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as some of the other threads are rumoring, they really need to ad a 3/4 size sled to compete with Evo and Blast. Market share for the future may depend on the kids jumping on Yellow at an earlier age.
 

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Curious myself, factory snail would be huge... all the other manu's would follow suit.
Yamaha was one of the first to do that, with the Nytro MTX, you could get a factory/dealer installed turbo........it took a few years to catch on, I'd love to see a 850 etec with a snail on it.
 

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850 Etec TURBO,, as I mentioned a few years ago BRP applied for many patents concerning 2 stroke turbo and now they have released IT.
 

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A new Elan?
Don't see a new Elan ever happening in the sport and definitely not worth the production costs if they have to sell them at Blast prices to make a profit. In a year we will know if Cat is right and there is huge demand for a 3/4 sled for $8K.

In comparison BRP brought the 900T last year not expecting big sales and in it's first year surpassed projections. There have been no official numbers released yet for 2020 but sources say demand nearly doubled from 19'. In this case the new chassis, from the mountain sled, was already developed and just needed to be tweaked to fit an already paid for four stroke turbo motor from the dirt division.

BRP already has entry level sleds with the 600 carb and 600 Ace motor in them. They are priced close enough to the Blast to compete. Outlook for Cat is not good in this space as the Evo has already been out there and has not sold in big numbers. It also has the advantage of being thousands less than a Blast even at it's introductory Spring sale pricing.

At any rate Polaris is in a much better position to directly respond to the Blast by throwing an updated two smoke engine at it and there you have it. Sales are going to have to be through the roof massive in order for Doo to ever be compelled enough to take on the additional costs to produce a separate line of sleds with their own purpose built chassis and motor just for this market.
 

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Well Im impressed for sure. Def a game changer for the mountain segment to keep 165hp all the way up to 8k ft AND have the throttle response of N/A with no turbo lag. And sustaining 40+ hp over an N/A 850 above 8k ft.


Cant wait for more videos to come out, seems a lot of the magazines/websites are up in Idaho this week getting demo rides.
 
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