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I sure hope so!

Only time will tell!
 

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I dought it. Yamaha is only 2 years in on the new 686 so I think they will keep it in the lineup a few more years. Now if they do that and add bigger twin to the Grizzly line that would be sweet.
 

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Does anyone think we'll see a twin cylinder next year. Just throwing it out there.
I guess I'm a stick in the mud... my Grizz has more than enough power for me. If you offered to put a twin-cylinder in mine, I'd turn it down, I wouldn't care to make the machine even heavier for extra power I wouldn't really make use of.
 

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the power is ok but when you ride with can ams and they leave you set like your on a 50cc scooter it is kind of annoying.LOL
 

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I could be wrong... I think it's a federal law. That the Japanese manufacturers cannot import An ATV bigger than 750. That law did not apply to American made. Since at the time They were not a problem. .
 

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Don't think there's such a law

Don't for see a twin anytime soon.
 

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I think it would be neat to see an 850 twin Grizzly and then keep the Kodiak a 700 single. But I'm not going to hold my breath on a big bore Grizz. Yamaha assembles ATV's in the US, I don't think they're restricted on engine size. I know Georgia has an assembly plant. I believe Yamaha has chosen to stay out of the big bore category because they so heavily value agility, durability and reliability in their atvs. I also believe thats why they abandoned the 708 engine after 3 years. The 708 didn't have the same level of reliability that customers were accustomed to from Yamaha.
 

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Please come up with a reason No, Japanese manufacturers. Produce ATVs larger than 750 . Also no two up models. . There's a strong reason for that. In the late 80s when they outlawed 3 wheelers The Japanese manufacturers were dominant. Arctic Cat Polaris and Bombardier Were making snow machines.
 

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It could be market share? A majority of the ATV's sold are 500-700 class machines. China ATV companies build 2 up and big bore atvs, CF moto is the brand. So I'm not sure why the Japanese brands don't make big bore atvs or 2 uppers. All the Japanese manufactures make side by sides that are 900/1000cc class machines.
 

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Back in 88 side by sides weren't even a market segment. That the government was worried about. Like the snowmobile manufacturers of the time previously mentioned. Think about it. If they were allowed to They would. It's an outdated federal law. But it still stands. I searched. For some solid evidence and I found 42 pages of lawyer speak. Wasn't able to make it through that.
 

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I do know Yamaha reason for no 2 up is a safety issue. They build and import 3 cylinder yxzs and 2 cylinder wolverines why not an ATV.
 

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It's been mentioned already "agility, durability and reliability" are why I buy Yamaha. If they came out with a twin I would not even buy it.
If you think your Grizzly is slow, find some tight technical terrain and go up against those heavy behemoth twins and see who wins. I don't know where you find trails that go in a straight line and you are riding wide open all the time, but they don't exist where I ride.
 

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Yamaha has built the 850 Griz but they are having problems with the cooling, one of the Reps told me that a year ago or so, so I do think there is a 850 Griz in the works, Yamaha has to get all the bugs out before releasing that takes 4-5 years of testing, with increased power and weight brings lower reliability on wear parts, every thing on the Griz will have to be beefed up to handle the new power, not sure what Yamaha would charge for a new 850 Griz, you may need deep pockets.
 

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I've heard that before but I can't believe a billion dollar company like Yamaha couldn't figure that problem out in a week.
 

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Yep, I would say that problem is fixed, they are in the testing mode now.
 

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If you think your Grizzly is slow, find some tight technical terrain and go up against those heavy behemoth twins and see who wins. I don't know where you find trails that go in a straight line and you are riding wide open all the time, but they don't exist where I ride.
I own grizzly and Polaris. Love the Yamaha for its dependability. However, its power is on par with a sportsman 570 that costs half as much. The Grizzlies are top heavy too. They do go thru the tight stuff easier than a 850 or 1000 series machine but I can get thru the really tight stuff faster on a recon 250 than a grizz as long as it not something that requires 4wd.

If Yamaha were to offer a quad with the HP of a competitors 1000cc machine, I'd be all over it.

Do I NEED more power, no. I don't need an atv period. They are toys for adults. I'd like to have a bigger, better toy.

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