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    Vicious Rumors & Vile Gossip: What Happened to MV Agusta’s F4 Interceptor Concept PWC



    There are many of you too young to remember the nuclear arms race between the United States of America and the USSR (or even too young to know what the USSR was). In hopes to deter nuclear annihilation, both superpowers sought to stockpile more tactical warheads and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) than the other. Makes sense, right? Replacing the world stage with the showroom floor, we too are living in a OEM arms race.

    Kawasaki’s brutal 310-horsepower supercharged Ultra remains atop the heap, raking up piles of championship trophies both in the offshore and endurance fields. Close behind, Yamaha’s Super Vortex High Output-equipped FZ and FX runabouts have swept up overall class wins in Pro Open, Limited and Stock classes at last year’s Pro Watercross national tour (and is poised to repeat its success in 2015).

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    Why wouldn't they produce this unique ski today with a limiter in the ECU to keep it at 65mph the same as the Ultra 300, SHVO FZR,their 71-72 out of the box when unlimited..

    Coastguard wants skis bought new at the speed kept and maintained at 65mph , but as we know that's never gonna happen as we these stock showroom skis @ 65mph go to 90 -100 mph..

    When any ski leaves the dealership the owner takes responsibility for his actions,the CG can't hook the manufacturer or the dealer liable..

    Like to see more of these European skis come here...

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    It's all about liability deterrence. Besides failing to meet USCG requirements (not only top speed, but floatation and impact standards), Hydrospace/Benelli/Bellassi died in the States because they couldn't maintain or equip a network of dealerships and certified shops with the technicians and replacement parts necessary to honor an already thin warranty.

    This prototype was clearly non-functional. A look at the pump nozzle is evident enough. No, this was merely a concept to get us salivating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustymuscle View Post
    It's all about liability deterrence. Besides failing to meet USCG requirements (floatation and impact standards)
    And the new Sea Doo Spark met these strict requirements??.. Wow ha ha go figure..

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    Yes, actually it did. That's saying something.

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