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Did Bombardier Build A Series Of Jet Skies?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3649 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I was talking with some people about jet skies, and somebody said something about Bombardier had build one of the best jet ski ever built. Now knowing Bombardier builds airliners, locomotives and rail cars, I thought it would be cool to own a jet ski built by them in the future. I tried to find a Bombardier jet ski on the I-Net, but no dice, now they did build ATV's. Do anybody know if Bombardier built jet-skies?

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

They did indeed and I had one for years. I believe they are operated through the SeaDoo brand. They are an absolute blast.

I could easily get past 65mph on the lake.

[Edited 2011-01-11 15:48:59]

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

And "snowmobiles":

http://www.ski-doo.com/en-US/


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

The company began life in the '30s building snowmobiles. In the '70s came the rail business with the purchase of Lohner-Rotax. The aircraft business arrived with the purchase of Canadair and Short Brothers in the '80s, Learjet and de Havilland Canada in the '90s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_Inc.
http://www.bombardier.com/en/corpora...-us/history?docID=0901260d8001dffa


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

From what I understand, not only did they invent the Ski-doo/snowmobile, but also the personal water craft/PWC (what Sea-doo's and JetSki's are).

Bombardier is a very diversified company with their aquisition of Austrian company Rotax (I actually had the pleasure of visiting their headquarters in Gunskirchen, Austria a number of years ago) Bombardier now builds engines for Motorcycles, Go-Karts (Rotax is a big name in Karting), and of course Ski-doo's among others.

Back to the original question, the Sea-doo brand is one of the finest makes of PWC on the market and chances are if you have been on quite a few PWCs, then you have probably been on a Bombardier.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

you need to look for Bombardier Recreational Products it seperated from the parent company a while ago.
http://www.brp.com/

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting AF340 (Reply 4):
(Rotax is a big name in Karting)

Also in ultralight aircraft.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15749 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Quoting JJJ (Reply 7):
Also in ultralight aircraft

Rotax powers the Predator UAVS as well. Also I think that their engines have found their way into some motorcycles.



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User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

They even made motorcycles for a while under the "Can-Am" brand, starting in 1973, although that was eventually licensed to Armstrong/CCM and production ended in 1987. The brand name was brought back in 2006 for ATVs by the spin-off Bombardier Recreational Products.

The company logos on this page show the Bombardier name and logo prominently displayed at several points, and most Can-Am bikes (at least the older ones that I'm familiar with) said "Bombardier" on the engine casing...check out this pic for an example.


User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Mystery solved !

quote= exFATboy, reply=9 They even made motorcycles for a while under the "Can-Am" brand

Thank you exFATboy ! I live in a small village in western Indiana, near Terre Haute; our county is very "scenic", so we get a lot of tourist traffic in the summer, both cars, classic cars, and a lot of motorcycles. We have a very historic old grist mill, which is owned and operated by my friend, Mike Roe. The mill is right beside the covered bridge, and the two together are the main tourist attraction in the county. Summer before last, two old "geezers" came whipping into the mill parking lot on two of the strangest looking motorcycles I had ever seen. Both were 3 wheelers, but the crazy things looked like they were going backwards ! Two wheels on the front, one wheel in back; plus, the front wheels didn't look like motorcycle wheels..........much smaller, and wider. They were Can-Ams ! I'm thinking.......who the hell makes these crazy looking things ? Now I know !

I saw a few more now and then, but apparently they didn't "catch on", as I don't recall seeing any this past summer.

The biggest "thing" in motorcycles in the last few years has been Hondas converted into 3 wheelers; at least THEY have the 2 wheels in back ! You would never know that "times are tough" around here in the summer, with dozens of people whizzing all over the place on $ 40,000 3-wheeler MC's !

BTW.........speaking of Bombardier.........we have this huge 10 day festival in October; right after 9-11-01, as you know, a lot of airlines laid a lot of people off. During the festival that year, there was a couple who had just bought a food concession trailer, and they rented space from another friend of mine. The guy was a laid-off pilot, ( forget the company), but anyway we got acquainted pretty good, and he told me he flew a Bombardier Jet. He said they were good planes, but that he dearly HATED to fly them ! He explained his reasoning, but not being a pilot myself, I didn't understand too much of what he told me..........other than that on his other job, he had flown Boeings, and that he DEFINITELY preferred them to the Bombardier's ! ( hope there aren't any Bombardier guys reading this )

So I guess this company makes a little bit of everything ! Snowmobiles, jet ski's, motorcycles, Jet Airliners, ........must have a hell of a big plant !

Charley



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User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2513 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 10):
........must have a hell of a big plant !

As it's usually the case in companies producing so many things, they rather have hell of a lot of plants 


User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
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Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I tried to find a Bombardier jet ski on the I-Net, but no dice

That's because Jet Ski is a Kawasaki brand name and trade mark so the answer to your question is no, Bombardier have never built a Jet Ski.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 2):
And "snowmobiles":

Why the quotes?

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 6):
you need to look for Bombardier Recreational Products it seperated from the parent company a while ago.

Well, one could say that it is Bombardier Inc. that has actually been separated from the parent. BRP is owned by the Bombardier family.

Quoting andz (Reply 12):

That's because Jet Ski is a Kawasaki brand name and trade mark so the answer to your question is no, Bombardier have never built a Jet Ski.

Except, of course, that Jet Ski is a genericized trademark.



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 10):
but not being a pilot myself, I didn't understand too much of what he told me..........other than that on his other job, he had flown Boeings, and that he DEFINITELY preferred them to the Bombardier's

Boeings are big sexy limo's. Bombardier aircraft are small crowded taxi's.

I really doubt it was the plane itself, more likely the type of flying they do.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19786 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

BBD is not an aviation company, they are a transportation company. They build ski lifts, mass-transit vehicles, etc. I think they even make small boats/ships. They don't make cars, but just about anything else that moves under its own power.

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