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Looks like Yamaha does have a snocross style sled coming out after all!! I was looking at their site and on the snowmobile page it says at the top something like, " Come see our 2006 lineup....." and they show a picture of a sled handle bar with a yellow handguard on it!! It must be a teaser for their rumored snocrosser, I wonder if it will be any competition to the REV?? Wonder if it is a 4 stroker???
Just thought of something, maybe those handguards are for the RX-1 ton to protect riders hands from brush/branches when they blow straight through the corners and into the woods!!!?
 

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They have never been able to compete! Their sleds always seem to pound up the riders !!
 

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They have never been able to compete! Their sleds always seem to pound up the riders !!

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Don't jump to conclusions. I belive Yamaha is fully capable of creating a sno-X sled that is competition worthy. As long as it's a 2 stroke.


sure would be nice since Yamaha's seem very reliable.
 

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I'll ask my g/f's father, he is the manger of a Yamaha dealership in VT. I'll see if he knows about anything coming down the pipe.
 

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I'll ask my g/f's father, he is the manger of a Yamaha dealership in VT. I'll see if he knows about anything coming down the pipe.
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keep us posted. Yamaha website say's the 06's will be displayed on the 7th of Feb so we should know very soon
 

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Yamaha's got something new in store, not just bng this year. My dad has allready seen all of next years sleds but he is sworn to secrecy. All he will say is that he's gettin one next year...cant believe he wants to go back to yammy after gettin the 05 mach
 

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Yamaha's got something new in store, not just bng this year. My dad has allready seen all of next years sleds but he is sworn to secrecy. All he will say is that he's gettin one next year...cant believe he wants to go back to yammy after gettin the 05 mach

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I belive it although we were lead down this road many times already by Yamaha. It had better not just be another knockoff of that RX1 with a ripsaw track. that's getting old. If they come out with a rev-a-like with a triple/triple and a new rear suspension then I may consider it but that may be wishful thinking
 

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I heard a rumor a week ago that Yamaha bought all the patents on the rev from BRP. I blew it off as being a rumor. A friend told me his ski-doo dealer told him that. Now I'm wondering... seems funny that the handguard is yellow.....
 

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and for some odd reason, I got a card in the mail offering to let me demo their new sleds. I've never even been in a yamaha dealership, not sure where they got my name from.
 

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Alright I just got off the phone with my g/f's father and he said Yamaha will not tell them anything. All that yamaha tells them is you will know everything on Monday the 7th. So i guess we will find out then
 

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I just went to their site to check out the sleds and i didnt even know they had a mountain sled! It doesnt look that great but did you see the freaking track on that thing!! wow
 

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I heard a rumor a week ago that Yamaha bought all the patents on the rev from BRP. I blew it off as being a rumor. A friend told me his ski-doo dealer told him that. Now I'm wondering... seems funny that the handguard is yellow.....
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Hmmmmm, and the rumor with Ski-Doo for some time is there's a new chassis coming out. It's all adding up to one gigantic, interconnected rumor.
 

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See the New 2006 Snowmobiles In Person

The exciting new 2006 Yamaha model line up will be introduced on February 7th in Minneapolis at 4:00 PM. Consumers will be able to check out the new sleds on the same day they are introduced to the world. Entrance to the shows will be free and there will be Yamaha staff on site to answer any questions on the new product.
Here are details for the events.
Shows start at 4:00pm in each location and will last until 9:00pm.

Monday, February 7th, 2005
The Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, MN.
7025 Northland Drive ~ Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
800-441-6422

Thursday, February 10th, 2005
Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest , Ypsilanti, MI
1275 S. Huron Street ~ Ypsilanti, MI 48197
800-228-9290

Thursday, February 10th, 2005
Holiday Inn on Wolf Road, Albany, NY
205 Wolf Road ~ Albany, NY 12205
518-458-7250
 

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mjwalsh74 said:
Looks like Yamaha does have a snocross style sled coming out after all!! I was looking at their site and on the snowmobile page it says at the top something like, " Come see our 2006 lineup....." and they show a picture of a sled handle bar with a yellow handguard on it!! It must be a teaser for their rumored snocrosser, I wonder if it will be any competition to the REV?? Wonder if it is a 4 stroker???
Just thought of something, maybe those handguards are for the RX-1 ton to protect riders hands from brush/branches when they blow straight through the corners and into the woods!!!?

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in the Maine Snowmobiler news paper i got in the mail today, there is a Yamaha add introducing the "all new APEX ER". 150hp class fuel injected four stroke, incredibly light and strong frame. looks like it is rider foward and has the mono shock susp.

i also heard some skuttlebutt about a factory turbo. i guess we will have to wait and see on monday.

my riding buddy, who runs yammies, a viper with speed works pipes, really likes my GSX 600sdi. he is torn between getting one or a RAGE the 3 cyl four-stroke.

he gets 15mpg with that viper. this past weekend i got 18.3mpg and my wife got 20.5mpg. it really bums him out.

by the way, WE STILL AIN'T GOT ANY FREAKING SNOW IN CENTRAL MAINE!!!!!


headed for the county on the 11th and 12th and again 17th thru the 21st. let's hope we get some snow between now and then.

catch me later
 

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All new sleds will be at the Jackson Hole hill climb in march it is the best place to see the new line ups. All the new gear + LOTS OF CHICKS & BEER
 

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This is all I could find!!!

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) has succeeded in the development of a new manufacturing technology called the "Yamaha CF Aluminum Die Casting Technology"* that enables the mass production of large but thin aluminum die-cast parts in an environment-friendly, low-cost way that will contribute significantly to manufacturing innovation.
* CF Die Casting = Controlled Filling Die Casting

Aluminum die casting is a technology that brings excellent manufacturing productivity to aluminum parts, with their inherent qualities of light weight, rust resistance and recyclables. As a result, die-cast aluminum parts are used in large numbers in motorcycle engines and chassis as well as outboard motors. However, with conventional die casting there has always been a limit to the thinness of sections in a cast piece in relationship to its overall size. That is why it has long been difficult in the industry to produce die-cast parts that are both large overall and thin in some sections.
Furthermore, with the present trend toward environmental concerns resulting in the shift to 4-stroke engines and the addition of exhaust-cleaning devices which increase both the weight and number of parts for future models, it is believed that the keys to manufacturing innovation will be lightening technologies in combination with measures that reduce cost and improve fuel efficiency.

The newly developed "Yamaha CF Aluminum Die Casting Technology" is a process that enables mass production of aluminum die-cast parts that are both large and thin in sections, thus making it a technology that answers today's social needs by enabling the production of lighter products with fewer parts. Focusing on improving the flow characteristics of the molten aluminum as it is poured into the metallic mold (die), Yamaha's new technology greatly improves the smoothness of the flow into the die by (1) increasing the vacuum inside the die, (2) regulating the temperature of the die and (3) improving the injection speed of the molten aluminum. The combined effects of these measures enable the mass production of high-quality die-cast aluminum parts with an air-intrusion rate (cause of air bubbles) of about one-fifth that of conventional die casting.
The introduction of this new technology to the manufacturing process can result in about a 30% reduction in part weight and 80% reduction in the number of parts necessary. Furthermore, the reduction in the amount of aluminum used and the simplification of the manufacturing process will bring an estimated 30% reduction in cost compared to the conventional die casting method. And, because it does not require specialized aluminum alloys, this technology can be readily transferred to overseas manufacturing bases on the condition that the metallic molds be changed as well.

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After announcing this past November that they were dropping their snowmobile race efforts Yamaha announced today that they are going to produce a Snow Cross and Oval purpose built sleds. "After seeing our giant success at this years Soo-500 we decided that we can once again be a force in racing" said Mike Doughty, Snowmobile Product Manager.The new SnoX sled will expand on our push into the 4stroke market. It will feature an engine very similar to the YZ450F motor but will be a twin cylinder 800cc motor with changes needed to make it winter friendly. With 2 less cylinders to work around the chassis is narrower and accommodates a 14" track easily. With the new track, Yamaha has come out with a new skid that reduces weight by 20% and uses 35% fewer parts. The front end will be a modified RX-1 front end to accommodate the narrower bulkhead and the added abuse from SnoX style racing. The new Oval sleds will be built in 2 different sizes. The first one is an 800cc twin 4 stroke very similar to that of the SnoX engine but higher revving. The basic chassis is similar to the SnoX sled but lower seating and geared higher. "More priority was put into cornering at high rate of speed, where as most are just SnoX sleds that can't handle high speed cornering" Doughty said.
The second oval sled is a "Modified" RX-1. Fuel-injection was added and utilizes a highly programmable system to make tuning easier. It also increases horsepower and mileage for enduro style racing. Suspension has been lowered to accommodate high speed cornering.
"We are hoping with these major changes, we can once again dominate racing" Doughty added. "This past year was hard for us not being directly involved in the racing scene like we always have been before. If this year proves to be as successful as we believe it will be, we are prepared to offer a full range of race purpose sleds for a race program and also to consumers in detuned versions." Doughty said. Although no pictures are yet available for release, some of our staff got a chance to check these 3 new sleds out and we were very impressed. Doughty refused to comment on who was going to be first inline for these new machines, but said that several contracts have been signed and will be introduced to the public at a later date at a press conference where they plan to reveal some more goodies about the new sleds and team members.

LOOK I THINK I MIGHT HAVE A PIC!!!! HAVE NO CLUE WHAT MODEL

 
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