Apparently photos are again circulating of Honda sleds in prototype form. Our in depth investigative team suspects the motorsport giant was interested in building snowmobiles a few years ago, before Yamaha’s successful 4-stroke program hit the snow.
With Yamaha picking up the pace, increasing sales and clearly cementing itself as the number one 4-stroke snowmobile manufacturer, we think there’s little room for Honda to carve out an identity.
Building a snowmobile requires the development of multiple technologies. Any OEM scoping out this biz must develop and produce engines, CVT transmissions, suspensions and chassis platforms that are better than companies producing sleds for half a century.