---yesss- do it !! ;-()Looking for info on the Z1 motor. Quality, serviceability, power? How does it sound?
I see Speed SXS or UTV is planning on putting this in the Speed XXXX and XX that they plan on producing themselves. Are these strong motors? Longevity? Thank you.
This is accurate, it is NOT a pleasant sounding motor since its an inline twin.The ONLY thing, and it is nit-picking, is that I do not like is the sound of the engine....sounds just like the old 800RZR.
I hope it all works out for them and everyone that has put money down with the promise of delivery fall of 2020....If they can deliver on all the hype then it will be an unbelievable machine!
Impressed, or shocked???I saw the Speedcats in Glamis over the Thanksgiving holiday. We stopped and checked them out and talked to the guys. They are not using the Z1, but will be using a motor based off the Z1 platform. Sounded like they were still trying to figure it out. I will be very impressed if they are able to deliver the 4 seaters by October of next year.
Don’t see that happening....think of the tooling cost to go back in time 10 years to produce that motor. He could try and “copy” it but that could be difficult also for a lot of reasons. All just my opinion so take it for what that’s worth.I think that Robby will contact suzuki and they will start production of that engine again and then he can have it 3rd party manufactured for him. Its an amazing engine and thats probablly what he had on his original speedcat from years ago.
Definitely don't see it happening. Suzuki is on life support, and they won't take on any unnecessary chances on a few (under 100?) engines. If anything Gordon goes after a similar block that is readily available.Don’t see that happening....think of the tooling cost to go back in time 10 years to produce that motor. He could try and “copy” it but that could be difficult also for a lot of reasons. All just my opinion so take it for what that’s worth.
The Speed test mules of the XX that where running around without plastic a few years back were all some variation of the Yami triple.
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Well said and I think the same thing. I would not be surprised if he used a Kymco or like motor... the little trail/sport 700 in a 1000cc trim would be a great candidate. Actually the head on it is also basically a Zuke copy....honestly it is a great motor!Robbie is resourceful and smart. I doubt that he is going to put himself or his company in a position of not being able to deliver. He could however purchase the rights to the engine design and then have it built. Or purchase a platform that is already in production. Possibly for another application. As an XX owner I will sit and cheer him on and provided the product lives up to the hype I will buy a couple in a year or so.
Not saying a copy just that the head/port design has a close resemblance of the hayabusa/Z1 design.Which parallel twin Suzuki is it a copy of? So, with Kymco's founding by, and current affiliation with Honda, they used a Suzuki design?
I dont believe this is accurate. For sure the mule they ran up on stage and around that mini course without plastic was NOT a triple. It was either a Z1 motor or a V-twin, clearly wasnt a triple and my guess is it was the 1000 vtwin from the X.The Speed test mules of the XX that where running around without plastic a few years back were all some variation of the Yami triple.
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