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But did you see the Yamaha teams were using Kawasaki engines ?good article.... it will be interesting to see how ATF will change and make everything competitive without killing the "Golden Goose"... Indian jumping back into flat track is really what has jumped AFT's growth.. fine line indeed... I like some of the comments and some are just inter-net horse shit.. kinda like around here on anything HD.. if I had to guess which major MFG is going to do the jump and take on Indian it won't be HD (as stated in the article they were going to quit anyhow).. it would be Yamaha... they are already being a quasi factory team and have won races.. although the next step is the hardest.. but AFT rules have made it damn near impossible to switch brands in the middle of the season
Yeah I stand corrected“The two Yamaha-powered trackers entered for 2020 by Estenson Racing are one example, and trackers using the Kawasaki 650 cc twin have been competitive in recent years, especially on mile tracks with a tacky groove.”
There’s a comma separator after the word example...
could be... but Yamaha already kinda is... the real interesting part is that for a period of time around 2010 Polaris owned 49% of KTM... that's where that morphodite Sling Shot came from... but I'll bet Swiss Auto is still trying to perfect the first FTR motor.... if they do I wonder what rules they could change?I'm guessing KTM in 2021....
Polaris takes racing seriously, they have won numerous championships in the AVT series racing.it was later than that and quite a bit more... KTM has or had a damn thing like the Sling Shot too developed about the same time... except it had twice the HP... don't know if they even make it or if it made it into construction.. and you're right they don't anymore... but racing for Polaris is more than just their Indian blood..
you're right... but do you think Polaris designed the Sling Shot?... it was reported at the time that the design came from Euro land... and at that time they were in cahoots with KTM... when it was developed Polaris couldn't even sell it in all 50 states...that is under a motorcycle...No I don’t think Polaris had anything to do with the KTM X-bow. The chassis was developed with Dallara, the drivetrain with Audi and the general design was done by Kiska. And yes it did go into production and is street legal in Europe.
And yes I want one...
That deal was mainly centered around sharing the RFS450/525 engine in quads afaik. And whatever the future may have held (which appeared to be not much)