Well, from what i remember, you where pissed at Yamaha, and you came here to tell us about it, then you can said you where getting a Kawi, sooo...what else is there to do here?? This is a site for Viking Owners, and potential ownders, not for people to come and hate on something they dont even own.
well said byeOk, we get the point, now how bout, moving on to a Kawi site, and feel free to call the Viking all the names you want. Its just not needed here, YOU dont like it, we get the dang point. Move along already. Im sorry Yamaha didn't make what you wanted, Ive had nothing but Yamahas over the eyars, and they've never let me down yet. The Viking suits my needs just fine, its fast enough, hauls around my 2 nieces just fine, I dont have any rocks or hills to climb, i dont drag race anybody, etc etc. It goes 51mph, which is plenty fast.
What you are kinda saying here is that Yamaha did not produce what YOU wanted. I have gone through MANY quads, but have never owned a SxS before. So...I looked at, and drove, just about every option out there. Did not like the Pioneer due to lack of power, but if you want a universal machine that can also carry 4 people...perfect! Never owned one but ride with several Folks that have Polaris'. Those too are pretty nice machines, but our group as a whole has found that they were no where near as reliable. Some of the others were actually too sporty and not enough utility "for me." Not saying any of them are turds...just not a good fit "for me." If Yamaha would have come out with a sporty RZR killer...that would not have been a good fit "for me" as well.You are right, I don't own one. I am still a Yamaha fan deep down, it was strictly commentary on Yamaha not producing what the market wants.