Such a rich history of production of snowmobiles and jet skis, as the Canadian concern Bombardier, can not boast of any company in the world. But often, traditions become fetters for designers who do not dare to move away from proven solutions over the years … Fortunately, Bombardier is famous not only for the baggage of the past, but also for its extraordinary drive for innovation. Who else dared to bring a unique transformer jet ski to the market?
Aqua bike Sea-Doo 3D is a highly versatile machine. He raised the steering column - it turned out to be a "standing" VERT jet ski. He extended the saddle, lowered the steering wheel lower - this is the MOTO, the landing of which, as the name of this version shows, is like on a motorcycle. And if you lower the steering wheel even lower and install a special seat - this is the version of KART, with an automobile (or, if you like, kart) landing. In the 2005 season, the transformer gained two more degrees of freedom: the KNEE variants (a special seat for landing with support on the knees) and SHOQ (with a special suspension strut between the body and the steering column).
So now you can have fun in the most sophisticated ways. And there is something to have fun with: 110 hp 268 kg of mass - this is enough on the ground and in excess, and on the water - even more so. The 2-cylinder 2-stroke engine is equipped with a fuel injection system and a power valve RAVE Water Jet Bombardier Formula - with blades made of composite material, a stainless steel impeller and a replaceable urethane ring. The passive steering system allows maneuvering even at minimum speeds, with the throttle lever released.
These merits were appreciated by the most biased critics. The authoritative magazine “Boating Magazine” awarded Sea-Doo 3D the title of Boat of the Year in 2004. The award is significant (the brainchild of Bombardier had to withstand comparison with 150 new products of the year) and exceptional: before jet skis had never been awarded this honor - only small vessels fought for the title. Why did Boating Magazine make an exception this year? “It's very simple,” explained the editor-in-chief of the magazine, Randy Steele, “no one has ever done anything like this. This is a serious and unusually versatile jet ski, and also very pleasant to drive. Therefore, we decided on it.”