For Cat, it's not an issue to release sleds at this time of year since you can't just go to the dealer and buy one. All of them are pre-order only, and even their website shows all current models are "sold out." So the next sled that you can buy from a dealer will be a 2024 model, of which, the Catalyst chassis will be one of them.Cat definitely has people talking about them. I don’t know that this sled is a game changer, but for them and the faithful, it’s something new. I don’t know that it’s anymore different then a g4 to a g5 concept where outside looking in, it just looks like skinnier panels in the end to me. A bit surprised how delayed the purchase plan is though, whereas like Doo and Poo seem to drop the latest and greatest late in the season for next season availability. So a bit of a head scratcher there especially with it being a 600 that they currently have. In the end, at least there is some sign of a fight left to them which is good, unlike Yamaha that’s just disappearing. I never expected the day to come where 4 manufacturers would be down to 2 or 3. I’m curious how those of you felt in the early years when you had so many brands to pick from and then as they started closing the doors on them to the 4 we see now, was that a similar feeling or just another day?
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I do remember as a kid one of my friends had a Chaparral, and he was the fastest of all of us in our group of sleds. I remember wanting one of those so bad, then I found out that they stopped making sleds, and completely bummed me out. I remember when Redline was showing off their sleds, and I though how cool it looked and hot cool it would be to have another manufacturer joining the 4. And then again, I was disappointed when it never really happened. Who knows, maybe one of the new e-sled manufacturers will end up shaking up the industry entirely, or maybe they'll end up like Redline.