Originally Posted by Downhilldai
it would appear that your undying loyalty to the e-tec brand is founded upon virtually nothing:
The only reason that I currently support the Evinrude
brand is because it is the best of the best.
In my opinion, directly injected 2 strokes are technically superior to the current four strokes. There are 3 main DFI 2 stroke producing manufactures and of them I feel that the etec is the strongest, hence, my vote lies with BRP.
In the 4 stroke field, I believe that the new Yamaha SHOs look interesting, the fact that they are openly showing them competing against series 2s would indicate that the performance is more than simply claims.
If they were a little lighter, then I reckon that the Verados could be awesome engines and well within a shot
And anyway, what has Mercury got up its sleeve for the new emissions regs, aren't they coming sometime next year?