Can't see it kasja, Yamaha will run with this engine for as long as they can, it's proven and is useable across a number of different vehicles (ATV's etc), and the Viking hasn't been around long enough to change engines so soon. Would be nice though!Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, starting to think maybe a V twin in the works for the 2015 model? Just saying, as tight lipped as everyone is about them
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I agree that Yamaha ought to keep the 700 in the base model. It's a solid motor with a proven track record. However, offering a new model with an upgraded engine would certainly increase sales. A V-twin (or inline twin) with about 70-80 hp would really make the Viking sing, and I predict would boost sales substantially. There's room in their lineup for a Viking 700 and a Viking 900/1000.Can't see it kasja, Yamaha will run with this engine for as long as they can, it's proven and is useable across a number of different vehicles (ATV's etc), and the Viking hasn't been around long enough to change engines so soon. Would be nice though!
That's what I was thinking, it's best they try to perfect the 700 as much as they can and then expand.I wish they would have a 900/1000 option but the safe play would be to address minor 700 issues. 2015 would have factor sound dampening kit, different brake pads and maybe upgraded shocks, just my thought.
I agree with that. With so much extra weight in machine and six people the need for extra power would have been in the development of the Viking 6, which leads me to believe they are staying with the 700.....If they were gonna come out with a vtwin viking it would've happened already when they released the viking vi
In sharper turns the rear axle wouldn't tear up as much ground, right now both rear wheels turn at the same speed no matter how sharp you turn or not, a limited slip rear end, or one like on a car would solve that, only one drive tire instead of both at the same time turning at the same speedWhy would you want a limited slip rear end? :s
I'll have to think about that one! How would the steering be, no different I guess.As I said in another post, the rear axle should have the differential locker and the front end should be straight. Whoever designed the driveline on the Viking did it ass backwards.