My initial reaction was that another company with large ambitions will inevitably sizzle out. I'm surprised though; Ligier seems to be a small successful company with origins in Europe making license exempt micro cars. (I found this on Wikipedia). I'd be interested in one of these if there was a dealer network that serviced them and/or offered a warranty (at least on the power train since it's Seadoo motor). This definitely would be a large factor in my purchasing decision.
Even if they can't sell to United States with HIN tags and all, hopefully it will prove there is a market after all for stand ups.
well - i've had some experience with benelli - every time had to change oil 4 -5 times, clean and dry the intake sensors - at seadoo they have that special shape intake manifold that keeps water inside long time - and they don't fit it with some king of drain plugs(this is old problem unsolved) - every time you have to take this manifold out to dry it.
Yamaha with the SHO engine have kind of same problem between intercooler and intake manifold facing down - but because they have there an aluminum elbow - I will fit a plug there in the lowest part - plug will be facing upward to be able to extract water by pump.(just thought about it now)
Then about this spyjet project - they placed the waterbox in the back of the engine - that means engine moved forward - more weight to the nose
Here we have to learn from any Rickter that has the the midshaft under the tray to keep the engine as much backward as possible
Because here in Romania we have few Sparks with broken plastic hulls - maybe will have a chance to start this kind of project for Surf Ride