What’s the most likely SxS candidate for a turbocharger tonic within the next 12 months?
Theres no doubt the buyer-focus is clearly aimed at boosted big-inch SxSs. Polaris and Can-Am are selling turbo- charged RZRs and Mavericks by the boatload and there’s little doubt the most rabid consumers are hungering for more power.
We’re guessing it’ll be a tie between Yamaha, with its YXZ and Arctic Cat’s Wildcat to get a turbo. We’ve been saying this for a while now and we can’t wait to see if Yamaha offers a turbocharged version of its 1000cc triple to the sxs market and if we might see a boosted version of this engine for Cat’s pure-sport Wildcat.
The two companys’ engine-chassis supply agreement, carried forward from their snowmobile divisions, is just too tempting to pass up and the 998cc DOHC Yamaha triple is already being used in the YXZ.
With the same 998 triple already powering a turbocharger in Yamahas new Sidewinder snowmobile, converting a YXZ into a turbo edition would be like taking a trip through the parts bin.