I might tend to agree if this power plant was built in Roseau or Thief River Falls. Thankfully Austria is a world away from 'Up Nort'.In time we will know if it's a game changer. Let's wait and see how the mountain riders respond. See how well these sell and how they perform. Reliability and performance has yet to be proven. For now it's all talk.
BRP/Rotax has been working on this project for at least 3 years. They must be pretty confident to be shipping units this week to western dealers. I also don't believe that BRP built a 'time bomb' just because it has a turbo. Not sure how many times it needs to be said here... it's an 'altitude compensating' turbo, not a 'let's generated gobs more power from this stock engine' oh and don't forget to bring the $20 per gallon VP gas.
My John Deere 5065E has a 3 cyl 2.9L turbo-diesel, which is rated at 67 hp (50 PTO hp) at sea level. I'm guessing that it is close to those same power ratings here at 9000 ft. Whereas if it was't a turbo, it would certainly be down by at least 20-25 hp at 9000 ft.