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March 13, 2007

Ultimate Quebec 2-Up’er

Here’s what happens when a Yamaha engineer gets to play ‘Pimp My Ride‘.
LCD navigation and information center with a programmable ‘smart key’ type ignition.
Carbon fiber tunnel deck and seat base (note the straight flow muffler)
Those sweet wide groomed trails can handle the horse-power, think cams, head-work, hot ignition, headers, the ‘works’
HID projection deer-seekers
Carbon knuckles and some works piggy-back air shocks to top it off.
I wonder how a 2-up class would go over in cross-country racing?
What do you think of this sled?

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4 Responses to “Ultimate Quebec 2-Up’er”

  1. Yammerhead says:

    The fuel injection on the RS motor with carbon fiber intakes looks awesome. The two-up seat that doesn’t look like a Lazyboy on he back of the sled is cool too. It would be nice for the rider that only ever has the occasional passenger. Tres bien!

  2. Todd Shearer says:

    I was just reading the post over on TY about the Boss Racing/Yamaha effort and speculation about the future of the team and somethings came to mind after going to an 08 Consumer Sneak Peak show the other day(they happen to be #1 in market share for 2006). I will go to the Yamaha show on 3/26, and I hope that what I see it is night and day different from that other show. Without having seen the new FX Nytro yet, it looks like Yamaha has a good line-up for 08. There seems to be a sled or options for nearly every style of riding. Not perfect but more options than before and the Nytro seems to fill a void from previous years.

    I like racing and the products that get developed on the track and ultimately moved down to the production sleds. Developed at the race track and delivered to the consumer when proven reliable. That has been happening in all kinds of racing for a long long time.

    I just hope that Yamaha does not loose focus on what has allowed them to gain significant market share. They got there by producing great trail sleds and IMO great race sleds do not equal great trail sleds, even though thats what the #1 in sled sales manufacture would like you to believe. Yamaha, if you are reading, please stay focused, don’t get sucked into the weight wars and think that all production sleds need to be derivatives of their racer. An ultra-lightweight minimalized (aka cheap) sled is not what I want t ride all day on the trails! I want fit and finish to be auto like. I don’t want hand controls or aspects of the sled to be utilitarian. Anybody can put a red-button kill switch with a wire hanging off of it and clamp it to the handlebar. The body panel color should be painted on body parts, not molded into flimsy plastic. I don’t want anything on the sled to move or rattle with the slightest of pressue applied. Don’t give me a shorter seat with no dry storage with the taillight and wires hanging underneath of it like it was an afterthought. I want it to exude quality sitting in my garage and more importantly everyday that I want to ride it on the trail. Make it look like some thought was put into the design and manufacturing of it other than making it lightweight. Don’t cut corners and eliminate pieces without ensuring 100% of the quality, fit and finish will be maintained at the highest level.

    Please save that racer mentality for the racer and your race derived model, but please don’t apply single-minded logic to all your models.

    Don’t follow but continue to lead.

    Excellent comments Todd, would I ever like to sneak you into my suitcase before heading over to Japan next week! Truth be known, Our (Yamaha) sales were outgrowing the other three before we even hinted at going racing (more so in Canada than the USA however.) The reason I believe: 4-Stroke engines wrapped in quality trail-worthy packages. Racing is important to us but certainly does not supersede our need to continue building ‘great trail sleds’. We have one slide to present with several key items which I believe are ‘must-haves’ on any decent trail sled to be sold in Canada. Functional windshields, long range fuel capacity and storage are my top three. Your message will be delivered (if not quoted!). Thanks cr

  3. Larry D Lagergren says:

    I actually got to see this sled at the snowmobile show here in Winnipeg. I got to see it up close after the show was over and got some cool pictures of it. Under the hood was pretty cool as no one really got a chance to look there. The front end was pretty tricked out as well, and the handle bars had the same material as the seat and was a nice touch. All that was really left was to take it out for a rip and see just how it runs. Every year I see more & more guys Tricken their sleds out. It’s even Sweeter to see that those are Yamaha Four Strokes!

    BTW…….You can see my pictures of this sled over on TOTALLYAMAHA, as I don’t think I can post pic’s here….Hey Chris now there’s an Idea!!!

  4. Dale says:

    I want to know what is happening with the Bravo 250? I’ve herd rumors of the sled being no longer in production as everything is going to 4 strokes. Nobody has make a snowmobile as reliable, light, and small as the bravo I loved the short track model, now that it is just the long track available it is still a good sled but I’d love the see the Bravo stay around.

    Theres no doubt it’s days are numbered but I’m not 100% sure how much longer we can keep producing it. It’s had a stay of execution. Personally I just picked up a used one (BR 250 Transporter) just because… cheers cr

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