The logical cross between a snowmobile and a standup jet ski is finally hitting the market and we cannot help but wonder: how has no one thought of this before? The Quebec-based company Widescape is behind this exciting first-of-its-kind vehicle. It makes perfect sense someone in snowy Canada wanted to bring this invention to life though, right?
Widescape WS250 Specifications
- Displacement: 242 cc
- Drivetrain: adapted direct-drive CVT
- Dimensions: 7.2′ L x 2.6′ W x 4.3′ H
- Weight: < 200 lbs.
- Stud height: 1.5″
- Front suspension: 140mm travel, 40mm stanchion
- Rear suspension: 100mm travel
In the words of Widescape founder Felix Gauthier, the Widescape WS250 skimobile is the perfect junction between the snowmobile, the enduro motorcycle, and the mountain bike. It features an aluminum chassis and a high-density polyethylene body molded into quite a standard motor sled design. There is also an anti-slip foot platform for the rider, which is rather important for frolicking in the snow. This innovative snow scooter also comes with an LCD dashboard screen with a speedometer and odometer, as well as heated handlebar grips: you don’t want your hands to be freezing. Basically, it comes with pretty much everything you need for a snow adventure!
The vehicle also comes with a custom track with 38-mm (1.5-in) lugs, a direct-drive continuously variable transmission plus 140 mm of suspension travel in the front and 100 mm in the rear.
The whole thing is powered by a four-stroke EFI, direct-drive CVT drivetrain. It burns gas at a rate of 3 liters per hour, meaning you should get up to three hours of runtime per fill with its 8-liter fuel tank.
The company reports a maximum speed of 65 km/h (40 mph) while producing under 80 decibels of engine noise, which is perfectly acceptable.
The Widescape WS250 is now available for preorder with a price tag of $6,400: definitely not cheap but this machine is promising to be worth it! Early preorders are offered the very special “Origin Edition” that comes signed by Alain Aubut, the vehicle’s inventor himself.
Learn more at Widescape.ca.