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    Vicious Rumors and Vile Gossip: Honda is Positioning to Strike Back Big



    “It was a weird request,” the salesman admitted, slumping back comfortably in his desk chair, the vinyl-wrapped cushions squeaking. “But $1,000 bucks just to have two skis on display for a couple hours? ‘Yeah,’ I told the guy. ‘We could do that.'” The phone call to the dealership had come out of the blue, but the dealer (who asked to remain nameless) recognized the Honda representative on the other line from years ago. “All he wanted was a pair of supercharged three-seaters; a Sea-Doo RXT-X and a Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO. They needed them – with rolling stands – delivered to the back of a hotel nearby. We unloaded and wheeled them into the conference room.”

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    Aaaaaaaaaand April Fools???

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    Nope. Not this time. Our April Fool's Joke is coming later.

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    as much as I'd like to see it, honda screwed everybody a few years ago by backtracking on their watercraft commitment. Unless they build em in the USA and market that aspect, I don't think they have a snoballs chance.

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    They need at least 250 hp to complete these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    as much as I'd like to see it, honda screwed everybody a few years ago by backtracking on their watercraft commitment. Unless they build em in the USA and market that aspect, I don't think they have a snoballs chance.
    They were built in South Carolina. And from what 2002-2009? I personally know a guy that was on the design and testing team and a large reason they got out was when the economy tanked in 2007 they were basically selling the skis at cost. Reason, they spent more producing them because they wouldn't cheap them out like Yamaha has been doing for years with the weak hulls and poor fit and finish.

    They took their F-12 hulls to Sea-Ray's drop testing facility and Sea-Ray engineers told them their hulls were way over done and stronger than their 26 foot boats...and they left them like that.

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    This is the only chance to break me of being a Yamaha homer. I sincerely hope it happens!

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