1972 Blizzard 797
In 1972, SkiDoo completely reworked the
Blizzard line, producing a 15 inch chassis that could accommodate the new
line of engines being produced. These engines ranged from 293 to 797. The
293, 340, 645, and 797 were all triples, whereas the 395 and 438 were twins.
The hood on these sleds had a removable cover that contained the cooling
air inlet, allowing the racer to change only the cover when switching between
triple and twin cylinder engines. All the engines were, of course, free
air. The 72 Blizzards also used the forward mounted engine and rear jackshaft
configuration still in use today. The following pictures and specs are
of a Blizzard 797.
Rotax 797 Triple Free-Air
Triple Tuned Pipes
One piece aluminum slider
Steel, with adjustable shocks
Overall Length: 102"
Overall Width: 29.75" (stock)