott9 päivää sitten
    • Much of the mechanical stuff is the same as skidoo. But theyre here to stay now. The response has been too good for skidoo to pull them after a few years. My guess is youll see more lynx models in north america over the next few seasons.

      Luke LesterLuke Lester8 päivää sitten
  • Is it faster? Real world sled of the year?

    Robert BlanchardRobert Blanchard10 päivää sitten
  • Someone should take a groomer to Scandinavia if they have all those bumps

    Robert BlanchardRobert Blanchard10 päivää sitten
    • I see what you did here - Comparing your American four lane motorway to european narrow backcountry roads.

      Anonymous PhuckerAnonymous Phucker7 päivää sitten
    • Lol, that's what I was thinking

      stang1970stang19708 päivää sitten
  • At 12:00 minutes on, you give about the best most practical advice ever! Spot on.

    fmills77fmills7710 päivää sitten
  • Really looking forward for the Lynx utility sleds show up in North American

    raphael desmeulesraphael desmeules10 päivää sitten
  • Hell, he keeps talking about the trails in Scandinavia is bad... These trails up near Orangeville and Allston are worse than hell itself! I don't even know why I buy a trail pass at this point.

    Bryce ArchBryce Arch10 päivää sitten
  • Is there a significant weight difference between the two?

    PBear TBayPBear TBay10 päivää sitten
  • Nice review your right ! most buy the biggest and best and can’t even adjust shocks but want to say they have it and actually not being real about what fits there riding style and needs

    Hit em UpHit em Up10 päivää sitten
  • Get a chase driver to mount a GoPro to his head and get some dang footage of this thing.

    Morgan GrantMorgan Grant10 päivää sitten
  • Thank you! I believe coming off a pro s as a trail sled and Polaris having done away with the xc skid that this rave may be the next best thing for someone who wants a playful 137”.

    Dt HotmixDt Hotmix10 päivää sitten
  • Nice break down Luke, I am looking forward to ST seat of the pants feeling between Skidoo’s new active suspension and there tried tested and true XRS KYB package. How they compare in both real world riding and on whooped out trails!

    David McCombDavid McComb10 päivää sitten
  • Right on, good info, and whats the 🐕 dogs name??? Hes great

    Wayne HWayne H10 päivää sitten
  • Overseas u can get the ace 900 turbo 180hp in the lynx

    Ryan HermaryRyan Hermary10 päivää sitten
  • Great info as always...would love to see/hear about how this Lynx compares to an Assault!!

    Mr85GTMr85GT10 päivää sitten
    • @Luke Lester ....good to know! Sounds like a really fun trail sled...looking forward to hearing your opinions from the ride review on whether that’s true or not.

      Mr85GTMr85GT8 päivää sitten
    • It really doesnt. Its not an off trail sled or a crossover at all. In fact, while filming my test ride yesterday I got it off the trail a few times in deep snow and it doesnt work very good. It just tries to wheelie and trenches like crazy.

      Luke LesterLuke Lester8 päivää sitten
  • I just hope that BRP doesn't dumb-down the suspension on the LYNX after a few years like they did with the XRS. The XRS used to be hardcore, and now it's not so much

    Upstate GearheadsUpstate Gearheads10 päivää sitten
  • NWT sledding conditions are just like Scandinavia except colder

    duncan stewartduncan stewart10 päivää sitten
  • Great quick comparison Luke! I'm up in Muskoka and a lot of my buddies have been buying freeride and backcountry 146's lately (rip to the freeride 137) so they can rip powder fields and get the nose up on-demand while still being manageable on the trails to get from point A to point B. In my mind the Rave RE kind of fills the gap that the Freeride 137 left behind but does it better. 146 can be a lot of track for some, especially if you're a trail-biased rider, plus the Backcountry and Freeride have a relatively narrow stance which can cause added ski lift on the trails. The Rave Re seems like it's going to be the perfect sled for someone like me who likes to rip trails, hit the powder fields, ride un-groomed stuff and have fun while doing it. The uncoupled suspension I think is what makes this package work. Getting the nose up and getting loose on an MXZ or Renegade can be difficult, but I have a feeling that's not the case with the Rave lol. So, to sum it up, in my mind the Rave RE sits between the Renegade and the Backcountry/Freeride in the Ski-Doo lineup. All the fun of the deeper snow sleds but with a more manageable track length, wider ski stance, and presumably better ride quality on/off-trail with that insane PPS3 suspension. Cheers man!

    Andrew SpaldingAndrew Spalding10 päivää sitten
  • Great episode, Thanks for sharing

    Dwayne BarillDwayne Barill10 päivää sitten
  • That tank looks like a ball buster.

    Brian RiceBrian Rice10 päivää sitten
  • Hey Luke, I’m undecided between the new renegade x with 1.5inch paddles or the new assault, I would be in the UP and don’t know which is the best for off trail and in trail

    DRew SchellingerDRew Schellinger10 päivää sitten
  • If u want to limit the front coming up you just need to tighten the front straps on the pps3

    MrmMrm10 päivää sitten
  • What is the Weight difference if any ?

    MrmoparrrMrmoparrr10 päivää sitten
  • I just like ski foo because of the cost and the quality combined

    Jaden VerDuinJaden VerDuin10 päivää sitten
  • Who think the brp lynx was in mind to North America and Canada when brp took cat to court Mhm

    john mackinnonjohn mackinnon10 päivää sitten
  • I thought the renegade was a whoop machine, I always thought MXZ was the ditch banging whoop monster for Bombardier, I guess they have changed the aspect

    Darryl WebbDarryl Webb10 päivää sitten
  • Is the lynx rear suspension similar to Polaris older style uncoupled skid in the same fact that they both wheelie.

  • Great comparison! Thanks

    KendallSherry LeechKendallSherry Leech10 päivää sitten