article aboot the 2014 yamaha apex! - HCS Snowmobile Forums

General Discussion Forum Where sometimes threads get Hyjacked!!! This Forum for off topic, mostly non-sledding related talk. Just remember comments about a member's Family is 100% OFF LIMITS! Posting pictures of another members family, personal attacks, and threatening posts involving physical harm, WILL NOT be tolerated. The calling out or posting of another members user name in the title of a thread, a members personal information IE phone number or address is prohibited. Sharing of private messages from site staff is against site rules and will be subject to banning from site temporarily or permanently.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
sledgehammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 30,804
Current Sled(s): 82 citation ss
Previous Sled(s): 1200 triple
Default article aboot the 2014 yamaha apex!





pictured here is yamaha's top engineer testing what appears to be a modernized version of the apex. the twin track design promises to significantly increase the handling abilities of the sled to what yamaha calls "the most advanced handling sled that they have ever produced".

yamahas top engineer, Toby Tyrone Jamal Jefferson, pictured opertaing the new sled, appears to be very excited about the new technology. when interviewing Toby, he stated "the 2014 apex will be a very exciting release for us. handling and speed are going to be dramatically increased while weight is going to be decreased by 30%".

is this going to be the turn around point that yamaha needs and diehards have been very patiently waiting for? only time will tell. the model in the picture will likely be the apex-W model (W for winch, for pulling itself out of ditches, so you no longer have to rely on tow trucks). but you can tell just by looking at the photo that the 2014 release promises to be a significant leap forward in sled design for yamaha,.
__________________
my sled has only one stud on it.
sledgehammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 20,718
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sledgehammer View Post




pictured here is yamaha's top engineer testing what appears to be a modernized version of the apex. the twin track design promises to significantly increase the handling abilities of the sled to what yamaha calls "the most advanced handling sled that they have ever produced".

yamahas top engineer, Toby Tyrone Jamal Jefferson, pictured opertaing the new sled, appears to be very excited about the new technology. when interviewing Toby, he stated "the 2014 apex will be a very exciting release for us. handling and speed are going to be dramatically increased while weight is going to be decreased by 30%".

is this going to be the turn around point that yamaha needs and diehards have been very patiently waiting for? only time will tell. the model in the picture will likely be the apex-W model (W for winch, for pulling itself out of ditches, so you no longer have to rely on tow trucks). but you can tell just by looking at the photo that the 2014 release promises to be a significant leap forward in sled design for yamaha,.
Capt. Chaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
angrysnowman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,389
Current Sled(s): 13 SB 800 Pro R Retro
Previous Sled(s): 79 Jag, 86 SRV, 94 XCR, 07 Switch 600 CFI
Location: So. Minnesota
Favorite Riding Area: All of them
Age: 40
Riding Since: 88
Default

It appears to be a ski-less design also. Very interesting! Wonder if it is available with a turbo?
__________________
It's ok to post something you hear. Cuz if you heard it, it must be true..
angrysnowman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
never satisfied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,872
Current Sled(s): XF1100 Turbo Lakeracer, CFR 1000
Previous Sled(s): Many many Polaris and now 3 Cats
Location: Madison, WI
13-14 Mileage: 200
12-13 Mileage: 750
11-12 Mileage: 500
10-11 Mileage: 1000
Age: 42
Riding Since: 1973
Default

Funny shit!
never satisfied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 02:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
LM53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 767
Current Sled(s): 12 PROCROSS TURBO 09 F1000
Previous Sled(s): 03 F7 98 T-CAT 95 T-CAT
Location: Brownstown Mi
Favorite Riding Area: Higgins Lake MI
11-12 Mileage: 1600
Riding Since: 1970
Default

But the power steering will make it handle great.
__________________
If Yamaha can't help themselves how can the be any help to Arctic cat.
LM53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 03:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
OldPolaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,659
Current Sled(s): 2010 600 Rush , 2000 xcr 800 , 98 xc 600
Previous Sled(s): 91 xc 400 and a bunch of clunkers
Location: Englishtown , N.S.
Favorite Riding Area: anywheres theres snow
11-12 Mileage: 800 mi
10-11 Mileage: 800 mi
Age: 32
Riding Since: 1990
Default

No mention of the improved ergonomics ?
OldPolaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
cam-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 523
Current Sled(s): 2006 700 crossfire
Previous Sled(s): 2005 700 firecat
Location: Algonac MI
Favorite Riding Area: UP
Age: 49
Riding Since: 1985
Default

Waiting for BNG!!!!!
cam-man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lake Runner!
 
luvthemud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 18,501
Current Sled(s): 1973 Arctic Cat Panther 340 & 2014 SBA 800
Previous Sled(s): 2012 f1100t, 2012 1200 renegade
Location: STAYING OFF THE FAWKIN LAKE
12-13 Mileage: zilch
11-12 Mileage: only 1325
10-11 Mileage: thanks cat
Age: 30
Default

LOL! that is awesome!
luvthemud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 03:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lake Runner!
 
luvthemud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 18,501
Current Sled(s): 1973 Arctic Cat Panther 340 & 2014 SBA 800
Previous Sled(s): 2012 f1100t, 2012 1200 renegade
Location: STAYING OFF THE FAWKIN LAKE
12-13 Mileage: zilch
11-12 Mileage: only 1325
10-11 Mileage: thanks cat
Age: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by angrysnowman1 View Post
It appears to be a ski-less design also. Very interesting! Wonder if it is available with a turbo?
well, it has been said for many years that the stock yamaha skis are pretty much useless anyway...so why not just get rid of them? smart move on yamahas part.
luvthemud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 03:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
angrysnowman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,389
Current Sled(s): 13 SB 800 Pro R Retro
Previous Sled(s): 79 Jag, 86 SRV, 94 XCR, 07 Switch 600 CFI
Location: So. Minnesota
Favorite Riding Area: All of them
Age: 40
Riding Since: 88
Default

Wonder if the veggie can exhaust cap comes stock or if its aftermarket?
__________________
It's ok to post something you hear. Cuz if you heard it, it must be true..
angrysnowman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0