Bombardier Introduces Four New Outlander ATV ModelsVALCOURT, Quebec--Nov. 22, 2002--Bombardier Recreational Products (TSX:BBD.A.) (TSX:BBD.B.) is building on the successful launch of its tough recreational-utility Outlander(TM) 400 H.O. ATV by introducing four new models, the Bombardier(TM) Outlander 330 H.O. 4x4 and 2x4, the Outlander 400 H.O. 2x4 and the Outlander 400 H.O. 4x4 XT.
"Our new Outlander models include all of the industry leading features and benefits for which the Outlander 400 H.O. 4x4 received so much acclaim," said Jose Boisjoli, President, Marketing, Snowmobiles, Watercraft and ATVs. "The introduction of these models continues Bombardier's commitment to bringing at least one new ATV model to the market every six months."
These new models offer advanced technology and are ideal for consumers who want a sporty look and a comfortable, superior ride in a lightweight package. The Outlander 400 H.O. 4x4 XT adds a value-added package, including the addition of a winch, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, hand guards and chrome rims to the base 400 H.O. model. The Outlander 400 H.O. 2x4 offers many of the same benefits as the 400 H.O. 4x4 in a lightweight, attractively priced package. The Outlander 330 H.O. 4x4 and 2x4 models introduce a reliable new high performance Rotax(R) 4-TEC(TM) engine to the Bombardier ATV line-up, based on the powerful 400cc engine of the Outlander 400 H.O. ATVs.
Bombardier Outlander ATVs feature the innovative TTI(TM) (Trailing Torsional Independent) rear suspension which provides superior ride comfort over a broad range of terrains and conditions. This system significantly improves rider comfort by repositioning the two independent pivot points so that the rear wheels travel in a predictable straight "up-and-down" line when encountering bumps.
Outlander ATVs also include Bombardier's revolutionary SST(TM) (Surrounding Spar Technology) frame. This one-piece perimeter steel frame provides greater strength, structural integrity, better engine protection and superior power-to-weight ratio. The SST frame delivers a narrower bottom profile "runner", whose "slide and glide" action allows Outlander ATVs to virtually "ski" across obstacles without getting bogged down.
All Outlander models have a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic transmission, full floorboards and eye-catching molded rack design. All 4x4 models include 2WD/4WD selection options. These new Bombardier models will be available starting in March 2003.
Bombardier Recreational Products designs, develops, builds, distributes and markets utility vehicles, Rotax(R) engines, Ski-Doo(R) and Lynx(R) snowmobiles, Bombardier(TM) ATVs, Sea-Doo(R) watercraft and sport boats as well as Evinrude(R) and Johnson(R) outboard marine engines and Ficht(R) direct fuel injection technology.
Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 80,000 people in 24 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2002 stood at $21.6 billion Cdn. Bombardier trades on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Current Bombardier(TM) ATV line-up (November 2002) MID-SIZED ATVs Outlander(TM) 400 H.O. 4x4 XT New for 2003! Outlander(TM) 400 H.O. 4x4 Outlander(TM) 400 H.O. 2x4 New for 2003! Outlander(TM) 330 H.O. 4x4 New for 2003! Outlander(TM) 330 H.O. 2x4 New for 2003! UTILITY ATVs Traxter(TM) 500 XL Traxter(TM) 500 XT Traxter(TM) 500 Traxter(TM) MAX XT New for 2003! Traxter(TM) MAX 500 World's first 2-up ATV! SPORT-UTILITY ATVs ENTRY LEVEL ATV Quest(TM) 650 XT Rally(TM) 200 Quest(TM) 650 Quest(TM) 500 XT New for 2003! Quest(TM) 500 SPORT ATVs YOUTH ATVs DS650(TM) Baja DS50 (TM) DS650(TM) DS90(TM) DS90(TM) 4-stroke Quest(TM) 50 Quest(TM) 90 Quest(TM) 90 4-stroke
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