I think that's what he was referring to Scott...bigger as in taller, not larger diameter, to accommodate the longer stroke.....thats true with a totally new product but the rotax is a proven engine and to make it a 1000 all they had to do is put bigger cylinders on the 800. their drive trains proven not many viscos ever failing... whats totally new the frame and plastic ... a steering wheel bucket seats, roll bar. you basically have a proven product ... correct me if I am wrong but for the most part isn't a commander basically a proven outty in a new frame and plastic??
They did not put larger cylinders on the 800 to make it a 1000 they increased the stroke to gain the extra CCs...13mm to be exact..they both ..800 and 1000 have 91mm bores..just sayin
I like the the larger cc by all stroke as that leaves us to bolt-on probably another 170-180 cc at home when the aftermart gets done with R&D.....right now you can bolt-on a BBK to jump the 800 to 975, to bad these jugs won't fit the 1000 tho......
Also am thinking that when the aftermart has the 1000 BBK available, the core charge will probably be for the 1000 jugs only, and may be a very high dollar charge....Lance