Yamaha Motor's wholesales of ATV*2 and ROV models in 2012 totaled approximately 70,000 units. In order to strengthen our presence as a pioneer of the ROV market, YAMAHA WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER NEW ROV MODELS LIKE THE VIKING with a target of expanding sales to a scale of 110,000 units by 2015 as laid out in our new medium-term management plan.
Since the Viking can seat three people, I think Yamaha has left room to make both a smaller version of the Viking and a larger version. One for 2 people and the other for 3. It's genius really. The smaller one will be sportier and the larger one will be heavy duty. They should be able to increase sales by a lot by doing that.
Easier to remove one to get to the air box instead of the hole seat I guess. You'd be amazed at the people that will complain about these types of things.
The more I look at the wheel base and design of the Viking the more I see the Honda Pioneer 4 seat idea coming out of the Viking. Change the cage mounting areas and extend the cage out. Going to be interesting to see what Yamaha's ideas are. Nice to finally look forward to new ideas from Yamaha. But if everything's based off the Viking like past projects there's going to be some pretty piss off people in the next couple years. lol
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could
be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to Yamaha Viking side-by-side owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, reviews, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!