BRP brings electronic control to Rotax engines

BRP’s new Intelligent Shift and Throttle (iST) option on Rotax jet propulsion system) engines brings electronic control to formerly mechanical functions in jet propulsion. BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division introduces the option, now available on nearly all Scarab jet boat models and Chaparral Vortex models, that allows boaters to optimize low-speed maneuverability in a variety of environmental conditions.

Set for November production, the iTS system is a game-changer according to Michael Carter, director of North American business development for jet propulsion systems.

“Our new iST system is more than just electronic actuation of the reverse gates, the iST system allows the operator to adjust the neutral position on-the-fly. Reducing the shifting effort was great, but not until we married that to our lateral thrust control and provided for natural adjustment from the helm did we truly revolutionize the jet propulsion industry," he said. "Like the iBR system featured in Sea-Doo watercraft which allows consumers to stop on the water, the iST system also deliverers smooth, predictable deceleration when shifting to reverse while underway.  Whether cruising, pulling, fishing or docking, the iST system gives boaters the confidence of being in full control so they can enjoy their time on the water."

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