all good things must come to an end, but in order for them to keep around a triple there has to be a market for it. I think that with the expensive price on a new triple and the amount of people that can afford it, its a tuff sell. I also heard rumors of them ditching the Z370 because of low sales and the fact that the sled is a slower Z440 for only change less. The Z370 was a good winner in the cheapest snowmobile category. Dont be suprised if others start to drop triples too.
MachZ, it's to late their gone, people want to run around on their twins searching for more power, but really they don't want more power, otherwise the T-Cat and Mach Z would be the top selling sleds.
150 hp, big flipping deal, try 168-172 STOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can sympathize with the three cyl customers but have you had the chance to ride a comparable two cyl. I have always favored 3 cyl riding zrt 600 and 800. Bought a zr 600 in 98 was not happy so continued to ride my 96 zrt 600 because it was much smoother. 02 bought a zr 800. Love the sled. A little rattle at idle but as smooth as any triple when on the throttle. The motor pulls hard and the sled is light. Corporations are always going to lean toward what the masses want and right now it is two cyls. Think back to the beginning of time. It was one and two lungers. Then became the baby triple revolution. Then big displacement heavy triples. Now it is trail power to weight ratio. You can't blame them formaking things better.
Where did you get your info from Wanna Be? If it is true I hate to see the triples decline. My first sled was a 98 ZRT 600 and I loved it. It rocked. Although, if one of the major complaints about the big twins in the shake, my tip 600 rattled more than any other twin 600 I ever saw. Go with the flow for now. Triples will come back into style some day.
Could this 700 be the sled that the other post reported as the dealers receiving a fax of a sled producing 150 HP? Do you think it is possible, and if so why would they build an 700 that would out perform the 800's? Maybe next year they drop the 800 and go with the 700's and 900's? That sounds pretty reasonable to me.
my zr 800 with with tweaking I have done is ten times the sled my zrt 800 was. The trail riding I do is 0-100 mph perfect for my sled. People usually done ride much at 100 plus. I would be happy to line my zr 800 against any triple you got!
Triples are great if your a lake rider, but what's the percentage? On the trail, a triple is just heavy and sucks gas. They really don't perform the way they were designed unless your running across lakes. Don't get me wrong, triples are nice machines but if the market isn't there then why keep producing. Cat has been around along time, they know how to make marketing decisions. They're not going to take something away if it's so great, nor are they going to keep something for a few(or couple).
Oh come on, what do you strap the sled on you're back and walk the trails. If thats what you do then yes the triples are probably a little heavy. I've ridden T-Cats and ZRT's on the trails, mountains, lakes, ditches and anywhere else since 95 and I wouldn't give a plug nickel for a tinny vibrating twin.
ArteeCat you got the talking part down, but it's to bad I wont ever be able to watch you with you're Ditch Pickle 800 run against a Mach or ZRT 800/T-Cat.........
This is my first year on a tripple. I've been riding for 25 years. I LOVE TRIPPLES!!!!!! My buddy has a Viper. His sled is 100 pounds lighter. When he's in front, I'm right on him. When I'm in front he's a few km behind!! Long live the TRIPPLE TRIPPLE!!!!!!!!
I don't want to see the tripples go, but I think Cat is comming out with an incredibly powerful 4 stroke!! Yam has the R1, I think Cat has something better!!! Just my opinion.
I think a 900 twin rocks!!A riding buddy of mine was a tripple ac man for years...until he rode my '01 zr800.When I beat him out of the hole stock,that was all it took.He asked me if he could take 'er for a spin,and promptly ordered a x-country 800 over the summer.He loved it!!!Now when I order my 900,he may have to do the same.Does anyone know if a special addition 900 is on tap for a spring order???
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