In trying to understand who was the industry leaders in their time (of the big four), and who were the copy cats, does anyone have observations?
I remember in the 80's Polaris dominated the front suspension with their Independent Trailing Arm Suspesnion, for many years........ Ski Doo copied it and Yamaha Copied it.
In the early 90's, Arctic Cat came into the scene with the first double wishbone front suspension, and now.....everybody has practically copied it. I'm referring the general upper and lower a-arm type suspension.
What I don't understand, is the pogo type front suspensions. Who copied who? I remember Yamaha had the first type of pogo suspension I had seen, but who copied who? Yamaha or Ski doo?
Could it be said that Polaris and Arctic Cat have always been the trend setters that everyone else followed?
Now, Polaris has the entirely new rear suspension, do you think everyone else will copy it?