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This is a discussion on Kawasaki Sporty within the Wolverine vs the Competition forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; Competition for the R-Spec or possibly more like the RZR, Maverick,Wildcat etc? Looks like Kawasaki will have a new 700 Sport vehicle for 2019. KAF700, ...

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    Competition for the R-Spec or possibly more like the RZR, Maverick,Wildcat etc?
    Looks like Kawasaki will have a new 700 Sport vehicle for 2019. KAF700, 695cc with 45 hp.
    Carb certified. https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad...010193_695.pdf
    This could possibly be the chassis. The pic is of a Kawasaki patent drawing.
    Puny front shocks.
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    If you roll it over frontwards it would never stop.

    I would guess a 50 incher, since Kawi hasn't touched that market. HP seems low for Kawi of that displacement.
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    The sketch looks like something designed in the 1950's or '60's. That cage/frame looks like a rattle trap! If they come out with a machine, Kawi knows they will need to compete with the RZR and the narrower Can-Am. The design shown won't sell.
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    That chassis might not be related to the motor. Don't know.
    But the motor is basically the same hp/cc as the 708 Wolverine motor.
    The EIM weight of 1760 pounds on the CARB certification indicates that it probably isn't a lightweight rig either but can't tell for sure because the manufacturers seem to use whatever weight they want within the total gross weight range of the vehicle.

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    It has to be a 50" trail model. Going to a similar motor to compete with the R-spec seems a drastic step backwards with the Wolvy most likely getting the 850 for 2019.
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    I bet it is a Mule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockit401 View Post
    I bet it is a Mule.
    Engine maybe, chassis no.
    Good judgment comes from experience, most of which comes from bad judgement

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    Bunch of LED lights
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    Sway Bar Delete
    Hunterworks greaseless sheave
    14g/.5mm shim/Purple secondary
    Slugged wet clutch
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    Super ATV High clearance rear A-arms
    Chopped cage

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