I am happy they are gone, they were fast sure but outdated, the only reason the triple market died is becasue the industry has let ti and wants it to. They could easily build an Edge Chassis XCR that would be a pretty nice trail machine, good ridable sled that still RIPS on the lake but they choose not too. I don't want to hear how much it would cost to develop it because Hot To Go Racing has a kit that lets you drop an XCR 800 engine into an Edge Chassis! So obviouslly its very doable. Everyone but Yamaha has just decided they don't want triples anymore. American Snowmobiler magazine had a letter in its letters section from a rider who said the exact thign I just did, that he wants a new triple and the industry is forcing the death. These are my opinions, personally if Polaris built a new XLT on the Edge chassis with a slightly lightened XCR 800 engine and single pipe I would be first in line to buy it! And I know others that would too.
... since when? Notice my avatar, my dad has a Viper, it has bottom end power equivalent to an SRX and falls off at the top end, put on the triple pipes(as my dad did) and it puts out the same power as an SRX a lot less weight and better suspension.
see.....what i think is that most of the buyers out there want somethin that they can ride aggressivly on.Somethin with good shock,handling etc. So basicly want somethin like a mxz or pro x orfirecat.jmo though!
every one wants to be a racer, no one wants a trail sled anyomore. it will all come around agian. I bet in 2005 the gas tanks will be down to 5-6 gallons to save more wieght, lets just stand and ride for 200 miles a day, I could easily sit in the rev position for 200 miles, but i dont want to pay the money for a sled that cant ride an easy 100+ miles on a tank of gas, I am not paying 800 class money for a slower 800 class machine. I like to do my trail riding but its also fun at the end of the trail to hit the open flats or lake and let it fly, or hit a hill and just blow up it.
dont blame the industry for the death of the triple....it was them durn tree huggers dunit! new regs for air/noise polution mandate 40% reduction on ALL offroad vehicles (in the US) by 2008! you will see more 4 strokes more SDI+multiport EFI setups.
the triple has gone the way of the dinosaurs! and i am not sorry to see them go! any one with 03' machines....you have the last of the real fire breathers....so hang on to them, its all downhill from here!
Hey 650indy!! I once went 135 miles on one tank of gas on my 97 XCR600se. Up in Canada and didnt realize that the next fill up was 100 miles away! I dont think the throttle every got to half way on the bars to make it that far. Most of the time I got 90 to 100 out of a tank of fuel with some playing. Alot of playing, maybe 75 miles to a tank!
I usually have a case of happy thumb.. Find for the most part trail running you don't need full bar running with the big tripple, way too much spinning. It can pretty much level anything looking like a bump and relocates it 15 feet behind you. Had a 97 xcr, my buddy still has his 98. Were a $1 apart on gas stops, my buddy Dave with a 97 Xltsp $2 differance.
I set my trip meter each gas stop, genII gas gauge sucks, 110-125 miles/tank is normal.
Still can by a Yamaha for a tripple..
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