As my favorite dog (or should I say Doge?) might say: Many shots. Such fired. Wow.
Polaris just unleashed a pretty nasty anti-YXZ video onto YouTube and boy is it HARSH! Now we all understand that marketing can sometimes get a little mean, but this is straight up out of hand!
The video starts out unsuspecting by saying they were skeptical of the YXZ so they bought a bunch and let current RZR customers try it out (that seems super fair, by the way)
They really let the interviewees say whatever they wanted in this video. Some of the best quotes are:
“The fit and finish was cheap in the Yamaha.” – Fox shirt wearing guy
“The downfall of the Yamaha, I feel, is having to shift.” -Wears Fox motocross jersey to drive a SXS guy
“Couldn’t concentrate on the dunes and shift at the same time.” – 900 year old man (who probably wears Fox apparel)
“I didn’t feel safe cause I uh, had uh, one uh hand uh on the wheel uh and another hand on the uh shifter uh.” – Guy who can’t shift and is likely wearing Fox made RZR jersey
“The shifting really scares me on the Yamaha.” – Soccer mom who’s scared of 5 speeds and wears Fox riding gloves
“That Yamaha would tire you out in a half hour.” – Man of questionable fitness level who likely owns Fox branded socks
……….. I could go on and on.
So is it a conspiracy against Yamaha by Fox and Polaris? Or does it stand to reason that possibly they only took the opinions of newbies that aren’t experienced enough to handle a manual shift machine (and coincidentally all wear Fox branded clothing?). Who knows.
It’s probably best just to watch it yourself and form your own opinion. But our opinion is that this video is a direct attack at Yamaha (who’s done little more than take a small chunk of Polaris’s market share). We feel that Yamaha is more than likely too classy to fire back at a video like this, but we hope (for the sake of Yamaha) that they do fire back!