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Old 05-11-2014, 05:21 AM
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Default E-tec mystery unveiled June 13

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excited!! Hoping they introduce the motors that will be replacing my hpdi's when that time comes
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I am guessing a lightweight four stroke direct injection motor.

BRP has been touting this game changing technology in their non-marine products for quite some time now.

Place your bets boys.
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Highly doubt it..........would go against all of there prior infomercials and marketing...you know...2 > 4.

Originally Posted by jethro1 View Post
I am guessing a lightweight four stroke direct injection motor.

BRP has been touting this game changing technology in their non-marine products for quite some time now.

Place your bets boys.
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I hope it works out well. Would love to see them take more of the market.
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They will stick with 2 stroke. Introduce engines that are 10-20% improvement over their current fuel economy numbers. Claim the most fuel efficient outboard in production. They will have flexibility of interchangeable graphic packages/panels for their cowlings. Plus a few other items in the mix.
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I'll guess some variation of their current 2 stroke technology (maybe the exact same) with some kind of fly by wire or joystick stuff integrated. They may even start calling it a "propulsion system" instead of an "engine" like Merc did a few years back.
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Originally Posted by jethro1 View Post
I am guessing a lightweight four stroke direct injection motor.

BRP has been touting this game changing technology in their non-marine products for quite some time now.

Place your bets boys.
I think you are on to something. Will be interesting to see
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BRP backtracking on their technology would not be anything new. When you make a mistake admit it and drive on. That's why I have an ex wife standing on the dock at Sea Path Marina. I guess she's still there, don't know.
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I would guess 2 stroke as well. Their entire marketing is based on lighter weight, more torque and less moving parts and less maintenance. Four strokes would be a complete 180 from that.

I bet is high HP engines. 350+ HP. More bells and whistles in controls and instrumentation.

Popular HP engines like the 115-130-150-200-225 with even better fuel economy seems reasonable too.
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BRP backtracking on their technology would not be anything new. When you make a mistake admit it and drive on.
Maybe you can go into detail on what they backtracked on in the past and what mistakes they made that you think they need to back track on.
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We know it is a two stroke from the leaked photo shoot picture which includes the name etec but also the THT member that saw the triple engine prototype boat also verified he smelled the distinct XD100 in the exhaust.

We also know that it will have integrated steering like the Verado which almost certainly means electronic throttle and shift from the photos.

1.) My guess is electric steering so no powersteering system or hydraulics line/fluid.
2.) 2 Stroke DFI with exhaust valves and variable cam timing.
3.) 250-300hp to start with.
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They will still be 2 stroke.
Just lighter, more powerful and better mpg.
I can't remember if it was a different block or ?.....
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From leaks around the net and the secret photo..looks like they will have built in steering like the Verados. Plus talk is they are putting the oil tanks under the cowling like the smaller ones.This would eliminate remote oil tanks and a reason for easily removable panels.Of corse they have to use less oil/gas for this to work..Can't wait to see THT's reaction June 14!
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"will change the way you look at the outboard engine industry."

“With this announcement comes a new era of outboards.”

"unveiling another game-changing BRP milestone"

With statements like this I'm guessing it's pretty big.
Since we are ill guessing, I'll go with integrated joystick control, more fuel efficient than any other brand by at least 10% and maybe a 350 or 400 hp, integrated oil tank.
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BRP owns Rotax and they just introduced a 1330cc 115 hp inline 3 in their Can Am three wheelers. By motorcycle standards, that is not overstressed at all. IIRC, the Triumph 675cc I3 produces that much HP if not more. With that said, if you doubled that up to a V6, that engine would produce 230 hp in normally aspirated form with the same 2.6 liter displacement as the supercharged Verado. Also remember that Rotax has been doing little flat 4 aircraft engines for years, so they know who to do light weight and realible Who knows?
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Can't wait to see THT's reaction June 14!
I'm sure the same ETEC bashers that are on every BRP thread will be counting down the days!
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My guess is new colors....
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My question is not whether the E-TEC engines are good products. The few people that I know who have them seem to think that they are very good. What I wonder is whether a company like BRP which is a big player in most of their other fields of endeavor will stand pat on a technology that doesn't seem to be bringing them any more market share in the large displacement engine market. I know that the outboard biz is tiny compared to say the parent company's aircraft and railroad divisions, but if you are join to playm play big. I think that the one advantage the Bombardier has over Suzuki is that they are a much bigger company. We know or have heard that Suzuki makes a nice outboard engine, but they just can't seem to get that critical mass.
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Originally Posted by ScarabChris View Post
Maybe you can go into detail on what they backtracked on in the past and what mistakes they made that you think they need to back track on.
Bombardier has a long string of changes and recalls going back 15 years or more. Ironically most have to do with fuel injections, supply systems and steering modules. If the parent company doesn't hesitate to make changes on their major products they are not about to support failures with a small piece of their pie.
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