Yamaha VXR Details
The Yamaha VX Series is the boating industry's all-time best-selling personal watercraft; renowned for delivering more comfort, more stability, better performance and more excitement than competitive entry-level models. This venerable watercraft line gets its first complete rework in a decade; elevating the VX, VX Deluxe, and VX Cruiser models upmarket with features and technologies never before seen on a value priced watercraft. And the high performance VXR and VXS also see a platform redesign with a feature rich package.
The VX Series features a hull and deck design that takes styling cues from Yamaha's flagship FX® Series. The striking new deck with masculine hard-edged lines now includes integrated mirrors, refined cockpit ergonomics, a two-piece seat design and a larger stern platform.
Advanced Throttle Control Features
On the handlebars, the VX Deluxe and VX Cruiser now include Yamaha’s premium Cruise Assist for setting and holding a consistent speed, No Wake Mode to set the engine’s RPMs at a perfect no wake speed; and RiDE, Yamaha’s dual handlebar throttle controls that deliver the utmost control moving forward or in reverse.
RiDE could not be more intuitive. The right handlebar lever is forward. The left is reverse. At speed, the left handlebar lever will also slow you down. Release both right and left levers and the watercraft is in neutral. No shifting. No gears. The only thing to think about is how much fun it is to RiDE.
New Hull, Superior Handling
Under the water line is one of the best handling hulls Yamaha has ever designed. Featuring modified hull strakes, softer bow chines, and a new keel shape; this new lightweight NanoXcel® hull delivers excellent stability for three-up riding and towing, and precise responsiveness and predictability for thrilling one-up riding. There is not another hull in the value category that offers as much fun and excitement.
VX High-Performance Models
The two-person VXR and three-person VXS are the high-performance models in the VX line, known best as the only normally-aspirated powered watercraft today that accelerates quicker than other brand’s supercharged offerings. If that’s not enough, it has dominated the IJSBA pro watercraft national circuit, taking home championship wins fours years in a row since it was first introduced.
The NanoXcel hull design works exceptionally well with the higher displacement 1.8L Yamaha marine engine that powers the VXR and VXS. Together, this combo makes the VXR and VXS more potent on the closed course than ever while maintaining its standing as the most affordable high-performance models today.
Like the rest of the VX line, the VXR and VXS are equipped with RiDE. Unlike the other models, the VXR and VXS come with five-position electronic trim to adjust the handling characteristics of the watercraft on the fly. Electronic trim is a new feature for Yamaha WaveRunner® personal watercraft.