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Well call me nuts, but I think AC is kinda dropping the ball on sales, but I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity.
Canadian prices lol, but for me to sell my 2016, I’d lose $7k just on purchase price just to buy a new alpha, not including all the extras I’ve bolted on. So all the drop and roll pieces are arriving, and I figure another 3500 for alpha skid, I’m saving $3k, and I’ve grown quite attached to this sled. So I’m justified right? Lol. Money pits haha

And my claim of AC dropping the ball, my dealer is snow checking 2-1 Polaris 850s to Cat Alphas. And by cat not changing chassis I’m able to keep updating my ole girl to updated show room floor models. Minus motor, I like my zuke so whatever
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I'm with you! I too love the Suzuki motor and I have so many mods on my 2015 that I can't imagine selling or trading it. Also, spending $3,000 on a rear skid change doesn't make much sense to me either. I think I will ride the fence for a season or two and wait for a new mountain specific chassis and see if the Alpha one rear skid is really the game changer it's touted to be.
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I personally have a new 2018 and a 2018 M. The new ctec2 motor isba mpnster. I don't really consider firing my zuk up anymore to be honest.

Saying that, I think catvoffering the kit is a great way to generate additional sles. People who are not sold on the concept may not be inclined to buy a new alpha may be more inclined to upgrade. Gets more product on the snow without asking everyone to get a new sled.

One thing you also have to consider is I am pretty sure you have to convert to a drop case (2017 mountain cat or 2018 M sleds) in order to convert to an alpha. You can go with a TKI drop case belt drive too.
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Looking like conversion kits won't be available until next spring so you'll have another season to think about it.

I finally got to ride the new Ctec motor last weekend and I will say it runs much smoother than the Suzuki built 800. Pretty impressed for a stock motor.
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Well hell. I put money down on a kit last week. Hopefully I snuck in under radar
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Country Cat has the kit for $2500, BDX for $2700 but none until the fall at the earliest. I would hope with Textron taking over they will have the backing to start getting things done in a more timely manner and finally show the snowmobile world how a real manufacturer does business. New sleds should be on the showroom floor by the beginning of Sept at the latest with all current year parts available at the same time. This hillbilly way sleds are run has always been a joke.

I would love to upgrade my 16, but learned long ago modding a sled is just throwing money away. Plus putting in the drop and roll is a TON of work! Season here was horrible, only rode 2 times, so was planning on a new sled next year but might just keep my 16 and buy a side by side instead. At least that is something I can get some use out of

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I love my rough running 2014 Suzuki! Years of tried and true! Not quite sold on the gimmick quite yet though.
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My ol 14 is worth nothing now, so may as well throw a few bucks at it seeing that at the end it's really just the same chassis with some r&d bucks thrown at it
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Plus surely ice age will offer a much more affordable option to convert
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