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2020 Backcountry X 850 E-TEC (Spring Only)

2020 SKI-DOO BACKCOUNTRY X - FOR WHEREVER YOUR AMBITION TAKES YOU! The 2020 Backcountry X delivers a premiere 50/50 crossover sled with a combination of precise, responsive trail handling and effortless off-trail prowess. Riders can surgically...

Model Data
  • 2020
  • Ski-Doo
  • Backcountry
  • 2020 Backcountry X 850 E-TEC
  • New
  • Liquid-cooled, two-stoke, eRAVE™
  • Premium unleaded
  • Sauk Centre, Minnesota


The 2020 Backcountry X delivers a premiere 50/50 crossover sled with a combination of precise, responsive trail handling and effortless off-trail prowess. Riders can surgically dissect trails or dive into tight tree lines and shred untracked powder.

THE TRUE 50/50 CROSSOVER - NO COMPROMISES:  Packed with features tailored to the true 50/50 crossover rider like an uncoupled cMotion rear suspension, adjustable ski stance, and ultra-responsive engines, the Backcountry is purpose-built to dominate the trails and deep snow with zero tradeoffs

GO ANYWHERE - DISCOVER MORE:  With an optional 154-inch track length, the Backcountry lineup of Ski-Doo snowmobiles adds another dimension to the crossover category enabling riders to access an even wider variety of terrain.

PURPOSE-BUILT - TAILORED TO ANYTHING:  The cMotion rear suspension is created with the best characteristics from mountain tMotion and trail rMotion suspensions to make the ideal crossover rear suspension. The cMotion features tipped rails for sharp trail handling, and an uncoupled design for a playful off-trail attitude.

What’s new for 2020

  • New Backcountry X-RS 154
  • 5-in PowderMax track options (X-RS 154)
  • 2-inch wide digital display (X and X-RS)
  • 5-inch digital display (in-season)
  • New colorations

2020 Backcountry Packages:

REV Gen4. For the most aggressive 50-50 crossover riders desiring the suspension capability and attitude of the MXZx snocross racing sled, in two track lengths that allows them to go anywhere.

REV Gen4. For the veteran 50-50 crossover rider who wants the most advanced technology, plus off-trail capabilities of a longer track, and confident rough-trail performance.

REV Gen4. For crossover riders who want crossover-specific features for spending equal time riding on- or off-trail.

View 2020 SkiDoo Model Brochure

View 2020 Backcountry X Spec Sheet

Engine details Liquid-cooled, two-stoke, eRAVE™
Cylinders 2
Displacement 849 cc / 51.9 in.³
Bore 82 mm / 3.2 in.
Stroke 80.4 mm / 3.2 in.
Maximum engine speed 7,900 RPM
Carburation E-TEC direct injection with additional booster injectors
Recommended fuel type Premium unleaded
Minimum octane 91
Fuel tank 36 L / 9.5 US gal
Oil tank capacity 3.4 L / 3.6 qt
Drive clutch type pDrive™ with clickers
Driven clutch type QRS
Engagement 3,300 RPM
Small sprocket number of teeth 21 (Cobra 1.6, Ice Cobra 1.6) 23 (PowderMax† 2.0)
Large sprocket number of teeth 45 (Cobra 1.6, Ice Cobra 1.6) 51 (PowderMax† 2.0)
Drive sprocket number of teeth 8
Drive sprocket diameter 183 mm / 7.2 in.
Brake system Brembo racing brake with stainless-steel braided brake line
DRY WEIGHT 209 kg / 461 lb
Vehicle overall length 3,110 mm / 122.4 in.
Vehicle overall width 1,140 to 1,180 mm / 44.9 to 46.5 in.
Vehicle overall height 1,274 mm / 50.2 in.
Ski stance 975 or 1,020 mm / 38.4 or 40.2 in.
Ski overall length 1,049 mm / 41.3 in.
Track nominal width 381 mm / 15 in. Cobra or Ice Cobra or
406 mm / 16 in. PowderMax†
Track nominal length 3,705 mm / 146 in.
Track profile height 40.6 mm / 1.6 in. Cobra
Optional track 50.8 mm / 2.0 in. PowderMax†
40.6 mm / 1.6 in. Ice Cobra
Front suspension RAS™ 3
Front shock HPG™ Plus
Front suspension max. travel 220 mm / 8.7 in.
Rear suspension cMotion™
Center shock HPG™ Plus
Rear shock KYB† Pro 36 Easy-Adjust
Rear suspension max. travel 239 mm / 9.4 in.
Frame REV® Gen4
Bodywork Narrow design
Skis Pilot™ DS 2
Seating Trail performance
Handlebar U-shaped aluminum with J-hooks /
Transparent handguards
Riser block height 120 mm / 4.7 in.
Starter Electric, SHOT (opt.)
Reverse RER™
Heated throttle lever/ grips Standard
Gauge 7.2-in. wide digital display
Mirrors Optional
Windshield 360 mm / 14 in.
Runner Square 3/8
Carbide configuration 102 mm / 4 in. at 90°
Hitch Optional


Advertised pricing excludes applicable taxes title and licensing, dealer set up, destination, reconditioning and are subject to change without notice. Pricing may exclude any added parts, accessories or installation unless otherwise noted. Sale prices include all applicable offers. Not all options listed available on pre-owned models. Contact dealer for details.