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Old 01-05-2017, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I wonder what Yamaha has planned for new sleds for the next year--as this is their anniversary year!
When is their unveiling date?
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A new high tech ultra lightweight Yamaha built chassis, a billet front suspension with 12" of travel and a 2 stroke DI motor would be nice...
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That would be nice.....I would settle for a DI 2-Stroke.
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Yamaha will have to make there own. I would say given that Arctic Cat has been bought out , Textron will let the contract run out and supply their own motors from Germany. Why buy them when you own a plant that makes them?
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A new high tech ultra lightweight Yamaha built chassis, a billet front suspension with 12" of travel and a 2 stroke DI motor would be nice...
Yamaha could kick ass in the snowmobiling world. They have ten times the technology and resources of all the other guys put together. But until then we will ride lightweight options from the other builders!
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Yamaha could kick ass in the snowmobiling world. They have ten times the technology and resources of all the other guys put together. But until then we will ride lightweight options from the other builders!
I agree, but they don't seem to care too much anymore...
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A new high tech ultra lightweight Yamaha built chassis, a billet front suspension with 12" of travel and a 2 stroke DI motor would be nice...
Sounds like a Blade. Give it a 150 hp four stroke and I am in.
I heard they have hired the Karpiks.........
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Sounds like a Blade. Give it a 150 hp four stroke and I am in.
I heard they have hired the Karpiks.........
Yes Gerard, that can only lead to nothing but good if he is involved with future chassis and suspension development....
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They get bigger returns on their investments in other markets (motorcyles, ATVs, SxS, generators, etc.), so why would they invest more of their resources in a shrinking market?
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They get bigger returns on their investments in other markets (motorcyles, ATVs, SxS, generators, etc.), so why would they invest more of their resources in a shrinking market?
Arctic Cat is the only thing keeping them in the biz. They are only doing this to give their dealers a winter product and to sell some engines. To answer your question BNG for 2018. If they really wanted to buy AC they would have done it a long time ago. When you look at the big picture..a risky business with as Trail Ryder put it "a shrinking business"
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