MY23 Ski Doo Neo Plus
Ski-Doo Summit Neo+ snowmobile

Kids and Newbies Can Sled on the New Ski-Doo Neo Snowmobiles

Ski-Doo just announced its winter 2023 snowmobile lineup, which includes updates to its Rev line and introduces a new segment altogether: the tween-sized Neo series.

With the addition of an intermediate size group, Ski-Doo targets two types of riders: snowmobile newcomers and those caught between youth sizes and full sizes.

“We have been seeing record-high numbers of new entrants coming into the world of snowmobiling recently and looking for an accessible way to try out the sport for themselves,” said Annick Lauzon, Ski-Doo’s global marketing director.

“Doing that on a sled that is designed to match their skills and confidence level, while still delivering every ounce of That Ski-Doo Feeling they’re looking for, is why we’re proud to introduce the Neo.”

According to the press release, the Neo models rely on easy-to-use features, like electric start, electric fuel injection, and reverse. Providing two often ignored types of riders with snow sledding options that are fun and functional in a more compact, less intimidating form factor is the goal, the brand said.

SKI-DOO MXZ Neo+ Action Shot snowmobile sled
Ski-Doo MXZ Neo+

Ski-Doo Neo and Neo+ Sleds

Two Ski-Doo models comprise the Neo series: the MXZ for trail riding and the Summit for deep-snow excursions.

Regarding power, a 40-horsepower engine comes standard in the base Neo models. But, for an $800 premium, buyers can get the upgraded Neo+ package, which swaps out the 40-horsepower engine for a 55 and adds HPG shocks, a wider and more aggressive track, and a mountain strap.

MXZ  Models

The MXZ Neo snowmobile ($6,399 MSRP) is Ski-Doo’s low-angle trail runner. It sits atop Ski-Doo’s REV Gen4 platform, which should centralize mass and distribute balance across the vehicle.

RAS X advanced suspension handles the front end, and a single shock takes up the rear, as found in full-size MXZ sleds.

SKI-DOO MY23 - MXZ Neo Standard Snowmobile / power sled
Ski-Doo MXZ Neo

MXZ Neo Specs (Standard)

  • Platform: REV Gen4
  • Skis: Pilot 5.7
  • Seating: Trail ultra-compact
  • Handlebar: Narrow standard with J-hooks/handguards
  • Riser block height: 120 mm (4.7″)
  • Starter: Electric
  • Reverse: RER
  • Brake system: Brembo
  • Heated throttle lever/grips: Standard
  • Gauge type: 4.5″ digital display
  • Windshield: Optional
  • Runner – Carbide: Square 3/8″ to 4″ (optional)
  • Bumpers (front/rear): Std/Std
Ski-Doo MXZ Neo+ Snowmobile / power sled
Ski-Doo MXZ Neo+

Summit Models

The Summit Neo snowmobile ($6,999 MSRP) specializes in steep climbs and deep snow, explaining the slightly higher base price.

Like the MXZ Neo, it uses a REV Gen4 platform for balance and safety. As for suspension, the RAS 3 system takes up the front end with a single-shock setup in the back.

Ski-Doo Summit Neo Snowmobile / power sled
Ski-Doo Summit Neo

Summit Neo Specs (Standard)

  • Platform: REV Gen4
  • Skis: Pilot DS 2
  • Seating: Deep-snow compact and lightweight
  • Handlebar: Narrow standard with J-hooks/handguards
  • Riser block height: 120 mm (4.7″)
  • Starter: Electric
  • Reverse: RER
  • Brake system: Brembo
  • Heated throttle lever/grips: Standard
  • Gauge type: 4.5″ digital display
  • Windshield: Optional
  • Runner – Carbide: Square 3/8″ (optional)
  • Bumpers (front/rear): Std/Std
Ski-Doo Summit Neo+ Snowmobile / power sled
Ski-Doo Summit Neo+

MY23 Ski-Doo Availability

Ski-Doo is now accepting preorders on its 2023 line of snowmobiles. Peruse the entire line at the MY23 Virtual Showroom.

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.