LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, WE PRESENT “OUR HER BEAUTY”, THE NEW SUPERCLASS 1.2L VVT 12V
Twenty years on Alpina Snowmobiles is proud to announce the birth of the third series of Superclass Snowmobiles, the ‘Superclass 1.2L VVT 12-valve’, that slots into the Alpina line-up just beneath the larger Sherpa 1,6 Ti-VCT. The design has been dramatically changed and improved keeping in mind some basic concepts; the new Superclass must satisfy the requirements of those seeking:
• a multi-utility / multi-task machine;
• strength, performances and quality superior to any other existing utility snowmobile or ATV;
• ease of operation and handling make the ‘Superclass 1.2L VVT 12-valve’ an ideal sled for sports, off-track and boondocking;
• a high level of comfort for touring;
• a reasonable price and low operating costs.
With the hindsight of Alpina’s 20 years of experience, our engineers have added the touch of good Italian design and good taste on the most advanced technology available. With the Superclass 1.2L VVT 12-valve our team has ‘raised the bar’ much higher.
SUPERCLASS, A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF SNOWMOBILES.
In 1996 Alpina Snowmobiles named its new twin-tracked utility snowmobile, the “Superclass”. The Alpina “Superclass” was to remain a milestone in market surveys for over 20 years. Notwithstanding its unusually large size (two tracks 500mm + 500mm width), the outstanding features of this dual-track snowmobile were: a lightweight frame, an incredible ability to ride over deep snow, and an exceptional towing capacity. In addition to these features, the Superclass was reasonably priced and has always remained a pure utility snowmobile, with a pleasing look designed with a flare and style in the classical Italian manner. For many years the Superclass has been the foundation/base on which Alpina has developed an impressive number of innovations never seen before on the international snowmobile market.
1997 – The Superclass introduced a comfortable motorbike-style riding position, in later years dubbed a “rider-forward position” 1999 –
The Superclass Mark-2 introduced a 3-speed forward transmission, with High,Low, X-traLow, Neutral and Reverse gears as standard.
The Superclass carried up to 5 persons.
The Superclass was one of the first two-stroke engines with electronic fuel injection.
The Superclass was made available with an incredible number of options, like ROPS, hand-guards, different sizes of windshield and other accessories dedicated to professional users. Through the years, the Superclass has remained an up-to-date machine, and has been “surpassed” only by the bigger sisters' Sherpa series, designed for the most rugged, tough and demanding tasks.