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This is kinda a knock on all SXS that I have seen not just the Viking, but I think the Viking could benefit the most.

How hard would it be to add plastic inner fenders to cover up the engine, muffler (in the rear) and the coolant bottle (in the front)? It looks unfinished to me. Would this not keep the SXSs' main components more protected? Engine and muffler heat build up could be an issue but engineers need a challenge to keep interested.

What do yall think?
 

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I think it's something that we will see in the near future. These machines are evolving quickly and I think we will see them get more refined with little features such as this.
 

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I've noticed that too actually. It does seem like each manufacturer is making big leaps with each new release, but I've never heard this addressed before.
 

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If you cover these componets up how will you see at a glance collant level and how will you clean for instance the mud that will be hidden behind the panels when the macine runs through the deep stuff?
 

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lift the hood and/or bed to access to clean...
lift the hood and/or bed to check fluid levels...
 

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I would think of it similar to a Jeep. Nice protection in the wheel wells and easy access to the vitals.
 

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I agree, I would also like to see fender wells to keep from throwing mud all over everywhere. Even if a guy drives really slow mud and such still gets throwen all over the motor, clutch, exhaust, differential, winch.
If a guy goes throw a deep mud hole there is not much you can do about that. It would just work good for mud you run into on trails and roads. That way you wouldn't have to wash the whole thing every time you went out.
 
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