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In Topic: Bring back the triples!

23 October 2020 - 04:06 PM

Manufacturer's could charge a premium for a triple so cost is no issue. I think a triple is in Arctic Cat's wheelhouse. They just released the new blast engine so their engine people should have plenty of time on their hands (if they didn't get fired).

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they could make up a new chassis for it while they’re at it lol

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In Topic: Bring back the triples!

22 October 2020 - 08:38 PM

Bring back the 1200 triple by adding 1 cylinder to de 850. Shave down a couple cc for rounding purpose and you would get a 230hp mill.

I too miss my triple days... and day dreaming in class.

As for a 1200 triple, you’d be looking at an engine making between 232-250HP based on Ski-Doo numbers. It would be absolutely nuts haha. Stuff it into the widebody Gen-4 platform and call it a day.

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In Topic: Bring back the triples!

22 October 2020 - 08:28 PM

I'd like a 700 triple, single pipe, 140 hp. Loved my old Yamaha Viper but didn't like cleaning 3 carbs. EFI and electric oil pump would make the throttle pull nice and light. Pull start option! Shouldn't weigh much more than a current 600 mxz.

Figured I’d work this one out too. Worked out to be between 138-146HP based on the same Ski-Doo comparisons.

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In Topic: Bring back the triples!

22 October 2020 - 04:13 PM

Everyone keeps saying they are heavy. That was the old chassis triples. Weight wise it would be one more cylinder/piston and the crank and case extended on the existing twin. That extra weight will be low slung in the sled so not much difference felt. Factory make it singe pipe then the aftermarkets can make the rest.

Will be clean burning, great on gas and reliable as most well built triples back in the day had those characteristics compared to twins. Can see them in a little bit lower chassis of todays sleds pulling 185 stock single pipe and 200-210 with triple pipes.

Benefits would be no more hitting a wall about 100mph and creeping. Guessing steady pull to 110-115 then a gradual climb in stock form.

A lot of us are adrenaline junkies and would love the thrill they would produce.

Completely agree with you there.

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In Topic: Bring back the triples!

22 October 2020 - 09:48 AM

There has been tripples available since at least 2009. The new tripples are infinitely more reliable than the old 2 bangers. :)

In all seriousness why ? Any more tightening of the emission regs 2 strokes are done they barely get by today.

If I was running the ship I'd be looking advancing light weight 4 strokes that can be used across platforms.

New four stroke triples more reliable than old two stroke triples? Obviously. However, they don’t have the same sound, same power delivery, same ease of maintenance. Pretty much nothing else compares. A new triple could have similar reliability to a new 600cc twin engine, a lot of which get 10000+kms. Two strokes will not be done anytime soon regarding emissions. They are always finding ways to make these machines cleaner. Until a four stroke comes close to the weight of a two stroke at a similar displacement, and can produce the same power reliably, there will always be a demand for two strokes.

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