1973
Zephyr, Cadet , Capri, "F" , "S"
Production: 30,066 units
(14,385 to Canada, 15,681 to USA)

Engines:

-247ccm BSE F/C 250M 16 H.P. (Cadet)
-295ccm BSE F/C (Capri and F)
-336ccm BSE F/C  340T 27 H.P. (Zephyr, F, Capri)
-336ccm BSE F/C 340T-SS (Capri w/slides)
-400ccm BSE F/A (S)
-436ccm BSE F/C 440T 33 H.P. (Zephyr, Capri, F)
-436ccm BSE F/C 440T-SS (Capri w/slides)
-436ccm BSE F/C (S)

73 Zephyr
1973 Moto-Ski Zephyr


 
Zephyr, Capri, Cadet

- Zephyr, Capri, and Cadet share the same basic body and mechanical designs as their 1972 counterparts with obvious differences on Zephyr and Capri being  the elimination of foot loop running board supports and disc brakes.  MANY differences are apparent when placed side by side to a 1972.

- New front bumper design, skis are wider "high floatation" painted grey (unlike orange w/black tips on almost all models since 1965)

- Exclusive use of BSE engines throughout the Moto-Ski lineup


- Cowling redesigns for Zephyr and Capri.  Back to a single headlight.  Hoods broke easily and are tough to find in good condition.

- Backrest compartments eliminated on all models but Zephyr which came with a motocycle style passenger back support (option on Capri)

- Engine clutch, bogie wheels, and other small details are actually ski-doo designed pieces most likely used to save money in manufacturing.

- While the tracks appear similar to the previous years, they are actually of a different composition and so did not hold up as well.  There are also some length differences between Zephyr 340 and 440.

"F"(family) and "S"(sport)

- "F" and "S" models are first non-racing moto-skis designed for use of slide rails only

- Tunnels are made from aluminum

- Engines are mounted forward and down into the belly-pan like all newer sleds

- These two models mark an end to traditional Moto-Ski engineering however are composed of parts clearly related to previous years.  Even though Bombardier purchased Moto-Ski in 1971, it was not until 1975 that their designs began to totally replace models in the lineup.