THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE SHERPA 1.4L WORK-SLED.
Make your life easier.
You are the one who works, the one who spends the time grooming in the midnight darkness, transporting people or cargo in a blizzard, or rescuing injured skiers in -20 Celsius degree temperatures.
The Sherpa is well engineered to work hard for you, to make your job easier, to make your riding comfortable, and to be dependable for a long time without asking you for anything extra.
It will protect you from the cold with efficient electric warmers on the handle-bars and on the seat, and it has a big windshield. With a dual halogen highlight unit and an optional work light kit, your midnight efforts will be easier. An extra efficient exhaust system keeps the emission levels as low as a modern car. Self-adjusting valves, self-adjusting brakes, a silent, chain-less transmission, and a long-life drive belt are only some of the qualities of your Sherpa that will allow you to save time and money.
It will be a dependable partner for your work, making your life easier.
Tomorrow's technology on today's machines.
This is the type of technology you would expect on a sophisticated snowcat and not on a snowmobile. The Sherpa's engine is one of the most reliable light-alloy 4-stroke engines on the market. Its warm-up time is shortened thanks to the electric engine-heater: just plug-in to a 110/220 VAC outlet and wake-up to find a warm-engine.
The engine is coupled to the CVT (variable transmission) through an electro-activated clutch. Just press the switch under the transmission shift lever and the "Easy-Shift System" will give you smooth shifting in every condition. The CVT transmission has a 4-arm primary pulley working together with a roller-secondary pulley, with dual-angle helix and an efficient cooling system. The gear-box is a 2-speed (Hi and Lo) with neutral and reverse. It has heavy-duty gears running in-oil and a direct-drive final transmission without chain.
The engine, the variable transmission and the gear-box are controlled by the Alpina Drive Assistant Module (which includes the Torque Converter Monitoring System), a simple and reliable electronic unit interfaced to the instrument panel which will keep all the main parameters under your control.