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post #1 of 18 Old 03-25-2016, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a prediction...

I think that Honda will stop making some of their lineup within a few years... they could stop making off road vehicles altogether. Why do I think this? Honda has a very diverse lineup... they make street cars and street bikes, ATVs, UTVs, SxSs, dirt bikes and they have a line of generators... This makes them spread too thin in any one area. I think we'll see them move towards concentrating on street vehicles. Yamaha and the other manufactures don't have this "problem". They have a much smaller lineup... allowing them to concentrate their efforts... In the case of Yamaha, concentrated on street bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, SxSs.


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Myself...I can't see that happening, at least I hope not. Manufacture competition is good for all in the sport. But yami does make generators, snomo's as well.

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Suzuki or Kawasaki would get out of powersports before Honda. Powersports is more than just the sport/race atv's.

Diversity is good to have in a company. The more products a company can offer a consumer the better.

If Honda wants to get back to selling sport ATV's then they need to release something new. Same thing goes for the Utility atvs as the Rincon has gone unchanged for many years and still lacks power steering.

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If the market for a particular vehicle is declining then its only a matter of time before they stop producing as that makes economic sense!
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I think that Honda will stop making some of their lineup within a few years... they could stop making off road vehicles altogether.


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P.S. I hope I'm wrong. It's OK to disagree with me or tell me I'm full of $h*t.
They already have reduced there sport quad line up to the 250 and the 90. The last 400's and 450 were 2014. And we all know about the 700's. So I'd say your right about Honda reducing there line up, but hope your wrong about them stopping altogether. http://www.atvrider.com/2017-honda450r-400x

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They already have reduced there sport quad line up to the 250 and the 90. The last 400's and 450 were 2014. And we all know about the 700's. So I'd say your right about Honda reducing there line up, but hope your wrong about them stopping altogether. 2017 Honda 450R/400X | ATV Rider
I hope I'm wrong as well, but one of the things which led me to this prediction is in your link... We all thought they'd bring back the 700xx but they didn't. I forgot to add that Honda also has gotten back into making F1 engines and Yamaha also makes musical instruments.

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Yamaha also makes musical instruments.

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I forgot about that...they also make unmanned helocopters


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Honda also has gotten back into making F1 engines

Cant see that lasting much longer as their F1 engines are unreliable and underpowered..

Now if mercedes made a quad !!!!
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Now if mercedes made a quad !!!!

Then it would be junk, just like their cars....lol

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Honda is known for their reliability, they would never give up that foothold. The thing is, ATVs aren't selling right now compared to a few years ago because the UTV sales are sky rocketing and the used atv market is flooded with good running atvs for substantially less than a new atv. Look for a full sport 1000cc utv from honda very soon. They aren't going anywhere, the market just isn't focused on atvs.
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