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    Yamaha feels the pinch - trying to compete head to head with new Sea Doo Spark

    Look what I found googling today:


    http://www.yamahawaverunners.com/wav...sport-vs-spark


    Wow.. And they were not very honest about it either???


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    The Fuel Capacity, Graphics Package, and Ease Of Ownership parts were hilarious! Multiple fill-ups per day vs Multiple Days between fill-ups. LOL!

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    Interesting. A lot of truths (ahem) stretched there.

    However, what they seem to completely dismiss... is the fact we're NOT buying the spark because it's the low end, entry level machine. Low price is great - a side benefit.

    But for me - the primary draw was it being light, small, and "flickable".... something that has been sorely missing in the marketplace. I don't want a huge beast.

    Yamaha... it's a new segment. You're trying to compare apples and oranges.

    Make something small that rips like this... and join the new race.

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    Salesmanship! I can't find the word (ironic?) that the things they fixate on are the things that make the Spark more desireable to the Spark customer. It's almost like if Ford would get out there and say, "Yeah! Our Fusion is bigger and more comfortable than the Chevy Spark! And the fuel tank is twice as large."

    But I guess that's what you gotta do if you don't have an actual competitor. Plus, the Spark must be selling pretty well for Yamaha to get their panties in such a bunch!

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    Don't get me wrong. Yamaha makes some fantastically engineered products. This (clearly made by a marketing person) spin is just in poor taste.

    In fact, I WELCOME Yamaha to create a small lightweight craft. Hell. Make it high end! Make it insanely powerful, well equipped, and well built. Make it $15k. I WANT THAT. Price was not the motivating factor for me in the Spark...

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    I wonder why they dont mention that the vx would be boring as hell compared to the spark?


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    Yamaha is getting spark envy...

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    I embarrassed for them and I don't even like their products. They so obviously got caught without a competing product that they're going to try to BS their way to a sale. Unbelievable.......

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    I like the bit at the bottom, "the vx series is the industries number 1 seller".. I'm thinking that won't last long now..

    The fuel tank size one is good, but nothing about economy? Time on the water likely the same if not better for the spark..

    I've ridden the base model.vx, can anyone say "boring"?

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    And the price point...They put the cheapest VX and the most expensive Spark.

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