10-01-2008, 12:48 AM #1
Anybody able to give us a quick run down on the makes and models??
10-01-2008, 08:28 AM #2
1993-Daytona and Barricuda
1994-Barricuda,Daytona,Monte Carlo,Montego and Montego Deluxe
1995-Same as 1994 with the exceptions of the Daytona getting a 900cc motor
1996-Daytona,Montego and Montego Deluxe,Monte Carlos with 640 and 770cc motors in red or blue colors
1997-Daytonas 1000 and 770,Montego and Montego deluxe and the Monte Carlos in 640,770 and 1000cc motors
1998-The TS series was releases-TS 640,770,TS-L with the 640,770 and
1000cc motors and the TS-R with the 770 and 1000 cc motors
1999- The TS series also with the TS 1100 LI and 1100 R,The TS 640 and 770,The TS 770 and 900 Ls,and the TS 770 R...
And thats it for Arctic cats watercraft division..They discontinued production in 1999...
10-03-2008, 06:32 AM #3
Why did they go out of buisness ? werent they doing allright? I think they lost some money when they pulled out. I say that becouse it looks like tigershark has a good following.
10-03-2008, 08:59 AM #4
I've always loved the 1100R and what I wanted. My damn dealer (who was closing his doors) just wouldn't deal.
Flying Low: Tigershark TS 1100R
By BRETT BECKER (more by this author)
Label Tigershark's TS 1100R the most improved watercraft for 1999.
Arctic Cat engineers started fresh with its hull design, which is 1 inch wider and 7 inches shorter than the model it replaces. More than just new dimensions, the 1100R now scampers across the water on a stepped hull, a design used on go-fast boats but never before seen on a PWC. Steps are used to introduce air beneath the hull to provide lift, which reduces wetted area and drag.
However, the 1100R's hull step is backward from those on performance boats. Rather than beginning roughly amidships and angling forward, the Shark's steps begin amidships and angle toward the stern and come to a rear facing point at the keel. It sounds unconventional - and it is - but it works well, with no odd handling quirks.
Those who have experienced large masses of air beneath a hull will recall it can get a bit hairy. To that end, a stepped hull on a PWC sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it couldn't be further from reality. The shark remains stable at speed and stays hooked in the corners when ridden correctly. Let up on the throttle a bit before entering a corner, and throw your outside foot forward and deep into the footwell. Hug the seat with your inside leg give it a little outside lean. When you get back on the throttle, you will be surprised to see how quickly you ricochet out of the corners.
All that grunt comes from the new power plant, an 1100-cc mill that's a full 100 cc's larger than last year's engine. More than just size, the Suzuki-built engine huffs out 20 more horsepower than the 1998 model, bringing the total to 135 ponies.
Though the Shark didn't top the charts of our acceleration and top-speed tests, it's difficult not to like this boat. Visually, it's one of the most striking. But what this boat offers, perhaps more than any other in this roundup, is potential. Tons of aftermarket parts are available to create even more horsepower, which is something the manufacturer should think about. The hull works well and makes for a great ride. The riding position is decent, and once you know how to ride it properly, it's as competitive as other craft - even those with more power.
10-03-2008, 09:11 AM #5
The weird parts is he would have dealed on the Daytona...as I recall that was a damn awesome looker.
10-08-2008, 07:56 PM #6
10-08-2008, 08:08 PM #7
Heres the info on the case but i guess it was dropped but not sure but here is some other info on why they pulled out.
Yamaha accuses rival in patent lawsuit
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. of Japan, the world's No. 2 motorcycle maker, accused U.S. rival Arctic Cat Inc. of infringing 17 U.S. patents for components of personal watercraft.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Santa Ana last month, Yamaha says it is the owner of patents awarded between 1991 and 1997 for various components of the vehicles, including hulls, seat latches, water-injection systems, engine parts and switches.
Yamaha claims Thief River Falls, Minn.-based Arctic Cat, with similar products, has in the past wrongly used Yamaha's inventions, even though it knew of the patents.
Arctic Cat "will continue to derive and receive gains, profits and advantages" from the technology uness stopped by court order, according to the suit. Yamaha asks a judge to award damages and legal fees after a jury trial.
From Las Vegas Review-Journal; January 2000
Arctic Cat Inc. (ticker: ACAT, exchange: NASDAQ) News Release - 7-Oct-1999
Arctic Cat to Exit Personal Watercraft Business; Focus on Profitable, Strong Snowmobile and Profitable, Rapidly Growing ATV Businesses
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 1999--Arctic Cat Inc. (Nasdaq:ACAT), today announced that it is exiting its personal watercraft (PWC) line of business effective September 30, 1999. The Company expects to record a pre-tax charge of approximately $26 million related to the discontinuation of its Tigershark line of PWCs. These charges include the cost of closing down the production line, and supporting its dealers in selling their remaining PWC inventory and continuing to service their PWC customers.
Christopher Twomey, Arctic Cat president and CEO, said "We entered this business in 1993 during a time of rapid industry growth, however, in 1995, after only two years in the business, PWC North American sales peaked at approximately 210,000 units and have declined in each of the last four years to about 110,000 units this model year. While we are uncertain how far the industry will continue to decline, at existing levels this is not a profitable market for Arctic Cat or its dealers. Because of the shrinking market many of our PWC dealers have already left the business and more have indicated they intend to leave in the not-to-distant future."
Continuing, Twomey said "This decision will strengthen Arctic Cat as we refocus management time and the Company's significant financial resources on our profitable and strong snowmobile business and profitable and rapidly growing ATV product line. With over $90 million in cash and no debt, we are in a strong position to grow our existing businesses and, as previously announced, will look for profitable products to add to our business mix.
"This has been a challenging business especially with the numerous external threats such as emission regulations, as well as noise and use restrictions. This year, our new 1100Di PWC exceeded emission level reduction requirements and for a second year in a row we were able to significantly reduce product noise levels. However, even with these exciting achievements we do not believe this industry will see significant growth in the near future and therefore further investment cannot be justified."
Twomey added "Our PWC field inventory is at its lowest level since we entered the business in 1993, which will minimize the financial impact of this action on the Company and our dealers. In fact, we expect to remain profitable this fiscal year despite the charges associated with this decision. In addition, we expect only minimal workforce reductions as most PWC employees will have the opportunity to join other parts of the Company."
Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic CatÂ® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. For more information on Arctic Cat, visit the Company's Website at www.arctic-cat.com.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for certain forward-looking statements. The Company's Annual Report, as well as the Report on Form 10-K and future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company's press releases and oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer, contain forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. The words "aim," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate" and other expressions that indicate future events and trends identify forward-looking statements. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: product mix and volume; competitive pressure on sales and pricing; increase in material or production cost which cannot be recouped in product pricing; changes in the sourcing of engines from Suzuki; warranty expenses; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; product liability claims and other legal proceedings in excess of insured amounts; environmental and product safety regulatory activity; effects of the weather; overall economic conditions; and consumer demand and confidence.
11-05-2008, 05:22 AM #8
The TS1100R is the new Tigershark musclecraft for 1999.
A year ago,, the names of Tigershark's performance runabouts changed, but not much else. This year, the names remain almost the same, but the boats are entirely new.
So it goes with this oftentimes-confounding manufacturer. Just when you think you have these guys figured out, they do something else that surprises you.
But what we're hearing and seeing this year may prove to be a pleasant surprise. We've long waited for the company to introduce a race-inspired performance craft worthy of the company's snowmobile-racing heritage, and the word leaking out of Thief River Falls (the small town in far-northern Minnesota where Tigershark watercraft are manufactured) is that the new TS1100R (formerly the TS1000R) and TS770R are just that - true inside-leaning watercraft that will hold their own against any watercraft out there. Period.
Both boast new, aggressive, stepped hull designs which use technology gleaned from Tigershark's race effort the past three years, as well as new, ergonomically designed decks that will allow you to get the most out of the hulls. In addition, the TS1100R (as its name states) also features a new, more powerful engine that will again put it in the thick of things in the highly competitive musclecraft segment.
Improvements elsewhere in the lineup include a new direct-injection three-seater that meets the stricter EPA standards of 2006, along with improved carburetion and exhaust systems elsewhere in the lineup that not only improve exhaust levels but also reduce noise output.
Despite the similarities in name from a year ago, this is an entirely new craft. The most obvious differences are the new hull and deck, both of which were designed with aggressive, performance-driven riders in mind. A quick look at the specs shows a big size difference from last year's Daytona-based hull. (The new TS1100R is 118 inches long and 44.5 inches wide, some seven inches longer and an inch wider than last year's 1000R.) But don't let the size difference fool you - the TS1100R may be bigger, but it also should be faster, thanks to a stepped design that allows it to run on less of the hull at top speed. Tigershark is expecting a top speed in the low 60s.
The hull also allows for true inside-lean handling - as opposed to the flat-turning profile of last year's TS1000R - which should help you keep up those speeds while turning aggressively.
The new deck should also help in that regard, with a higher and narrower seat, an aggressive stance and a more vertical angle on the handlebars.
Powering the TS1100R is a new 1100cc triple that produces 20 more horses than last year's 999cc triple. The new engine, which features a bore and stroke of 85mm x 64.6mm, boasts many of the same features as the 999cc (including Nikasil-plated cylinders, variable-rate oil injection and digital CD ignition). However, it also has new, more-efficient Mikuni 42-40mm carbs with an accelerator pump; a new, high-output exhaust; and a twin-muffler (waterbox) system that has greatly decreased sound output, as well as improved power.
Transferring the power to the water is a new, axial-flow jet pump with a larger diameter (148mm vs. 145mm), a stainless-steel stator for added durability and a top-loader intake grate for better hookup and rough-water performance. The pump also features electric trim.
Other significant changes include a new, larger fuel tank (16 gallons vs. 12.5 gallons); new anti-fog gauges for the standard speedometer, tachometer, trim gauge and fuel gauge; a larger reboarding area behind the seat; mooring eyes on the handlebars; and a two-part seat.
Other standard features include full-length traction mats in the footwells and on the boarding platform, dual mirrors, a front storage tub with a nine-gallon capacity and an under-seat compartment with a 2.125-gallon capacity. The all-new TS1100R will have a suggested retail price of $7,599, $300 less than last year's TS1000R.
11-11-2008, 09:46 AM #9
I remember back when the Daytona's were 1st released... they had them MAD hull's and did quite well on the race course... if they had some aftermarket support they would have fared very well against the X4 hull seadoo's which were king at the time.
02-05-2009, 06:24 AM #10
to bad they dont start making skis again. Now that there making their own engines and not using suzuki anymore thy could put the z1 turbo motor out of their snowmobile into a pwc. I bet you that thing would sell good.
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