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5 Vehicles That Left an Impression in 2018

  • Matthew Wood
  • December 24, 2018
  • Products

It’s the toy season. And, with that in mind, Powersports Finance asked lenders and dealers to list their favorite 2018 vehicles. What follows is a list of motorcycles, jet skis, and UTVs that caught the attention of powersports executives.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Husqvarna, based in Stockholm, Sweden, first announced the concept design for the Vitpilen 701 motorcycle in 2015. This year, it arrived in the U.S. Priced at $11,999, the street bike boasts a powerful single-cylinder, 75-hp engine and offers a sleek, modern design. The Vitpilen also comes with LED headlights and customizable seats.

Indian Scout Bobber

The Scout is one of Indian’s signature motorcycles, and this year a new variation was unveiled called the Scout Bobber. The bike, like other Scouts, comes with a V-twin engine and produces the same 86 horsepower. Where the Bobber differs is in its look, which makes the bike appear more modern. It comes with a flatter, tracker-style handlebar and shortened rear shocks. The Scout is designed to invoke the manufacturer’s heritage, but the Bobber appeals to today’s riders. The price starts at $11,499.

CFMOTO ZFORCE 1000

CFMOTO is looking to separate itself from the competition with the ZFORCE 1000 utility vehicle. Powered by a V-twin cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-stroke engine producing 79 horsepower, the sports side-by-side comes fully loaded with features like turn signals, LED headlights, a digital dashboard, and electronic power steering. Prices for the ZFORCE start at $13,999.

Yamaha FX Limited SVHO WaveRunner

In August, Yamaha unveiled the flagship of its FX series of personal watercraft, the 2019 FX Limited SVHO. The FX boasts an all-new deck and hull design, the industry’s first color touchscreen instrumentation, self-draining footwells, and an innovative multi-mount concept that makes affixing accessories easier. Additionally, the vehicle comes equipped with RiDE, Yamaha’s dual handlebar throttle controls that delivers maximum maneuverability. The PWC is priced at $17,399.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

Kawasaki released its supercharged sport-tourer, the Ninja H2 SX SE, this year. The bike utilizes a 998cc supercharged, 4-cylinder engine that produces 197 horsepower. Weighing in at around 570 pounds, the H2 SX SE comes with features such as heated grips, full-color instrumentation, LED cornering lamps, a large windshield, and DC outlet plus special color and graphics. The vehicle is available for $22,000.

As Associate Editor of Powersports Finance, Matt Wood reports on the latest developments and trends of the powersports finance world, from innovation to new partnerships. He's also a movie/TV show buff and is willing to argue about Lost anytime. Former bylines include Scout Media and CinemaBlend.

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