Yes there are diminishing returns, and tradeoffs. Body roll is one. More wheel travel almost always results in more body roll. Keep in mind, Prolite Trucks that race in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series only have 12" of wheel travel. My old Suspensions Unlimited 128" wheelbase buggy with 600 HP had 16" of wheel travel on all 4 corners. The 16/17 of the YXZ ought to be pretty capable for most people.I thought this machine already came with long travel. Now I would have preferred to see 18"ft and 20"rr but w/o riding the machine, it's difficult to know whether additional travel is really warranted. Is more suspension ALWAYS better or are there diminishing returns?
I kind of doubt many companies had an opportunity unless they were assisting with design & testing, no offense intended. Yamaha is releasing this with immediate options available. They will try to corner the upgrade market before the post factory companies get their chance. There is more profit to be made by factory options than actually selling the unit themselves. This is automotive/powersport tactics 101.I bet they had a unit for a little while. I am thinking Yamaha sent out units to trusted aftermarket companies to get a jump on the accessories.