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Old 09-12-2002, 02:05 AM
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Out of the box 120-140mph?? Are you serious?? I need to get back into this sport. Things have come a long way since my Arctic Cat 440s in the 80s.
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Old 09-12-2002, 08:05 AM
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Ahhh,

The Special Edition Snow Check ONLY color scheme. That thing is one BAD ASS MUTHER F*&^%$#G sled! Best of luck with it. Be safe and KICK SOME ASS! The BEST season of the year will soon be here... SNOWMOBILE SEASON!
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How big is the engine on the RX1?
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Damn Bo, you had me going for a second there. I hope the Lake freezes this year - open water would cut into your top end I bet.
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Thrillseker,

It is YAMAHA's latest invention. It is a 1400cc 4-Stroke putting out 140HP and some serious low end torque.
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120, 130, 140 MPH????? LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get real. I admire Yamaha for being the first with a 4 stroke performance sled, but it is well documented that the RX-1 is a tank 600+ pounds dry weight. Along with this it only has 145 HP. I takes alot more than that to go 120 on radar or GPS, believe me I've done it. Just like boats, the speedo's are way off at those speeds. Anyway, have fun but look out for those Machs, XCR's and T-Cats.
 
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I am not a fan of four strokes (or Yamaha) either, however this will be the sled to beat on lakes this year. Last winter Yamaha R&D test riders were testing one in Minocqua Wi and that sled was fast! He was walking the big iron sleds like they were in reverse on the lake. Looks like this is the real deal.
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I have to agree with Voodoo on this one. It is great that a performance 4-stroke came out, but the weight is what hurts it. It will be a great lake sled. Trails will be another issue. At well over 600 lbs with fuel and such it is a "tank". The torque that it produces will allow it to run some gears for top end but will still struggle in tight conditions. The new Arctic Cat F7 is an EFI 700 that produces 140hp and the sled weighs over 150 pounds less. It will be easy to throw around in trails and yet still be very "competitive" on the lakes. With just a few simple additions (bolt on stuff) on any of the big sled's (Mach's, XCR's,T-Cat's) (which are being phased out for the lighter and quicker Twins) and they will run the RX-1's. I do like the idea that Yamaha has with the 4-stroke, don't get me wrong, but it is only what it is and should not be hyped for more (remember the vipers). Time will tell how these sleds run and I hope they run well.
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What's snow?
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It is what powerboaters do to keep the speed rush fulfilled in the winter. A snowmobile will handle like a sports car in the turns and will run zero to sixty mph as fast as the best crotch rocket motorcycles. 140 hp and 525 lbs!!!!
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