Thanks to the California Environmental Protection Agency we now know that the new Yamaha YXZ Side-by-Side will have a 998cc engine that produces 112 hp and puts it to the ground through a 5 speed transmission!
They are a year behind in horsepower already, but I know I've been holding off on purchasing an xp 4 1000 to see if this is going to be release as a four seater. If no four seater is coming out, I'll purchase the NA xp 4 1000 with "only" 110 hp anyway.
Maybe the teaser video where the rzr was getting left behind was because of the suspension and handling of new Yamaha 1000 and not just because it was "hoped" to have had a 150 hp, turbo 3 cylinder engine??!! There's a heck of a lot more to a great machine than horsepower #'s. But I do agree, HP is important to many in the campgrounds at Sand Mountain and Glamis, but it doesn't necessarily lose trail riders who want a well rounded machine with good hp (a least 100+), suspension and dependability.
Remember Bama, there are still a bunch of people out there like me with xp 900's who are looking to upgrade to the 1000 and don't necessarily want to pay for or need the turbo rzr, which I don't. Now POLARIS wants everyone to think this is about who has the most HP but in reality, $25K msrp machines (which equal $27k+ after taxes and warranty) aren't going to be the majority of machines sold in the sport market!!!!! jmho
The new turbo Rzr which puts out 144 hp at the crank was dyno'd by Alba and I think it came in at around 103 rwhp.
It will be interesting to see what it will do in the real world, that's for sure.
Then to get more out of it you need spend more $$$$ in aftermarket parts.
Maybe next year they will slap a turbo on it and then it will be a true game changer!!!!
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