I didnít say anything about wanting a wimpy little engine. 110-120 HP so it can turn a 30-32 tire in deep snow or mud and thatís plenty for me. Being more of a crawler I just want it set up for gobs of low end torque. Those high RPMS have no place in my world! Reminds me of back in the day skidding logs with a gutless Massey Ferguson that would lug and never die all day long or getting in the other skidder with a Detroit that made a ton of power if ya kept it screaming but at the end of the day you had a headache and were partially deaf. The gutless lugger always got the job done better, smoother, and was more pleasing to operate, plus you didnít tear things up like the high revving Detroit did. When you finally got it in the power band where it could pull it felt untamed on the verge of out of control, all or nothing. Thatís how I view the YXZ in its current form as a crawler. Granted it doesnít have a CVT so it is hard to gauge if it has any bottom end watching it.
If they can make that triple work in that light and not sound like itís going to run the drag strip itís fine with me so long as it doesnít rev to the moon to get it.