>Subject: Yamaha Power Tour Markham - SHAME!!!!
>Date: 2/7/2002 5:46 PM Central Standard Time
>I visited the Power Tour last night to see the new Yamaha 2003 sleds.
>How can a huge company like Yamaha put on a sh*t poor show like that!
>It was disgusting.
>The place was empty. A couple of sleds on the ground and the others,
>get this, UNASSEMBLED on metal crate frames, displayed on tables! No
>suspension, no track, just a cab, seat and tunnel.
>You could't pick up a sled, test the suspension or open a hood! My
>local antique club can put on a better show! There were a few lackys
>from Yamaha head office and they were useless! I asked them for the
>real deal on the RX1 weight. They didn't want to answer. They said
>everything was prototype, blah, blah....
>I asked him...probably over 620lbs with fuel and coolant, right? He
>smiled and gave me a brochure.
>What a bunch of chumps. I drove almost two hours for a bullsh*t show!
>People walked out shaking their heads. No deposit from me. Do they
>think we're stupid?
I did not have the same experience here in Minneapolis. The reps were very
helpful and were willing to discuss everything I asked about.
Realizing that asking the "weight" question is just going to give me the
typical Marketing spin I thought I would wait until the mags way the different
brands and models and give us the real deal. They did have a "do not lift -
prototype" note on the machines. But honestly when I get mine I don't want 500
people walking by and picking it up either and I don't have to travel all over
the country making sure the machine looks good for each event.
I knew enough about the RX-1 through my other sources that I didn't need to ask
many questions. But I sat on an RX-1 and was opening hoods and looking all
around the machine. They even started the RX-1 2 or 3 times during the half
hour I was there.
They also gave my daughter and other kids a model of the SXViper.
Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience.
2003 Yamaha RX-1 Blue Snowcheck 1-26-02
2000 Kawasaki ZRX 1100
2000 Yamaha 700SXR
1997 Yamaha 700SX Big-Bore
1996 Honda Magna Deluxe
1996 Honda XR600R
1989 Yamaha Phazer
1969 Road Runner(Runs high 10s)