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... well at least the other Yamaha Viking...



For those of you who like to play in the snow Yamaha just updated their Viking snowmobile with new skis, track and skid frame. This new Viking is a joint Venture between Yami and Arctic-Cat merging the benefits of both. Light weight AC frame, powerful Yamaha engine... puts out 120 hp from a triple. $13,799
 

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Looks like fun. Not exactly sure why they named it the same thing as their SxS though. Seems to me like it could use a different name since its a completely different vehicle.

Perfect for Canadians and those Americans who live on the border.
 

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Actually the Viking has been around i think, many years before the sxs came along..Not quiet sure why Yamaha couldnt be a little more creative and come up with a name they didnt use on another machine.
 

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Your way off , the Yamaha/Arctic cat sled is the Viper. Yamaha has made a utility sled called the Viking for many years.
 

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interesting. now when you google yamaha viking you have to deal with two vikings.

where is that triple from?
Purpose built snowmobile engine, architecture may be based on the FJR motorcycle engine. 1049cc, 120hp carbed, about 137 in the higher tuned efi version.
 

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Your way off , the Yamaha/Arctic cat sled is the Viper. Yamaha has made a utility sled called the Viking for many years.
Guess Yamaha is also way off considering they have a website for Viking and everything!

2014 Yamaha RS Viking Professional Home, information

Viper is a whole different ball game bud...



You know there's nothing in the rules that says Yamaha and Arctic Cat cant collab on TWO snowmobiles LOL. Collab on Viking was fresh for this year
 

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I'm new to the utv's but me and Yamaha snowmobiles go way back. Yamaha started making the VK540M (Viking) in 1988 it was powered by a 540cc fan cooled two stroke. The VK540 remained pretty much unchanged until the model year 2006 when it received a 1050cc liquid cooled four stroke engine first used in the 2004 Vector. In about 2011 Yamaha started supplying 120cc four stroke engines to Arctic Cat to be used in their ZR120 (the start of the partnership). In 2013 Yamaha contracted Arctic Cat to produce the SXR120, pretty much a blue ZR120. Model year 2014 brought us the Yamaha Viper and the Arctic Cat ZR700 (Yamaha motor, cat chassis) Long story short the Viking snowmobile is all Yamaha Japan, no cat tech.
 

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Good info there Birdman, thanks
 

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Awwww... don't even get me started I have been looking at these suckers too but **** its another pit I don't want to fall in to.
 
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