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    No 2010 Aquatrax models

    Sad sad times, so much for a 2 seater in 2010.

    http://www.watercraft.com/features/f...efinitely.html


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    Honda's PWC production may never resume, since they would have to re-create the PWC manufacturing operations at another location before they could re-start production.

    I wonder how this will affect resale values, as Honda PWC dealers run out of new PWC inventory to sell, and move on to other things.

    Tigershark, Polaris, Honda...

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    Sad to see this, we all benefit from more competition and manufacturers. But it's no surprise really; we all expected it for the last couple of years after their dealer network shake up.
    Hasta la vista Honda Aquatrax... or should I say sayonara...

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    I posted this on the other thread dedicated to this topic:

    All,

    Upon hearing this news, I spent yesterday talking with representatives from the American Honda Corp. and national Powerhouse dealer network. This is not an obituary, this is exactly what is written, a postponement.

    Right now, the newly appointed chairman of Honda Motorsports (the name escapes me right now) is a very conservative one. Relocated from his position of CEO of Honda South America, he now is in charge of everything Honda Motorsports does internationally.

    Upon taking this position he was quoted as saying, "We need to focus our efforts on selling the product we already have. Once that is done, then we can organize ourselves in building new product." This is why Powerhouse dealers have been "gently nudged" to move all the pre-2009 PWC as fast as possible.

    Mind you, here's some very interesting tidbits: Honda PWC are sold in only FOUR COUNTRIES! Canada, USA, New Zealand, and Australia. No Central and South America, no European continent, no East and South East nations. I find this exceptionally bizarre.

    I believe, as do the gentlemen I discussed this with yesteday, that this is the year that Honda tightens its belt without dumping additional product down on its dealers and that this effort will produce a leaner, more efficient Honda dealer network for when the economy picks up.

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    Did Honda ever resume making watercraft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    Did Honda ever resume making watercraft?
    Well, the press release said;

    The plant will not resume assembly of personal watercraft (PWC), suspended since January 2009. Current inventories of Honda PWCs are adequate to meet market demand. Therefore, a 2010 model will not be necessary. Production of PWCs will resume at another Honda plant in the future once market conditions improve.

    If Honda does restart watercraft production, I expect it would be during the winter before 2011.

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    hmm water craft is water craft what every the company is it is

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    i thought nitro said future pwc production would be from japan.. not sure but i thought i read that

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven444 View Post
    hmm water craft is water craft what every the company is it is

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