2021 Yamahas, 2 Strokes are back

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It's not really a Yamaha 2 stroke unless it's got a Yamaha 2 stroke motor. It's just a blue colored Arctic Cat.
 

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They have special warranty for anything spring checked..
Here is the rest of the “Special warranty “
That does not mean you get any more warranty If you snow check. 1 year only same as the cats

SPECIAL EARLY-SEASON WARRANTY EXTENSION
A special warranty extension is available for all new Yamaha snowmobiles purchased between May 1 and November 30.

All new Yamaha snowmobiles purchased between May 1 and November 30 will have the warranty extended to November 30 of the following year.
 

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Even though 99% of the sled is Cat, the upside is, you don't have to deal with Arctic Cat, you get a decent chassis, motor and track. And the from the sounds of it, Yamaha's tuning which supposedly makes it run butter smooth. I think it's a win.
 

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Why does Yamaha even bother? The sled is basically all Arctic Cat, which puts it last versus Doo and Poo. Seems like Yamaha should just bail on the two stroke sled thing unless they produce their own motor.
 

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I have no industry in site, just an old making an out of my a$$ guess, but I think textron will sell it all to Yamaha and get out of the sled business entirely. Alpha is a good sled, and at the very least it gives Yamaha dealers a product to sell in the winter.
 

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It's not really a Yamaha 2 stroke unless it's got a Yamaha 2 stroke motor. It's just a blue colored Arctic Cat.
Some of the younger ones on this forum may see the day when only one manufacturer remains.
My hope is that when that happens, other brands purchase these machines and continue to brand them as their own (just as Yamaha is doing)
This trend could even bring some former players back into the game.
JD Pro anyone? IMG_1035.jpg
 

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yama had nicer plastics during the proclimb years, yall think the ascender was 100% cat's idea? like, since the 80s theve had THE WORST fit/finsh in the industry, then turned 360 in 2018 all on their own? nah... the partnership is a good thing no matter whos motors in it.
 
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Cat still has the worst fit and finish imo. Look in front of the bars. Thats ot fit and finish. That's an ugly mess yhat they crammed a nylon bag in the middle of that needs to be bigger. Been there going on 10 years worth of sleds. When it gets to this fall we'll probably find its on the 22s.

We'll see if the partnership is good. Both have shown they aren't willing to go overboard in the mountain market.
 
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There is nothing special about that 800 ctec either. They can't keep them together around here.. Yamaha is doing this 100% for their dealers. Their dealers have been fighting with corporate for years to bring back 2 strokes. Yamaha refuses to build an engine that can't be used on multiple platforms ie ATV, SXS, PWC.. 2 stroke doesn't excel in any other market.. So they compromised.

Some look at it as a step in the right direction.. I'm not entirely sure.. I'll just wait this one out I think.
 
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Cat still has the worst fit and finish imo. Look in front of the bars. Thats ot fit and finish. That's an ugly mess yhat they crammed a nylon bag in the middle of that needs to be bigger. Been there going on 10 years worth of sleds. When it gets to this fall we'll probably find its on the 22s.

We'll see if the partnership is good. Both have shown they aren't willing to go overboard in the mountain market.
What exactly are you talking about?
 

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Yamaha will not like snow inside the top intake screens. Maybe Yamaha will take steps to cure this?

It takes a real fine, dry powder to make it in there, combined with fast cruising speeds.
I have never seen it while tree riding.
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Cat still has the worst fit and finish imo. Look in front of the bars. Thats ot fit and finish. That's an ugly mess yhat they crammed a nylon bag in the middle of that needs to be bigger. Been there going on 10 years worth of sleds. When it gets to this fall we'll probably find its on the 22s.

We'll see if the partnership is good. Both have shown they aren't willing to go overboard in the mountain market.
people love the bag, most reviewers, so yes it probably will be there for a while. I use it for cell phone, pull it out in spring and put the sno pro vent in its place so heat can pour out. that proabaly the only area the proclimb looks a little better put together than the ascender. i think they rushed the ascender there. good fit finish as a polaris, skidoo gets the nod for best imo. which is why doesnt suprise me if they cost more. Except that cheesy 80s graphic calculator sized guage, WTF is that? Cat/Yama got em beat good there.
 
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Just thinking if you want an Alpha...buy from Yamaha as Textron is in this business like every other manufacturer to make $$. I feel for the Artic Cat dealers as this is a huge kick in the nuts to dual brand the 1 product you actually have demand for? Either way, we all hope Yamaha buys Textron' rec division [ ie Artic Cat] and keep their mountain sled R&D and sorry but CAT is done...feel for the dealers but no parts or support for anything non current. Again...just my thoughts as I luv ed the Suzuki but it is gone too,,,,
 

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I guess I don't get how you think Yamaha is any better. What have they done? I have a good friend who is a yamaha dealer and he always says you would think they would come out here and see what works and build something he could sell.
 
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