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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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I heard that Yamaha bought out Arctic Cat. Anyone heard this?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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These are public companies. Just go to their press release pages:

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2013-- Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) announced today that it has entered into an engine supply agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation, expanding Arctic Cat’s purchase of Yamaha snowmobile engines starting in the 2014 model year. Arctic Cat initially entered into an agreement to purchase Yamaha 123cc 4-stroke engines for its youth snowmobile in 2009. This agreement has now been expanded to include select 4-stroke engines from Yamaha.

Arctic Cat’s Snow Division Vice President and General Manager Brad Darling said, “The engine purchase agreement with Yamaha, combined with the engines that we plan to manufacture in house, will provide Arctic Cat’s customers with the most well-rounded engine choices when it comes to technology, reliability and horsepower.”

Arctic Cat’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Claude Jordan stated, “Our current Arctic Cat snowmobile chassis is renowned for its lightweight, bump control and precision handling. Combine that with the new performance engine options from Yamaha, as well as our state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and we guarantee there will be exciting years ahead for Arctic Cat enthusiasts.”

In addition to expanding the engine supply agreement with Yamaha, Arctic Cat also has expanded a co-branding agreement to build select Yamaha snowmobiles in Arctic Cat’s Thief River Falls, Minn., factory according to Yamaha’s specifications. This agreement began in 2012, with Arctic Cat building the Yamaha SRX 120 youth model snowmobile, and now will include full-size performance snowmobiles starting with model year 2014. These snowmobiles will be built to Yamaha specifications using Yamaha 4-stroke engines.

“We are pleased that our relationship with Yamaha continues to grow and with the opportunities ahead for both companies,” added Jordan. “Going forward, we believe this relationship will provide tremendous value to Arctic Cat, our customers, our dealers and our shareholders.”

Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at Arctic Cat.



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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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Heard that. But also from an inside source. Heard that Yamaha bought into Arctic cat. So they could start building sleds in the USA.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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Heard that. But also from an inside source. Heard that Yamaha bought into Arctic cat. So they could start building sleds in the USA.
There are no "inside sources" in public companies. well, sometimes, but then they go to prison.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:20 AM   #5
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There are no "inside sources" in public companies. well, sometimes, but then they go to prison.
HAHAHaaa...thats what I was thinking...but hey he knows a guy who knows a guy so you are RONG!!
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I heard nothing till now. So is this good or bad?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:48 AM   #7
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I heard nothing till now. So is this good or bad?
Yamaha has always been associated with dependability and is ahead of the pack with their 4-stroke engine technology, Arctic Cat needed to do something with their engines/grenades. Good thing IMO.
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My insider told me that snowmobiles are a horrible way to spend your money if you live in Michigan.
Not sure if its true or not.
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My insider told me that snowmobiles are a horrible way to spend your money if you live in Michigan.
Not sure if its true or not.
Only if you live in the lower peninsula. An insider told me the yoopers ride them 9 months out of the year.
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Will Arctic Cat still give out Monster Energy sponsorships with each snowmobile purchase?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 12:55 PM   #11
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Yeah, but theres a stupid tall riser, and never sit down while riding clause in the contract.
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My insider told me that snowmobiles are a horrible way to spend your money if you live in Michigan unless you own an offroad website where you pay for your hobby from your so called friend's private memberships.
Not sure if its true or not.
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Only if you live in the lower peninsula. An insider told me the yoopers ride them 9 months out of the year.
After the Blizzard of 1978 I rode my snow machine all the way up through June - in Ohio!!!
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Wonder if and how that'll affect the ATVs.

I understand a few of them (at least used to) use Kawasaki engines/drivetrain parts in them.
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Should make for some sweet sleds.
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Wonder if and how that'll affect the ATVs.

I understand a few of them (at least used to) use Kawasaki engines/drivetrain parts in them.
Not sure how it will change the rest of Cat's line. But Suzuki and Cat are parting ways. Cat will start producing some engines of their own and buy engines from Yamaha for sleds.

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Here is the first Yamicat, SR Viper http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...77/0/home.aspx Nytro Clutches and engine in a ProCross chassis. Supposedly a turbo version could be in the works for 2015.
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Not sure how it will change the rest of Cat's line. But Suzuki and Cat are parting ways. Cat will start producing some engines of their own and buy engines from Yamaha for sleds.

I stand corrected - it was Suzuki, not Kawasaki...
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They will be a decent sled but probably 1000lbs.
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