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Old 02-20-2013, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) announced today that it has entered into an engine supply agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation, expanding Arctic Cat’s purchase of Yamaha snowmobile engines starting in the 2014 model year. Arctic Cat initially entered into an agreement to purchase Yamaha 123cc 4-stroke engines for its youth snowmobile in 2009. This agreement has now been expanded to include select 4-stroke engines from Yamaha.

In addition to expanding the engine supply agreement with Yamaha, Arctic Cat also has expanded a co-branding agreement to build select Yamaha snowmobiles in Arctic Cat’s Thief River Falls, Minn., factory according to Yamaha’s specifications. This agreement began in 2012, with Arctic Cat building the Yamaha SRX 120 youth model snowmobile, and now will include full-size performance snowmobiles starting with model year 2014. These snowmobiles will be built to Yamaha specifications using Yamaha 4-stroke engines.

Arctic Cat’s Snow Division Vice President and General Manager Brad Darling said, “The engine purchase agreement with Yamaha, combined with the engines that we plan to manufacture in house, will provide Arctic Cat’s customers with the most well-rounded engine choices when it comes to technology, reliability and horsepower.”

Arctic Cat’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Claude Jordan stated, “Our current Arctic Cat snowmobile chassis is renowned for its lightweight, bump control and precision handling. Combine that with the new performance engine options from Yamaha, as well as our state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and we guarantee there will be exciting years ahead for Arctic Cat enthusiasts.”

“We are pleased that our relationship with Yamaha continues to grow and with the opportunities ahead for both companies,” added Jordan. “Going forward, we believe this relationship will provide tremendous value to Arctic Cat, our customers, our dealers and our shareholders.”
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can tell brand loyalists are having a hard time with this, but I think it's a great idea. Put one of the best motors in the business with argueably the best chassis and you should have a winner. I can't wait to ride it!!
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I can tell brand loyalists are having a hard time with this, but I think it's a great idea. Put one of the best motors in the business with argueably the best chassis and you should have a winner. I can't wait to ride it!!
There's been nothing wrong with cat engines up til now. It has been their most solid piece of their sleds. Now they better inherit something from Yamaha or it's a one-sided affair.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dont have problems with motors or the chaisis, just the drive line
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Now they have better performance oriented 4 stroke motors.
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Wake up the two strokes have been non epa compliant!! They are getting clean two stroke tech from Yami!! They will also get some past due polishing in the assembly,quality fit and finish. Let us also hope they take some lessons from Yami on the warranty end of things ie belts, tunnels, chain case etc etc etc. This not fix it until it breaks bullshit that Cat and others have taken as policy on known issues sucks the bag period!!! I ride my 14,000 dollar sled wondering when failure of known issues will strike not if when!!!


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There's been nothing wrong with cat engines up til now. It has been their most solid piece of their sleds. Now they better inherit something from Yamaha or it's a one-sided affair.

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Wake up the two strokes have been non epa compliant!! They are getting clean two stroke tech from Yami!! They will also get some past due polishing in the assembly,quality fit and finish. Let us also hope they take some lessons from Yami on the warranty end of things ie belts, tunnels, chain case etc etc etc. This not fix it until it breaks bullshit that Cat and others have taken as policy on known issues sucks the bag period!!! I ride my 14,000 dollar sled wondering when failure of known issues will strike not if when!!!
why send millions into di tech when the next round of epa compliance comes through and says nope not good enough? thats been my arguement all along. Why wouldnt cat stick with yamahas reliable motors they have and stick them in a chassis that handles... then you have epa compliance and a lightweight good handling sled.
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I was just told via e-mail from a friend that there has already been some engineering changes at cat in just the last few months and there will also be major changes at the factory to satisfy Yami needs in this deal. QC was the main topic of discussion as Yamaha has a different way of calculating their warranty needs that what US manufactures are used to. Several people have already been moved or sent off for training before this initial run went through and he said you will see several of the changes in this model and 2014 catrs. New 2 smiokes will be co engineered with cat and built in St. Cloud and engines in either japan or Georgia. This could be a good thing for both.

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Not could be absolutely is!!!! This merg is the only thing that would make me consider another Cat period and I'm not alone!!!!

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