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2018 Ski-Doo Renegade Backcountry 850 E-TEC


With the latest technology and design, the 2018 Renegade Backcountry 850 E-TEC sleds are the best of all worlds – and the premier crossovers in snowmobiling.


  • ROTAX 850 E-TEC ENGINE: The most powerful 2-stroke engine in the industry.* It pumps out 10 more horsepower (165 hp) than its predecessor, but its responsiveness is what really shines. With the new pDrive primary clutch, it’s 30% quicker responding than the 800R E-TEC giving you the instant control you demand. *Observed HP measured on internal dyno test in optimal conditions for 2-stroke engines.
  • PDRIVE CLUTCH: A major factor in the quickness of REV Gen4 sleds is the new pDrive clutch. Fast and friction-free dual rollers transfer torque in place of traditional sliding buttons on this 100% new clutch. The oversize rollers with needle bearings, wide flyweights and shaft-on-shaft design emphasize smooth operation and long life. Ultra-responsive shifting, impressive RPM consistency and 2.8 lb./ 1.3 kg lighter than the TRA VII.
  • REV Gen4 PLATFORM: You’ll realize the benefits of our trail and mountain teams’ close cooperation in developing this sled because it has all the right features for both types of riding. It’s incredibly responsive and agile in cornering and boondocking, thanks to its centralized masses and light weight. Not to mention the power and instant response of the 850 E-TEC engine is ideal for hammering out of corners and powering out of a hole.
  • CMOTION REAR SUSPENSION: Crossover-specific suspension uses best principles of the rMotion trail and tMotion mountain skids for confident cornering and agile boondocking – such as rigid front and rear arms with excellent weight transfer. It also features a rising-rate motion ratio, like the latest generation of Ski-Doo rear suspensions, to provide superior control and comfort. Tipped rails enable better cornering, boost top-end speed, fuel efficiency.
  • RAS 3 FRONT SUSPENSION: Similar geometry and steering to the RAS 3 mountain front end for capability and light steering feel on- and off-trail. Optimized for crossover usage, two ski stance positions dial in handling: 40.1 in. (102 cm) or 38.4 in. (97.5 cm).
  • OPEN TOE-HOLD: Enables rider to naturally pivot their outside foot outward in aggressive cornering. (Alternative toe holds available as accessories)
  • HPG PLUS SHOCKS: Highest quality aluminum-bodied high pressure gas shocks by KYB. Rebuildable and revalvable.
  • 15 X 146 X 1.6 COBRA: This track features combination of flexible cupped lugs for superior off-trail performance and more rigid lugs for added traction on hard-packed snow.

General Information

Manufacturer Ski-Doo
Model Year 2018
Model Renegade Backcountry 850 E-TEC
Model Code UGJC
Stock Number S000601
Color Black


Length 129 in. (3,275 mm)
Height 53.5 in. (1,359 mm)
Width 44.9 to 46.5 in. (1,140 to 1,180 mm)
Weight Dry - 478 lb. (217 kg)

Engine & Drivetrain


Front - HPG™ Plus

Center - HPG™

Rear - HPG™

Front Suspension RAS™ 3 - 8.7 in. / 220 mm Travel
Rear Suspension cMotion™ - 9.4 in. / 239 mm Travel
Engine ROTAX 850 E-TEC Liquid-cooled, electronic R.A.V.E.™, 2-cylinder
Horsepower 165 hp @ 7,900 RPM
Displacement 849 cc (51.9 ci)
Bore x Stroke 3.2 x 3.2 in. (82 x 80.4 mm)
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal. (36 l)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qt. (3.4 l)

Drive - pDrive

Driven - QRS

Brakes Brembo racing brake with stainless-steel braided brake line
Powertrain Engagement - 3,600 RPM
Fuel Type

Recommended - Premium unleaded

Minimum Octane - 91

Fuel System Electronic Direct Injection with additional booster injectors


Ski Length 41 in. (1,040 mm)
Ski Stance 38.4 or 40.2 in. (975 or 1,020 mm)
Track LxWxH 146 x 15 x 1.6 in. (3,705 x 381 x 40.6 mm) Cobra


Additional Colors Black, White / Black, White / Orange Crush