I don't know Jake, it took a lot of testing to get our car set up and then we blew our transmission. These cars are a little brittle in the transmission/belt area. There were 2 cars that left testing with blown transmissions. Just sayin'...A properly set up cvt system works just fine. Everyone cries about breaking a $200 belt at the dunes. Make a $2k-$4k trans the weak link on these cars and then see how bad everyone cries when that's what they break instead of a belt. Making a game changer would be stupid for an OEM to do anyway. Why not make it a little better each year and keep selling more and more machines rather than jump straight to the top?
I think you left Plaster City before we put the Rustfish back on the trailer. We finally have our belt and clutch working and then we blow our transmission. I just think that the Engines are pretty solid and Yamaha seems to have a solid transmission. Why wouldn't the manufacturers want to fix that major issue. It is the major problem with the platform in my opinion. For AC, especially since they source the power from Yamaha already. Seems like a missed opportunity to make a splash.
I don't know, we have our new transmission car about ready for testing. We will see what happens...